Safire Partners is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Los Angeles that is hyper-focused on building teams based in Southern California. Though we source candidates nationally, we are the most connected firm to the talent already here or actively looking to relocate here.
With 1000s of start-ups and 100s of successes in the past 25 years Southern California (San Diego to Santa Barbara = 200 miles and 22m people) is the world’s #2 emerging growth market.
The companies that depend on Safire are defined as emerging growth, which encompasses established with aggressive investment in new platforms, venture capital, private equity and angel-backed companies.
Todd Gitlin founded Safire Partners in 2006 to realize a vision that relationships are the most important asset to an emerging growth company.
For every search Safire Partners conducts a thorough analysis of an industry, and systematically identifies every qualified candidate in the marketplace. This process of sourcing generates a concentrated list of candidates without regard to their interest in a career change. Only through this process will our clients gain momentum with candidates who have never responded to a job advertisement or been found through a personal network.
Safire Partners continually looks for opportunities to invest in their clients, and since 2006 has invested ~$4M by deferring search fees into equity. Since the firm was founded Safire Partners has place approximately 500 executives.