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

We’ve compiled a list of six executive search firms that help employers find executives in the Columbus, Ohio 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 Columbus and have worked in the industries where they now recruit talent.

Here’s our list of top executive search firms in Columbus.

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 team of recruiters in Columbus, Ohio understands 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


The McCandlish Group

The McCandlish Group specializes in finding executives for sales positions.

Phone: 614-429-4320


Ives & Associates

Though they recruit nationwide, Ives & Associates has been recruiting candidates in the Columbus area for more than thirty years.

Phone: 614-839-0202


Precise Resource

With an office in Westerville, Ohio, Precise Resource serves its global clientele as a premier executive and workforce talent search firm.

Phone: 614-901-0551


ZSG Talent

When it comes to executive searching, ZSG Talent plays an active role and doesn’t lean on job postings to find the right candidate.

Phone: 614-458-1150


The Ransom Group

The Ransom Group specializes in recruiting Senior-level managers nationwide. They have been in Columbus for almost 15 years.

Phone: 614-866-7821



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


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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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