Executive & Leadership Search

Acumen’s Proven Consultative Search Process

Acumen Executive Search (Acumen) is a premier, woman-owned, boutique firm founded by Suzanne Hanifin in 2007, specializing in the search and placement of key executives and professionals for a select clientele. We provide highly customized expertise to clients who understand the most important asset to any successful business is its human capital. With a team comprised of professionals who have held executive leadership roles and been hiring managers ourselves, we understand finding the right candidate entails more than ascertaining professional experience, skill set, and checking references. As part of our ongoing business strategy, we have intentionally limited our headcount which allows us to be agile, responsive, and able to quickly pivot in the face of change.

Team discussion in meeting

Acumen’s unique, customized search process points to our 99% fill rate. Acumen provides the highest level of customization and attention to detail in the industry. We spend hours interviewing and assessing the right candidates for you. We will tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly up front so you know what to expect long before the work begins. Because we follow this process without exception, we tend to screen out versus interview in. What this means is that our clients receive the highest level of candidates that have both the skillsets required and the cultural fit needed to be successful.

Because our process is so customizable, it gives us the ability to work with our clients to develop a strategy that works best for their needs.