Clarke Caniff Strategic Search

As a leading global executive search firm, Clarke Caniff Strategic Search focuses heavily on the services, retail, hospitality and real estate sectors. As a JMJ Phillip Company, Clarke Caniff has the backing of world-renowned group of employment services companies.

Our focus has always been on selecting the top 5% of talent. In today’s ultra-competitive markets, our clients demand and require the best talent to keep up with disruptive technologies and the next generation of companies.

Our Boutique Approach

As a boutique executive search firm our emphasis is on customer service, being agile as search parameters change, and giving each client the attention to detail that they deserve.

Our industry is full of recruiters that slam their customers with paper, which is a sharp contrast to our process. We have a dedicated in-house research team to drive candidate flow, an investment very few firms our size have. The synergy of our research team combined with our highly selective and aggressive executive team allows us to be the top executive search firm in the country.

Sectors of Focus

  • Services
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Luxury
  • Technology
  • Real Estate

Areas of Focus

  • North America
  • Western Europe
  • Asia
  • India

The Path To Our Future

Our industry has changed a lot in the last 10 years, but many things continue to stay the same. While technology and social media have changed the game for sourcing candidates, we have found that the constant within our industry is relationships.

We value our rolodex, second only in terms of value compared to our amazing team. What we have learned in the last 10 years is that ads can work, social media can work, and even employee referrals work. One important lesson that the whole industry learned is that you may be able to contact someone on LinkedIn, but it doesn’t mean that they are going to respond.

We know that the top 5% of talent never has to upload their resume to a database or apply for a job, they are recruited, most likely from a recruiter who has the connections to get to them.

One of our major goals for the next 5 years is to get offline, build deeper relationships with our customers and advocates, and bring a private network so strong that we can reach the unreachable. Much of this is being built through our Executive Career Management Agency, but it’s also a primary goal for our search consultants.

Great headhunters can call a President of a company in their network, get 2 referrals and private contact information, and bring you candidates that no ad ever will.

We leverage social media, we are early adopters of technology, and we use every way possible to get a search done, but we understand that nothing is more powerful than personal relationships.

With an extensive global private network of C-Suite connections, Clarke Caniff can deliver the unattainable to you.