Our Specialties


Our first step in finding the best possible candidate for your position? Getting to know you. We do an extensive analysis to understand your needs, beginning with our own independent research before working directly with you to learn the specifics of the position you’re filling. We believe in a proactive approach: We don’t pull candidates off of job boards, we personally reach out to build relationships and cherry-pick only the best-matched professionals for your review. This is the EM Search difference.

Retained Search

Experience the true power of the EM Search Team when you invite us to be your exclusive search partner for a high-level executive position. We’ll devote every resource toward providing you with a seamless, effortless search that results in an exceptional new leader for your team.

Contained Search

This method is a strategic, discreet and time-saving way to fill your position with a candidate from a more targeted base. A contained search combines the flexibility of a contingency search with the commitment of a retained recruiter to help fill more urgent open positions.

Contingency Search

Enjoy access to EM Search’s vast network of pre-screened, highly qualified contacts and the flexibility of paying a fee only when we fill your position.

Staff Augmentation

Whatever your staffing need, we have a variety of options to best fit your scenario, whether you need a skilled professional for the short term or an executive leader to navigate your team through a transitory period. Here’s what we offer:

Contract Consulting

EM Search pulls from a deep database of highly skilled, sought-after professionals to fill all of your needs. We have a solid relationship with our candidates, many of whom we’ve repeatedly placed for top contract assignments through the years.


Ensure a candidate is the best match with an approach called contract-to-hire. With this method, you have total control: We’ll provide you with a short list of fully screened, highly qualified professionals to choose from and “contract” to work with you. You’ll get to see first-hand how the person fits into your team before making a long-term hiring decision.

Interim Managment

Rest assured: We can provide management resources during times of transition, organizational change or upheaval, including needs ranging from CIOs to CTOs and other management.

Career Services

Personalized Service. Senior Attention.

  • Executives In Transition (EIT) – Build your brand, remove/knock down barriers to entry, find your dream job and much more.

  • Executive Coaching -> Focus on what you want to do, not what you’ve done. Connecting top talent to over 60% of new opportunities not found elsewhere.

  • Career Transition And Outplacement -> Successfully transition while meeting your professional and life goals.

  • Start your program -> We’ll help you find a great new job up to 75% faster than you could on your own – we’re ready when you are.

  • Stuck in a rut? Reach out now for a free consultation.

Partnership, Proven Methods & Powerful Insight

Industry Practices

  • Asset Management
  • Consumer Goods and Services
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial
  • Life Sciences
  • Marketing Services
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Technology

Functional Practices

  • Boards & CEOS
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital
  • Diversity Officers
  • Financial Officers
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology Officers

Our Client, The Employer

“We are dedicated to providing world class service that exceeds your expectations, creates tangible enterprise value, enables business advantage and increases your market share and profitability. Our proven methods provide the very ’best of the best’ when looking at candidates for today’s jobs.”

– Elaine Murtagh, President & CEO