Executive Search Process

Hiring in the US market poses challenges for both companies and candidates. We are often consulted to search for the first employee of the US subsidiary of European companies. Our clients are typically looking to get the right person for their first “VP of US” or “US Sales Director” role. This is a critical role that can make or break a US market entry strategy so expectations are high.

We also know how challenging these roles can be for the candidates, not just the company. We help our candidates to fully understand everything that the role demands. With the needs of both client companies and candidates in mind, we build a partnership of talent and trust, devoted to delivering success in the US market.

  1. Thorough & Transparent

    Our process is thorough and candidates often tell us they are impressed by the way we conduct our searches. At the beginning of every project, we discuss our methodology with our clients to clarify expectations.

  2. Committed & Passionate

    At DSML, every team member takes pride in getting to know our clients in order to talk with prospective candidates in a very detailed manner. We are passionate advocates of our clients’ businesses and projects.

  3. Respectful

    We pride ourselves in keeping the communication open with both clients and candidates. We tell candidates about what to expect in terms of next steps and we keep them informed of our clients’ decisions.

“Our client was facing a difficult situation in terms of ‘leadership’ of its US subsidiary. Our CFR partner, DSML, swiftly managed a successful resolution to the situation by recruiting a top industry specialist to assume the key leadership role in the United States. It was great having our team work with DSML on this project.”

Martin Vosecky

2019 • Google Reviews

Some of our key features:

Tailored to your needs

A search approach that’s fully customized to your specific needs

24/7 portal access

Keep track of your search with our easy-to-use online client portal

Maximum efficiency

Candidates are interviewed at least twice before they are introduced

Your own team

We take a whole team approach to provide comprehensive results

No surprises

Clear and honest communication about timing and unique challenges

Fully-vetted candidates

We do thorough reference and background checks on all candidates

Executive recruiting is not one size fits all. DSML Executive Search believes in offering customized pricing models to fit each client’s unique needs.

Traditional retained

We calculate our fees as a percentage of the base salary only

Fixed fee

It keeps us neutral regarding the final negotiated compensation


For companies with several positions to be filled

Let’s start a conversation about your next search.

Call +1 312 268 6166
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Call +1 312 268 6166
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+1 312 268 6166