A direct path to hire.

De Forest Search works closely with our employer-clients. As a boutique search firm working on executive and managerial placements, we directly connect well-qualified candidates with employers. This direct path to hire allows for an efficient hiring process for all.

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A noticeably different approach.

Our progressive design is refreshing to candidates and appreciated by employers.

 

Unwavering Integrity

We approach every search with integrity, ensuring transparency and confidentiality for all. Candidates commend us on our recruiter’s discretion and diplomacy.

 

An Excellent Match

Our success is based on the strength of our network. We’re respectful to prospective candidates, reaching out only in the event of an excellent match. You’ll enjoy seeing an email from us in your inbox.

 

An Ally In Search

We enjoy developing long-lasting relationships with candidates often spanning a decade or more. Many former candidates often become clients, entrusting us with their team’s search needs.

We Partner With Top Employers

Take a look at our recent placements

  • Role : Managing Director
    Company Size : SMB (Consumer Insights)
  • Role : SVP, Marketing
    Company Size : Global (Major Gaming Company)
  • Role : Executive Vice President
    Company Size : $10B Global Entertainment Company (Consumer Products)
  • Role : COO
    Company Size : SMB (FinTech: Cryptocurrency/Blockchain)
  • Role : President
    Company Size : SMB (Brand Marketing & Licensing Agency)
  • Role : CEO
    Company Size : SMB (PE Funded Cosmetics Manufacturer)
  • Role : General Manager
    Company Size : SMB (Sports)
  • Role : Agent
    Company Size : Global Talent Agency
  • Role : President
    Company Size : SMB (Gaming)
  • Role : SVP, Entertainment
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Toy)
  • Role : Senior Vice President, International Marketing Operations
    Company Size : Global (Direct Sales Nutrition Company)
  • Role : Senior Vice President, Sales
    Company Size : SMB (CPG)
  • Role : EVP, Licensing
    Company Size : Fortune 50 (Entertainment)
  • Role : SVP, Global Licensing
    Company Size : SMB (Sports/Entertainment)
  • Role : Chief Financial Officer
    Company Size : Global ($5B Toy Company)
  • Role : Chief Financial Officer
    Company Size : SMB (Health)
  • Role : SVP, Finance, Planning & Strategy
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Toy)
  • Role : Chief Human Resources Officer
    Company Size : Global (AdTech)
  • Role : General Counsel
    Company Size : SMB (Banking)
  • Role : Senior Vice President, Marketing (Global Consumer Products)
    Company Size : Global (Entertainment)
  • Role : Chief Marketing Officer
    Company Size : SMB (E-Commerce Consumer Products)
  • Role : Senior Vice President, Marketing
    Company Size : Global ( $150B Global Entertainment Company)
  • Role : Chief Marketing Officer
    Company Size : SMB (Healthcare Professional Products)
  • Role : SVP, International Marketing
    Company Size : SMB (SASS)
  • Role : Chief Marketing Officer
    Company Size : SMB (E-Commerce-Food Industry)
  • Role : Chief Marketing Officer
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Toy)
  • Role : Director, Media Sales
    Company Size : SMB (Entertainment // Content)
  • Role : Director, Promotions & Partnerships
    Company Size : Global (Entertainment)
  • Role : Sr. Director, Licensing & Business Development
    Company Size : Fortune 50 (Entertainment)
  • Role : Manager, Business Development
    Company Size : International (Social Expressions // Gifts)
  • Role : Sr. Director, Competitive Advantage
    Company Size : SMB (Healthcare)
  • Role : EVP, Global Sales & Licensing
    Company Size : SMB (Toy)
  • Role : Vice President, Sales (Growth Channels)
    Company Size : Global ($5B Toy Company)
  • Role : Senior Vice President, Sales
    Company Size : SMB (CPG)
  • Role : Sales Executive
    Company Size : SMB (E-Commerce)
  • Role : Sales Development Manager
    Company Size : SMB (Health & Beauty)
  • Role : Manager, Sales Development
    Company Size : SMB (Apparel)
  • Role : Manager, Sales Development
    Company Size : SMB (Cosmetics)
  • Role : Manager, National Sales
    Company Size : SMB (Beauty)
  • Role : Vice President, Sales
    Company Size : Fortune 50 (Beauty)
  • Role : Manager, National Accounts (Mass Channels)
    Company Size : SMB (Electronics)
  • Role : Manager, Key Accounts
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Cosmetics)
  • Role : Vice President, Licensing N.A.
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Toy)
  • Role : Vice President, Global Licensing
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Toy)
  • Role : EVP, Licensing
    Company Size : Fortune 50 (Entertainment)
  • Role : Agent, Lifestyle & Licensing
    Company Size : Global Talent Agency
  • Role : Vice President, Licensing
    Company Size : Global Talent Agency
  • Role : Licensing Agent
    Company Size : Global Talent Agency
  • Role : EVP, Global Sales & Licensing
    Company Size : SMB (Toy)
  • Role : SVP, Global Licensing
    Company Size : SMB (Sports/Entertainment)
  • Role : EVP, Global Sales & Licensing
    Company Size : SMB (Toy)
  • Role : Director, Licensing
    Company Size : SMB (Fashion)
  • Role : Vice President, Partnerships & Licensing
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Gaming)
  • Role : Sr. Director, Licensing & Business Development
    Company Size : Fortune 50 (Entertainment)
  • Role : Manager, Licensing
    Company Size : Fortune 50 (Entertainment)
  • Role : Vice President, Accounting
    Company Size : SMB (Multi-Site Retail Entertainment Company)
  • Role : Vice President, Corporate Accounting
    Company Size : SMB (Real Estate)
  • Role : Manager, Accounting
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Gaming)
  • Role : Plant Controller
    Company Size : SMB (CPG)
  • Role : Corporate Controller
    Company Size : SMB (Airline Charter Company)
  • Role : Senior Financial Executive
    Company Size : SMB (Licensing Agency)
  • Role : Manager, Purchasing
    Company Size : SMB (Food)
  • Role : Analyst, Sales Finance
    Company Size : Global (Cosmetics)
  • Role : Sr. Manager, Finance & Strategy
    Company Size : Fortune 50 (Entertainment)
  • Role : Controller
    Company Size : Start-Up (Ad-Tech)
  • Role : Manager, Financial Reporting
    Company Size : Fortune 200 (Entertainment)
  • Role : Vice President , Finance
    Company Size : SMB (Fitness)
  • Role : Director, Finance & Operations Excellence
    Company Size : SMB (Cosmetics)
  • Role : Manager, Purchasing
    Company Size : SMB (Food)
  • Role : Chief Human Resources Officer
    Company Size : Global (AdTech)
  • Role : Sr. Manager, Human Resources
    Company Size : SMB (Media)
  • Role : Director, Human Resources
    Company Size : Global Marketing Agency
  • Role : Director, Staffing
    Company Size : SMB (Legal)
  • Role : Manager, Talent Acquisition
    Company Size : SMB (D2C)
  • Role : Vice President, Human Resources
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Entertainment)
  • Role : Business Partner, Human Resources
    Company Size : Fortune 50 (Entertainment)
  • Role : Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Media)
  • Role : Director, Global Compensation
    Company Size : Global Marketing Agency
  • Role : General Counsel
    Company Size : SMB (Banking)
  • Role : Director, HRIS
    Company Size : SMB (Education)
  • Role : Manager, HR Operations
    Company Size : SMB (Entertainment)
  • Role : Vice President, Operations
    Company Size : SMB (Healthcare)
  • Role : Head of Marketing
    Company Size : SMB (SASS)
  • Role : Vice President, Marketing
    Company Size : Startup (FinTech)
  • Role : Vice President, Marketing
    Company Size : Global (Sporting Goods)
  • Role : Vice President, International
    Company Size : Global ($7B Nutrition Company)
  • Role : Vice President, Marketing
    Company Size : Global ($5B Toy and Entertainment Company
  • Role : Vice President, Global Marketing
    Company Size : Global ($9B Global Entertainment Company)
  • Role : Senior Vice President, Marketing (Global Consumer Products)
    Company Size : Global (Entertainment)
  • Role : Chief Marketing Officer
    Company Size : SMB (E-Commerce Consumer Products)
  • Role : Senior Vice President, Marketing
    Company Size : Global ( $150B Global Entertainment Company)
  • Role : Senior Vice President, International Marketing Operations
    Company Size : Global (Direct Sales Nutrition Company)
  • Role : Director, Retail Marketing
    Company Size : Global ($5B Consumer Products Company)
  • Role : Director, Marketing
    Company Size : SMB (Beverage)
  • Role : Sr. Manager, Brand Marketing
    Company Size : Global (Toy)
  • Role : Director, Global Brand
    Company Size : SMB (Health & Beauty)
  • Role : Consumer Strategy & Insights
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Gaming)
  • Role : Sr. Director, Product Marketing
    Company Size : SMB (Healthcare)
  • Role : Senior Director, Marketing Communications
    Company Size : SMB (Beauty)
  • Role : Manager, Worldwide Communications
    Company Size : SMB (Health & Beauty)
  • Role : Senior Manager, Online Marketing
    Company Size : SMB (Tech, Marketplace)
  • Role : Director, User Acquisition
    Company Size : SMB (Beauty)
  • Role : Sr. Director, Digital & E-Commerce
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Cosmetics)
  • Role : Vice President, International
    Company Size : Global ($7B Nutrition Company)
  • Role : SVP, International Marketing
    Company Size : SMB (SASS)
  • Role : Director, International Mareting
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Toy)
  • Role : Director, Shopper Marketing
    Company Size : SMB (Health & Beauty)
  • Role : Manager, Consumer Insights
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Gaming)
  • Role : Head of Creative
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Toy)
  • Role : Senior Project Copywriter
    Company Size : SMB (CPG)
  • Role : Director, Creative Services
    Company Size : SMB (Marketing Agency)
  • Role : Graphic Designer
    Company Size : SMB (E-Comerce)
  • Role : Art Director, Theatrical
    Company Size : SMB (Marketing Agency)
  • Role : Manager, Design
    Company Size : SMB (Marketing Agency)
  • Role : VP, Data Science
    Company Size : Fortune 500 (Entertainment)
  • Role : VP, Engineering
    Company Size : SMB (Marketing Agency)
  • Role : Web Developer
    Company Size : SMB (Manufacturing)
  • Role : Sr. Manager, Product Engineering
    Company Size : Venture-Backed Startup
  • Role : Head of Engineering
    Company Size : SMB (D2C)
  • Role : VP, Product Development
    Company Size : SMB (Trademark Licensing)

I have had the pleasure of working with Jill De Forest at De Forest Search over the past several years and I consider her a trusted advisor in my executive career. She was extremely helpful, transparent and patient in helping to place me at an entertainment studio in a senior executive position. The whole team at De Forest has been great!

Kirk Bloomgarden
SVP, Global Consumer Products

The De Forest Search team was a pleasure to work with through the process. From the very beginning, they were incredibly professional, responsive, helpful and persistent. Their team took a methodical approach to learning about my goals, and acted as a trusted source throughout the entire process. De Forest’s extensive industry knowledge was evident, and I highly recommend working with them.

Jeff Wear
Brand Licensing Director

I have worked with Jill and the team at De Forest Search for the past 20 years. The company has very experienced employees that thoroughly vets each candidate, making the client and candidate experience smooth, comfortable and effective. As the CEO of three consumer products companies over a ten-year period, I have hired several key executives through De Forest Search and have enjoyed the relationship and the outstanding results.

Jan Hall
CEO

Last year, I was not really looking for a new role. I was content with my career trajectory as I had been with my company for many years. De Forest Search recruited me and informed me about prospective opportunities, motivating me to make a change. The team at De Forest guided me through the entire process, actively listening and coaching. I highly recommend their approach and recruiting services, whether you are a candidate, or a company looking to hire top talent.

Varsha Kaura
VP Client Partner & Business Lead

It was so refreshing to work with De Forest Search. They were instrumental in recruiting me into my current position and were always available to answer any questions I had along the way. I really appreciated thorough preparation before my interviews and the quick follow-up with the hiring manager right after. I never felt ignored and loved the transparency. I’d highly recommend De Forest Search to companies looking to hire as well as individuals looking for a new challenge.

Divya Dixon
Sr. Online Marketing Manager

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