Top Executive Search Firms In Atlanta

We developed this list of the top executive search firms in Atlanta because finding a leader for your organization is already hard enough. With this list, we wanted to make your decision of selecting an executive search firm a little easier.


Below, we’ve listed five executive search firms that help employers find executives in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area. Some of these executive recruitment companies utilize a national network of executive recruiters located in major cities across the country. Others are local to Atlanta and have worked in the fields in which they now recruit talent. Whatever the structure of the organization, these companies all have been recommended to be included on this list.


Here’s the list of top executive search firms in Atlanta.

Y Scouts
Y Scouts is a purpose-based, performance-proven leadership search and development firm focused on transforming how people and organizations connect to work that matters. When you’re ready to hire a new leader, Contact Y Scouts. If you are looking for your next leadership role within a purpose-driven, performance-focused organization, please join the Y Scouts Leadership Community.
Phone: 480-498-7222

Lucas Group
Lucas Group is a large national search firm headquartered in Atlanta. With 15 offices nationwide, staff at Lucas Group commits themselves to going above and beyond for their clients.
Phone: 800-466-4489

Smith James Group, Inc.
Smith James Group, Inc. stands out from other executive search firms in that they charge by the hour for their services, but their team still strives to give their clients the best service possible.
Phone: 770-667-0212

Parker Executive Search
The Atlanta-based executive search firm works with national and international clients. Parker Executive Search’s team has a reputation for being knowledgable and dedicated.
Phone: 770-804-1996

CarterBaldwin’s unique search process and specialized areas of practice make it stand out from other executive search firms in Atlanta.
Phone: 678-448-0000


Do you have a recommendation of an executive search firm in Atlanta who should be included on this list? Please, tell us! Contact Y Scouts for possible inclusion on this list.

Executive Search Firms - Atlanta

Client Testimonial:

“Y Scouts partnered with Year Up to understand our organization and our goals for new leadership. The Y Scouts approach was exceptionally effective, delivering a slate of candidates who embodied the essential values and experience we wanted. Our outcome was a dynamic and experienced leader who truly embodies our mission. As we continue to expand across the country, we consider Y Scouts a go-to partner in future searches.”



Candidate Testimonial:

“The entire process – starting at first contact – was personal, comfortable and engaging. Y Scouts never made me feel like I was part of a transaction; I felt like I was working with a friend and an ally throughout the entire process, who kept my best interests in mind at all times. I felt like my recruiter truly took the time to get to know me, my motivations and what type of opportunity would help me grow and succeed. Y Scouts helped me move into an incredible new role, and I am thankful everyday that Y Scouts helped connect me to an organization and position that align perfectly with my skills and personal passions. I would absolutely recommend working with Y Scouts to any organization with a true commitment to finding the right leaders.”