For high growth companies looking to select your future leaders, we are your go-to partner in the Nordics. We help you grow faster by hiring smarter.

Our Purpose & Promise

We exist to expand and internationalise Growth Talent in the Nordics.
We offer tailor-made solutions for your company’s Growth, Leadership and Diversity needs.

—Grow Faster. Hire Smarter—

Fast pace and flexible execution

Digitally enabled

Understand leadership growth


We are The X Search.

We offer tailor-made solutions for your company’s growth, leadership and diversity needs.


  • Specialised in digital/tech scaleups that are growing fast
  • Help internationalisation in the Nordics and
  • Help access a more diverse talent pool.

“We want to make a difference in the industry and lead the way by modernising its practices. We want to disrupt the way executive search companies do business.”

Our Values


  • We believe Diverse and International talents are a MUST for companies to flourish
  • We are truly international and multilingual
  • Our team has different backgrounds, age groups and education


  • We work relentlessly towards an optimal solution
  • We work collaboratively to deliver the right results for your business


  • We are agile and flexible in our approach to meet your needs
  • We are fully transparent with you throughout the process


  • We are friendly and easy to work with
  • We serve both clients and candidates equally
  • We care about our society and want to contribute by giving back

Our services

  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Assessment
  • Tailor-made Solutions

Roles we search for

  • CEO, CTO, CFO, CxO
  • EVP / SVP, Director, BU Leader, Head of Departments, Senior Manager/Team Leads level positions
  • Board Members, Chairman, Advisory Members, etc.

Domains we cover

  • The full spectrum of the technology space
  • Venture capital & private equity, and professional services
  • Consumer, industrial and broader financial services

Our clientele

  • High Growth Companies
    (over 50 M€ turnover)
  • Fast-Growing Scaleups
    (10-50 M€ turnover)
  • Venture Capital & Equity Funds portfolio and Corporate Ventures
  • Established Companies & Groups

Our way of working:

We work with the best VC & PE firms, the most ambitious startup founders and company builders in the Nordics. We focus on 3 aspects of your future talent:

    1. The high growth mindset and potentials: Different mindsets bring value to high growth companies; we will seek the new breed of talent for you.
    2. Diversity:  We look at diversity from a non-binary angle with all aspects of diversity, such as ethnicity, gender, age group, socio-economic networks, education, different networks and approaches to business, experiences, etc.
    3. The location: Talent can come from anywhere. To respond to the shortage of talent, and help your hyper growth, we service the Nordics as one market.

Our Recruitment Process

  • Flexible, reflective, and inclusive
  • Constant and transparent feedback loop from the client and candidates through the process
  • Clear communication between the parties
    through The X Search digital talent platform

The Team

Terhi Klemetti

Terhi Klemetti

Founding Partner

Anne Badan

Anne Badan

Founding Partner

Gergely Nagy

Gergely Nagy

Head of Research

Ulla Ahola

Ulla Ahola

Operations & Research Associate

Contact us

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To join our candidate database at The X Search,  send us your CV — we will evaluate and make contact with you.

Request for proposal

Drop us an email — we promise to get back to you promptly.

The X Search Oy

Business ID: 3239000-7
VAT Number: FI32390007

E-invoicing Details

IBAN/OVT: 003732390007
Operator: Maventa
Format: Finvoice