Motive is a boutique retained executive search firm dedicated to fearless, honest, and meaningful engagement with our clients and candidates. We build trustworthy and long-lasting relationships that unleash enormous potential and drive success.

 
 
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Our Experience

 

Motive is a new firm, launched at the end of 2015. Our individual and collective experience is built on a foundation of retained consulting assignments — spanning 28 countries to date — for groundbreaking clients and VC partners such as:

 

Position Expertise

We specialize in top-tier, executive level placements in technology, product, data science, marketing, design/UI/UX, business development, and corporate management. Prior assignments include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Managing Director
  • General Manager
  • Head of Region
  • Site Leader
  • Chief Technical Officer
  • Senior Vice President of Engineering
  • Head of Infrastructure
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Vice President of Product
  • Head of Product Management
  • Chief Data Scientist
  • Vice President of Optimization
  • Head of UI/UX
  • Chief Marketplaces Officer
  • Senior Vice President of Marketing
 

SectorS

  • Consumer Web
  • Mobile Products
  • Ecommerce
  • Entertainment
  • Transportation
  • Sharing Economy
  • Enterprise Software / SaaS / PaaS
  • Payments / Fintech
  • Big Data Platforms
  • Analytics
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Cloud Services
  • Data Infrastructure
  • Advertising Technology
  • Media Technology
  • Game Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Bioinformatics
  • Pharma
 
 
 

Who We Are

 

Based on the US West Coast and in Berlin, Germany, our consultants serve clients in Silicon Valley, Europe, and worldwide.  

 
 

Connect

When motivations align, real magic happens. Please get in touch.

info@motivesearch.com

Partner Contacts

USA

Brent Hurtig
Managing Partner & Founder
email or +1 (415) 377-1923 (US Pacific)

EUROPE

Karen Kargar
Partner & Co-Founder
email or +49 174 662 2878 (CET, Berlin)