Get to Know Impactful Search

Executive search has existed forever, but we’re looking at it through a different lens.


We’re glad you’re here, and we’re excited to introduce ourselves.

How is Impactful Search® different from other executive search companies? It boils down to passion, purpose, and impact. 

Executive search has existed forever, but we’re looking at it through a different lens. We assess company benefits and commitment to creating impactful work and look at how that informs the type of leader who needs to be at the helm. 

At Impactful Search®, we’re using recruiting and connecting to create a community of like-minded thinkers who want to change the world and know they can make a difference. When a company is filled with impact and purpose-driven talent, it thrives. 

Companies with employee-first cultures have an edge on attracting, retaining, and engaging talent — no matter the hiring market.

Not only do employees connect their values to their work, the company sees bottom-line rewards. Multiple research studies support this. Gallup’s research found that teams with engaged workers have a 23 percent higher profit margin and see less absenteeism, turnover, and accidents, and benefit from increased customer loyalty.

So what does this mean for the process? We get immersive and go deep on leadership, going on-site to spend time with leadership teams so we can see exactly how they make decisions.

We know that if you want to make an impact at work, you have to be laser-focused when it comes to identifying the right thought leaders – people who can become stewards of company culture and take businesses to the next level. We spend so much of our time at work. It might as well be meaningful, right? The real work happens at the intersection of altruism and capitalism. We know it sounds counterintuitive, but we also know it’s possible.

We care about what happens after the placement. The search is not the point. It’s the point at which we start. Integrating a leader into the organization and how that impacts the culture is just as important – if not more – than the skill set match. We help facilitate that, creating integration playbooks and tangible plans. We’re not leaving you after this search.

Meaning begins with leaders who care, and we’re not talking about people who care because they’re supposed to. We’re talking about people who care because they prioritize connecting with causes that are important to them – organizations, moments, and people that make them feel alive and improve the world.

We also know the reality of the situation. Plenty of people who don’t care if their company has sustainable business practices. Plenty of people who don’t seek out companies that support human rights. Plenty of people don’t prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. But we aren’t those people, and if you’re reading this, neither are you.

We’re going to take leadership one step further and put our humans at the heart of it. This means pushing people to experience impact. We’re putting leaders in the field through Impact travel experiences. We’re going to measure impact. In partnership with Impact Travel partners, we’ll be sending leaders or rising stars to join other thought leaders on trips that make a difference. Leaders do not have to sit in the C-Suite. They can experience impact firsthand and put their words into action, creating a ripple effect and influencing others to do the same. 

This is just the beginning. It’s not onboarding. It’s integration, and integration means we’re all involved from day one.

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Alexis Benveniste is a New York-based writer and editor whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Bloomberg, Vanity Fair, and other outlets.