Ad Capita Executive Search is a retained executive search firm assisting leading companies operating in Portugal with the recruitment and retention of outstanding executive talent.

We were founded in 2001 and have enjoyed growth in revenues every year since then. Our headquarters are in Lisbon and we have an office in Madrid but we are also present in more than 70 cities worldwide through our international executive search network, INAC.

See the International Network page for more information

understanding your business | candidate focus | innovation | renewal

Understanding your business
We understand the dynamics of today's fast-paced, competitive business environment and speak your business language. We are a medium sized firm by design, which ensures that every one of our clients receives personalized, dedicated service from an Ad Capita Partner who will take time to understand the drivers of your business and what it is that you really need from us. We work in a wide range of sectors: from oil & gas to renewable energy, from banking to insurance, from pharmaceuticals to healthcare, from retail clothing to automotive distribution, from tourism to outsourcing.

Over 80% of our clients are international companies, ranging from global Fortune 500 corporations to mid-sized regional operations. Our clients like to come back to us again and again and to recommend us to others. Over the last five years 63% of our assignments have come from repeat business and client or candidate referrals.

Candidate focus
Of course, clients are critical to all businesses but we also pay special attention to candidates, because they are our investment and your potential talent. Candidates presented to you will have spent several hours with us, in interviews, testing and even presenting case studies. All candidates, successful or not, are given feedback. We are proud that some of our strongest advocates are candidates who have not been selected but who appreciate the care and attention they received from Ad Capita.

We are constantly innovating to find ways of meeting our clients' ever changing needs. We have thus created special techniques and expertise:

  • Full team recruitment - recruiting a complete business unit, from Boardroom to Reception in a fully integrated, systematic and transparent process.
  • Global recruitment - recruiting top managers from all over the world, finding the most talented managers wherever they are, not just where we are or even where you happen to be.
  • Executive pipeline - identifying, mapping and nurturing the talent that you will need in the future, even before you have the headcount authorisation.

We complement our core executive search business with strategic consulting services, coaching senior executives, providing board level HR advisory, succession plans and carrying out team audit reports.

See the Expertise section of this website for more information about the range of our services.

It is important for us to renew continually our understanding of our business and our clients' markets. We regularly carry out high level management culture surveys in Portugal and around the world, do academic research and write keynote articles in business newspapers and magazines.

See the Ideas and Resources section for downloadable articles and reports.

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