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We believe that Recruiting should be as much Science as it is Art

The Frank Gump Agency’s search methodology separates us from others in the contingency recruiting space and ensures that you receive the focused insight and dedicated commitment to hiring success that you and your business deserve. We identify and evaluate prospective candidates who meet your precise hiring criteria. We thoroughly vet and pre-qualify every candidate for your consideration. We present top candidates to you through comprehensive profiles, and we arrange interviews for each candidate you select.

But we don’t stop there. Our contingency recruiting professionals provide experienced, consultative assistance at every step of the way. We work closely with you and with the candidate throughout the interview, negotiation and on-boarding process. Then and only then, will we collect a fee for our services.

We’re Here to Stay in a World of Transient Recruiting “Experts”

For more than 20 years, The Frank Gump Agency’s contingency recruiting has helped companies build the teams they need to compete…around the corner and around the globe. We provide trusted, consultative service to each and every client by truly listening and responding to your needs. We are a seamless, accessible and complementary contingency recruiter, and our success is measured by yours.


Business intelligence is a critical component of successful retained searches. To ensure that the candidate you hire will ultimately drive business success for your company, our retained search experts invest up front in comprehensive research. We assess both the position and the corporate strategy. Our comprehensive research evaluates the strategic, financial, political, cultural and operational aspects of the company and the hire. We understand the process. We understand the industry. We understand what it takes to deliver results that will exceed your expectations.

We listen — truly listen. We assess. And then we deliver.

Because we proceed in a highly efficient and consultative fashion to find the perfect match between your needs and the capabilities of the candidates, our retained executive search team is able to quickly deliver the most qualified candidates for your consideration.

Focused, Dedicated Service That Drives Exceptional Results

Our executive search consultants remain with you every step of the way, meeting you at the beginning and following through with you and the successful candidate long after the hire. With The Frank Gump Agency, one knowledgeable expert serves as your central point of contact and is committed to and accountable for filling that position. The result of that singular dedication is an extremely high success rate for retained executive search. And isn’t that what you’re after—results?

For critically important hires, getting everything right the first time is crucial for success. We listen to all of the dynamics involved in the retained recruiting process, ensuring that everyone in your organization—from the hiring manager to the head of HR—and our organization, are on the same page. Our retained search recruiters are true business partners with your company. By clarifying expectations and minimizing misunderstandings at the outset, we ensure that your organization moves efficiently through the retained recruiting process.

Pay Only for Performance With a Contingency Recruiter Who Delivers Results

The Frank Gump Agency can help you drive business success utilizing our contingency recruiting model. Sometimes it makes sense to only pay when the process is complete and your new hire is on board. Contingency recruiting is particularly appropriate for companies looking to fill mid-level to upper management positions on a non-confidential basis.

The Frank Gump Agency is the Nation’s Contingency Search Firm of Choice

At The Frank Gump Agency, we treat contingency recruiting with thoroughness, professionalism and discretion. We possess an unparalleled national network of candidates, sophisticated technology, rigorous market research and analytics, a holistic communications process and deep industry knowledge.

We are North America’s premier contingency search firm, and you can count on speed, customization, analysis and thoughtful recruitment with our contingency offering. As a proven contingency recruiter, we bring an intense focus on delivering transcendent talent who are not necessarily engaged in a job search — candidates who will drive economic value for your company.