De Forest Search

Streamlining how you hire.

We uncomplicate the search process, taking on all the heavy-lifting from start to finish. Our executive recruiters seamlessly integrate with your hiring team, quickly creating efficiency in your search.

A collaborative approach to search.

Our experienced team is at the center of your hiring process. Working interdependently, leveraging our extensive network and expertise in every search.

A partner in your growth.

We’re not just recruiters, but a strategic partner in your organizational and cultural growth. We’ve dedicated our careers to understanding the modern workplace integrating this advanced knowledge into every placement.

A respect for your bottom line.

As a boutique search firm with a lean, yet highly productive structure, we offer employers of all types a competitive and cost-effective global recruitment solution.

Committed to the future.

Search is progressive. We continue to innovate our processes, debriefing after every placement to ensure we implement key learnings across our organization.

A network to be reckoned with.

Our relationships with employers and candidates run deep, but we don’t stop there. We continue to grow and develop our multidisciplinary expertise, delivering qualified talent for any role.

You, at the center of everything we do.

By fostering an environment of total transparency and unwavering kindness, we’ve earned the trust of thousands of employers and candidates.








A Path
To Placement 

We’ve finessed the art and science behind placement, working efficiently to connect you with candidates seriously worth hiring.

Loved ByThe Company We Keep

For over 25 years, we’ve empowered organizations to grow through strategic hiring. See why employers entrust us with critical searches across their org chart.

I have experienced a successful partnership with De Forest Search on both sides of the hiring process, as both a candidate and a client. I have known the CEO, Jill De Forest, for about 20 years and she placed me in my current role. I am now partnering with DFS on my critical hiring needs. I have always enjoyed the responsiveness, transparency, care and thoroughness that she puts into each search. The De Forest Team have a very unique team approach which gives me a sense of comfort with each candidate that I interview as I know they are double-vetted before I see them.

Christopher King
VP, Brand Licensing

I have worked with Jill and the De Forest Search Team for over 20 years in hiring some of our most challenging or critical roles from Manager through EVP. I have always been pleased with the thoroughness in their vetting process. They have a very knowledgeable team that has a pulse on the market and seems to work well together which is evident in the quality of candidates they produce in a relatively short period of time. De Forest Search makes the process effortless on my end with their diligence in scheduling, feedback, activity updates and negotiations. De Forest Search is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Maureen Frontino
Senior Talent Acquisition Manager

Over the past two and a half years, Suzan and the team at De Forest Search have successfully assisted us on quite a few challenging projects. Their flexibility, dedication and expertise resulted in great new members for our team. We truly appreciate, enjoy, and value partnering with the team at De Forest Search.

Ivo Gerscovich
Chief Brand Officer

I cannot express properly how happy I am to have met and worked with De Forest Search. My experience with recruiters prior to interacting with DFS were very cold, matter of fact, and impersonal. The team at De Forest Search changed my point-of-view of the recruiting process. They dove deep into my experience, understood my employment goals and values in the workplace, matching me with companies appropriately. They were extremely professional, responsive and genuine. I would recommend De Forest Search to anyone looking for the next step in their career.

Michael Distaso
Senior Client Sales Manager

It is easy to recommend De Forest search. Jill De Forest and team are the epitome of professional. As a senior executive with over 12 years experience I can say unequivocally that the De Forest team has found me the two most exciting positions of my career, they were with me every step of the way guiding the process, and they take the extra time to make sure as a candidate you are comfortable and enthusiastic. I have also worked with De Forest to help me find a senior level marketing person for my team. They find superior candidates, listen well to the needs, and execute against a clients wishlist in a way that can only be described as magical. If you are in need of a search firm or looking for your next adventure in your career - look no further.

Charles Ressler

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