There’s nothing quite like executive search.But what if there was?

The gap between traditional search and do-it-yourself executive recruiting leads to missed opportunities to improve internal processes, find right fits more efficiently and build more inclusive networks.

So, we’re closing it.

Executive Search, Unbundled

SearchEssentials uses technology, data and community to unbundle executive search services, letting you choose how much help you need.



Mapping & 


Outreach & Introductions


Rooted in expertise, accelerated by data

SearchEssentials combines the expertise of True Search—the sixth-largest executive search firm—and Thrive TRM—the best leadership hiring software—with an inclusive database of more than one million executives.

Search Services

Executive Community

Delivered in Software

Search professionals  with the tools to map markets and pinpoint ideal profiles.

Access to True’s talent database of 1 million candidates, AboveBoard members, Pitchbook, LinkedIn, and more.

All services are delivered in Thrive TRM—the best leadership recruiting software in the industry.

The best parts of a great search process,available by themselves.


Starting a search?

We’ll get you there faster by seeding your search with a list of candidates and warm introductions from our network of more than 1 million executives.  


Building your network?

Grow it by letting us tackle ongoing research and warm introductions. We’ll keep your network up to date, enriching it with AI and human curation within Thrive TRM. 


Ready to hire?

Our process is managed by executive search experts from places like True, Netflix, and Uber, meaning you can easily turn a slate or pipeline into an expedited search. Or we can help you from scratch.







$10K retainer$40K placement

Billed annually

  • Up to 75 candidates
  • Up to 5 introductions
  • Complimentary 3-month limited access to Thrive TRM
  • Annual plans available
  • Up to 300 candidates
  • Up to 20 introductions
  • Quarterly contact enrichment
  • One standard data dashboard
  • Complimentary 3-month limited access to Thrive TRM
  • 8-10 week duration
  • Complimentary 3-month limited access to Thrive TRM

Without Introductions


Without Introductions


Billed annually

Can't find the right fit?

Retainer fees can be credited toward True Search projects.**

*Introductory pricing. Limit one per customer.

**Active SearchEssentials customers are eligible for $10K discount on True retained searches.

See What Great Looks Like

Our process starts by calibrating around your definition of great. From there, we’ll map the market and start making introductions, so you can see what great looks like.

Like what you see? Keep the data. It’s yours. And we’ll keep enriching it. Need a few tweaks? No problem. We’ll do that, too.

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