Opened executive search volume rose 12% QoQ and 9% YoY in Q1.

2024 kicked off with an especially active January before settling into relatively flat MoM activity in February and March. Even still, all three months would have ranked in top-3 most active months from an opened search perspective in 2023.

The strong start to the year means that four of the last five quarters have now posted QoQ growth in the executive search market, with two of those quarters being above 10% growth.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be wrapping our analysis of the quarter and sharing deeper insights in our quarterly report. For now, though, it’s clear that the market appears to be optimistic about it’s optimism.