Building and Maintaining World-Class Tax Departments
TaxSearch focuses on recruiting, retention and the development of top leadership talent for corporate tax departments. As one of the largest executive search firms specializing in tax, they serve some of the world’s top brands, including Fortune 500 companies. Their track record of filling open positions with exceptional speed has earned TaxSearch an enviable reputation. When you need to fill critical gaps in your corporate tax team, TaxSearch delivers highly trusted expertise with efficiency and competence. Learn more.
Issue #1: Generalist retained executive search firms only devote a small percentage of their resources to developing their tax recruiting service.
Solution #1: For the past 3 decades, we have devoted 100% of our development and operating resources to tax recruiting. It's safe to say that tax is our strong suit.
|Issue #2: Because these firms are not specialized in tax, this ultimately affects their ability to understand and attract "elite" tax professionals.||Solution #2: Our extensive and long-term relationship with tax professionals at every level allows us to saturate the market and fill your search faster and more accurately.|
|Issue #3: Contingency recruiters work as "brokers" who market and sell candidates to companies without fully taking the time to properly screen, vet and match the appropriate candidates to the right positions.||Solution #3: Our proven methodology is based closely on matching the needs and wants of the client organization with the needs and wants of prospective candidates. This "win-win" process delivers a much higher probability of retention.|
How it Works
Learn how TaxSearch, Inc. can help you conduct executive searches in the $150K to $1M plus salary range in just 4 simple steps.
Our Founding Vision
In 1987, Anthony “Tony” Santiago started a niche recruiting firm specializing in the tax profession. His business vision was grounded in the belief that the career of a tax professional, aside from faith and family, was one of the most important aspects of life. Santiago realized that by helping professionals advance their tax careers, he would be improving their lives and families as well as those within his growing company of tax recruiters and supporting staff.
Fast forward more than three digital decades later and you will experience an integrated pair of highly technical companies that offer innovative service lines and career resources that were developed by listening to the needs of clients and candidates. The present state of information technology has provided TaxSearch, Inc and TaxTalent, Inc. with the ability to greatly expand the depth and breadth of serving the tax market.
Over the last decade, both companies have made significant investments that leverage technology to provide accurate, timely and relevant information to thousands of tax professionals as well as those that oversee or support the tax function. The game may have changed considerably over the years, but the core belief in the ability to advance people’s lives through valuable career insight still remains the same.
Our Clients Say it Best
TaxSearch, Inc. has been honored to work with some of the most influential tax, human resource, and financial leaders while pursuing our passion for building world class tax departments. We are delighted to be able to share some of our client’s personal testimonials and look forward to speaking with you about optimizing your tax department.
Jane Adam - Sr. Vice President Tax at Brown-Forman Corporation
"Tony and his team have filled several high-level positions for Brown-Forman in recent years. The candidates that were selected with Tony’s help have become very successful within a short time period. One reason for that success is the time Tony spends developing an understanding of the Company’s culture and working environment – he helps the Company articulate the qualities that are necessary for success.
Tony can inform senior management about the marketplace for tax talent, and discuss with candor the reasonableness of salary expectations. His knowledge of tax departments and the challenges they face is invaluable."
Ahmed Rubaie - CFO at Sitecore
"The professional value TaxSearch delivers is best in class. The caliber of candidates is outstanding with dynamics that fit the corporate culture and contribute to the success of the tax function. Their process is diligent, expeditious and professional.”
Ahmed is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ariba, Inc.
Jim Dixon - Human Resources Manager at Altria Group, Inc.
"My experience with TaxSearch was very productive. I've worked with a number of search firms in my career and I can honestly say that Tax Search is the cream of the crop. Tony and his team invested the time at the beginning of the search to learn our organization, our culture and the attributes of an ideal candidate. Within a few weeks, Tony and Stephanie presented a slate of five highly qualified candidates.
After we interviewed all of the candidates, we were faced with the best problem you can have in recruiting: the two top candidates were so good, we were having a hard time deciding which one to hire. So we hired them both! Thanks to Tony and his team, we have upgraded our tax function by adding two world class talents to the team."
Tim McDonald - VP Global Taxes at Procter & Gamble Company
"TaxSearch is uniquely qualified to provide high caliber A-type players for an enhanced high performance tax function. We have utilized the firm in searches as V.P. of Tax at my prior company for 3 Director positions, 2 Tax Counsel positions and 2 Manager positions. All of the candidates have exceeded our expectations.
The services that TaxSearch can provide go beyond typical recruiting function and also include consultative support in HR policy and in bench strengthening. In my new role as Vice President of Tax at Procter and Gamble I plan to continue to use their services. I would highly recommend Tony and the team to any of my colleagues."
John Stowell - SVP Tax at The Walt Disney Company
"I have worked with Tax Search and TaxTalent for over 10 years, first as a candidate for a position, then as a hiring manager, and later as Head of Tax. Tony and his team have integrity and deliver results. They are well-coordinated and have a proven approach to help clients build first-class teams and present a very high percentage of strong viable candidates to hiring managers.
They have a valuable insight into developing trends in the marketplace and play an important role in raising the bar within the tax profession by educating potential employees, tax leaders, and their respective finance and HR organizations around what it takes to develop a world-class tax function."
John is the former Chief Tax Officer of Delphi Automotive PLC & VP Tax of Avery Dennison Corporation.
John Briscoe - Former CFO at Weatherford International
"I can proudly endorse TaxSearch as the best source for recruiting entry to execute-level tax talent. As the new CFO of a multinational company, I needed to rebuild the tax department while leveraging existing talent that were on board. Tony and his team listened to my vision and provided great advice on strategy and execution of our recruiting plan to make the effort a complete success.
TaxSearch understood the issues the candidate would face on the job and their breadth of contacts in the tax field was incredible. They leveraged both of these data points to effectively screen candidates that would not be a good fit for our organization or the role we needed to fill. They ultimately made a great match for our position at hand in less time and at a lower cost than expected.
I highly recommend that you utilize TaxSearch's services if you want the best result in recruiting top tax talent. Ask around...I did and the recommendations were unequivocal."