Executive Search

Executive Search Services


Embarking on the path to excellence requires the right guidance and support. We stand as trusted advisors and strategic partners, committed to assisting you every step of the way. From understanding your needs, identifying top talent, to offering ongoing support, we are here to ensure your organisation realises its full potential.

At Horton International, we go beyond traditional executive search. We craft a personalised approach, ensuring that your organisation’s leadership perfectly fits your unique requirements. 


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Each Engagement is Tailored

Our consultants immerse themselves into your organisation. They understand your business strategy and your needs and accordingly help you refine what you are looking for specifically. This leads them to have a much deeper appreciation of who is likely to lead your organisation to success. This results in meeting great fitting candidates, including those you might have otherwise overlooked on paper.  We focus on bringing you the best candidates, not just the obvious candidates.

Leader Turned Consultant

By working with one of our consultants, you also get a trusted advisor and a management consultant, one that can relate on the challenges you are facing and is able to act as an effective soundboard. Their unique experience and industry know-how also means Horton consultants are far more effective in spotting the right talent that would deliver and fit perfectly into your organisation.


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Global Scale, Local Understanding

Horton has offices in over 35 countries and has a deep local understanding of the cultural dynamics in each one of them. This means that no matter where you are hiring, we likely already know the right candidates, or the people who know the right candidates, either locally or abroad.

If you are seeking a game-changing leader for your organisation, why not get in touch and see how we can support?

Frequently Asked Questions

In the context of recruiting, a retained search is comparable to choosing a business advisor to resolve a performance issue or deliver a particular solution. Organisations in a wide range of sectors retain Horton International to identify highly qualified candidates for specific senior-level positions. Our retained search service guarantees the quality and performance of a candidate.

In a contingency search, a recruiting firm is typically used to fill an entry- to mid-level position. The firm is paid only if and when they provide a candidate who fills a position. For this reason, contingency firms tend to quickly provide numerous resumes for a given position. While contingency searches can yield appropriate candidates, the results are unpredictable and inconsistent.

Horton International identifies prospective candidates using a proprietary methodology that has proven successful across industries and markets. We personally contact each identified candidate in confidence to determine their interest in, and qualifications for, a particular position. Most candidates view these exchanges as constructive and useful dialogues, which builds interest and commitment as the assignment progresses. We then work closely with our clients and prospective candidates to ensure that the desired end result is achieved.

Proactive Approach

We undertake extensive research to provide an array of highly qualified candidates. Moreover, we access a universe of talent that is not actively seeking new positions-which is not accessible via conventional recruiting methods.

Since our fee is not contingent upon the hiring of a specific individual, we provide objective, unbiased advice on both internal and external candidates

By providing only the most qualified candidates, and by offering informed assessments of those candidates, we ensure that your time and attention are not diverted from other responsibilities.

While our primary expertise is retained search, we also offer a wide range of consulting services, including:

  • Organisational Analysis and Strategic Planning
  • Merger and Acquisition Support (due diligence, integration/assimilation)
  • Organisational Effectiveness
  • Executive Selection and Development
  • Coaching to enhance individual effectiveness
  • Compensation
  • Management Training and Development

Technology is at the forefront for us and is vital in enabling us to extend and improve the reach of Horton International. Our dedicated global intranet and IT systems, supported by cloud computing devices, allow us to manage our multi-country and global searches efficiently and effectively. In addition to cutting edge artificial intelligence tools, we regard personal connections as our core value: our contacts and relationships to candidates all over the world. So our search process encompasses research and data mining, but especially referrals and direct contacts. Why? Because we regard ourselves as relationship builders and sometimes the right person is not someone one might find on the web, but someone you or someone in your network know well personally and who’s qualifications lie beyond the data one sees in a CV. Apart from that, high-quality screening and evaluation processes, combined with the experience and judgment of our consultants, are the safeguards that protect confidentiality and yield the most successful candidates for you.