Onezeero Search: The executive search solution from Onezeero

Onezeero Search

A smarter way to reach executive talent

Our candidates are your future visionaries. Your pioneers. Your strategists.

Powered by Onezeero, Onezeero Search pairs tech businesses with the exceptional senior talent of today, and the natural leaders of tomorrow. 

Harnessing four decades of experience in the tech industry, we place world-class executive talent into high-growth, ambitious, and evolving organisations. 

Our experience has taught us the characteristics and skills that it takes to drive success at a senior level for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Mapping organisational culture and objectives, we make matches that matter.

Agile to market shifts, attuned to customer need, and entrenched in elite tech circles, Onezeero Search is a unique approach to acquiring vital skills at the highest level.


What is retained search recruitment?

  • Retained search is all about finding your next generation of leaders
  • Sometimes referred to headhunting, search and selection, executive search, or retained search
  • Whatever you call it, the principle is the same – we recruit senior-level talent that will drive your business from the top
  • We use specialist retained search consultants to go beyond the conventional sourcing strategies of traditional recruitment
  • It’s precise, insight-led work that relies on trust in exclusive talent communities and bringing experts together
  • Recruitment fees are usually paid on a retained basis
  • At Onezeero Search, we’ve divided our standard fees into three payments – instruction, acceptance of shortlist, and offer accepted – so you can choose the best recruitment approach for you

We are a chosen retained search partner

  • With over 20 years’ executive search experience, our senior directors have the market insight, networks, and attitude to build trust with executive candidates quickly
  • We get under the skin of your business to understand your needs, culture, and structure – delivering better, long-term fits
  • Our tailored recruitment plans fit around your timescales and objectives
  • We are proactive, value transparency, and will keep you updated every step of the way
  • Our networks are constantly being refreshed by leads generated from Onezeero as they track maturing talent
  • We use the latest innovations in recruitment - including AI - to unlock diverse hidden talent
  • We have helped over 160 candidates find their place at some of the world’s leading organisations, including dozens of repeat customers

Meet the people who make it happen

James is a Director at onezeero. specialising in Search assignments

James Secker


James has 20 years’ recruitment leadership experience, working in an account leadership role for world-class organisations with global remits. James is focused on exec, partner, C-suite level, and senior hires. His client portfolio includes a global technology partner and three of the big four professional services firms. He has completed searches across EMEA, US, and Australasia. James is experienced at identifying, engaging, and converting talent in highly competitive markets.

Dan Brind

Dan Brind


An executive search director with over 11 years’ experience operating across the senior market, Daniel is tireless in his pursuit of finding the perfect candidate for customer briefs. Daniel is experienced at partnering with CxO and director-level clients to advise and deliver against niche roles in a broad range of disciplines. He has developed and maintains extensive networks across EMEIA in financial services, consulting, and IT. Daniel’s approach is simple, to the point, and honest.

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What our clients say

Dan helped me to find a great candidate for an important Group Financial Controller position I was hiring for. The role was crucial to the business, so I needed someone who could pick up the role and deliver results quickly.

I spoke with Dan and he quickly evaluated the opportunity and the calibre of person that would fit into our business – we agreed on a two week turnaround to find a strong match. Throughout the two weeks, Dan kept me regularly updated on his progress, eventually producing a shortlist of five exceptionally high quality candidates – four of which I was keen to see as they matched the brief perfectly.

From those four, two were progressed to final interview and then one was eventually offered. I was really impressed by Dan’s quality and speed of delivery. From initial engagement, to the quality of the shortlist and the efficient approach throughout – it was spotless. I will certainly be using Dan and the team again and would recommend them to anyone looking to make an executive hire. 

Liam Duncalf, Director of Group Finance - Daisy



I’ve worked with Dan for a number of years – both as a candidate and a client – and I’m always impressed by the care, quality, and expertise he demonstrates in his work.

Recently, I was looking to fill a number of senior solution architect roles at Optiv, which had been ongoing for months, and the need was becoming increasingly urgent.

After engaging Onezeero Search, Dan introduced me to fantastic candidates with the exact profiles I was looking for.

The hit rate was very good which saved me a lot of time going through individuals who were not suitable. For Dan’s knowledge of the market, easiness to do business with, and consistent results, I would wholeheartedly recommend Onezeero Search.

Rob Lay, Director | Solution Architecture (Europe) - Optiv



James, I wanted to write to provide you with feedback on the recruitment service you have provided to me. As I hope I have made clear I am very happy indeed with the way things are going. In particular, there are four ways in which you have differentiated yourself from the other recruitment agencies I have dealt with:

1. The overall quality of candidates is extremely high, and they are very well aligned in terms of suitability for the roles for which I am recruiting. It's pretty much no use to me to have good people who are suited to different or bigger roles than I am recruiting for – so, this alignment is tremendously important.

2. They are extremely well-briefed – and so am I. This is a function of the preparation you have done, and helped me to do. It means the conversations are much more productive.

3. Your responsiveness and use of time. You answer the phone immediately, and waste no time. When you call me I am inclined to answer because I know 90% of our conversations take less than 60 seconds and are necessary. This is a quality which I expect to be common, but you have no idea how rare it is. It also helps that you are completely straight. There is no beating about the bush. What you say is what you think.

4. It's clear that the people you send me know you well, and like and respect you. That helps enormously in figuring out whether the match-up between [our organisation] and them will work.

As you might expect from the above, I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any of my colleagues.

VP UK - Financial Services Leader



James, as ever, you have done a great job in finding excellent candidates that are very well-matched to our needs and, therefore, you have a high conversion rate that respects our time also. Look forward to another great year ahead.

UKI General Manager - Global Technology leader