Our Process

Excellence is our standard

A true partnership approach

Our consultative, collaborative client partnership approach takes a holistic look at both your current and future leadership needs.

Our comprehensive 360° search process includes our expansive candidate network, rigorous one-on-one sourcing tactics, in-person interviews, and our 18-month onboarding and post-placement follow-up.

Learning & Evaluation

We begin each search assignment by learning about your company’s particular industry, conducting a competitive analysis and evaluating your business and hiring needs to ensure that we understand your specific objectives. As part of our advisory role, we review strategies, delve into financials, conduct multiple interviews and perform site visits.


To maximize the success of the placement, we help our clients clearly define their hiring objectives; map the exact specifications for the position; and articulate the organization’s needs, style and culture.

Research & Identification

Our experienced in-house research sources, identifies and assesses prospective candidates. We present our findings on a regular basis to keep you informed of our progress, as well as to further benchmark the “must haves” vs. the “nice to haves” initially identified at the start of the search. The identification phase is educational and allows us to further learn about market conditions and industry trends. We share that information with you as a means of further refining the position qualifications. We find that the search process is constantly evolving and the identification process allow us to further refine the qualifications and provide you with the best candidates available.


Once we have identified an initial slate of possible candidates, we begin a deep dive into their backgrounds in order to determine their overall viability for the search. Through our prequalification process we not only take into account the skill level and achievements but leadership style, drive, initiative and overall character. We know that cultural fit is as important as experiential fit when finding the right candidate and ensuring a long term hire. We work diligently to provide you with a comprehensive view of each candidate before you even meet them face to face.

Presentation & Interview

We provide detailed presentation packages for each candidate we recommend for consideration. We will review the candidates with you and share our impressions to assist you in selecting the strongest interview slate.  All of this careful vetting is intended to save you valuable time in the interview process.  We will also assist you by providing suggested interview questions, identifying key constituents in your organization to assemble an interview team, and provide interview training, if requested.

Placement & Onboarding

Once finalist candidates have been selected we undertake an additional level of due diligence through professional and criminal background checking to complete the evaluation process.  When you determine the ideal candidate for the position, we will help in the negotiation of terms of the offer, financial incentives, relocation, and objectives for success in the first 18 months of employment.

We believe careful attention to onboarding a new employee in the first critical months significantly increases effectiveness and retention.  In keeping with our consultative approach we track the placed executive for up to 18 months, obtaining input from both client and employee, and will collaborate and consult as needed.

Proven Results

98% of our search assignments have been filled

We have supported recruitment for more than 750 companies worldwide across most industries and job functions. With each assignment, our work is underscored by our resolute commitment to quality and ethics at all levels.

What our clients are saying

Executives Unlimited has been a great resource for Farmers & Merchants Bank in recruiting over 25 top talent positions. Executives Unlimited provides personal service, and goes the extra mile to ensure both the candidate and the company are an excellent match. The service level provided by Tomilee and her team is superior. — Valentina Fiorentino, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Farmers & Merchants Bank