We are people specialists, connecting the best talent with the best leaders.
Every executive search is a multi-dimensional process layered with strategies, insights and exacting methodologies that ensure a search is not only successful but also enduring.
We work closely with our partners on talent management and retention strategies, succession planning, market intelligence research, and leadership and career coaching, helping to build and strengthen management teams by establishing lasting partnerships.
Industries of Expertise
- Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
- Family Office and Wealth Management
- Private Equity
- Professional Services
- Real Estate/ Facilities Management
- Sports and Entertainment
- Telecommunications and Media
Representing the best interest of the talent that will become the company’s best asset.
C-Suite & Board Level Executive Search
Partners will work closely with a specifically assigned Yacoub Elite Search Expert, who will identify and recruit top-tier talent to best fit within their organization's culture. We do not take on mandates that we cannot manage personally, and always offer our dedicated time and expertise throughout the entire process.
Senior Management Talent Search
Highly confidential, we provide partners with thorough market analyses of talent, creating a custom pool of selected candidates assessed by Yacoub Elite Search Experts. This ensures that when our partners are ready, we are ready, and they have a clear understanding of “what” and “who” is possible.
Elite Onboarding Programs
Through Yacoub Elite Search's Coaching for Performance and Retention Approach, we design, develop, and deliver onboarding programs for newly hired executives or, employees promoted from within. We specialize in customized programs that are critical during the first ninety days of moving into a new position.
Executive Personality Assessment
Executive Assessments can be an essential component of any successful candidate selection. Our senior partners and broader team of experts utilize the following components in executive assessment:
- Behavioural & Personality Assessments
- Online Self Assessments
- Business Simulations
Candidates experience a tailored and attentive approach, where their unique skills and aspirations take centre stage. From in-depth consultations to strategic introductions, we help candidates own their personal brand. We also guide candidates seamlessly through the executive placement process, ensuring their next professional chapter is a perfect match for their ambitions.
- Chief Executive Officer
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Technology Officer
- Chief Information Security Officer
- Chair of Advisory Board
- Board Director
- Chief Compliance Officer
- Chief Human Resources Officer
- Digital Revenue
- Investor Relations
- Information Security
- Corporate Real Estate
- Operations and Technology
- Planning Services
- Asset Management
- Product & Design
- Total Rewards
- Compensation and Benefits
- Supply Chain Operations
- Credit Operations
- Strategy & Innovation
- Corporate Controller
- Sales Compensation
- Information Technology
- Financial Planning & Analysis
- Business Development
- Learning & Development
- Human Resources
- Talent Acquisition
- Data Analytics
- Fraud Management
“Jocelyn is an incredible Canadian entrepreneurial success story. It has been an honour to work with her and have her represent my personal brand for over 20 years.”
“Joc and her team are 100% all in when you meet them. When you engage with this firm, they are in, they want to make you successful, they are an extension of your team, they are an extension of your brand, they are 100% committed.”
“You understand our culture, and you make it more than just fulfilling a job description and a role, you make it about understanding how the dynamics of people will work together and make a difference.”
“Yacoub is very different. Much more innovative. Much more original.”
“'Elite' is about high performance, it's about delivering the best and being at the top of your game. So, when I think of 'Elite', I think of the best.”
“Jocelyn recruited me back in 1998 and it has forever impacted the course of my professional career.”
“The team lends a real personal touch, taking the time to understand leadership style and cultural fit in order to identify the best possible candidate.”
“To have a team like Yacoub, who stands beside us, educates us, is that partner to help us AND the candidate along the way. That's very hard to find these days.”
“They really embody the brand of the organization and reflect that brand into the market. Something that really differentiates them is the fact that they really focus on client experience, which is important in collaboration, but just as important is the candidate experience.”
“Working with Yacoub is a true partnership, it goes beyond filling the job. Yacoub looks at the entire universe of the candidates and is just as concerned about a personal fit as a professional fit.”
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