Top Executive Search Firms In Kansas City

We developed this list of the top executive search firms in Kansas City because finding a leader for your organization is already hard enough. With this list, we wanted to make your decision of selecting an executive search firm a little easier.

Below, we’ve listed five executive search firms that help employers find executives in the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area. Some of these executive recruitment companies utilize a national network of executive recruiters located in major cities across the country. Others are local to Kansas City and have worked in the fields in which they now recruit talent. Whatever the structure of the organization, these companies all have been recommended to be included on this list.

Here’s the list of top executive search firms in Kansas City.

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 Kansas City 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


Morgan Hunter

For more than 24 years, Morgan Hunter Corporate Search has been locating and evaluating extraordinarily talented individuals on behalf of some of the Midwest’s most prestigious organizations. They serve Kansas City, Overland Park, Independence, Missouri and the greater Kansas area.

Phone: 913-491-3434



BCS works with executives from all walks of professional career disciplines. Their team has more than 20 years of experience assisting professionals with career search and transition.

Phone: N/A


RSI Executive Search

This executive recruitment firm matches top professionals with quality employers. RSI is a nationwide executive staffing firm with a search network in Kansas City.

Phone: 816-842-1101


Waverly Partners

Waverly Partners has offices throughout the country, with an office in Kansas City.



Do you have a recommendation for an executive search firm in Kansas City 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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