Howard Fischer Associates ranks among the top retained executive search firms in the United States. Built upon 35 years of sustained excellence in executive search, our practice consistently ranks as one of the best and most experienced search firms nationwide.

During this time HFA has completed over 2,500 searches at the CEO, COO, CFO, CIO and Board levels as well as key executives in Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Engineering and Information Technology. We work closely with both growth-oriented and mature companies, within public and private sectors.

We've designed the practice so we work with fewer clients but do so more deeply with each. We partner with our clients over time to help build their leadership teams.

Some of our Differentiators;
  • Clients frequently tell us that our reference audit process is the most thorough they have seen in the industry, and is the best predictor of a candidate's cultural fit.
  • Reference Audit process is key. Our reference audit process, with 360º references going back to the last 3 employers (10 years) is the best predictor of culture fit and success. Good for Selection Management development purposes.
  • Generalist approach provides a broader knowledge base to share with clients. We can cross fertilize the best practices that we see in different industries. Clients often look to bring in the best ideas, approaches and talent from other industries.
  • Entrepreneurial led company. Sense of urgency and commitment to great execution. We’ve competed against the large firms for 35 years based on performance and the success of candidates.