About Us

Founded in 1985 by a group of the nation’s leading search professionals, the National Association of Executive Recruiters (NAER) represents a membership dedicated to the highest level of ethical standards and practices. United with this commitment to excellence, NAER members set the standards for the industry and our goal is to continually enhance our quality and methods through education, interaction, and professional competence.

Selecting a NAER-member firm assures clients that their search will be carried out in complete confidentiality by skilled professionals. Our executive recruiters are specialists – professionals who focus on a specific industry, skill, function, or geographical area, however broad or narrow. Their expertise enables them to conduct and complete complex searches with speed, efficiency, and accuracy.

Client companies have also come to rely on our willingness to thoroughly immerse ourselves in their business culture – to acquire a knowledge of their particular management style and corporate philosophy. That effort results in successful searches and long-term relationships.

Central to NAER’s ethical code is the principle that we are an association of client-driven recruitment firms whose sole purpose is to serve our clients. In pursuit of that goal, it is our policy to never transmit unsolicited information, or in any other way compromise the interests of client or candidate.

As important as what we are, is what we, most emphatically, are not. None of our members are an employment agency. We do not market candidates and are strictly prohibited from accepting remuneration from any candidate.

Collectively and individually, NAER-member firms lead the industry in personal service and client satisfaction.