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About Tempting Talent

About Us

Our Story

Tempting Talent was born in 2017 as the talent consulting arm of Tempting Ventures, a recruitment focused Venture Capital firm.

Since then, Tempting Talent has become the leading consultancy to the Recruitment & Executive Search industry in America, with offices in New York and London.

Our vision is to become the leading investor and embedded talent partner for VC & PE, Executive Search and Staffing Firms.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help Executive Search, Staffing & Talent Acquisition Professionals to reach their potential. We commit to this in three ways:

Financial Independence

Supporting our employees, clients and candidates to achieve financial independence.

Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose

Supporting our employees, candidates and clients to be able to operate independently, become experts at their jobs and to feel fulfilled at work.


Supporting our employees, candidates, and clients to own a stake in the business they work for, own their own business, or use their cash to invest equity in other companies or assets.

Working for Tempting Talent

Tempting Talent offers a unique platform for you to be the best in the world at what you do. We are market leaders in a niche sector in an industry with an $11bn/year annual revenue in the US alone, and we are only at the start of our growth journey.

Find out more on our Careers Page

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Executive Search Gender Pay Gap

Our Compensation Report has shown that there is a 3% Gender Pay Gap (base salary) across the Executive Search industry in the USA. Down from 15% in 2021.

Discover our Compensation Report to learn more about the Gender Pay Gap plus a host of other insights...