Executive Search

The best organizations need high performing people, who can sometimes be hard to find. CSD, offers full executive search services to accommodate your growth and changing business circumstances. We focus our efforts primarily on recruiting for senior-level positions at the director level and above. With more than 45 years of cumulative experience in executive search, we have conducted successful searches in a variety of industries, and specifically choose to be generalists as opposed to only one sector.

We use an extensive network of contacts and a client-centered approach identifying the right candidates to fit your organization, and also coach you through the interviewing, evaluation, selection and delicate negotiation process.

Our "team-based" approach to search assures that there will always be a Project Manager on your specific search, in addition to at least one other member of our CSD team. This ensures maximum coverage and backup capability. Our use of both sophisticated internet-based research tools, as well as skilled research assistants, promotes a quicker and more accurate identification of 'best-fit' candidates.

As part of our executive search services, we provide other value-added expertise in:

  • Position profile development
  • Interview development and training
  • Candidate evaluation tools and methodology
  • Compensation, incentive bonus and relocation advice
  • How to insure a "legal" interview process

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"We’ve worked with partners from Corporate Strategies and Development, LLC for many years and they know our people and culture. Over the past twelve months, Corporate Strategies and Development, LLC has been particularly helpful with our recruiting needs, as our business has grown. They were extremely thorough in understanding our culture and needs up-front, which was especially beneficial to us both in the quality of the candidates they presented and in their advice on how to get outstanding candidates to accept our offer. We’ve developed a strong partnership based on their exceptionally talented individuals, their candid advice, and their outstanding connections in the business community.”
David A. Brown, Vice President, Controller
Plum Creek

"On behalf of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, I want to express our appreciation to you for the exceptionally professional job you did conducting the search for our new Executive Director. Given the divergence of opinion among the board of directors and membership at large relative to which search criteria was of most importance, this search quickly became a difficult and complex assignment. You proved extremely adroit at filtering through the political crosscurrents among staff and membership, eliciting and distilling those commonly expressed concerns and requirements, and developing from that material a workable, realistic position profile.

In the end, the MBA found the best conceivable candidate available to fit our current needs and this was largely due to your creative stewardship. We unhesitatingly recommend you to other clients who have a need for this type of high-level executive search expertise."
Zakir Parpia, President
Master Builders Association