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Tailored Executive Search Solutions for Your Growing Business

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


We work with the most ambitious startup founders and company builders in the Nordics and beyond. We count the best Venture Capital & Private Equity companies as our clients.


Executive Search

We help you find exceptional leaders for your fast-growing venture. Our extensive network and targeted search process ensure that we find the best fit for your executive team.

Executive Leadership Assessment

Our individual and team assessment services include: leadership and management assessment, emotional intelligence, burnout, and other important factors to help ensure we hire the highest potential individuals for our clients.

Tailor-made Solutions

From hiring new C-level team members to leadership assessments and beyond, we offer customized solutions for your company's unique growth, diversity, and leadership needs.


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 went the extra mile for us with great client and candidate care. The consultant acted as our trusted advisor every step of the way.”

Marta Sjögren, Co-Founder, Co-CEO, Paebbl


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

Johan Torvalds, Sr. People Operations Specialist, Blueprint Genetics


“We trusted The X Search with extremely challenging and technical assignments and made absolute superstar hires with their help.”

Juha Berghäll, CEO, OneiO

“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

“The X Search provided extremely fast and high-quality results for us when we were looking for a CFO. We couldn’t be more thankful for the top candidates they presented us with in no time.”

Antti Vilpponen, CEO, UpCloud

“It has been a pleasure working with The X Search on a few of our crucial and very challenging hires. They have quickly understood our organisation and needs, and been able to provide us with high-calibre candidates that match our requirements. I look forward to continuing our work with them in the future!”

Anna Kaskeala-Moore, COO, Metacore Games

“We asked for a needle in a haystack, and The X Search team found our person. We couldn’t be happier to see that despite our tough requirements, they turned the earth and used all their knowledge, research skills and connections to get who we wanted. Their knowledge of the start-up ecosystem and what good looks like were impressive. We highly recommend The X Search to any company looking for grit, outside the box thinking and great customer care. This is the beginning of our relationship together.”

Erik Wenngren, Partner and Co-founder, Spintop Ventures

“The X Search provided us a fast and high-quality recruitment process. The team went out of their way to find us a great match. Great customer service and results.”

Anni Hyökyvaara, CEO, The Orange Company

“I had the pleasure of collaborating with Anne and her outstanding team during a pivotal phase in our journey. Not only did they assist us in identifying an exceptional individual to propel us to the next level, but their sincerity and honesty in their endeavors, coupled with their generous sharing of insights on building and strategic thinking, were truly commendable. In my view, they stand out as leaders in their field, and I wholeheartedly offer my fervent and sincere recommendation.”

Markus Romar, Co-Founder, AirForestry

“The recruitment process with The X Search was exceptionally smooth as they quickly demonstrated a clear understanding of our requirements and identified the optimal candidate profile to support Timegate Instruments’ operations. The collaboration proceeded seamlessly, delivering results that exceeded our expectations. The recruitment outcome is excellent.”

Mari Tenhunen, CEO, Timegate Instruments

Selected Clients
Examples of roles we have recruited for

         CEO/Managing Director
         General Manager

Board/NED Level 
         Chairperson of the Board 
         Board members

Extended Leadership Team
         VP Finance
         VP Design
         VP People
         General Counsel
         SVP Engineering
         Head of Supply Chain

 Unit Heads
         Head of Product Development
         Business Development Director
         HR Director
         Director of Technology & Experience Design
         Director of Sales Operations & Development
         Product Lead

 Specialist Roles
         Senior Privacy Manager
         Head of Growth/Head of Expansion
         Software Engineering/Architect 

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