Essential Solutions is the Silicon Valley’s premier retained executive search firm specializing in the placement of highly qualified leaders for venture capital firms and companies in industries such as Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Virtual Reality, IoT, Cloud Infrastructure, Software Defined Networking, Security, Storage, SaaS, Digital Health, Wireless, Semiconductors, Sensors, and related industries.
The Essential Solutions Advantage ensures fast delivery of highly skilled candidates with outstanding qualifications to complete executive teams and drive company success.
Our deep networks, robust and efficient search processes, and professional commitment ensure rapid delivery of superior, highly qualified candidates. Unlike traditional search firms, Essential Solutions utilizes a collaborative process, leveraging the talent, contacts, and knowledge of our entire team of senior search professionals on every search.
Aaron Woo, founder of Essential Solutions in 1992, leads our team of senior search professionals who each bring a blend of technical and search experience plus personal commitment to our clients’ success.
With hundreds of filled searches, we have mastered the art of conversation, and our long-term relationships, energy and ingenuity are our recipe for success.
Essential Solutions has proven and efficient search processes; our firm uses state-of-the-art systems/tools to advance candidate recruitment, enhance search quality, and accelerate search results. Regular and transparent real-time communication, including weekly search status calls and reports, provide clients full visibility on the progress of each search. Repeat and referred business from venture firms like: NEA, Lightspeed, KPCB, Norwest Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, Accel Partners, Nexus Venture Partners, Foundation Capital, Storm Ventures, August Capital, DCM, and Samsung Catalyst Fund are indicative of our success.
Our experience and track record in placing proven leaders on a nationwide basis has made Essential Solutions a trusted strategic partner to our clients. Our database contains over 30,000 relevant, established executives that have been funded by venture capital firms over the past 25 years. We have long term personal relationships with thousands of these executives. We understand that placing the key executive in the right position is crucial to the success of the company. Our goal is to achieve a 100% success rate for our placed executives.
We only accept assignments in our focused areas of expertise so you know you are working with the best in your area of interest. Once the strategy is carefully crafted we develop a comprehensive position description. Our process targets highly qualified candidates who are gainfully employed, not currently looking for a new position, and have demonstrated a track record of success and contribution. We research target companies, potential candidates, and key contacts by leveraging multiple resources in parallel, to quickly develop a base of target candidates. Our clients and candidates can expect real-time updates, weekly search status calls and reports to provide full visibility on all the important information relative to the search. Only candidates that meet or exceed our client’s requirements are presented. The most relevant candidates are interviewed by Essential Solutions in person. The top candidates are then presented to the client. During the final selection phase, we assist our clients in the due diligence process by conducting in-depth confidential reference checks. At Essential Solutions, we are highly sensitive to the confidential nature of this activity and are very careful not to jeopardize the current employment of any candidates. The top candidate is then presented with an offer that has been carefully crafted by Essential Solutions and our client. Once the offer is accepted, Essential Solutions stays in constant contact with the newly hired executive prior to the start date and during the first few months of employment to help identify and mitigate any issues that might jeopardize a smooth transition into the new role.
Over the past 25 years we have successfully completed over four hundred and fifty searches. A detailed listing of some of our recent past relevant executive searches can be found on our Client List.
We take your trust and security seriously. That is why we practice full discretion on each search so you know you are in the best hands.
From semiconductors to cloud computing, we stay current with today’s technology so we can be the most effective in placing expert candidates.
With hundreds of filled searches, we have mastered that art of conversation, and our long-term relationships, energy and ingenuity are our recipe for success.
Once hands are shaken, you can be rest assured that we are 100% committed to you and your job placement.