Forbes lists The Pacific Firm among America’s best executive search firms for 2020

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Bay Area-based firm ranked among recruiting industry leaders for second year in a row

Stacie Blair, Founder & CEO, The Pacific Firm

Stacie Blair, Founder & CEO, The Pacific Firm

The COVID-19 pandemic and emerging shift to remote workstyles and teams are changing not only how we recruit, but also what we look for in executive candidates — how well they can adapt, lead, and help build resilient organizations.

The Pacific Firm, a San Francisco Bay Area-based leader in executive search, has again been ranked as a top executive recruiting firm in Forbes recently released list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms for 2020. Of the more than 17,000 nominations collected, 200 firms made the list.

For the fourth year, Forbes partnered with the market research firm Statista to compile the list. A total of 25,000 recruiters and 5,000 job candidates were surveyed, including human resources managers who had worked with recruitment agencies over the last three years. Respondents were asked to nominate up to 10 recruiting firms in the executive and professional search categories, not including themselves. Findings from 2019 were also considered. Respondents ranked the companies on several dimensions including quality of candidates, communications, and service.

“It’s an honor to again be recognized in the Forbes list,” said The Pacific Firm’s founder and CEO, Stacie Blair. “The COVID-19 pandemic and emerging shift to remote workstyles and teams are changing not only how we recruit, but also what we look for in executive candidates — how well they can adapt, lead, and help build resilient organizations. These times are challenging for all of us, but also exciting in terms of new opportunities.”

“The Pacific Firm’s deep experience in our industry, as well as many others, translates into spending less time explaining what you need and more time interviewing and hiring qualified candidates,” explained Heather Lourie, Chief Operating Officer at theBalm. “We have successfully hired several wonderful candidates with The Pacific Firm’s help and expect we will continue to do so in the coming years.”

Blair founded The Pacific Firm in 1999. Specializing in the technology, retail, consumer products, and financial services sectors, the firm provides retained executive search for clients including private equity and venture capital firms and their portfolio companies, emerging and mid-sized companies, as well as large and publicly traded companies including many of the Fortune 500 across the U.S. and globally.

The Pacific Firm prides itself on finding high-caliber talent by employing targeted research and sourcing skills to proactively seek out passive candidates. Blair’s expertise also includes organizational consulting, helping companies define their long-term talent needs, and assessing and optimizing organizational performance. Clients include Autodesk, iRobot, Peet’s Coffee, hello products, and Christian Church Homes.

The Pacific Firm is a registered veteran- and women-owned small business. Blair is also the founder of Caves Du Vin, a Berkeley-based fine wine storage facility and service.

More information can be found at pacfirm.com.

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