Executive Search

Our confidential searches are committed to the placement of highly qualified professionals into mid- and upper-level executive positions. Our clients, architecture, engineering and planning consulting firms, range from both small, private companies to large publicly held consulting firms.

We have solid relationships with decision-makers and job seekers across North America. Our extensive network gives you immediate access to top talent. The Metzner Group tailors its approach and methodology to meet your recruiting needs. Our approaches fall into various search options and you are able to decide which solution works best for your projects:


Partial Retainer

This performance based approach is often utilized for searches requiring immediate focus, urgency and confidentiality. In this type of search, our fee is paid in two installments. The first payment or engagement fee is due when we begin the search.

The final payment is due only after the search has been completed. This strategy assures that our experienced industry specific national recruiting team will direct their efforts immediately.

Monthly Retainer

This approach is often utilized by our clients who are familiar with our high search/placement success rate. They want to feel confident that they will have first review of qualified candidates, gain industry intelligence and that they will receive priority response from our team. These contracts are commonly set for 3/6/9/12 months and reviewed at 3 month intervals.


Our fee is not paid until a candidate has been hired. This approach is commonly utilized for our clients with multiple searches. While this approach allows efficient management of time on these multiple searches, these assignments do not have the urgency of other searches.

Consulting Solutions

Board of Directors

The Metzner Group is retained to assist in identifying and recruiting senior professionals to provide leadership and industry insight as members of corporate board of directors. Our executive management contacts come from a variety of public and privately held companies and/or public sector agencies. We are proud of the caliber of talented leaders we can call upon.


Our network of A/E/P experienced business and human resources professionals also provides employment and/or business management expertise on a consulting basis. Clients often call upon our experts to develop staffing strategies, pre-employment assessments, employee assessments and training, executive coaching, benefit review, compensation structuring, job description development and outplacement services. Additionally, we are regularly hired to develop industry or competitive intelligence.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The Metzner Group serves in an introductory role to assist our clients with Mergers or Acquisitions. Our well-known A/E/P industry business consultants are skilled in buyer/seller representation, deal structuring, due diligence and integration planning and implementation.