Executive Search

Full Service Recruiting for Executive Placement

For more than 40 years, Nelson has helped California companies identify and place executives in roles of responsibility. In fact, when Founder Gary Nelson began the company in 1970, executive search was his primary focus and area of expertise. That knowledge has been fostered and built upon as, each year, we track key talent trends and continually innovate our services, in partnership with leading companies, to meet the needs of our clients.

We know that you need executives who can implement your strategy, build your team, and thrive in your company’s unique culture. Easy enough said, but it takes special skills to pull it off. That’s where we come in. Our consultants have held executive leadership or high-level management consulting roles and understand the discrete way to meet your objectives.

With each executive recruiter comes a history of business connections that, when added to long established Nelson partnerships, create a remarkable database—one that works to your benefit. To help you narrow the field from that broad network, we collaborate with you to identify the ideal candidate’s competencies, personality traits, and behavioral characteristics. Together, we develop candidate profiles that take into consideration the immediate challenges of the role and your overall strategic objectives and opportunities.

If you’re ready to dramatically improve the speed and quality of the hiring process, encompassing many types of hiring options—contract, consulting, full-time positions—our executive recruiters can help.

From start to finish our executive recruiters will:

  • Collaborate with you to create a detailed position description.
  • Identify top-performing candidates with proven track records.
  • Provide market analysis within 72 hours and updates as needed.
  • Deliver in-depth summaries for each candidate.
  • Fully participate in the offer stage and on-boarding process.
  • Fulfill new and outstanding positions quickly.

Our many partner companies have been satisfied with their executive search results. With testimonials such as this one, we know we’re on the right track:

“Nelson’s ability to truly hear our needs resulted in phenomenal results. Our management team has been impressed with the candidate pool since Nelson became involved in our recruiting efforts—delivering results on positions that had been open for months. I can safely say that we no longer feel like we have to “settle” on candidates. Good talent is out there, we just needed the right company to find them.”

—Unity Care Group

As our executive recruiters utilize Nelson’s full suite of customized recruitment tools and draw on over 40 years of recruiting expertise, you can expect a final candidate who possesses the qualifications you require, integrates smoothly into your business, and makes an immediate positive impact.