Executive & Specialist Search

Here at Holt Executive, we specialise in executive and specialist search, a highly targeted and strategic approach aimed at sourcing top-tier professionals, particularly for leadership or niche roles. This approach recognises the distinct demands associated with these positions, which often involve critical decision-making responsibilities.


In the case of sensitive searches, we offer a discreet and confidential recruitment process. This approach is particularly valuable when it comes to filling critical roles without publicly announcing the job opening. It’s an ideal choice for high-level executive positions, confidential replacements, or scenarios where a publicly advertised role could disrupt the current work environment. In these situations, we work closely with our clients to gain a comprehensive understanding of the role’s specific requirements and the sensitive context surrounding the hire.

Our commitment to utmost confidentiality extends throughout the sourcing, interviewing, and evaluation of candidates. Clients and candidates can trust that we will take every measure to safeguard the sensitive nature of the search, ensuring that the process remains discreet and secure.


For roles that require candidates with SC/DV clearance, we understand the critical importance of security and compliance. Our team is experienced in handling sensitive and secure recruitment needs, ensuring that candidates with the necessary clearances are identified, vetted, and presented to meet your requirements.


When you are looking to fill niche roles, we understand the distinct challenges of recruiting candidates for highly technical positions within the specialised sectors of space, SATCOM, aerospace & defence, and commercial aviation. These roles often demand specific industry knowledge and expertise that are not readily available in abundance.
Our track record demonstrates our capability to deliver exceptional results in the most specialised and technical areas of your industry.

If you’re seeking to fill executive or specialised roles with the utmost confidentiality and precision, Holt Executive is here to provide dedicated support and expertise.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with daniel.barrett@holtexecutive.com to discuss your requirements and how we can partner with you.


  • Inmarsat

    Solutions Architect

    "Holt Executive is, no doubt, the most experienced recruiters I have ever met. With their industry knowledge and connections, they found me a role I love with an awesome company. They are very friendly, helpful and guided me through the whole recruitment process, always kept me informed. Thank you so much and I wish you all the success and be able to help many others like me."

  • L3 Commercial Aviation

    Commercial Manager

    “Holt Executive was both friendly and professional throughout the whole recruitment process and always went the extra mile to ensure any job specifications sent across were a good fit for my requirements. A big thank you to Daniel and the team for helping me find the next step in my career.”

  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation

    Senior Customer Support Engineer

    “Holt Executive was very proactive with my job search and has a wealth of industry knowledge which ultimately helped me to find an exciting new challenge. Holt Executives engagement from initial contact to finalizing my new role was exceptional and I would have no hesitation in recommending Holt to anyone looking to further their career.”

  • SIRM

    Regional Sales Manager

    “Looking for work in a different country than you live in is not easy. Holt Executive found me, and from day one pushed and found me the greatest job. They were on top of everything at all times, from finding me the job right through the interview process, always chasing and checking during the process. If you ever need someone to find and look after you while job hunting. Holt Executive in my opinion is the only business to approach.”

  • Leonardo

    Commercial Director

    “As a contractor that has been placed by Holt Executive, I cannot recommend their services highly enough. The team took the time to understand my skills and experience and what I was looking for from a contract position and listened to my requirements as an individual. Their communication throughout the placement process was exceptional and they continue to take the time to check in on me with regular 'how's it going’ chats. As a fairly seasoned contractor, I have interacted with many agencies and recruiters and Holt Executive is right up there with the best of them.”