About Us

Company Profile

Celebrating 32 Years In Business: 1986-2018!


Located in the Cleveland suburb of Mayfield Village, Ohio , Exclusive Search Incorporated exists to serve businesses seeking hard to find candidates and job-seekers in their pursuit of new career paths. We provide organizations with career-oriented individuals that exhibit the best qualifications required.

Exclusive search specializes in the placement of hard-to-find candidates and specialized talent. We enjoy a unique expertise in the Information Technology, Engineering, Industrial, Financial and Health Care categories. Many of our clients are Fortune 500 and North Coast 99 companies. While we enjoy long-term relationships with the majority of our clients, Exclusive Search can also be retained on a short-term, special project basis.

When you engage Exclusive Search for your placement and recruitment needs you gain a group of professionals dedicated to attaining the highest level of service, integrity, and results on behalf of our clients. We go to great lengths to ensure the candidate and organizational match is optimal and will stand the test of time.

Exclusive Search strictly follows the best business and ethics practices established by The National Association of Personnel Services. When you work with our firm you can be assured that local, state and federal rules and regulations are followed to the letter of the law.



Our History


Exclusive Search was established by our President Douglas McKinney in 1986. 2016 marks our 30th year of connecting performers with employers, in fact, since we first opened our doors we have placed over 5000 performers with companies across the United States. Our firm found its niche as a full service placement firm specializing in the Electronics, Engineering, Data Processing, Chemical and Utility industries. Our expertise has evolved to include Information Technology, Engineering, Financial and Healthcare categories. The long-term relationship we enjoy with Fortune 500 and North Coast 99 firms is testament to our ability to consistently deliver not just qualified candidates but candidates that deliver on expectations year after year.

Today Exclusive Search is known as a progressive recruitment firm. Our services and techniques have evolved to include the latest recruiting trends in sourcing, technology, and social/professional networking. We have expanded our client base to include companies nationwide, but continue to believe in assisting our clients with the right staffing solution.  Whether it’s a retained search, Exclusive Search with retainer option or a contingency search.  We pride ourselves on always doing the right thing for all parties.



1, 2, 3… You’re Hired!


To better prepare our candidates, we developed the proprietary program 1, 2, 3... YOU’RE HIRED! that we utilize to better train our candidates for successful interviewing. In addition, our 1, 2, 3… You’re Hired! program is being sold nationally to help better prepare anyone for facing that critical job interview.

Our plans for the future include online coaching and mock interviewing programs that will further enhance our ability to prepare candidates for success while ensuring our clients of the best possible prospects!