Through the first two months of Q2, executive search volume has held on a MoM basis, projecting for a flat quarter and modest 3% growth versus Q2 2023.

The sustained volume is a positive development for a market that’s swiftly countered its ups with downs over the last year.

If the trend holds, Q2 2024 will be the third consecutive quarter in which demand for executive talent grew—something we haven’t seen since the ramp up to peak hiring volumes in 2021/2022.

On a YoY basis, the majority of the growth is coming on the go-to-market side. Sales and CEO hiring, as we’ve previously highlighted, is continuing to grow while Marketing hiring is rebounding this quarter in a big way.

Product and Engineering roles, meanwhile, are down double-digit percentages versus Q2 2023, though down more modestly QoQ.