It’s hard to find a leader for your organization. We created a list of the top executive search firms in St. Louis to make the process of selecting an executive search firm a little easier on you.

We found five executive search firms that help employers find executives in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Some of these executive recruitment companies work inside a nationwide network of executive recruiters. Other firms operate primarily within the St. Louis area and have experience in the fields where they recruit talent. These companies all have been recommended to be included on this list.

Here’s a list of the top executive search firms in St. Louis:

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 St. Louis 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


Grant Cooper

Grant Cooper is known for creating long-lasting relationships with its clients. They keep up with all of their clients to maintain a high level of personal service.

Phone: 314-726-5291


DHR International

With over 50 locations worldwide, DHR International is a major name in executive searching. The consultants at their St. Louis office have decades of experience and bring a variety of different backgrounds to the field.

Phone: 314-727-2000


John & Powers, Inc.

The folks at John & Powers, Inc. liken executive search to a chess match: a bad move can put you far behind your opponent. That’s why John & Powers, Inc. finds leadership that keeps companies ahead of the game.

Phone: 314-453-0080


ABACUS Recruiting

ABACUS Recruiting specializes in finding executives in the business and financial sectors. Their associates have experience in the fields they recruit for, giving them an edge when it comes to finding an executive.

Phone: 314-878-5522



Do you know an executive search firm in St. Louis 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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