Recent News

Consumer team successfully completes a retained search for the Managing Director - Japan for a global PR consultancy.

Finance team places a Head of Business Development for Japan into a major US - based consumer finance company.

Technology team places an Account Director into the Japan office of a major global business integration and process management software company.

Simon Childs makes the BusinessWeek list for the World's Most Influential Headhunters, published on December 2nd, 2008

In selecting the 150 recruiters for the exclusive list of the World's Most Influential Headhunters, BusinessWeek considered a number of factors, including: their individual reputations; their years of headhunting experience; the global scope of their recruiting practices; their accessibility and responsiveness; their high visibility within the client markets they serve; the recognition they enjoy within their firms and/or global executive search communities.

Simon Childs - BusinessWeek Profile

BusinessWeek's 150 Most Influential Headhunters in the World

Leading Executive Search Firm

As leaders in the executive search industry, CDS Executive takes a holistic approach to the business of finding outstanding management talent for our clients. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs, leveraging our personal networks as well as systematically researching and uncovering new talent. We interview candidates thoroughly to understand not only their experiences and qualifications but also to get to the heart of their management style and how they get things done. In this way, we can determine the optimum fit for both sides. Our client relationships are ongoing and we are regularly engaged on repeat business, building out whole leadership teams. Through long term partnerships, we are able to track the positive impact our candidates make on the client organization where they frequently exceed expectations.

   CDS Executive is an active member of the AESC.

Selected Searches


  • Search Technology Company
  • European Furniture Manufacturer
  • Water Filtration Company
  • European Apparel Company
  • Global Software Vendor
  • Measurement and Controls Company


  • Hedge Fund-of-Funds
  • Global Entertainment Company


  • Global Shipping Company
  • Asset Management Company
  • Global Luxury Apparel Company


  • Global Apparel Company
  • US Software Company
  • Global Pharmaceutical Company

Other key functional roles

  • Group Marketing Director, Global Software Company
  • Marketing Director, Outdoor Goods and Apparel Manufacturer
  • VP Merchandising, Global Apparel Retailer
  • Head of Global Key Accounts, Global Automotive Company
  • Chief Security Officer, Global Pharmaceutical Company
  • Head of Compliance, European Insurance Company

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