Focused on talent
Finding the executive talent that’s hardest to find
Dedicated to fit
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Our retained search finds the best fitting candidates for the C-Suite and their direct reports across ranging industries. Led by Chuck Durakis, a thirty-plus year executive search expert, we combine insight, rigor, research, and a powerful network to match the right candidates to each opportunity.
Born to search
Forty-plus years finding talent that fits
“Search is in my blood—seriously,” says Chuck. He credits his company’s continued success to the principles instituted by its founder, Charlie Durakis, when he started the business on a foundation of trust and belief in the relationships he’d form.
Today, the firm has matched over hundreds of executives with more than 100 companies—from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations.
Front. Center. Focused.
The talent necessary to find the talent necessary
Finding top executive talent takes talent; and experience. The Durakis Executive Search team has the executive recruiting, general business, and research expertise and track record to uncover and land the right candidate for your executive search need. Learn more about our leadership team and how we can help you build your team.
Over three decades of executive search experience, Chuck has placed hundreds of executives and leaders who have made a substantial positive impact on their new organization. A vast, well-connected network of executives, a commitment to the highest level of personal attention, and an instinct for finding and matching the right executive candidate for the role are Chuck’s hallmarks. Chuck’s years of experience have taught him that you can’t manufacture fit.
Brian brings a unique and intelligent perspective and a critically important skill set to every search: a proven ability to build and maintain professional relationships and a track record of finding, assessing, and managing great talent. Prior to joining Durakis, Brian spent more than 25 years recruiting and hiring sales leadership positions that drove record-setting revenue for firms like Northwestern Mutual, EMC, and Capital One.
Julie is an experienced and talented researcher with an extensive background in recruiting, sourcing, and competitive intelligence. Julie supports every Durakis engagement with search strategy, custom research, and candidate identification, to uncover exceptional leaders who are motivated achievers. Julie’s experience encompasses most industries and just about every functional area.