Now more than ever, it’s critical that your business can rely on the people who keep the gears turning. This is especially important when it comes to finding and retaining top-notch executive talent for local professional services. Not only do experience and refined skills matter, but so does the way they work with others, which reflects onto the experiences of your clients themselves.

We know that hiring the right people is the key to providing quality service to your clients and driving your revenue. For the best results, professional service operators need a combination of engagement, executive support, and subsequent retention. The ideal solution? Keynote Search. Our dedicated executive search, screening, and post-placement assistance services ensure optimal performance, happier clients, and more potential for your business.

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Putting People First

We’re a people-focused executive search team driven by one core principle: find not only the best talent for your professional services, but individuals who yourself and your team will enjoy working with. This strengthening of bonds alleviates many of the stress triggers that can otherwise cause employer-employee relationships to falter over time. Nothing is left to chance thanks to our thorough vetting process, which means we’ll provide ideal candidates who will do more than make a great first impression; once they’re integrated with your work environment, they’ll have plenty to offer in terms of guidance, setting a preferred example while working closely with your other employees. Profit and growth potential are driven by people, so let’s focus on finding the best individuals for executive roles you need to fill before anything else.

Professional Services Clients We Have Partnered With

Common Roles

Keynote Search has helped many professional service operators find the best talent for their executive-level positions. These include the following and more:


  • C-suite executives
  • Project Managers
  • VP-level roles
  • Director-level roles
  • COOs
  • CFOs
  • Account Managers
  • CEOs
  • CMOs


  • Sales, accounting and financing
  • Marketing and communications
  • Human resources and public relations
  • Production management

Sub-Sectors Served

  • Consultancy and advisory firms
  • Accounting services
  • Business development and planning
  • IT services and infrastructure contractors
  • Design and marketing agencies
  • Supply chain management services
  • SaaS
  • B2B and B2C operations


We specialize in helping professional services companies source the right talent to fit your culture and leadership team.

What impressed us about Keynote was their methodical approach to their services. They’ve clearly thought through the fundamental questions and developed a system to provide the best solution. Their offering is customizable and client specific, which made it truly appealing. Without a doubt, the team believes in what they do and that comes through in their approach.
Jean-Michel Carriere
It is so easy to get lost in the business, to the point where working on the business is sacrificed. Our experience with Keynote allowed us to achieve our goals without sacrifice. Their professionalism, knowledge and understanding of the market combined with the time taken to understand our objectives, made our expansion seamless. Their process took all of the guess work out of our hands which gave us the ability to move forward efficiently and effortlessly.
Matt Carr

Keynote really took a wide view of the potential market on our behalf, looking into areas that may not appear obvious. In other words, while other recruiters were looking solely at other index companies, Keynote looked much broader for people with potential. I also liked the time spent on the front end of the search process. We spent a good deal of time talking internally, with Keynote’s help, to really delve into what type of candidate we were looking for. We discovered that internally we had slightly different expectations of the ideal candidate. Keynote really helped us clarify our key requirements before we wasted time interviewing people that would not have been suitable. I had never heard of a search firm taking the time to work with the successful candidate after they joined. It provided our new employee with a very good third party to talk with after joining, and Keynote demonstrated to us that they were committed to making the placement successful well beyond just the offer letter.

Paul Bowes
Head of Canada - FTSE Russell

Our Success-Based Guarantee

With our psychometric testing, comprehensive background and skills vetting and meticulous interviewing processes, we ensure that any executives we bring forward and recommend are fully prepared for the role. However, we don’t stop there; our post-placement success-based guarantee exists to provide follow-up performance checks, provide recommendations on any required training, and empower candidates with everything they need to succeed within your organization. Ready to get started? We’re looking forward to hearing from you. Contact Keynote Search today, and let’s help realize the potential of your professional services.