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CTE is Changing the Face of Talent™. In service of that mission, we provide every client with candidates they wouldn’t have met without access to our network. Clients appreciate our consultative approach and CTE’s Executive Search Partners provide insight into client industries, regions, talent markets, and brands, all wrapped in a white-glove experience for hiring managers that makes finding the right candidate inevitable.

0 %
of placements identified as women
-42 %
of placements were people of historically underrepresented demographics
-200 %
of search projects had a diverse slate of candidates


Whether it’s an individual search or a OneWin™ bundle, our Executive Search Partners learn not just the role, but the culture of your organization. Our in-depth client research allows us to successfully engage the best passive candidates from all backgrounds.


Individual retained search engagements for talent needs at the director level and above. Searches vary across corporate functions for leaders and individual contributors.


CTE Ambassador is a proactive talent pipelining program that finds the talent your organization is seeking before you have the need. Candidates may know your product, but do they know your culture or what it’s like to work there? We find the best talent out there and tell them exactly what makes your organization fantastic so when there is a role, you’re engaging with someone who is already interested.


Is your business facing multiple hiring challenges? OneWin™ is CTE’s subscription model supporting organizations with at least 3 roles over at least 3 months. Your dedicated search team has an opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of your organization, delivering even better results while reducing your costs relative to individual search engagements.


CTE excels at sourcing diverse, underappreciated executives for board roles, particularly those pursuing their first for-profit board seat. It’s not just about talent. CTE works to identify candidates with additive skillsets and collaborative mindsets, ready to hit the ground running.



Kickoff Call

During the kickoff call, clients meet the CTE Triad that will support the engagement. The Triad consists of the Executive Search Partner, Client Partner, and Research Analyst.


Prospective Profiles

We submit prospective profiles for calibration and review within 72 hours of kickoff.


Real-Time Candidates

We source candidates via an omnichannel strategy, tapping the CTEcosystem of our networks, strategic partners, and advocates to uncover new candidates and present them in real time.


Interview Process

We vet, present, and remain in constant communication with candidates moving through the selection process.


Negotiation & Review

We conduct a thorough reference review for candidates prior to their final interviews, and we facilitate negotiations to streamline the steps to offer acceptance.



We conduct a working assessment for your new employee designed to help identify the best ways to engage, retain and develop them in your culture.

Professional Assessment & Complimentary Evaluation

Creative Talent Endeavors values its retained search clients and wants to ensure each new employee is well-positioned for rapid integration and long-term success. For each successful retained search placement, CTE offers the hired candidate a courtesy professional assessment and one-on-one debrief with a CTE Advisory Services professional consultant within 60 days of their start date with your organization.

PACE - Professional

Director Level
  • Complimentary DISC Assessment
  • 30-Minute Debrief by CTE Advisory Services

DISC assessments create a language around observable behaviors by evaluating four separate factors: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Compliance.

PACE - Leader

Director Level

  • Complimentary TriMetrix® Assessment
  • 60-Minute Debrief by CTE Advisory Services

TriMetrix® EQ consolidates 3 distinct assessments to examine the behaviors individuals bring to the job, the driving forces that motivate them, and the individual’s emotional intelligence.

Relevant Placements
By Functional Area


& Product

  • VP of Engineering
  • VP of Product, Audience
  • VP of Product Management
  • VP of Development and Delivery



  • Chief Communications Officer
  • EVP of People
  • VP of People Operations
  • VP of HR, Enterprise Functions
  • Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


& Strategy

  • EVP of Global Consulting Services
  • VP of Strategy & Business Development
  • VP, Controller
  • Sr. Director of External Reporting
  • Managing Director of Inclusive Investment Programs


to Market

  • VP of Brand Experience
  • VP of Digital Media
  • Sr. Director of Marketing Insights
  • Director of Loyalty and CRM
  • Director of Strategic Sales

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