Our competitive advantage

Focus makes us different. Our specialist domain knowledge across product management, marketing and eCommerce gives us a clear advantage.

We already have the candidate network that other firms have to discover with each search. This means that we can deliver shortlists much more quickly, without compromising quality and achieve better outcomes.

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How does Executive Search work?

We work closely with you to define what you need, where the talent may be, what you should offer and how to engage the very best.

Intelligent People’s Executive search team follows a detailed and thorough methodology, to ensure that every possible candidate is considered in the research phase. We use a proactive and multi-channel approach, where we identify and target both your competitors and comparable sectors that may house the experience you need.

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I need to hire

Tell us more about your vacancy and what you are looking for in a candidate.

We’ll listen carefully to your needs and using our industry experience and vast network, we’ll connect you to real talent in the market.

Fill in this form or alternatively contact us on 01727 736691.

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Our recruitment method

Intelligent People Recruitment Method

How long does Executive Search take?

Intelligent People’s rapid and methodical approach is designed to deliver a shortlist of key Executive talent within 5 – 6 weeks.


Week 1

  • Assignment confirmation
  • Kick-off meeting & confirmation of brief, roadmap, methodology and timescales
  • Market mapping & presentation of suitable target companies
  • Research into target list, identify long list of potential candidates

Week 2

  • Initiate campaign to identify active candidate utilising talent system, networks, referrals, & market footprint
  • Commence engagement with active candidates & start pitching process
  • Make initial headhunting approaches to suitable candidates from target list (passive candidates)

Week 3

  • Continued screening of active and passive candidates
  • Commence full interviews of selected candidates

Week 4

  • Continue full interviews of selected

Week 5 & 6

  • Complete interviews
  • Present finalised shortlist from all sources

Who will I be working with?

We understand how critical key executive appointments are for our customers. Therefore, all of our executive search assignments are led or overseen by one of our management team, with support from our experienced consultants and researchers, who will often have an industry specialism.

Read about our management team or speak confidentially to one of our founding directors.

Trusted by

Intelligent People did a brilliant executive search, providing a quality list of very engaged candidates to us extremely quickly. The quality of the shortlist we received is testament to the expertise and service offering within Intelligent People. We couldn’t be happier with Intelligent People as our executive search recruitment partner for this role.

Executive Search Client
Ben Corlett
Amber River

Simply put, Intelligent People are my go-to for product hires. They have always been honest, professional, and considerate balancing the needs of candidates with those of the hiring company. For my recent search – in a very difficult market – they were my first port of call and helped me land the perfect Product Manager for the role, who’s doing a fantastic job. The process was simple and straightforward, the shortlist was exactly what I wanted and the advice along the way, including salary benchmarks, candidate profiling and analysis was invaluable and refreshing in the scrappy world of recruitment.

Nick Brown
Nick Brown