A Global Retained Executive Boutique Search Firm

We help our clients change the world, one leadership team at a time




At CTO our goal is to provide the highest level of professionalism and confidentiality in the Executive Search field. We service a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, top leading public accounting firms, law firms, venture capital firms, and investment firms. We are flexible and often customize our contracts according to the needs of our clients based upon their talent acquisition needs.



34145 PACIFIC COAST HWY #351  |  DANA POINT, CA 92629

949.218.7122 OFFICE   |   949.606.9366 FAX

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We provide our clients with full service staffing solutions, ranging from interim and contract placement to temporary to permanent recruitment, on both a contingent and a partial retainer basis. We also specialize in brokering mergers and acquisitions of accounting firms and law firms.

Our clients tell us that they value our ability to provide end to end recruiting solutions --- at all levels -- within and beyond our own areas of industry and functional specialization. We look at the challenging difficult-to-fill positions as joy!

As an independent search firm, we provide our clients both geographic reach and industry depth through these professional associations, while retaining our independence -- and the flexibility to tailor our services to meet our individual client's unique needs.


              When dealing with our candidates and clients, we hold ourselves with the highest ethical standards.

               We assess your company’s culture by visiting and listening to the executives to find candidates that meet your standards of excellence.

               We bring our technical expertise, industry knowledge and due diligence to form a partnership based on trust and confidentiality.

               We understand the urgency involved in executive search so we provide quality, thoroughly pre-screened candidates in a timely manner.


We focus on targeting marketplace leaders for our clients in all the major cities around the world including: Abu Dhabi, Austin, Barcelona, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brussels, Charlotte, Chicago,  Dallas, Denver, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, Irvine, London, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Redwood Shores, Rome, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Toronto, and Washington DC. Our global reach is in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific.


Industry roles for Finance & Accounting: CFOs, Controllers, Treasury, VP of Internal Audit, Internal Audit Director, Chief Accounting Officer, Tax Directors, Vice President of Tax, Chief Tax Officers, International Tax Directors, SEC Reporting Managers, and Corporate Tax Managers.

Public Accounting roles: Lead Tax Partners, A&A Partners, Partner-in-Charge, Office Managing Partners, Managing Directors, Sr SOX Consultants, Senior Tax & Audit Managers, Sales & Use Tax Professionals, State & Local Tax Professionals, Expatriate Tax Managers, Tax Manager, SALT Tax Partner, and Senior Audit Managers. 

Legal Searches: Partners, Seniors, Attorneys, VPGC, General Counsel, AGC, Transactional, Corporate & Securities Partners, Business Litigation, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, and Real Estate.

Chief Executives: CEO, COO, Chief Revenue Officer, and CIO.

Human Resources: CHRO, EVPHR, SVPHR, and VPHR.

Board Searches: Chairman of the Board and Board members.