Our mission is simple:

We connect evolving
organizations with
exceptional HR talent.


We are HR experts.

Benson Executive Search is a retained search firm specializing in HR. Founder Alice K. Benson and the Benson Executive Search team bring over 50 years of experience in the human resources and executive search fields. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, we have search recruitment expertise across numerous industries and North America.

We find the right fit.

Specializing in HR executive search, we understand the strategic role of today’s CHRO and HR leaders. We excel in identifying strong, forward-thinking candidates who are effective change agents. In fact, our placements are so perfectly matched that 98 percent of the people we place are still with their organization beyond two years.

With backgrounds in HR and business unit leadership, we bring a unique lens that enhances our ability to help clients identify the “missing puzzle piece” in their leadership teams.

Meet our leadership team.

We partner for success.

We form strategic partnerships, not client relationships. We take the time to understand your structure, team, hiring needs and goals as intimately as you do. We look far beyond qualifications and requisite experience in potential candidates to analyze, define and identify the best match for your organization as a whole.

Learn more about our approach.


Recently completed searches:

  • VP, HRBP M&A Leader—ACI Worldwide

  • Head of Total Rewards—Blueprint Medicines

  • Head of Talent Management & Development—Harvey Building Projects

  • Senior HRBP—iRobot

  • Head of Human Resources—Kaufman Financial Services

  • VP, Human Resources—Lahey Health

  • CHRO; Head of Total Rewards—Lantheus Medical Imaging

  • Director of Compensation—Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

  • CHRO; Head of Global Talent Acquisition—Teradyne

  • CHRO—Welch’s


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