Why choose Essenta?

We approach projects differently. We take a refined approach to identifying a diverse talent pool that’s relevant to your business needs and growth ambitions. This includes rigorous research, timely market intelligence, meaningful data tracking and insights, and objective candidate assessment tools.

Our global reach

Offices in London and New York

Clients across The Americas, Asia and EMEA

10 partners – all leaders in their markets

22 consultants and research associates

9 nationalities

10 languages spoken

How we work

Trusted advisor

We invest time to understand your business, investment approach, goals and culture to identify what ‘good’ looks like to you, so we can assess candidates accurately.

  • Client-focused: we work in partnership, sharing talent intelligence and data
  • Direct: we challenge traditional approaches to leadership thinking and behaviours
  • Forward-looking: we continuously research, map and engage with potential talent

Context centric

We consider three variables – sector, function and context – to identify the leaders who can help you meet your business goals. We call this our ‘situational lens’.

  • Sector: we understand operating models and markets
  • Function: we understand the technical skills needed
  • Context: we consider the factors that will help you grow your business

Committed to diversity, equity and inclusion

We believe diverse teams are more effective teams – and are committed to the advancement of DE&I in every assignment.

  • Proactive: we identify, engage with and attract a diverse range of candidates
  • Extensive: we take the broadest view possible and consider cognitive diversity as key
  • Progressive: we help clients advance their approach to diversity and inclusion

Exceptional service

We work diligently, quickly and responsively. And we go above and beyond to deliver results and exceed your expectations.

  • Committed: we only take on work that we know we can deliver
  • Tenacious: we’re highly analytical and persist where others give up
  • Swift: we work at pace to deliver market-leading completion rates

Flexible attitude

While we’re here to advise you on your search, we understand that requirements can change during the process, so we’re quick to adapt to your needs.

  • Agile: we’re able to change direction quickly and adapt to new requests
  • Responsive: we listen to your needs so we can respond to changes appropriately
  • Curious: we continually research and learn so we can adapt on the go

Our people

We’re a people business. We’re authentic, we work together, we influence and we’re committed to your business’s success.

  • Informed: we have a proven track record across different sectors and challenges
  • Consistent: you’ll work with the team you meet at the start, who’ll give you the same service throughout
  • Collaborative: we work as one team, drawing on our collective knowledge

Our values


We’re energetic and result-oriented, but always flexible to our clients’ needs.


We’re tenacious and never give up. And if we make a mistake, we learn from it.


We’re genuine, candid and trustworthy people to do business with.


We’re exceptional in the way we innovate. We think through problems differently.