CSI Executive Search | A Forbes Top 20 Executive Search Firm

5 Aug 2017 by CSI Executive Search

Out of 4000 Executive Recruiting Firms globally, CSI is honored to be ranked in the Top 20 by Forbes for 2017…

CSI Executive Search, an AESC accredited executive search firm headquartered in Austin, TX, was ranked a 2017 Top 20 Executive Search Firm out of 250 firms worldwide that made the list.  Additionally, CSI is ranked the #1 Executive Search Firm by Forbes in Austin, TX and #2 in Texas at large for 2017.


For the Toplists of “America’s Best Recruiting Firms” Statista and Forbes divided the broad field of recruitment firms into two main categories:

  1. Executive Search (specialized on permanent placement of executive positions with at least USD 100,000 income per year)
  2. Professional Search (specialized on permanent placement of professional and specialist positions up to USD 100,000 income per year).

The top lists in these two categories are based on three online surveys among:

  • 18,000 external recruiters (peer review)
  • 3,000 candidates/employees (with experience with recruitment firms within the last three years)
  • 500 HR-managers (as clients of recruitment firms within the last three years)

The surveys took place between 6th December 2016 and the 7th February 2017 with invitations sent by e-mail including a personalized link. Each interviewee could name up to ten recruitment firms per category, either with the help of a longlist with more than 4,000 recruitment firms (auto-fill option) or as a free nomination.

 “CSI Executive Search is extremely grateful to have been chosen as a 2017 Top 20 Executive Search Firm by Forbes,” said Donna Cates Sphar, Founder and CEO of CSI Executive Search LLC.  “Being recognized by Forbes is such an honor and it represents another important milestone for an organization that prides itself on providing unsurpassed service to clients and candidates alike.  CSI’s team is encouraged to know that our firm’s focus in delivering a strong ROI in C-suite, EVP, VP, and Senior Leadership technical and operational placements is making a difference in the marketplace.”

To see the Top 25 2017 Forbes Executive Search Firms list click here.

About CSI Executive Search

CSI Executive Search LLC is a national, retained search firm based in Austin, TX, is AESC certified, and is privately held.  CSI specializes in operational and technical placements in the middle market, works across a range of industrial verticals, and serves as the talent advisor of choice among organizations seeking direction and counsel on senior leadership needs.  Founded in 1997, CSI provides Pinpoint PlacementsTM with Day One ValueTM and has built its reputation on the ability to consistently recruit world-class leadership talent while simultaneously maintaining an exemplary record of confidentiality and integrity.


Asa Sphar, Managing Partner

CSI Executive Search

Phone: 877-329-1825

ars@csi-executivesearch.com    https://www.csi-executivesearch.com