We developed this list of the top executive search firms in Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 Minneapolis and have worked in the fields in which they now recruit talent. Whatever the structure of the organization, these companies have all been recommended to be included on this list.

With this list, the decision to use an executive search firm in Minneapolis is simple.


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.

The team at Y Scouts specializes in recruiting for purpose-based organizations in Minneapolis. Some of these organizations include nonprofit, manufacturing, healthcare organizations, and more.

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
Website: yscouts.com


CohenTaylor is a boutique search practice dedicated to finding the best executives for nonprofit and public organizations. The executive search firm in Minneapolis is a purpose-driven company whose assets are employed to impact the societal good of the economy positively. As a business built as a force for good, CohenTaylor is being certified as a B Corporation, by the global organization B Lab.

Phone: 952-473-8510
Website: www.cohentaylor.com


The local firm focuses on filling executive positions with versatile and unique employees.

Phone: 952-935-2000
Website: www.versique.com

Williams Executive Search

Williams Executive Search aims to develop strong, personal relationships and provide service based on each client’s individual needs. Years of recruiting experience led the firm to develop a customized search process.

Phone: 952-767-7900
Website: www.williams-exec.com

KeyStone Search

KeyStone Search finds executive-level employees that fit into a company’s unique culture.

Phone: 612-375-8900
Website: www.keystonesearch.com


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

Executive Search Firms - Minneapolis

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.”