Our mission is simple…

…to be the leader in recruiting for private equity backed companies and professional services firms. In both arenas, ESG has a proven track record of success — and more importantly — a proven track record of results for our clients.

Not trying to be everything to every company, ESG concentrates on market-mastery, providing private equity backed executives to private equity backed companies, and providing partners and leadership for public accounting and management consulting firms.

Why Executive Staffing Group?

ESG is the Go-To search firm for private equity and professional services firms across the globe.

  • Expertise. Our deep knowledge of private equity and industry verticals allows for a truly expert consultation.
  • Flexibility. By customizing our process, relationship and terms, we are able to meet your unique needs.
  • Proven success. ESG’s strong reputation and solid branding attracts top candidates and employers to our firm.
  • Array of services. We strive to meet any of the challenges unique to private equity backed companies and professional services firms.
  • Results. Our order-to-fill ratio is better than 98%, with 99% of our placements remaining with our clients for a year or more.

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Our Company

ESG is a recruiting firm founded by recruiters. Our principles are simple. We want to provide the best recruiting services to our clients by being better at what we do than our competition.

We are not just a retained search firm, we are not just a staffing firm, and we’re not just a recruiting firm – we are all of the above. We believe to provide the very best service and solution to our clients, we need to be flexible and be experts in the recruiting industry.

Not all clients, nor all searches, are the same. This is where ESG differs from our competition, who only provide retained search or only contingent search or only staffing – pigeonholing clients into one category. A firm cannot be an expert in recruiting without providing all recruiting services.

Simply put, we are experts in recruiting first, and, second, we are recruiting experts in private equity and professional services.

Work with the recruiting experts in private equity and professional services. Contact ESG today.

Executive Bio for John McSpadden, Founder and Managing Partner

John is the founder of ESG and has over 16 years of search experience. Prior to founding ESG, he started his career with Management Recruiters International (MRI), where he ranked in the top 10 search consultants globally out of 2,500. After leaving MRI, he founded a separate search firm, Mac & Associates, which would go on to be ranked as a top 25 search firm in Texas and eventually was acquired by a top 5 global executive retained search firm.

John prides himself on being a student of the search industry and is always looking for a more creative approach to assist his clients. To date, John has placed more than 300 Partners and leaders within CPA, Advisory and Consulting Firms across the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, he has been involved in over 100 C-Suite and underlying VP/Director searches with private equity/portfolio companies. A few notable searches have included a Global Consulting Leader for global CPA Firm, a National Managing Principal for a tier 1 consulting firm, and a CFO for a $1.8B private equity backed company (which later sold for $3B).

In launching ESG, John wanted to build an innovative firm that was not a traditional “run of the mill” search firm. He feels to be a great search firm you should be great in all areas of search, whereas most search firms only specialize in one type of search. ESG is proud to say that they can deliver on Executive Search, Interim/Staffing Solutions, as well as Outsourcing/Co-Sourcing search work with clients.

Personally, John is married to his high school sweetheart and has four great children. He resides in the Dallas/Fort-Worth area and enjoys spending time with family, coaching youth sports, and is always looking for a new sporting event to be a part of.