Frequently Asked Questions


What is the mission Of Lead5?

To equip executives for the modern executive job search. 80% of executive positions are never posted. Lead5 empowers our members by uncovering these hidden executive roles and providing our members with the insider intel required to land these prominent positions.


Who does Lead5 serve?

Lead5 serves an exclusive community of members ranging in level from Directors/VPs to CEOs. Our members have compensation starting at $200K. We personally vet every membership to ensure that our service is the right fit for the seasoned executives that we serve.


How is Lead5 different from other services?

  • Lead5 grants you immediate access to the hidden executive job world. We understand that executives are busy, and so we vet members on the backend to ensure expediency.
  • Timing is critical to landing executive roles. With our proprietary AI, we deliver hidden positions 45 days faster than average, giving you a competitive advantage.
  • Lead5 was founded by a former Senior Partner and Practice Leader of a leading executive search firm. We know this landscape better than anyone, and our service is built on this expertise.

How do I get started?

Go to lead5.com and click "Start My Free Trial." We will ask you some basic career and contact information to ensure that we offer the most tailored experience possible. We offer several subscription plans. We are confident that you will see value in our service and offer a 7-day risk-free trial that you can cancel at any time.


Do I need to upload my resume/CV?

No. Lead5 is an active (vs. passive) opportunity search service. We provide you with the contact information for the actual hiring official(s), allowing you to submit your resume/CV directly to them. Our system bypasses middlemen and ensures that your search is effective and confidential.


How do I get the most value from Lead5?

After subscribing, we recommend that you set up a personalized dashboard that takes less than a minute to create. We will ask you for a few data points that will help us deliver to you the most relevant positions and competitive intel.


Is my information confidential?

Yes! We never share any details of our member community with anyone.


What is the meaning of the name Lead5?

Lead5 represents the 5 filters through which executive leaders manage their careers. The 5 filters include industry, function, and region, along with the additional filters of market cap and ownership structure unique to the executive job search. Together these 5 filters form the lens through which executives view their career trajectory. Make sure and set your My5® filters to ensure your Lead5 membership is targeted with intel and data specific to your background and experience.


What is the difference between a "potential opportunity" and a "verified opportunity"?

Lead5 provides our executive members with potential opportunities and verified opportunities.

The average executive search takes 150 days. Lead5 has proprietary algorithms that identify potential opportunities oftenbefore the formal search process kicks-off. Therefore, a potential opportunity represents the earliest possible window when a candidate can insert themselves into the search process. If the company decides to recruit for this type of opening, our candidates are there first.

Lead5 also identifies verified opportunities that are being actively sourced by the company. We provide key company, investor, or recruiter contacts for direct access for these opportunities. In total, Lead5 creates awareness of executive openings that for decades have been hidden and only offered to executives on a need-to-know basis.


What are user-generated comments on Opportunity Posts?

Lead5 members have the ability to post confidential comments to opportunities such as recruiters assigned to particular search projects, whether or not a company is considering internal candidates, or other general intel related to the opportunity. Lead5 works best as an active community engaged and sharing leads and data. If you know of updated intel on a particular opportunity please post a comment, add an opportunity, or email the Lead5 team directly at support@lead5.com or use the Contact link on the site.


What is the Recruiters section on Lead5?

The Lead5 Recruiters section is an aggregate list of the top 50 retained executive search firms in the United States along with highly credible boutique search firms with specific expertise by industry and function. Lead5 regularly audits these recruiters for updates and additions/deletions. Each recruiter is coded by their specific area of focus across industry, function, and region. This gives Lead5 members the ability to easily discover which recruiters they should be in contact with for their particular job search.


Can I invite others to become members of Lead5?

Yes. You have 10 invites as a member of Lead5. We ask that you keep invites specific to C-level executives or those with the potential to aspire to be C-level executives. If you run out of invites and would like more please email the team at support@lead5.com (or use the Contact link on the site) and we will evaluate this on case-by-case basis.