AESC announces today the launch of its new brand purpose, mission and promise. As the association reflects on the past six decades of representing the quality standard in executive search and leadership consulting, AESC and its global membership also look to the future of the profession in a rapidly changing business environment.

Thorndike Deland formulated the concept of executive search in the United States in 1926, when he founded the first retained executive recruiting firm, Thorndike Deland Associates, specializing in recruiting executives for the nation’s burgeoning retail companies. The post WWII economy spurred phenomenal business growth in the United States and executive search quickly grew to become a prosperous profession throughout the 1940s and 50s. Thorndike Deland Associates later became an AESC founding member.

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