Carlson Group. Your Trusted Partner in Executive Search.
Integrity. Quality. Results. It’s our promise to you.

Carlson Group was founded to provide unsurpassed executive search services to performance-driven companies throughout the Midwest. For over 30 years, clients have depended on Carlson Group to serve as their partner, working collaboratively to deliver exceptional results.  

Find Great Leaders to Grow Your Company.

The competition for top talent is real, and it’s one of the biggest challenges your business faces. Who’s fighting for you and recruiting top-notch leaders to your team? At Carlson Group, we’re more than recruiters. We find leaders with the right skills and experience, who are also the right fit for your culture. Leaders who face challenges head on, contribute to the bottom line, and grow with your organization. Difference makers.

The Right Leader, Every time.

We are dedicated to understanding your organization and how to tell your story to potential recruits. Because Carlson Group is a retained executive search firm that executes a hands-on, customized search that best suits your needs, our services offer an exceptional value. Consider:

We get the chemistry right.

We specialize in matching a candidate’s skills to the position, as well as their personality and strengths to your culture. 

Fewer searches mean better service.

We limit the number of searches we handle at any one time, enabling us to focus on your search and complete it faster.


From start to finish, Carlson Group is devoted to performing at a high level for every search. You are guaranteed our best efforts and resources—every time, all the time—but, most importantly, this time. We can help you in hiring your next:

  • CEO/C-Level Leader
  • Mid/Senior-Level Leader
  • Key Professional
  • Board Member

We know the nuances of your industry, have a network to tap into during your search, and are focused on serving you well. We partner with companies in the following fields:

  • Banking
  • Insurance/Financial Services
  • Agribusiness
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • And more
Extensive databases and contacts.

We have more than 30 years of contacts and national networks within these industries Additionally, we conduct unique research tailored to the specific requirements of your search.