Business transformation starts with the right leadership.

PierceGray helps clients succeed by finding the right leaders. As a leading boutique retained search firm, we are experts in finding and placing C-suite, functional leadership, and management roles that enable growth. We act as partners to understand core business challenges, align on execution strategies, and drive successful outcomes for our private equity and Fortune 500 clients.

Our firm understands the impact leadership has on driving business transformation. As strategic consultants, we position ourselves as an extension of your organization, focused on building leadership teams that are primed for impact. Through our rigorous execution model, we have developed a reputation based on speed, accuracy and integrity.

A firm led by practitioners.

PierceGray is led by industry practitioners, search professionals, and human capital specialists to ensure the right mix of real experience and talent acquisition expertise. This approach enables a deeper level of partnership with clients and informs the way we work – everything from how we are organized, to the cadence of our projects and how we approach service excellence.

Quality roots, relationships, and referrals.

Since our founding in 2006, we have built a multi-regional firm, covering North America with primary offices in Chicago and New York City. In building our business organically from the ground up, we have formed trust-based, advisory relationships with clients in every major industry, specializing in growth-oriented, investor-backed environments.


More than 95% of our work is generated through referrals; we value long-term relationships and have built our service offerings to support broad, multi-level engagements, from C-suite to middle-management.


We have served more than 90 private equity funds across their portfolios, ranging from founder-led, early-state investments to high-growth multi-national environments.


We are focused on high-growth, investor-backed environments. More than 80% of our search volume is in private equity-backed portfolio companies.