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Executive Search

Chemicals Coatings Staffing

Bold, ambitious strategies require world-class leaders. At Thomas Brooke, our remarkable industry network means our clients have access to cream of the crop C-suite and senior functional leadership candidates, even when a search requires total discretion. Tap into our nearly 30 years of nurtured, personal relationships with the industry’s best and brightest talent and prepare for inspiring leadership equipped to turn stagnation into production — and expansion.

"Thomas Brooke has helped us add scientific, technical, business engineering, and customer account management roles to our team. Their skills and reach are both broad and deep."

Experience Matters

Decades of successful placements spanning five continents have made Thomas Brooke a trusted, globally recognized name in executive search across a wide range of leadership roles and functions. Here are just a few examples:

C-Suite Sales & Marketing R&D/Technology Operations & Engineering Finance & Legal
CEO VP Sales & Marketing VP Technology VP GM Americas VP Internal Audit
President Business Development Head, Latin America VP R&D VP Operations VP M&A/Strategy
CFO VP North American Sales Director of Long-Range Research VP Engineering & Technology VP Corporate Development
COO VP Product Marketing Technical Director Global Manufacturing Director Corporate Counsel
Chief Commercial Officer Business Unit Commercial Leader Senior Director of New Materials Technology Development Powder Operations Director Director of Accounting
Managing Director Americas Business Development Director Global Innovation Program Manager Senior Director, Engineering Director, Global Compliance

Your Partner for the Journey

Whether you’re looking to drive top line growth, improve operational efficiency, or increase the speed and sustainability of new product development, we’ll seek out the leaders most qualified for your unique situation, and put you in the best position to achieve your strategic goals.

Nicola James

Managing Partner
Nano Materials Recruiting

Specialized Search, No Surprises

We are a retained search firm, which means we work closely with you to conduct a highly focused search with dedicated resources. We invest the time to find, nurture, and thoroughly qualify passive candidates you would not otherwise have access to without our trusted industry relationships. We work on a flat fee basis, typically around 25% of the expected base salary for the role. Individual project fees depend upon the specific nature of the project and are agreed upon up front, before the project begins.

Our executive search service begins with a thorough review of goals, priorities, context and role scope, as well as culture and stakeholder input, for the most complete picture. We develop a position brief spelling out key factors clearly, so everyone is aligned before we start. We manage the project while keeping in close touch with you throughout, enabling course corrections or adjustments as needed. We handle all interview scheduling, salary negotiation, and detailed reference checking prior to the formal offer, and remain engaged throughout the onboarding process.

We work until the position is filled, and we stand behind our placements with a one-year guarantee.

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