Attract innovative leadership. Accelerate growth. Faster.

Welcome to Castlight Search

How We Make It Work

We partner with our clients to identify the very best leadership talent to fit their needs. Every organization is different and at a specific point in their growth story. As a retained executive search partner, we take that into account to maximize the impact of a new leader.

We deliver executive leadership in half the time of other leading firms.

We specialize in the recruitment of executive leadership, C-suite to VP leaders with specialized expertise in the following:

  • Administrative leadership: CEO/President, CFO, CHRO.
  • Revenue generating leadership: Chief Revenue, Operations, Marketing, Sales and Business Development Officers.
  • Disruptive leadership:  Chief Transformation, Innovation, Information, Technology, Digital Officers.

Words from our clients

We used to retain big, national firms for c-level searches, but with CastLight Search we feel comfortable up and down the org. chart. And candidates have never been happier than when we dropped the big firms and now use Castlight."

Co-Founder, COO – Healthcare Technology Provider

“CastLight Search are incredibly focused and hard working. Closing our search for a Chief Information Officer in seven weeks was amazing when we had budgeted for seven months. Didn’t think this would be possible from our headquarters in Sweden."

Chief Talent Officer – Industrial Air Filtration

“CastLight Search is unique in that they are businesspeople first and search executives second. Most retained search people have never had a job outside recruiting. I think this is the reason they consistently deliver the right talent for long-term success.

Chief Financial Officer – Casual Dining Restaurants

"Steve found us the right President to re-launch our brand in the United States. It is rare to find a search executive that understands European and American challenges. We will definitely work with CastLight again.”

CEO – Packaged Foods

“I’ve worked with CastLight Search for many years and find that they are superior at bringing quality marketing leaders. Their personal experience in marketing comes through in understanding the nuances of what we need."

Chief Talent Officer – Non-Alcoholic Beverages

We had never worked with an executive search firm that is more available and works harder to make us successful. We’ve never received this kind of attention and momentum from a top-10 firm. We strongly recommend CastLight Search.

SVP Operations – Wellness and Fitness

CastLight Search and his team were active partners for us. They listened to our needs, calibrated with us early on, developed their famous Clover Leaf and brought us a great slate of finalists to consider.

CEO – Financial Services

Working with CastLight Search was an extremely valuable partnership in my process of finding the right sales leaders. Their focus on business objectives and key deliverables helped me think about the complete team, not just individual roles.

SVP Talent – Educational Technology

CastLight Search does a better job of representing our needs and our brand to candidates than we can. They find candidates when we don’t think they exist. I have used them as my exclusive retained search partner for leadership talent for over 10 years.

Retired President – Healthcare Technology Provider

I always think of CastLight Search as my primary search firm when I have a need for a marketing hire and have used them across three different companies on VP CMO searches. CastLight spends the time to understand where a company is in its cycle, as well as the technical requirements of the position. They have become a valuable part of my team.

Investor and CEO – Private Equity (Auto Care Franchising)

Areas of Expertise

Partners and Principals of CastLight Search spent decades in business  before engaging in retained search. We draw on our own experience to connect with and understand the needs of our clients.

Life Sciences:

  • Life Sciences:
  • Acute, post-acute, long-term healthcare providers
  • Technology providers
  • Medical device
  • Corporate health and fitness
  • Laboratory automation and robotics
  • Research and academic medical centres
  • For-profit / non-profit


  • Automation
  • Air, water filtration and purification
  • Building products
  • Manufacturing
  • Food and beverage ingredients

Consumer Goods and Services:

  • Enhanced, functional and sports beverages
  • OTC healthcare products
  • Hospitality
  • Electronics

Our insights

Five reasons why talent leaves

Learn about the most voiced reasons why talent would leave, with the hopes that employers out there may think about how they can improve and consequently improve their retention of key talent.

Four ways to “Be” to attract and keep talent

Keeping talent is as important, if not more, as attracting it. In this blog, you will learn four ways to attract and keep innovative talent - or be one!

Lessons Leaders Can Take to Garner More Success in 2022

In this episode of McKinsey Talks Talent, talent experts Bryan Hancock and Bill Schaninger of McKinsey in Washington DC and Philadelphia, respectively, have a discussion with Lucia Rahilly in which they look back at 2021 and reveal lessons leaders can take to garner more success in 2022.

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