Finding a leader for your organization is already hard enough. We created this list of the top executive search firms in Charlotte to make your decision a little easier.


We’ve compiled a list of five executive search firms that help employers find executives in the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. These companies all have been recommended to be included on this list. Some of these executive recruitment companies utilize a network of executive recruiters located in major cities across the country. Others are local to Charlotte and have worked in the industries where they now recruit talent.


Here’s our list of top executive search firms in Charlotte:

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

Preston & Partners
Preston & Partners is the largest retained executive search firm headquartered in Charlotte. At Preston & Partners, their mission is to create value for their clients by helping them build exceptional teams.

Phone: 267-377-0651

Stroker & Schenk
This boutique firm is home to a couple of former executives from Fortune 500 companies, who now use their experience in recruiting.

Phone: 704-997-3300

Coleman Lew
Coleman Lew + Associates finds executives in a variety of different fields and makes the job search process as easy as possible for companies and talent.

Phone: 704-377-0362

AccruePartners recruits talented executives in a wide range of industries, from engineering to human resources. They recruit nationwide and are headquartered in Charlotte.

Phone: 704-632-9955

Sockwell Partners
With a nationwide presence and three decades of experience, Sockwell Partners seeks out the best executives to fill every organization’s unique needs.

Phone: 704-372-1865


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

Executive Search Firms - Charlotte

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.”