Finding a leader for your organization is difficult enough. We created this list of the top five executive recruiters San Francisco has to offer.

The goal of this list is to help employers find executives in the San Francisco, California, metropolitan area.

Some of these executive recruitment companies utilize a national network of executive recruiters.

Others are local to San Francisco 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 recruiters in San Francisco.

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.

We believe that inspired organizations and inspired leaders – regardless of their industry, regardless of their size – all begin with why.

Why does your organization exist? Why do you get out of bed in the morning?

When organizations and leaders know why they do what they do, they inspire others to be a part of what you do.

There are leaders, and there are those who lead. The goal of our purpose-based recruiting approach isn’t to present candidates who lead with their accomplishments.

Our goal is to present leaders who lead with their “why.” Our executive search firm ensures that every leader we present has the right mix of professional skills, personality, and purpose that fits with your organization.

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


Stanton Chase

Stanton Chase’s team of executive recruiters in San Francisco has experience working with a wide variety of companies. From Fortune 500 to venture-backed business start-ups, the team has a diverse understanding of the local professional environment.

Phone: 424-334-0500


Riviera Partners

Riviera Partners uses the latest search methods to find executives for technology companies. They have multiple offices in the United States.

Phone: 1-877-RIVIERA


Thacher Executive Search

This local executive search firm offers a one-on-one, personal relationship between the recruiter and the client.

Phone: 510-596-9011


Joseph Michaels International

Joseph Michaels International works with companies in a variety of fields and partners with other executive search firms around the world.

Phone: 1-800-786-1099



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

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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