Empowering the modern executive job search

We created Lead5 to give executives a platform to confidentially discover, assess, pursue, and share opportunities among a community of likeminded and similarly successful professionals. Lead5 sources information on C-suite changes from public data sources, third-party online postings, a partner network of top recruiters, and our own executive community to provide an expansive repository of information before it becomes widespread public knowledge.

If you are a CXO looking to make a career change or just stay up-to-date on news in your field, we invite you to apply for membership and look behind the curtain of executive search and recruiting.

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The Executive Network

It's kind of like a watercooler for executives

How it works:

Lead5 is comprised of an experienced team of executive recruiters who speak the executive language. Information is curated on a daily basis to ensure it is timely and significant. 

Membership is on an invitation-only basis, but instead of recruiters determining who is and is not "elite" enough to join, invitations are issued by current members, so if you have already achieved a CXO position or if you are looking to help someone else reach their goals, you can invite and share anonymously with the community.

What to expect:

Lead5 curates intel on a daily basis to keep candidates informed on the latest executive appointments and resignations. Members also gain insight from the executive community and can anonymously comment on posted leads or anonymously share new opportunities. By leveraging this network of intel, executives can make the best decisions for their next career opportunity.

5-6 Years

Historical average tenure of C-suite executives


Number of searches that Executive Recruiting firms control annually


Typical industry average for the Executive Search process


Phase One of the Executive Search process by which the candidates are identified, contacted and screened for executive level opportunities


Percentage of Executive Jobs that are unlisted

The Lead5 Filters Philosophy Filters Philosophy

Highly customizable data mining capabilities give you the specifics

you need to take control of your career.

Lead5’s filters of Function, Industry, Market-Cap, Ownership Structure, and Region allow you to narrow your search in order to target potential positions with a high degree of specificity. Your time is too valuable to spend conducting research on multiple platforms just to see if a company fits your expertise and career goals.

Industry Intel

Information is the currency on which our world turns, and access to expansive, reliable intel means the difference between success and failure.

Did you know that 80 to 90 percent of executive jobs go unlisted on job boards? Executive job seekers need to know about opportunities before they go public if they stand a chance of landing the job. If you don’t know about a job posting, or news item before it shows up in the usual online sources, there’s a high probability that you’re already too late.