Excellence generates confidence

The cornerstone of Sterling Hoffman's practice is executive talent acquisition. We serve as trusted and sought after business advisors to CEOs, HR specialists, Investors and Venture Capitalists who seek our acumen regarding professional recruitment and retention.


Conceived originally as a boutique search firm, our team has conducted executive recruitment projects for clients in over 100 cities around the globe. With over two decades of global expertise in executive search, leadership evaluation and corporate development, our specialists effectively analyze your fundamental organizational requirements to bring you the leaders you need.

Our advantage

Evaluating executive-level talent requires understanding your industry and your organization’s place in the competitive landscape. Prior to commencing a search, our Recruitment Director will examine the profiles and hiring practices of your competitors in order to give you a well-defined competitive advantage. We conduct ourselves as investors who own shares in your company - and in many cases, we accept equity in lieu of cash for business models that we believe in.

This approach is the key to our success as a strategic management consulting firm for proven market leaders in a diverse spectrum of industries, including:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Research
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Media
  • Software

Trusted business advisors

In addition to Executive Search, we routinely leverage our trusted network connections in order to aid our clients in successfully achieving their business objectives. Our Recruitment Director will offer consultation in the following areas:

  • Arranging meetings with potential application or channel partners
  • Identifying potential acquisition targets or buyers
  • Facilitating introductions with 'angels' and venture capital firms
  • Leadership development and foundational team-building principles and initiatives
  • Competitive Intelligence

Potential prospects

Are you seeking to elevate your career to greater heights? We have successfully placed thousands of qualified candidates at great companies like:

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"Sterling Hoffman has provided significant value to our portfolio by helping our companies identify and secure top talent. We count Sterling Hoffman as a valued partner in our activities and look forward to working with them in the future."

Bain Capital

"Sterling Hoffman was a major asset in our Software Sales recruitment efforts. They respond quickly, present great candidates, and have one of the best brands in the industry within the software sales community."

Pegasystems Inc.

"Finding top talent is key to any startup's success. Sterling Hoffman has provided access to a steady flow of world class software executives. They clearly have a superb network of relationships from which to draw on."

Battery Ventures

"What really stood out is the integrity. Most search firms want to close the deal and move on; Sterling Hoffman actually encouraged us to slow down and evaluate more candidates, even after we thought we had already found the right one. We would absolutely go to them again for our VP of Sales search needs."

Bain Capital

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