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Stred Executive Search LLC brings fresh thinking to your Board of Directors. We recruit particularly skilled, experienced, and diplomatic Board members for for-profit companies. We look outside the "usual suspects" to find executives with leadership and expertise in the areas you need. Our recruiting practice focuses on Board members for publicly-traded corporations, substantial family-owned companies, and private-equity owned companies.

We have also worked with the Boards of for-profit enterprises in alternative structures, such as cooperatively-owned enterprises, or substantial not-for-profits that operate in the health care where both for-profit and not-for-profit structures compete for the same customers.


Global Table Boards of Directors have evolved over the last few decades. Well-established

companies now search for Board members who add strategic value and have knowledge in different market areas. To find that talent, companies now look much more broadly geographically, in targeted industries, and beyond the "friends of the CEO" who were the historical Board members. We help our clients identify critical Board-level talent by deep research, and broad knowledge of the seasoned leaders who have wisdom and diplomacy, as well as great track records.

Individual Approach

Each Board search is a custom search, starting with consulting with the current Board members and senior management to develop the "consensus profile of the ideal director" for the particular opening the company is facing. We build a profile of the critical attributes that are needed on your Board, thinking about:

  • Relevant industry experience
  • Specialized skills or expertise that have become more important, for example online sales, publicly-company Enterprise Risk Management processes, or international markets.
  • Areas targeted for future growth, either geographically or by market segment
  • Audit committee expertise
  • Diversity, in all senses of that word, and
  • Company culture


City Views We have successfully completed searches for Board members in a variety of industries, including:
  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Heavy manufacturing
  • Logistics and transportation
  • Consumer packaged goods
  • Utilities