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

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

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 Nashville 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


Reaction Search International

The team at RSI is dedicated to finding appropriate talent for a client’s business. Not only does the firm locate skilled candidates, but it also ensures each candidate fits into your current office culture.

Phone: 615-988-2582



As a nationally-ranked executive search firm, ThinkingAhead is known for finding great matches for executive positions.

Phone: 615-391-2500


Executive Decisions Search Group

Executive Decisions Search Group finds qualified candidates who are dedicated to making a difference in the world and their workplace.

Phone: 615-624-9199


Christina Cole & Associates

Professionals at Christina Cole & Associates are known for having years of experience working in their industries of expertise. They are also known for providing quality personal service to all of their clients.

Phone: 615-266-2452



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