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

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

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

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.

Y Scouts’ team of executive recruiters in Detroit brings a unique approach to the executive search process. By assessing a candidate’s skills and cultural fit, Y Scouts ensures that clients receive only the best talent possible.

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


JMJ Phillip

JMJ Phillip specializes in recruiting talent for supply chain, IT, and manufacturing jobs. They have offices nationwide, including three in the Detroit area.

Phone: 877-500-7762


The Hunter Group

The Hunter Group is committed to providing exceptional service, leadership, and results to its international client base.

Phone: 248-645-1551


The Barton Group, Inc.

This local firm finds motivated, passionate candidates to fill a company’s executive positions.

Phone: 734-458-7555


Harvey Hohauser & Associates

To find the best candidate, Harvey Hohauser & Associates plays an active role in the job search process and offers an outside look at each candidate.

Phone: 248-641-1400



Do you have a recommendation for an executive search firm in Detroit 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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