Top Executive Search Firms in Portland

It’s hard to find a leader for your organization. We created this list of the top executive recruiters in Portland, Oregon, that help employers find executives in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. Some of these executive recruitment companies utilize a nationwide network of executive recruiters. Others are local to Portland and have worked in the industries where they now recruit talent. All of these companies have been recommended for inclusion on this list.

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

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 Portland, Oregon 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 can 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


Herd Freed Hartz

As a Northwest-based executive search firm, 150+ clients have trusted Herd Freed Hartz with their key hires. The average time to candidate is 37 days.

Phone: 503-535-0713



Notogroup is an executive search firm that advises some of the world’s most notable brands, among them the leaders in athletic, outdoor, lifestyle, fashion, food, and natural products sectors. Nottogroup works exclusively for client companies that have a positive culture, leadership vision, and a commitment to upholding the highest standards for corporate social responsibility.

Phone: 503-953-8000


Murphy, Symonds & Stowell

Murphy, Symonds & Stowell work with companies in the Pacific Northwest, but they are willing to look around the globe for the best executive candidates available.

Phone: 503-244-2126



Acumen recruiters have a broad range of experience, making it easier for them to understand what each business or professional needs to succeed.

Phone: 503-430-0294


VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc.

Recruiters at VanderHouwen & Associates, Inc. have experience in the technology and recruiting industries. They bring their expertise to businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Phone: 503-299-6811


Brentwood Group

This firm focuses on hiring executives in the technology industry and has a near-perfect record of completed searches.

Phone: 503-697-8136



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