50 Years of Excellence
Founded in 1969, Raines International Inc. is one of the country’s leading retained executive search firms, conducting global searches for “C-Suite” executives and their direct reports. Raines International Inc. offers unparalleled access to exceptional talent across the globe, leveraging 50 years of experience building exclusive relationships. With expertise in all major industry sectors and functional areas, our client base includes privately-held companies, publicly-held corporations, leading private equity and venture capital firms, and not-for-profits. The firm’s collaborative partnership with its clients, global reach, and industry and functional leadership allow Raines International Inc. to engage the world’s top talent to serve each client’s unique leadership needs.
Without strong relationships, an executive search firm cannot bring big talent to the table. Most executive search firms and most search consultants are focused on today and tomorrow, a focus that drives a transactional approach. Real talent thinks long term.
We know that a good today isn’t good enough. The way we treat each executive today will influence our ability to recruit him or her tomorrow or in five years. In 2015, 82% of our search assignments stemmed from repeat clients, with the balance coming from former candidates. Our consultative, patient, and understanding approach allows us to develop true relationships, which extend beyond any single assignment.
By design, we are a mid-sized firm and have multiple practice areas across key corporate functions and industries. With fewer off-limits issues than other search firms, we offer our clients significantly greater access to the most driven, accomplished, and inclusive leaders.
Based in New York City, we serve clients on five continents and connect you with top talent from around the world.
We are committed to finding exceptional talent in an efficient manner. On average, we identify the successful candidate within 14 business days of receiving the initial search specifications from the client.
Timing is everything. We stay engaged with the best talent across industries and functions throughout the year, so we know how to strike the iron while it’s hot. We are information-driven and leverage trends, acquisitions, and leadership changes to our clients’ advantage.
The world’s best talent knows no shortage of opportunities, and it is easier to find a reason not to pursue a new role than to justify the move. If candidates feel that a search process is just a transaction for the search firm and/or the client, they don’t mind walking away. Forever.
Our process is designed to instill confidence in the executives we approach. With a 50-year history and rich reputation in executive search, it is clear we are playing the long game. We approach candidates thoughtfully, we maintain the utmost confidentiality, and we make the search process enjoyable and transparent. To our active clients, we do not carve up your organization into areas we will and will not recruit from. We won’t recruit from your Asia segment while recruiting for your executive team in Ohio, like the largest firms do. That kind of activity doesn’t sit well with us, and you shouldn’t have to accept it.