About Us

Recruitment is about people, not transactions.

Our Story

Keynote was built to address the weaknesses in the traditional executive search and recruitment process. Executive search and recruitment alone solves one problem - finding people. It doesn’t solve the bigger challenges of performance, engagement and retention.

The recruitment industry has become commoditized. Placement agencies are focused on completing a hiring transaction. This doesn't work for most organizations.

The question organizations are really asking is this: "How do we find, fit and retain exceptional talent?" The emphasis needs to be on people. This is central to all of our products and services – humanizing recruitment and focusing on helping organizations succeed because of the people within them.

Holistic Approach

Keynote provides a holistic solution to talent management and the support mechanism required to improve engagement, retention, development, and succession opportunities.

Recruitment Re-engineered

We have re-engineered recruitment with the best processes around post placement support, executive coaching, team dynamics, engagement and development.

Our Companies

Keynote Group is comprised of Keynote Search (executive search) and Keynote Recruiter (on-demand, scalable hourly recruitment).

Our Team

Our executive search and recruitment services are delivered by our experts using proven methodologies and cutting edge technology and artificial intelligence tools.


We are proud to work with some exceptional companies in a wide variety of industries.

I've had the pleasure of working with Keynote on several different talent and HR initiatives. I have always been impressed by their approach, process and execution. I'd highly recommend working with Keynote and look forward to our future relationship.
Bruce Linton
Our company was very impressed with what Keynote had to offer in the way of recruitment, onboarding, coaching and follow-up. Additionally the caliber of candidates that were referred to us by Keynote were impressive leading us to make a great hire. We would recommend Keynote to any company.
Alex Cairns
HR Manager - EODC
I was lucky enough to work with James and the Keynote team on several occasions. I appreciate the work they do and do very well. I would strongly recommend using them for your hiring/search and onboarding needs.
Andrew Emmans