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. Whether you call it headhunting, search and selection, executive search or retained search, 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 approach for you. 

Why our clients choose Onezeero as their retained search partner

  • Our senior directors have over 10 years’ personal experience in executive search. Their market insight, networks and attitude mean they engage with executive candidates at their own level, building trust quickly;
  • We get under the skin of your business to understand your needs, culture and structure – resulting in better, long-term fits;
  • We tailor each stage of the recruitment and selection plan to fit around your timescales and the characteristics that matter to you;
  • We’re proactive at client engagement – keeping you updated every step of the way – and value transparency above all else;
  • 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; and
  • 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


Interested in turning your passive candidates into active ones? James can help you. 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 working across all key executive verticals and three of the big four professional services firms. He has completed search across EMEA, US, and Australasia. James is experienced at identifying, engaging, and converting talent in some of the most competitive markets.

Daniel Brind

Daniel Brind


An executive search director with over 11 years’ experience operating across the senior market, Daniel is passionate about delivering results that make a difference. 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 is tireless in his pursuit of finding the perfect match for customer briefs. He consistently proves that placing strong executive talent is more than vertical knowledge, it’s about understanding the business. Daniel’s approach is simple, to the point, and honest – always placing the best interests of both candidates and clients at the heart of the process.