C-suite Executive Search. Identifying Leaders To Build Sustainable Future.

In today's rapidly changing business landscape entering the Era of AI, success demands a different kind of leader—one who combines shared humility, resilience, and a clear sense of purpose with achieving business goals. This calls for a fresh approach to C-level Executive Search. Pacific International's team of experts possess extensive expertise in these evolving dynamics and can guide you towards appointments that not only share your vision and purpose but also deliver tangible results for the present and the future.

The C-level Services We Offer

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C-suite Executive Search

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Leadership Assessment

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Diversity Strategies

Succession Planning

Pacific International was the first that came to mind when I was seeking a CFO. I have been very pleased with their results and appreciate their responsiveness. They take my call no matter the day or time and always treat my projects as their top priority. They are amazing to work with and are the Epitome of Excellence in Customer Care.

Michelle DeLucia, Chief Human Resources Officer, Advanced Disaster Recovery

C-suite Executive Search

Businesses face unprecedented pressures that impact who they select as leaders to secure their future.

In addition to technological advances such as AI, we live in a world where volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity require leaders to develop the ability to anticipate and adapt to changes quickly, to think strategically, and to develop creative solutions.

In this rapidly changing business landscape, success demands a different kind of leader—one who combines shared humility, resilience, and a clear sense of purpose with achieving business success, to drive impact and long-term value not only for businesses but also for their clients and employees and, more generally, for the society and the environment.

25+ years of expertise in attracting the best talent for our clients make Pacific International a valuable resource to help navigate these challenges. When you engage Pacific you benefit from deep industry expertise, proven track record and tested processes that anticipates every step and mitigates risks to build high-impact diverse C-level and senior leadership team that deliver tangible results for the present and the future.

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Meet Your C-suite Executive Search Partners

Each Partner has deep industry expertise and years of senior-level and C-suite Executive Search expertise of delivering talent to many of the world’s leading organisations, including 28% of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. Thanks to their unwavering commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) and ethical excellence, over 80% of new Executive Search mandates are repeat engagements.

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David Howells

Group Chief Executive Officer and Group Managing Director

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Adam Nuzie

Group Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director, Americas

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Kathryn Williams

Group Director, Head of Delivery, Hogan Assessment Expert

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Manuel Preg

Group Director and Managing Director, Germany

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Championing Diversity

Diversity, equity, and inclusion have become critical strategic priorities across various industries and regions, and with good reason. Organizations dedicated to establishing a workplace that is more diverse, equitable, and inclusive not only mirror the communities they serve but also perform better. This commitment encourages innovative thinking and advocates for policies that unlock opportunities for both individuals and organizations.

It is our relentless drive to help companies appoint leaders from underrepresented groups that enable us to achieve success in this area. Over 40% of all our successfully introduced candidates over the last 3 years were diverse hires.

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Why Trust Pacific International With Your Next C-Suite Appointment?

Our deep industry expertise combined with lean internal processes and supported by the best of what technology can offer to increase quality and efficiency result in the swift identification of transformational leaders

Industry Expertise and Ability to Understand and Match Culture

Through exceptional functional, cultural, and industry expertise, we guide businesses toward diverse high-impact appointments that transform their business and secure their future. our extensive cross-sector networks and thorough research-led sourcing process enables us to identify and attract highly qualified passive talent other companies may miss.

Trust and Confidentiality

Hundreds of companies have trusted Pacific International over the years with their most confidential senior-level and key business-critical talent requirements. Pacific has established secure systems, processes, and procedures to successfully complete these confidential mandates.

Unwavering Support for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We champion diversity for every engagement and it is our relentless drive to help companies appoint leaders from underrepresented groups that enable us to achieve success in this area. Over 40% of all our successfully introduced candidates over the last 3 years were diverse hires.

Proven Track Record of Delivering Results for Our Clients

We commit to our clients for the long haul by focusing on adding value not only through finding exceptional talent but also between projects by providing sector insights and industry benchmarks, helping with onboarding and retention strategies and acting as our clients’ brand ambassadors among senior industry leaders. Over 80% of all new projects we are engaged in come from our existing clients, a number we are working hard to improve year-on-year.

Peace of Mind with Our Placement Guarantee

We are committed to standing behind our work therefore we offer 12 months placement guarantee for C-suite appointments, meaning if the candidate leaves or is terminated, we will find a replacement at no additional cost to the client.

With You for the Long Haul

Hundreds of companies have trusted Pacific International over the years with their most confidential appointments spanning C-suite, senior-level leadership and key business-critical talent requirements. Pacific has established secure systems, processes, and procedures to successfully complete these confidential mandates.

We commit to our clients for the long haul by focusing on adding value not only through Talent Acquisition but also between projects by providing sector insights and industry benchmarks, helping with onboarding and retention strategies and acting as our clients’ brand ambassadors among senior industry leaders.

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Featured Case Studies

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Appointing a CFO to Take the Private Aviation Company Public

The world’s most innovative private aviation company that offers the most efficient, friendly, and rewarding solutions for luxury private jet travel has retained Pacific International to help them appoint a...

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A major manufacturing company was working on new investments and facing higher demand for new machines, therefore they required a Chief Design Engineer. They hired Pacific to quickly fill the...

Advanced Disaster Recovery, Inc., a private-equity-backed organization with over four decades of experience in providing restoration services to commercial, insurance, and residential clients in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and...

Proven Track Record in C-Suite Appointments

Here are just a few examples of C-suite placements we have made in the past 12 months:

  • Chief Procurement Officer (Consumer Goods Sector)
  • Chief Human Resources Officer (Aerospace Sector)
  • Chief Financial Officer (Industrial Goods and Engineering Sector)
  • Chief Operating Officer (Consumer Goods Sector)
  • Chief Financial Officer (Professional Services Sector)

Featured Insights

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Celebrating women in leadership: Esther Odewumi, Head of Corporate Strategy & Consulting at Danfoss

Each year, International Women’s Day brings into focus the continued...

Lori Brock

In this Leadership Insider series, Margaret Jaouadi speaks with senior-level...

Celebrating Women In Leadership: Cynthia Houston, Director Human Resources & Operations, ASML

For the past few weeks, Pacific International has been putting...

Leadership Assessment – Mitigating Bias and Anticipating Risks

Leadership assessments assist organizations in gauging an individual’s potential for success in a leadership position. Rather than focusing on past achievements, these assessments concentrate on evaluating one’s future capabilities. They gauge a person’s capacity and effectiveness in handling more demanding roles. The assessments take into account the individual’s ability to apply lessons from past experiences, as well as their traits and motivations that indicate their readiness to succeed in more intricate roles.

Assessments help mitigate bias and eliminate guesswork from the process while ensuring its fairness and transparency. They are one of the data points to help make informed hiring decisions.

As well as being a Hogan Assessment Certified company, we have a variety of assessment tools at our disposal to suit different types of mandates.

Learn more about how we assess leadership potential

I very much enjoy working with the team at Pacific. They bring a sense of safety to the table and our partnership is based on mutual trust and professionalism. They listen to our needs, which is key, and come up with solutions to the challenges we face, it’s very refreshing.

Cynthia Houston, Director of HR, ASML

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