3Search Executive

Leading your marketing growth 

3Search Executive is a dedicated executive search service, connecting marketing leaders and disruptors. 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 have helped hundreds of organisations grow and develop their marketing leadership, hiring everything from Head of Marketing through to Digital Director, Communications Director through to Chief Product Officer.

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3Search Executive: Our dedicated Executive Search service

Having supported a variety of employers, spanning Series A through FTSE 100, with their marketing leadership recruitment, we launched our dedicated Executive Search offering, 3Search Executive, in 2021. 

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We’re an Executive Search firm based in London, with extensive experience recruiting across the UK, as well as Europe and America. Our Executive Search consultants offer complete search capability, including a world-class research function, market mapping, reporting and succession planning.  

Richard Evans, CHRO

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

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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 CMO advisor. This provides additional deep marketing experience to the selection process, and removes 3Search Executive’s subconscious selection bias.

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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.

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Working 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 your marketing leaders.

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