Good head-hunting firms include Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates, Slayton Search Partners, Savoy Partners and Boyden World, as of 2015. Other head-hunting firms that focus primarily on the United States are Crist Associates, Spencer Stuart, Heidrick & Struggles International, Chadick Ellig, Witt/Kieffer and Hodge/Niederer/Cariani/Lindsay.
Korn/Ferry International is a global head-hunting firm that caters to all industries and sectors. One of its most prominent employees is Dennis Carey who specializes in finding CEOs, senior executives and board directors, searching for qualities such as a global mindset, focus and discipline. Chadick Ellig was founded in 1977 and is a certified Women-Owned Business Enterprise. The Co-CEO is Janice Reals Ellig who specializes in private equity, asset/investment management, insurance/retirement markets and banking.