Executive Search

At Chaberton Partners, Executive Search is our main service, the company was created with the purpose of supporting our clients to search and to find the best managers and board members.





We look for the best candidates and we support companies in building successful teams that produce the highest value for shareholders and all stakeholders.


We strive to achieve a thorough understanding of our clients’ strategic vision, identity and organizational culture to create long-term partnerships.

No two projects are the same. Therefore, for each hiring process we design a dedicated strategy, which explores both the relevant sectors and different areas in which to source the required skills and sensitivity. As a matter of fact, with each project, we provide our clients with “out of the box” candidates to encourage them to reflect on the infinite array of opportunities. 

We want to be the travelling companions of our partners through all the phases of a search project, aware that the journey can develop over time and by methods that are not always predictable, and sometimes face unexpected events and changes of direction. When we take on a new assignment, we do so in full awareness of every aspect, strongly determined to conclude each project regardless of how much time and resources it may require.

 A very delicate task in our work is assisting our clients and candidates during the final phase of a project, which consists in defining a plan to align their perspectives.

Consumer Markets

Our team has extensive experience in the consumer sector at an international level, through executive search and executive assessment projects that support different types of companies:

  • Multinational Groups, with which we work both at Headquarters level and by supporting Country Clusters or local Branches.

  • Business entities committed to international growth and development. 

  • Private Equity and Family Offices in operations of leverage, scale-up or turnaround of small and medium-sized companies.

In the consumer sector, we have particular expertise in Food & Beverages, Home & Personal Care, Cosmetics and Lifestyle (eyewear, accessories, electronics, interior decoration and design). We are also increasingly involved in collaborations with B2B companies, focusing on achieving excellence in different product categories.

Furthermore, we support a number of different categories of retail businesses in developing an increasingly integrated approach among the different physical and digital distribution channels, as well as companies in the restaurant business, which is undergoing a profound transformation on an international scale.

Finally, we have gained diversified experience in the field of Media, Sport, Entertainment, Leisure, Hospitality.

Luxury & Fashion

The luxury and fashion industry is constantly changing and evolving, and it needs more dynamic and flexible partners who can lead companies through a process of research and selection of the candidate that perfectly matches the requirements and DNA of each individual environment. Our mission is to understand, share and be able to offer the best available solution. The brands we work with are well established within the global market, thanks to our strong expertise and knowledge of the business, we are able to attract executives to be employed in the  HQ, Region and Operations organizational structures, to create made-to-measure projects and to monitor the creative professionals and their teams.
Chaberton helps its clients to achieve an in-depth knowledge of the relevant sector in all organizational areas, with worldwide emphasis.

Real Estate & Debt

We leverage our extensive knowledge of the Real Estate and Debt market, in which we specialize, to strategically identify and select the best available profiles among the main players, we offer a deep qualitative and technical assessment of the candidates we present our clients. Interestingly, the combination of new professional figures exhibiting transversal skills from both the fields is in high demand within this specific market. Main players: Real Estate & Property Company, SGR, Sim, Sicaf, Sicav, Asset & Facility Management, Private Equity, Family Office, Venture Capital, Credit Servicer, NPL and UTP players.

Industrial & Automotive

Our Automotive & Industrial Practice works in a particularly dynamic sector that has been undergoing deep changes for years. We support our clients, contribute to their development and help them implement the necessary changes to meet the ongoing challenges of the market. 
The industrial sector is characterized by extremely diverse processes and dynamics. With an international team and years of experience, we help automotive and industrial clients across Europe to understand their unique characteristics and to attract the best talent for both corporate functions and strategic operational roles.
We are constantly engaged in assisting our clients in their internationalization processes, in their sustainability policies – which are particularly strategic in an industrial environment – and in further strengthening Diversity & Inclusion policies in more technical areas.

Life Sciences

Our extensive experience in Life Sciences makes us a trusted and knowledgeable partner to our clients thanks to our strong industry-related technical and scientific expertise. We recruit professionals for a variety of roles ranging from mid-level to senior within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Medical Device or Diagnostic sector. We have a track record in hiring all type of personnel ranging from difficult-to-recruit to highly specialized, we perform senior-level hiring at a global, regional and country level. Meeting the constantly changing market needs brought by digitalization, Chaberton Partners Executive Search identifies high potential as well as experienced executives.


Through the previous experience of some of our Senior Partners and the continuous observation of the labor market, we are able to understand HR’s constantly evolving dynamics and select the talent needed to foster our clients’ growth.

Our team has had the opportunity to manage numerous selection processes for the HR function of some Fortune 500 companies and has selected hundreds of HR profiles, both with functional expertise (research and selection, organizational development, talent management, training, industrial relations), as well as HR Business Partner or Divisional HR.


Business and Professional Services

Service companies achieve their success through human capital. To renew their competitive advantage, they must therefore be able to attract and retain the most talented candidates that are at the same time compatible with the internal culture.

Thanks to our consultants’  experience and broad industry knowledge we support global companies and boutiques with our expertise, we identify their talent pipeline with candidates who bring specific skills and business cases, in various areas: Strategy and Management Consulting, Business Information Services, Digital and IT Services, Accounting Services including the Big Four”.


Our Private Equity clients turn to us to identify managers who successfully turnaround struggling businesses or contribute to the growth of successful companies in their portfolio.


Our executives’ Legal experience grants us market leadership in identifying and selecting the best partners for boutique research, structured national and international research in the following sectors: Corporate, M&A, Banking and Finance, Real estate, Litigation and Arbitration, Labour law, White Collar crime, Banking and Insurance Regulation, Antitrust, Intellectual Property and Tax. Furthermore, by meeting our clients’ needs , Chaberton Partners Executive Search manages the selection of senior associates with the best growth potential.


Our advisors are focused on supporting organizations to develop the best operating practices of each Board of Directors.

Increasing pressure from shareholders and other stakeholders has increased the focus on Board of Directors’ performance. Having an effective Board Assessment system is now essential to adapt to the growing standards of Corporate Governance. Our Board Assessment system highlights the specific characteristics of every Board of Directors, in order to identify and remove obstacles to the achievement of the best possible performance and to enhance its strength. Following our assessment and action plan, the BoDs improve their effectiveness in guiding management and business. 

 The appointment of a new member of the Board of Directors is a fundamental decision for every Board of Directors. We have worked with our clients to ensure that their BoDs have the right mix of skills and experience, in line with the strategic direction of their companies.

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