Top Executive Recruiters in San Diego

Finding a leader for your organization is difficult enough. We created this list of the top executive recruiters in San Diego to make the hiring process a little easier.

Some of these executive recruitment companies utilize a national network of executive recruiters. Others are local to San Diego and have worked in the industries where they now recruit talent. All of these companies have been recommended to be included on this list.

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


PROVEN is a rapidly growing search firm with multiple offices in the country. They stress the importance of maintaining an even work-life balance and were voted one of San Diego’s best places to work.

Phone: 858-412-1111


Reaction Search International

The team at RSI uses a candidate network that reaches across San Diego to locate your ideal candidate. With a passion for delivering only the best results, the search firm offers long-term guarantees on any placements. 

Phone: 619-684-4921


Thompson Financial Search

This firm focuses on conducting executive searches for financial positions. They have completed over 700 searches in the San Diego area, making it one of the area’s top executive search firms.

Phone: 858-452-1200 x113


TurningPoint Search

Professionals at TurningPoint Search have over 50 years of combined experience under their belts. They also offer career coaching services for executives and entry-level employees.

Phone: 760-434-5401


Do you have a recommendation for an executive search firm in San Diego who should be included on this list? Let us know! Contact Y Scouts for possible inclusion on this list.

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