Focused on talent, Dedicated to fit
Finding the executive talent that’s hardest to find
Let us find your next top executive.
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You can’t automate the right employer
and candidate fit.
It takes experience, a network of connections, and personal attention to find the right talent and fit for the right opportunity. That’s why Durakis Executive Search is the right choice to place hard-to-find executive talent.
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We find candidates who possess qualities that make them stand out as true leaders. Follow the adventures of Tim, the next generation of executive talent.
What can you expect from your
Durakis Executive Search?
Personal attention and focus
We get to know your company so we can ensure a fit for culture, beyond just resume qualifications. And we get to know a candidate before we introduce them to you, building trust throughout the process.
A Balance of technology and instinct
Our use of technology is strong, reaching candidates with the right talents anywhere they may be. But technology is not enough. Pairing it with over 50 years of experience and instinct ensures a perfect fit.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion
Each company has different diversity and inclusion requirements. We tailor each search to account for specific client needs. This is more than a box-checker for us, and it’s nothing new. It’s what we’ve always believed and we’ve invested heavily in specialized resources to assure a diverse slate of candidates.
The right options. The right fit.
We don’t present you with resumes, we provide hand-picked finalists. We have vetted them thoroughly and truly believe they are right for your position, or we wouldn’t introduce them to you. We’ll help you in your evaluation, so you’re sure of the right fit.
Born to search
Nearly Fifty Years finding talent that fits
Search is in the Durakis blood—seriously. Our company’s continued success is due to the principles instituted by its founder, Charlie Durakis. He started the business on a foundation of trust formed through personal relationships.
Today, the firm is helmed by his son Chuck and 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.