Signium is a leading worldwide Executive Search and Leadership Services Partnership founded in 1951 in the United States, providing top quality Consulting Services to national and multinational companies that need to recruit, grow and retain the very best leadership talent in their individual markets.

With over 40 offices in more than 30 countries and a team of senior, experienced consultants who possess in-depth knowledge and credibility across all functional disciplines, as well as rigorous processes, Signium consistently delivers the highest quality candidates.

The network provides a partner-led, high-touch Executive Search service which is client-driven and committed to true diversity. Their clients are served by industry expert leadership consultants who are dedicated to finding the right senior leaders, using a combination of intelligence (IQ) & intuition (EQ).

Their way of working entails:

Senior commitment

A partner-owned model which guarantees that every search is led by Senior Partners, from the briefing to the appointment.

Trusted business partners

Cherishing longstanding relations with clients, developing a deep understanding of their needs, with a repeat business score of over 90%.

Business focus

Industry experts who intimately understand their practices and sectors, working within a global Practice Groups model by specialization (Consumer, Education & Not for Profit, Financial Services, Industrial & Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Professional Services and Technology).

Breadth of service

Clients are being served across all senior management positions, from Managing Directors to Board Governance, across all functional disciplines in Commercial, E-Commerce, Finance, Human Resources, IT, Legal, Marketing, Operations & Supply Chain, Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Sales, Sustainability and Tax.

Quality process

Closely working with clients to develop high quality job specifications, conduct thorough screenings and then lead rigorous interviews which assess both competences and cultural fit, providing reference checking if required. Only candidates who fully match the job specification are presented, along with full candidate reporting, and the ongoing availability for clients throughout salary negotiations and the on-boarding process.


As a founding member of the professional standards body, the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), Signium is committed to leading and safeguarding both the quality of their industry and every client and candidate relationship.


Working closely together with international partners at Signium and relying on trusted colleagues around the world to serve the recruitment needs of their clients.

Diversity and inclusion

Truly believing in a genuine approach to diversity and inclusion, giving clients the strongest competitive advantage as their experience shows that different people fit different firms.

“We don’t just find talent – we help clients grow and retain the leaders who will shape their future.”
Joana Proença de Carvalho ( Senior Partner; Leadership Consulting PG Leader, Lisbon)

“We are experts in predicting the future success of leaders and ensure that our clients select, promote and retain those who will drive their commercial success.”
Michelle Moss ( Director: Assessments, Johannesburg)

“My prime driver is matching cultures of companies and candidates, which arises from my natural interest in people and what makes them tick.”
Peter de Jong ( Managing Partner, Amsterdam)

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