Senior Leadership Search
The executive search team at IT Search specialise in finding world-class Technology, Data and Digital talent for some of the world’s most innovative companies. The IT Search team have run search mandates for start-ups through to global enterprise technology firms.
Our Network. Your Leaders.
David Shanahan heads up our Senior Leadership Search practice and will manage your search project. David started his career in technology in 2000 and holds a BA in Management and Information Systems. He moved into recruitment in 2005 and has exclusively focused on Senior Technology Recruitment across Europe since then.
David is a firm believer that recruitment is a people business and building trusted relationships is absolutely key to success. His team in IT Search are all experts in their chosen fields, they know the local and international markets, and have the experience, and capability to find the very best talent.
Our standard process, that can be tailored accordingly
01 - Briefing
- Get a deeper understanding of required skills, depth of experience, ideal background and cultural fit
- Preferred process – review sample long list before engagement
- Agree update process – usually a weekly progress report
02 - Market Map
- We generate our target company list
- Present sample candidate profiles for discussion and comment.
- Fine tune the core competencies needed
03 - Executive Offering / Scorecard
- Create our executive offering document
- Generate custom scorecard with weighted competencies
04 - Headhunting Sourcing
- Targeted headhunting
- Networking events
- Industry Associations
05 - Screening & Engagement
- Initial screening followed by informal meeting
- Formal competency-based interview usually in our office or face to face
- Psychometric evaluation and informal references taken
06 - Presentation of Shortlist
A detailed report is on each candidate is presented for review and discussion which includes:
- Experience suitability and qualifications
- Current remuneration and availability
- Competency scorecard results
- Behavioural competencies results
- Psychometric test results
- In-depth analysis of drivers, motivations, and long-term ambitions
- Cultural fit
Recent Executive Search Mandates Completed
Chief Data Officer
Director of Search Marketing
IT Search Tech Salary Guide for 2024
Download IT Search Salary Guide for Ireland in 2024 to benchmark your salary. Or discover what your business should be paying to attract top talent in a competitive market.
Recruitment solutions tailored for you
Contract / Interim Solutions
Senior Leadership Search
Diversity & Inclusion in 2023
We know that we have a critical role to play in improving best practices throughout senior-level search mandates, becoming a credible recruitment partner to our clients and in turn supporting them in the development of their own D&I strategy.
We’re not the ones saying it!
We have been working with the IT Search team for a number of years now and they are our primary recruitment partner for all permanent and contract hires. We have a true partnership and view them as an extension of our business. I have the utmost trust and faith in their delivery and have found them to be extremely knowledgeable in their specialist areas. The IT search team have facilitated our growth over recent years, and we recognize the value that they bring to our business