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Delivering Leadership Talent

Scale Search is a cross market interdisciplinary executive search firm which partners clients to ‘build better teams.’ Our market specialisms are Management Consulting and Finance, both buy and sell side institutions.

We offer proven expertise in human capital introductions including Quantitative Analysts, Regional and Functional Heads of Development, CTO, CDO, CIO, CRO. Retainer led, we have successfully completed mandates in Europe and Asia Pacific.


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Founded by Cian Loughnane, who offers 20 years industry experience, Scale Search specialises in exclusively providing select clients with leadership talent to drive business change and growth.

Scale’s service comprises of a comprehensive and exhaustive executive search process, key components of which include: market mapping, full candidate reports, benchmarking, competitor analysis, interview technique training, cultural fit analysis and rigorous testing.

Although part of Source Group International, Scale Search run as a separate entity, ensuring a professional, confidential service. Partnering with a carefully selected group businesses allows Scale to guarantee a ‘hands off’ policy with retained clients.

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Our ability to take considerable time to understand the culture of our individual clients and present candidates who reflect and enhance the department's culture, while having a transformative impact.

Our longevity in the market, allied to a systematic research methodology, ensure our capacity to access top tier proven candidates and the next generation of rising stars is unrivalled. .


All candidates will be presented with a comprehensive overview of the client organisation, the goals of the department, the role and part they can play in the client’s future.

Following a thorough discussion around past career achievements and future aspirations, an initial meeting will be conducted. Once a candidate becomes part of the Scale Search network, Scale will proactively seek introductions, provide bespoke consultancy and access exclusive Scale events and insight.


Scale Search delivers human capital solutions through its powerful network of offices in Dublin, Zurich, Houston, New York and London. We have placed in the following regions, UK, Europe, Asia, US, UAE, Nordics.

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At Scale Search, we’re on a mission to be the leading Executive Search firm by reputation. World class research is at the heart of our business and as a result of our continued success, we are looking for the brightest and best to join our growing team to help fulfil our ambitions. We are always looking for ambitious people to join us, so please get in touch if you are interested in developing your career in Executive Search.

Because we're growing fast, we're on the lookout for more people to recruit for us in the UK, USA and Europe.