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Behind Our Process

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Our success as an executive placement firm is built on our continual drive to master the Analytics & Artistry of our field.

We invest in the latest tools and technologies to facilitate our work; they are critical. However, what sets us apart is not our standard process or tools. Instead, it is our tenacity and discernment combined with a creative and highly relational approach that delivers exceptional outcomes for our clients. We believe our success is intrinsically linked to your success, we are in this together. 

The executive search industry is transforming; information and accessibility to candidates have been commoditized. Today, every successful search depends on our shared partnership, our ability to tell your story compellingly and execute a wow-worthy client and candidate experience. There is no easy path in great executive search, if it were easy our clients would not need us. It requires us to show up every day for our clients and dedicate the time and hard work required to deliver incredible results.

Metrics Matter & Drive Excellence

We believe our success comes from the discipline in our approach and our focus on continuous improvement. After each search, we seek out candid feedback from our clients and candidates, allowing us to analyze search data and measure performance to discover the best improvements to make going forward.

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Our Retained Search Process

When you hire our executive placement firm, you gain a trusted advisor and expert on talent acquisition strategies. Our approach focuses first and foremost on understanding you, our client. Success requires us to understand not only a position, but your organizational goals, challenges, team, and culture as well. Every client and search is unique and deserves a tailored approach. Our Senior Partners will guide you through our three-phase process and customize our strategy according to your needs.

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    Discovery & Research

    This is all about you, our client.

    • Focused Discovery
    • Robust Profile
    • Tailored Strategy &
    • Deep Research
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    Recruitment & Assessment

    It makes an impression.

    • Meticulous Recruitment & Candidate
    • Engagement
    • Thorough Assessment
    • Market Intelligence
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    Client Interviews, References & Placement

    Great talent is seldom obvious.

    • Client Interview
    • References
    • The Offer
    • Above & Beyond
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Professional Standards

Silvester & Company is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants. The AESC and its members share a deep commitment to the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting for the benefit of clients and the professional. The AESC is comprised of large global executive search firms and boutique firms worldwide that share a passion and mission to shape the profession’s future and strengthen leadership worldwide. Membership in this elite association depends on our continued commitment to adhere to the stringent quality standards set by the Association. You can learn more about these standards at

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Pledge

As a woman founded, owned, and led small business, we have always had a deep commitment to helping create a world that is inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible to all. Within our recruitment process, we make intentional and proactive efforts to conduct robust research, outreach and establish alliances to improve the visibility and accessibility of our roles to underrepresented groups.

Consistent with the rest of our tailored process, our team acts as your trusted advisor to understand the accessibility of diverse talent for a given role. The level of talent and challenge will vary widely from industry to industry and function to function. Diversity recruiting requires all of us to rethink the way we have always done things. While other firms recycle the same candidates repeatedly, our executive placement firm will devise a tailored diversity recruiting strategy to identify and attract the right candidates who have been missed.

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Transparency Fuels Collaboration

Transparency is a powerful force in driving collaboration and speed in executive search. A rarity in executive search, our client portal allows you to follow our progress as we identify and assess potential candidates. Rather than waiting for a weekly update, you can log in at your leisure and see our work happening as it unfolds. With greater transparency and the ability to provide feedback directly through the portal, we have disrupted the traditional approach to search.

Client & Candidate Accolades

  • Silvester & Company is a differentiated superstar. Thank you for caring so deeply about getting it right.

    MedTech Executive
  • Thanks again for an extremely pleasant recruiting experience. You are really, really good! (insert high five, knuckle bump, etc.)

    A&D Executive
  • S&C is the only firm I refer to colleagues, I know you are a great source of talent…and represent your clients in the market with pride.

    Tech HR Executive
  • Thank you for all you have done for me but mostly thank you for being you and the impact of ‘doing it right’. You restore my hope for the future.

    A&D Executive
  • The entire process was beyond my expectations and the results (placements) phenomenal. I am so pleased with the immediate positive impact on the current and future success of our company.

    MedTech Executive
  • The experience was the best I have had with a recruiter. Marika did a great job.

    MedTech Executive
  • You have done a stunning job with these projects – the quality of candidates, the consistency of your communication, and the follow-through on your commitment is being noticed across the executive team. This has hands-down been the best executive search experience we have ever had.

    A&D HR Executive
  • I was impressed with Marika Akers' thoroughness and professionalism. She personally called me once the position had been filled to let me know that the company had selected another candidate. I did not make it far enough into the interview process to expect such personal service and was pleasantly surprised that Ms. Akers took the time to call and update me. Well done and thank you.

    Mining Executive
  • While your paths to recruiting may be unconventional, your service and results are exceptional!

    Executive Candidate
  • I appreciate all your help partnering on a solution that fills the role with the right candidate. Your insight in solving the issue was wonderful and the end results have all of us excited about the future.

    A&D Executive
  • We appreciate your partnership and look forward to working together on future opportunities. Please feel free to use me as a reference if you have potential clients who would like to speak with a customer.

    A&D HR Executive
  • Jennifer and her team are top drawer.

    Manufacturing Executive
  • My experience as a candidate with S&C made such an impression that I knew they needed to be a strategic partner to hire key roles for our organization. I have carried S&C with me into three companies over the course of my career – they are that good.

    Executive Candidate
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