3Search Executive

A dedicated executive search service, connecting marketing leaders and disruptors with ambitious businesses. We are experts at finding, attracting and securing the very best CMOs, Marketing Directors and VPs.

Facilitating the rise of the modern Chief Marketing Officer

We have been immersed in the world of great marketing talent since the early 2000s. In that time, we’ve had a front-row seat to the dramatic evolution of the role of marketing and the rise of the CMO.

Not only have our executive search consultants seen the evolution of marketing firsthand, but we have also helped to facilitate it. The role of marketing has developed from a “nice to have” to being at the forefront of business growth.

In that time, we’ve partnered hundreds of organisations to support their growth and development. We have delivered leadership team builds and made Chief Marketing Officer, VP Marketing, Marketing Director and Head of Marketing appointments.

Are you looking to do the same? Allow us to support your search by submitting your brief.

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Why 3Search Executive?

Our team are committed to delivering the best experience for employers and senior leaders. 

We believe in prioritisng the people experience. Our focus and approach results in a high success rate, with 97% of searches having been delivered successfully. Explore why employers choose 3Search Executive for their searches.

Our headhunters deliver full search capability, including:

  • Market mapping
  • Succession planning
  • Permanent and interim appointments

No matter your requirements, we can guide you to the right solution.

We carefully listen to each client’s needs, building search strategies that perfectly balance robust headhunt methodologies and commercial pace.

Our consultants are deeply connected. As part of our commitment to the people experience, we prioritise meeting over 1,000 Chief Marketing Officers face-to-face every year.

We understand the importance of building a diverse business. Embedding diversity within your senior leadership team is crucial to achieving this, so 61% of shortlisted candidates are either female or gender, ethnically or sexually diverse.

Alongside 3Search Executive's team, you will be assigned a world-class Chief Marketing Officer to advise on candidate profiles. Our advisory panel have operated at CMO level at global businesses, such as McDonalds, Asda, IBM, Finasta, O2, Nationwide and Direct Line Group.

With over 100,000 LinkedIn followers, more than 600 five-star Google reviews and a certified B Corp™, we're a part of the number one digital and marketing recruitment agency in the UK - 3Search.

Richard Evans, CHRO

"They built a high-calibre pipeline quickly and delivered the result we were searching for."

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Our search process

Our Executive Search consultants understand that each search is a new and unique challenge. So, we work hand-in-hand with employers, listening carefully to their brief, before planning a bespoke talent attraction strategy.

We commit to deadlines for market mapping, shortlist presentation, and offer closure and we stick to them, every time.

The first and most important step in our process is to meet key stakeholders from within the business. As your talent search partner, we'll take a detailed brief and ensure that we understand all key aspects that will inform our search.  

To ensure that we are identifying the very best talent for you, our search strategy encompasses both the active and passive markets. We extensively map the market through search, leveraging our broad network and seeking trusted recommendations.

Before you meet anyone, our Executive Search consultants conduct pre-screening interviews with the longlisted candidates. This allows us to set the tone for the interviews. We provide a positive and engaging candidate experience from the very first interaction, whilst gathering key information to determine who employers should meet.

As part of this process, we may introduce a benchmark candidate to confirm that we are fully aligned with our client's expectations.

We endeavor to provide a fully transparent process, keeping employers updated regularly and providing reports to share market intel that we gather throughout the process.

Next, we present our recommendations for the shortlist with detailed candidate profiles. We ensure our client fully understands each candidate's experience, strengths, weaknesses, potential cultural fit and compensation expectations.

Once our shortlist is agreed, we work closely with our client to design an effective interview process. Our Execuive Search consultants organise the interviews and aid candidates preparation. We then collate feedback from all parties.

We effectively facilitate the offer process by managing referencing and offer acceptance. At this stage, we also support your chosen candidate from resignation through to their start date, allowing a smooth transition into their new role.

Hiring advice from marketing leaders

Unlike many other executive search firms, we’ve grown up alongside the marketing leaders of today. Our network is deeply fortified through long-standing, meaningful relationships and our access to the CMO community is second-to-none. 

With 3Search Executive, each search is appointed a third-party CMO advisor. This provides additional deep marketing experience to the selection process, and removes 3Search Executive’s subconscious selection bias.

Our advisory panel

CMO Community

At 3Search Executive, we're dedicated to giving back to our ecosystem. Our dedicated events and market insights help Marketing Directors and Chief Marketing Officers continue to progress in their careers. Find out more here.

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Work with 3Search Executive

If you're searching for your next Head of, Director or CMO, 3Search Executive is the best choice. 

Contact us to discuss your needs in more detail and learn more about how we can support you in your search for marketing leaders.

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