Summative is a different experience.

Principled and pragmatic, Summative partners with a select group of technology companies to improve their businesses and the lives of those involved.  Small, nimble, and hyper-focused, we are devoted to making each client successful.

The majority of our business comes through referrals.  Those that refer us know that you and the candidates you seek to attract are our highest priority.  We are your evangelists to the industry’s most competitive executive candidates; and candidates listen to us because we earn their respect.

Our search methodology has been influenced and validated by some of tech’s most successful board directors, investors, and operating executives.  Our multi-faceted techniques consistently identify strong match candidates.

You don’t work with Summative because we manage hundreds of searches a year. You work with us because we don’t.

Our clients trust us.  Unlike larger executive search firms, we are personally involved and hold ourselves accountable from start to finish.  Summative’s fixed fee is invoiced as critical search milestones are met.  Our size enables us to deliver the best candidates without risk of conflict of interest with other clients’ searches.

We are clearly differentiated from other executive search firms.  Not only does Summative bring the best candidates to the table, we deliver a personal and positive experience that delights our clients.


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