Founded in 1994, 20/20 Foresight began as a real estate-focused executive search firm. We built a reputation for having unsurpassed expertise in this sector, and today we are the firm of choice for real estate companies nationwide. Over the years, we replicated our successful process and expanded to include practices in financial services and professional services.
Bob Cavoto founded 20/20 Foresight in Chicago as a real estate focused executive search firm
Expanded on success in real estate by launching Financial Services search practice
Opened offices in New York and Los Angeles
Established in-house research team Developed candidate and company databases
Opened offices in Dallas, Miami, and Boston
Expanded services to include Leadership Assessments, Executive Coaching and Compensation Consulting practice
Opened offices in Atlanta, Seattle and Denver
Added Compensation Consulting practice
Launched sister Company, 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing & Job Finding, a career coaching platform for executives in real estate and financial services
20/20 expands internationally, opening Toronto office; added US offices in San Francisco and Washington, DC
Transitioned all database and recruitment technology to the Cloud; 20/20 goes paperless
Named to Forbes’ List of “America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms”; Opened office in Pittsburgh
Launched DEI practice
Developed and launched Proprietary Applicant Tracking System (ATS), database with more than 100,000 contacts plus automation which matches candidates to positions
20/20 celebrates 25th anniversary
Added SVP Marketing, SVP Finance, and ten senior search consultants nationwide.
Implemented proprietary automation: robots that scrub major online resources for the purposes of enhancing candidate database
Named to Forbes 2022 List of “America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms” – sixth year in a row
Ranked #11 on Forbes list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms” 2023, and recognized on Hunt Scanlon’s Top 50 Recruiters list
This can be seen across each of our three pillars:
Every assignment receives the personal attention of a senior, experienced recruiter who specializes in the industries we serve. Our hyper-focused expertise means we have unmatched knowledge of the businesses, functions, and cultures of these sectors, and possess a vast network of industry contacts that the average recruiter does not.
Unlike some of our competitors, all assignments—large and small—receive this expert attention. We pride ourselves in providing an intimate experience for every client and are constantly implementing new strategies to ensure that our service delivery is streamlined, attentive, and effective.
Our disciplined approach begins with a customized and targeted search program based on our deep understanding of your business and culture. Then we identify the most talented candidates in the market using our proprietary tech platform and deep recruiter network. What follows is a series of comprehensive leadership assessments which evaluate candidates’ skills, experience and interpersonal traits.
We are always adding new state-of-the-art assessment tools so that we can provide the most accurate analysis available. Moreover, our model fosters close collaboration with our clients and total transparency—nothing is kept “behind the curtain.”
We have built a sophisticated tech platform and perfected a data-centric approach which is unmatched in the industry. It provides the foundation for robust research, sourcing, and rigorous assessment of candidates. One of its central features is a proprietary database with more than 100,000 contacts. Our powerful platform is one of the critical reasons that we are able to achieve a 95% success rate.
In addition to our executive search capabilities, we have built a robust consulting practice including Compensation Consulting, Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, Leadership Assessments, Litigation Consulting, and Succession Planning. This allows us to help our clients cultivate and manage their leadership teams throughout every phase of the lifecycle.