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Executive Search Services for High-Growth Companies and Scaleups in the Nordics

Our Services
We are The X Search.

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

Executive Search

C-level, Leadership and senior team members

Non-Executive Search

Board members and other leadership needs

Leadership assessment

Individuals, teams and Boards

Our clients

Here is what some of our clients say about our services

“We and our portfolio companies have used The X Search for multiple searches and we have been happy. Strong recommendation and happy to provide more details if needed.”

Timo Ahopelto, Founding Partner, Lifeline Ventures

“The X Search provided a super nimble service with top notch candidate care.”

Johan Torvalds, Sr. People Operations Specialist, Blueprint Genetics

“I was amazed by the high-calibre candidates brought to us by The X Search and the knowledge of the tech space they have. The process was of very high quality from start till end and I would gladly work with The X Search again”

Louise Bagewitz, CEO, Crowd Collective

“The X Search team adjusted the scope of the search according to our needs and we are very pleased with the placement.”

Jostein Christian Dalland, Chief Executive Officer, Axo Group AS

Candidates we placed so far

“My candidate experience with The X Search was excellent. The process was smooth, flexible and professional in all touchpoints. They were able to match my offering and the needs of my future employer brilliantly. A flower delivery to congratulate the signing was a cherry on the top! This truly was the perfect match to discover the X factor on both sides.”


Katariina Juvonen,

Communications Lead, Metacore

“I was delighted to secure a role with a Finnish growth stage start up thanks to the opportunity provided by The X Search. As an international professional originally from Ireland and now based in Geneva, Switzerland, it was important to me to work with an international team while having flexibility in my work setting. I’m grateful to The X Search for helping me find the right fit.”

David Connolly,
Head of Growth, HundrED

“As a candidate, working with the consultants at The X Search was a pleasure. They were friendly, very responsive, gave good guidance on the role and even sent a congratulatory gift once I was hired. I recommend working with this thoughtful group and am grateful for their guidance.”


Lauren Bishop,

CEO – Medical Division, Dassiet

Our Approach

We focus on three aspects of your future talent:

I. High-Growth Mindset & Potential:

Diverse mindsets bring value to high-growth companies; we search for a new breed of talent.

II. Diversity:

We embrace all aspects of diversity, including ethnicity, gender, age group, socio-economic networks, education, different networks and approaches to business, experiences, and more.

III. Location:

Talent can come from anywhere. To respond to the shortage of talent, and help your hyper growth, we offer a holistic approach and are not bound by geographies.


of our placed executives are women


of our placed executives in Finland are non-Finns


of our assignments are C-level role projects

Our Team


Founding Partner


Founding Partner

Executive search and HR professional with 25+ years of expertise in executive search, leadership and career development, HR and coaching. Ex-Heidrick & Struggles, ABN Amro, CRF Health, Nokia, Jolla, Transearch International, Pointer Search.

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+358 50 480 2401



Founding Partner


Founding Partner

Serial entrepreneur with 25+ years of expertise in management, marketing, business development, sales, high profile strategic partnerships and lobbying. Ex-World Economic Forum, RJ Reynolds Tobacco, SGS, Formula 1, Aalto University/Global Impact, The Shortcut.

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+358 50 340 9884

Gergely NAGY

Gergely NAGY

Head of Research

Gergely NAGY

Head of Research

Researcher with 10+ years of executive search research, communications and journalism experience. Ex-Egon Zehnder, BCG, Odgers Berndtson, Pointer Search.


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+358 44 928 2269



Research & Ops Associate


Research & Ops Associate

Researcher and operations professional with 10+ years of experience in executive search. She previously managed the office at Odgers Berndtson in Helsinki and assisted in various Management Team and Board level assignments.

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+358 44 770 9939

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