Retained Search

The Search Process

Strong candidates that impact a company’s bottom line are not easy to come by. They are out there but their availability may be “hidden”. Many of them are not actively looking for a job. They do not post their resumes (no interest) nor do they look at job postings (no time). At best, it requires a lot of time, research, and resources to find top candidates. That is where Vanderzee & Associates comes in because we are specialized in conducting fast, reliable and confident search assignments.

How we work

Our search process is designed around the client. We offer personalized service at every step. We begin the process with a detailed description of the open position and the ideal profile of the desired candidate. Then, we search for and connect with these hard to find individuals. We use a wide variety of resources and techniques to determine where to find the best possible candidates. Next, we thoroughly assess each candidate to make sure they meet the client’s qualifications. This qualification process allows us to present our clients with a slate of candidates that are truly a selection of only the best.


I love the work that we do. We are constantly scanning the market for talented individuals. We help build corporate teams. It’s always a win-win situation”— Siebe van der Zee
President, Vanderzee & Associates, Inc.
Why Hire Us?Recent AssignmentsSpecial Benefits
Vanderzee & Associates has an excellent track record providing consulting services to corporate clients through the United States and beyond since 1987. We realize that in a competitive executive search market we are only as good as our next achievement. In addition to our commit to our clients and passion for our work there are severan special situations why you should consider hiring us:

1. Hiring of key executives.
Many strong candidates are currently not actively looking for a job. They don’t have their resumes currently posted. We actively search for those hidden individuals, screen them, and present them to you.

2. Replacement hire.
Topgrading an organization requires being area of key executives who are available at a moment’s notice to step in. We conduct confidential searches without interrupting the flow of your day-to-day business.

3. Sensitive hire.
It is quite customary for people to switch jobs and stay within their own industry. As a retained executive search firm we can approach candidates without putting you or the candidate in an embarrassing position.

Vanderzee & Associates – Executive Search specializes in attracting the best possible talent for hard-to-fill, executive level positions. We recruit for these positions at the following professional levels and key market segments.

Positions: CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, CTO, CIO, CPO, VP, Director, etc.

Functional areas: Executive Management
Human Resources
Sales & Marketing

Industries: Technology/Semiconductor
Sustainable Energy/Solar
Consumer Products

Vanderzee & Associates offers a fast, reliable and confidential search process and the following benefits are part of our retainer agreement:

1. Performance Guarantee
Our retained search agreement includes a 365 day guarantee on all placements through our firm.

2. Performance Based Retainer
Our standard retainer is one of the lowest in the industry. The balance of the fee is due upon the successful completion of the search.

3. Short Cycle Times
We understand the need for urgency companies have for some of their key hiring needs. We are ready to provide a fast, reliable and confidential search process that will meet those expectations.