Finding a leader for your organization is difficult enough. We created this list of the top executive search firms in Cincinnati to make the process a little easier.

We created a list of five executive search firms that help employers find executives in the Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan area. Some of these executive recruitment companies utilize a national network of executive recruiters. Others are local to Cincinnati and have worked in the industries where they now recruit talent. All of these companies have been recommended to be included on this list.

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

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.

Our Cincinnati executive recruiters understand the functions and dynamics surrounding the most critical leadership roles. As a certified B-Corp, we also understand the importance of planet, people and profit. Combine our knowledge of recruiting exceptional leaders with our purpose-driven philosophy, and Y Scouts is able to present the highest caliber leadership candidates to our clients.

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


Allen + Associates

Allen + Associates employs a simple but effective search method to find the best executives for each client. They work nationwide, but their physical office is in Cincinnati.

Phone: 513-563-3040


Gilman Partners

Gilman Partners offers a unique top-down search method that narrows down each search to the perfect candidate. Their staff has experience in a diverse group of industries.

Phone: 513-272-2400


The Angus Group

As one of the top executive search firms in Cincinnati, The Angus Group evaluates its client’s goals and finds candidates with similar ambitions.

Phone: 513-961-5575


Centennial Talent Strategy & Executive Search

Centennial Talent Strategy finds executives that exhibit the personal and professional needs of an organization.

Phone: 513-366-3760



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

Executive Search Firms - Cincinnati

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.”



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