Aerospace, Defence & Security 

Our executive recruiters are experienced at delivering quality executive level candidates for our clients in this industry. We have built an understanding and in-depth knowledge of how to market, attract and identify executive candidates. Staying abreast of industry trends and continuously driving to achieve the top performance of the executives we place has given us a reputation of excellence in this sector. 

High-growth & Evolving Technologies

We understand the importance of evolving technology to high-growth industries and have the ability to adapt with a strategic mindset. That is why we focus on finding the right leaders that fit with your organization’s unique needs and situation to deliver results. We do not use a database to short-cut the executive search process but rather we understand that each role and each organization requires a different skillset/mindset for the open position. We headhunt strategically to identify and attract executives that will perform within your organization. Just because an executive was successful at another company does not mean they will be successful with yours.

Common Roles

Keynote Search can assist our aerospace, defence and security clients in securing a wide array of executive and other departmental roles, including:


  • C-suite executives
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • COO
  • CMO
  • CHRO
  • VP level roles
  • Director level roles


  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Manufacturing
  • Technical
  • Quality
  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Maintenance & Repair

Sub-sectors served

  • OEM
  • Components & Subsystems
  • Defence Contractors
  • Unmanned Vehicles/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Land, Navy, Marine, Satellite & Space Systems
  • Aerostructures
  • Electronics & Engine Systems
  • Cybersecurity/Intelligence
  • Mechanical & Electrical
  • Composites & Materials
  • Government Services
  • IT Services & Software

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Our Post-Placement Integration Program & Guarantee

Inclusive with every executive search is our Post-Placement Integration program and 12 month success-based guarantee. In the first 90 days, our program focuses on creating a foundation for success for the executives that we place through regular, collaborative meetings with the new hire, hiring manager and our coach. A solid integration means the new hire will be productive sooner, have a higher understanding of the business, meaning a shorter ramp to productivity.

Post-Placement Integration is unique to our industry. We believe in the performance of the executives we place. Traditionally in executive recruitment, it is seen as a transaction with no support beyond the placement. 

Our team has helped this sector find, secure and integrate new business-critical executives to lead their organizations to success.