An Independent Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of No One

From the beginning, we set out to create the most effective client centric model in the retained executive search industry. Our goal was was to transition from the search industry's long standing project-based work to our relationship based-work approach. To accomplish this we needed to work closely with clients to acquire a working knowledge of their culture, strategy and competition, in addition to their product and service offerings. 

We believe our relationship-build approach enables us to deliver more impact, insight and value, to our clients in less time.   

At Allen Associates we see ourselves as a fiercely independent privately held firm, purveyors of exceptional executive talent. We have a deep working knowledge of the market, channels and disciplines. Further, we've cultivated a network of high value off-the-grid relationships with the top performers by segment. 

Our job isn’t to simply fill a management void; it’s to excite the client with new ideas, directions, possibilities, and of course high-powered leadership options. We strive to provide clarity and focus, never confusing hard work with results. 

The outcome; We have successfully conducted thousands of searches to closure, for an ever-growing client roster ranging from intriguing startups to multinationals.


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