Finding a leader for your organization is difficult enough. Thankfully, partnering with one of the top executive search firms in Denver can make the process a little easier.


We created a list of five executive search firms that help employers find executives in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Some of these executive recruitment companies utilize a national network of executive recruiters. Others are local to Denver 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 Denver:


Y Scouts

As a certified B Corp, Y Scouts’ team of executive recruiters in Denver helps motivated leaders connect with driven organizations.

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.

Using its Covert Discovery process, the team at Y Scouts first gains a clear understanding of a client’s unique organizational DNA. Then, Y Scouts uses that understanding to connect truly unique companies with aligned high-growth leadership.

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

McAleer Gray

McAleer Gray is a top Denver headhunter and executive search firm offering C-level executive position recruitment and placement.

The executive search firm offers these services as well as direct reports and mid-management positions to both national and local clients.

Phone: 303-717-2684

High Country Search Group

For over a decade, High Country Search Group has been building its business on the local and national levels and has become one of the most unique executive recruiting firms in Denver.

Using a streamlined search process, the firm provides both clients and candidates with fitting results in a timely manner.

Phone: 720-221-9616


The Recruiterie is a boutique executive recruitment firm that believes in culture-specific recruiting. The executive search firm’s team has spent over 20 years helping companies build successful teams.

Recruiterie’s team uses this experience in its hands-on client-tailored approach to recruiting.

Phone: 602-326-6820

Lucas Group

Lucas Group is a well-known national executive search firm known for their excellent recruiting practice in many fields. Its Denver team has a deep understanding of local industries and culture.

In the end, clients receive the benefit of a nationwide candidate network as well as the focus a local recruiting firm can offer.

Phone: 800-466-4489



Boost Your Company’s Success With the Right Candidate

By and large, one of the most important parts of any successful search is understanding your needs.

Start by asking yourself what roles you’re looking to fill. Are you in need of a new department leader? Or, are you looking to build an entirely new department from the ground up?


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.”