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

  • Aerospace
  • Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
  • Family Office and Wealth Management
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing/Distribution
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate/ Facilities Management
  • Retail
  • Sports and Entertainment
  • Telecommunications and Media

Representing the best interest of the talent that will become the company’s best asset.


  1. 01

    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.

  2. 02

    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.

  3. 03

    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.

  4. 04

    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

The Candidate

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.

Successful Searches


  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • President
  • Chair of Advisory Board
  • Board Director
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer

Senior Leader

  • Content
  • Digital Revenue
  • Investor Relations
  • Brand
  • Information Security
  • Corporate Real Estate
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations and Technology
  • Planning Services
  • Asset Management
  • Product & Design
  • Total Rewards
  • Sales
  • Investments
  • Legal
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Leasing
  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Credit Operations
  • Strategy & Innovation


  • Corporate Controller
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Sales Compensation
  • Linguistics
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Business Development
  • Learning & Development
  • Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Data Analytics
  • Accounting
  • Fraud Management