Over thirty years of helping our clients solve their problems has taught us many things.

Founded in 1989, Tallmadge & Hill has grown to become the professional search firm companies call first. We help companies reach their goals, enhancing careers and providing our clients with the finest in executive search.

We credit our more than three decades of growth to our most valuable asset – our people.

Our Founder leaves behind a legacy built on values he helped to create.


Core Values:

We Know Where We Want To Go & More Importantly, Why It’s Important To Get There:

“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“—so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”
~ Lewis Carroll, Alice In Wonderland

Unlike our friend Alice, we deeply believe that having a specific direction in our professional lives matters a great deal. Our founder talked often of human capital being the gears that grind our capital society. We firmly believe that having the right talent in place is the secret to a company’s success. As such, we approach executive search with a deep sense of direction and purpose. We believe in our ability to help our clients make good hiring decisions by identifying, qualifying, and persuading the right talent to join their efforts on their march to success. By helping executives make wise career moves, we, in turn, help our clients reach their own goals, and thereby make our little play for the betterment of our American capital structure.


We Are Driven To Finding The Right Talent For Our Clients:

“There are only three requirements for success. First, decide exactly what it is you want in life.
Second, determine the price that you are going to have to pay to get the things you want.
And third, and this is most important, resolve to pay that price.”
~ HL Hunt

In our world, “paying the price” starts with the realization that great talent does not need our clients; their career prospects are bright, their companies love them, they have no shortage of opportunities. We believe that this high caliber of talent must be identified, qualified and persuaded from the marketplace. To do so requires a proven, templated search execution model that demonstrates industry expertise, deep relational understanding, and discretion. Thankfully, over the last 30+ years, we have developed such a process.

We Adhere To Our Proven Executive Search Process:

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.”
~ Pablo Picasso

For the last 30+ years, we have been refining and improving our search process. Over that time, we have “stolen” some of the best executive search practices and made them our own. As such, we have great respect for our process and deeply believe that if executed properly, it will help us deliver great talent to our clients. Such talent does not come from a Black Box. We diligently work to keep the client and the candidate informed throughout the process. All know exactly where we are and how we will get there. Such knowledge gives our clients confidence in knowing that every possible candidate will be contacted and that we will leave no stone unturned. In addition, it gives our executive candidates great comfort in knowing that they will be guided through the process in a way that is smooth, understandable, and transparent.

Core Focus:

Our Purpose:

  • Building Leadership Teams To Reach Your Goals

Our Mission:

  • Helping financial executives reach their career dreams today, so that financial companies can reach their corporate goals tomorrow.

Our Niche:

  • We are an executive search firm helping clients in the financial services industry (banking, mortgage, or consumer finance) identify, qualify, and persuade executive level candidates to join their firms in order to help them accomplish their financial goals.