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Executive Search


Connecting top-tier talent with executive opportunities

Your pathway to exceptional leadership starts here.

We are executive search experts who specialize in identifying exceptional c-suite and leadership talent in Accounting & Finance and Administration & HR for the Greater Vancouver region. Marmalade Recruitment is dedicated to providing a personalized and supportive executive search experience for our clients and executives. With an extensive network of connections and resources, our executive search experts excel at sourcing and securing the best executive talent for your organization. Throughout our bespoke executive search process, we go above and beyond to exceed expectations, represent our clients and candidates in the best possible light, and create perfect matches. Additionally, we offer a 1-year satisfaction guarantee on our executive search services, providing peace of mind that you have made the right decision.

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Our Executive Search Stages

Stage 1:


We provide an in-depth consultation to discuss your specific requirements and gain a comprehensive understanding of your company’s products and services, leadership strategy, corporate culture, history, successes, employer brand, current challenges and future objectives. Our consultative approach empowers us to develop a customized talent acquisition plan that is tailored to meet your unique needs and drive your organization’s growth and success.

Stage 2:

Tailored Candidate Search

Our tailored candidate search service offers market mapping based on your ideal candidate profile. We leverage innovative attraction techniques targeted at both active and passive candidates to ensure that we identify the most promising talent available. By conducting a thorough analysis of the market and utilizing the latest recruitment strategies, we are able to deliver exceptional results that meet our clients’ unique needs.

Stage 3:

Candidate Longlist Presentation

We provide a dynamic candidate longlist presentation featuring an initial list of identified candidates alongside detailed notes on the suitability of each candidate. This empowers hiring managers with valuable insights, enabling them to make informed decisions regarding which candidates to advance to the next stage of the hiring process.

Stage 4:

Assessment of Pre-Qualified Candidates

We conduct rigorous assessments of pre-qualified candidates using customized pre-employment evaluations tailored to measure practical knowledge, theoretical understanding, cognitive ability, emotional intelligence, and personality traits. Our assessments enable us to accurately identify each candidate’s key competencies and work style, empowering hiring managers to make informed hiring decisions.

Stage 5:

Candidate Short List

We provide a comprehensive candidate presentation package that features a compelling video introduction clip, comprehensive pre-employment assessment results and analysis, a detailed resume, and a comprehensive candidate profile. In addition, we include any other pertinent information to provide hiring managers with a complete and thorough picture of each candidate.

Stage 6:

Company Interviews

Our team specializes in developing a comprehensive and reliable interview framework, overseeing the interview process, delivering valuable feedback, and equipping clients with cutting-edge tools and support. As part of our executive search service, our clients have exclusive access to our top-of-the-line video interviewing suite, complete with an unlimited timeframe user-friendly software, screen sharing, and built-in rating scale. Our goal is to help hiring managers confidently identify the most promising executive talent while delivering a first-class experience to executive candidates.

Stage 7:

Candidate Vetting

Our candidate vetting process is tailored to meet the unique needs of each of our clients. We understand that a one-size-fits-all reference checking approach simply isn’t effective for executive positions. That’s why we collaborate closely with our clients to develop background checks that verify the most relevant information for their specific requirements. Our robust procedure includes criminal, credit, and employer reference checks, conducted in a transparent and uniform manner that prioritizes candidate communication to reduce dropout risk and maintain interest.

Stage 8:

Executive Job Offer

Our team of experienced executive recruiters are experts in the mediation and presentation of job offers. We work closely with both clients and executive candidates to ensure that negotiations run smoothly, while also mitigating the risks of dropouts, competing offers, and counteroffers that could result in costly and time-consuming repeat executive search processes. Our proven approach ensures successful offer and acceptance, culminating in a mutually beneficial agreement for all parties involved.

Stage 9:

Relocation & Onboarding

We understand that a positive onboarding experience is crucial to long-term retention of top talent. That’s why we go above and beyond to ensure a seamless and stress-free onboarding process for our executive candidates. We provide exceptional support throughout both the pre- and onboarding phases, facilitating effective communication between our clients and the candidate to ensure that all necessary information is shared and questions are answered. Our onboarding support includes a comprehensive checklist of key items to be introduced to the new role and ongoing contact to address any concerns.

Stage 10:

Post Placement Care.

We recognize the critical role that post placement care plays in the success of executives and the achievement of a company’s objectives. That’s why we have developed an extensive and robust service that goes above and beyond industry standards. We provide regular check-ins, feedback, and guidance to help candidates navigate their new role with ease. In addition, we act as a mediator to address any concerns or issues that may arise. Our commitment to providing extra support and guidance ensures that both clients and executive candidates are satisfied and successful post placement.

Our Retained Search Fee Structure Explained

  • At Marmalade Recruitment, we are proud of our retained search fee structure, which we believe provides better value, flexibility, and assurances to our clients.
  • Our low-risk fee structure is designed to prioritize your needs and foster collaboration, so we can deliver the best possible outcomes.
  • We provide fairer value by charging only a 10% upfront retainer fee, significantly lower than the market average of 30%. Additionally, we bill 30% of the estimated total fee when we present our candidate shortlist rather than on a set time frame, ensuring that you pay for results rather than time. The remaining balance is invoiced on the first day of placement.
  • We believe in transparency and building trust with our clients, which is why we do not have a cancellation fee and offer a 1-year satisfaction guarantee.
  • This fee structure aligns our interests with yours, so we can focus on finding the best possible candidate for your organization.
  • With our exclusive access to top-tier talent, dedicated resources and time, and reduced risk, you can rest assured that we are committed to delivering the best possible service
    and outcomes.

Executive Search Roles we Recruit for Include

  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
  • Chief of Staff
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Director of Accounting
  • Director of Administrative Services
  • Treasury Director
  • Chief Accounting Officer (CA0)
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Human Resources Director
  • Director of Facilities Management
  • Controller
  • Audit Director
  • Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
  • Chief Administrative Officer
  • Vice President of Administration
  • Talent Acquisition Director
  • Director of Business Operations
  • Tax Director
  • Financial Planning and Analysis Manager


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