Executive Search

Executive Search

Your firm’s people are your most valuable asset, but do you have all the right people in place to successfully take your firm forward?

CRA’s specialist executive search and selection service has been created to find the people organisations need to grow organically, strategically, and successfully.

Our executive search and selection service also helps candidates secure senior level roles across the legal, finance and accountancy sectors enabling them to accelerate their careers.

Search & Selection for clients

Our process for is designed to give you the best results selecting the right individuals for the campaign you have instructed us on.  Our approach utilises the skills of our highly experienced consultants coupled with the latest technology.   This enables us to profile and identify the best individuals for your organisation.

Our retained approach to executive search and selection means we can allocate all our resources internally to give every role the attention and resource required to deliver the best results.  We do this by following our proven search and selection process:

  • Instruction and planning

We will do everything to ensure we understand the brief and have all the resources to start the campaign.

  • Design and review

We design the adverts and review all the existing materials and methods before agreeing a plan with you that confirms the timeframes and the methods we’ll use.

  • Research

Our consultants are fully supported by a research team with a well-developed network in the specialism you are looking to recruit in.

  • Interview

Any suitable candidates are interviewed by us.  If required, we will use the latest psychometric testing and profiling methods.

  • State-of-the-art methods

We use traditional search and selection techniques combined with state-of-the-art AI tools as and when we need to.

  • Access to our networks

We will utilise our consultants’ networks to reference and provide further information you can use to your benefit during the selection process.

  • Shortlisting

We will present you with a final shortlist of candidates for you to interview together with notes on the shortlist and any additional information you require.

  • Ongoing support

Once we achieve a successful outcome, we will manage the offer and onboarding processes and stay in touch during the first months of your new role to ensure you and your new colleague are fully settled.

Search & Selection for candidates

Are you finding your career has stagnated and not developing as you’d like? Perhaps your route to partnership is not clear if you’re in private practice?  Or your path to the C suite position you want is not open to you if you’re in industry?  

If this is the case, it may be time for a change.  This is where our experienced consultants can help you.  Our expertise includes facilitating exciting new opportunities in law and accountancy firms as well as wider C suite level roles in industry.

We have specialists across the legal and finance sectors who will work closely with you to identify the right organisations with the values and opportunities that will work for both sides.

We will work proactively for you either with a specific brief or as part of one of the campaigns we are handling that match your current situation and your ambitions.  

We will meet with you to create your personal career plan, and then support you throughout the process, always sharing career advice and feedback where we can, until we achieve the optimum result for you – the new and exciting legal or finance career you want.




Clare Holsgrove


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