Shortlist Search

Helping purpose-driven organizations hire the right leaders across Africa, India, and 20+ countries

We believe that finding the most impactful and influential leaders for your organization should feel like an adventure. Shortlist will be your trusted advisor along the way.

Shortlist Search

Helping purpose-driven organizations hire the right leaders across Africa, India, and 20+ countries

We believe that finding the most impactful and influential leaders for your organization should feel like an adventure. Shortlist will be your trusted advisor along the way.

Our Team

We’re a mix of experienced headhunters, impact professionals, and startup leaders. We understand the challenges of building teams, and the potential for the right leader to change your trajectory.

Aditi Banerjee

Principal Consultant, Tech

Lotika Baruah

Global Head of Partnerships

Vijayendra Bhat

Principal Consultant, Tech

Paul Breloff

CEO & Co-Founder

Simon Desjardins

MD, Talent Drives & Co-Founder

Shriya Gera

Associate Partner, Search

Maggy Mushira

Partner, Search

Sarah Ndegwa

Project Manager, Commercial

Chipo Phiri

Partner, Search

Mridvika Raisinghani

Managing Director, Search

Ashbira Singh

Project Manager, Impact

Mehndi Shivdasani

Principal Consultant, Commercial

Our Team

We’re a mix of experienced headhunters, impact professionals, and startup leaders. We understand the challenges of building teams, and the potential for the right leader to change your trajectory.

Our Specialties

Our team of recruitment specialists have successfully hired for commercial functions like finance, strategy, operations, marketing & sales; technology functions like product, software engineering, and data; and social impact & non-profit functions like fundraising, program management, and M&E.

Sales & BD | Example Searches

Commercial Director

Head of Business

Head of Business

Head of Growth

Head of BD

Head of BD

Head of BD

Head of Business

Sales & BD | Example Searches

Product & Design | Example Searches

UI/UX Lead

Product Manager

Director of Product

Head of Product

Director of Product

Product Manager

Senior Product Manager

Product Manager

Product & Design | Example Searches

Engineering & Data | Example Searches

Director of Engineering

Head of Data Science

Global Head of Technology

Engineering Lead

Software Architect

Head of Engineering

Technical Team Lead

Head of IT

Engineering & Data | Example Searches

Finance | Example Searches

Head of Finance

CFO

CFO

FP&A Lead

Head of Strategic Finance

Finance Director

Financial Controller

Finance Director

Finance | Example Searches

People & HR | Example Searches

HR Director

Director of HR

Head of Talent

Director of HR & Talent

People Manager

Global Director of People
Operations

India HR Lead

People Director

People & HR | Example Searches

C-Suite & Leadership | Example Searches

CEO

CEO

CEO

Managing Director

CEO

COO

Executive Director – Climate
Change Collaborative

Country Manager

C-Suite & Leadership | Example Searches

Social Impact & Non-Profit | Example Searches

Head of Fundraising

Senior Director

Director of Communications

Project Director

Head of Conservation
Programs

East Africa Regional Director

Senior Program Director

Country Director

Social Impact & Non-Profit | Example Searches

Our Approach

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Role Understanding

In-depth consultation

Sample profile
calibration

Market research

Sourcing

Tailored JD distribution

Sector & function expert referrals

Experience-based market-mapping

Engagement & Screening

Fit analysis

Competency-based screening

Discrete engagement & role pitching

Interview & Offer Support

Interview scheduling

Compensation benchmarking

Negotiation & closing support

We go beyond “who we know” and follow a structured, research-driven approach for every role. We combine thoughtful distribution, including to our database of over 1M professionals, with more targeted research on passive candidates via specialist sourcing partners and market mapping. Our market and industry depth helps us focus on the most promising pools of talent, coming from the right companies and experience and with the right skills and values to ensure success.

As we hone in on the right candidate pool, our search consultants will focus on outreach to cultivate interest and evaluate candidates against the role must-haves and the soft factors of fit and values.

Our goal is to not only develop a fantastic shortlist of well-suited executives, but also support you through the entire process, including market insights, compensation benchmarking, offer negotiation, and the right pre-boarding and integration approach to ensure new hires hit the ground running and thrive over time.

Our Approach

Our team of recruitment specialists have successfully hired for commercial functions like finance, strategy marketing & sales; operations & technology functions like product, software engineering, and data; and social impact & non-profit functions like fundraising, program management, and M&E.

We go beyond “who we know” and follow a structured, research-driven approach for every role. We combine thoughtful distribution, including to our database of over 1M professionals, with more targeted research on passive candidates via specialist sourcing partners and market mapping. Our market and industry depth helps us focus on the most promising pools of talent, coming from the right companies and experience and with the right skills and values to ensure success.

As we hone in on the right candidate pool, our search consultants will focus on outreach to cultivate interest and evaluate candidates against the role must-haves and the soft factors of fit and values.

Our goal is to not only develop a fantastic shortlist of well-suited executives, but also support you through the entire process, including market insights, compensation benchmarking, offer negotiation, and the right pre-boarding and integration approach to ensure new hires hit the ground running and thrive over time.

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