Global Retained Executive Search

We are not your typical Retained Executive Search Firm. We like to think big and work smart for our clients.  As entrepreneurs who built / sold 7 companies, our retained executive search and engagement recruitment expertise is with start-ups, pre-IPO, and mid-cap companies and ventures that seek to make an impact in your industry through sound strategy, resilient IP development, increasing market share, and ROI for investors / stockholders.   With 30+ years of global staffing experience, we specialize in:

  • Aerospace - business jet power systems, commercial drones, military UAVs, stealth tech, aviation IFEC
  • Artificial Intelligence - machine learning, neural networks, FinTech, AdTech. augmented reality
  • Cyber Security - computer, network, and enterprise security, cyber defense, digital forensics, mobile security
  • Industrial Automation - CiM, fluid power, Industrial IoT, energy project development, robotics, power systems
  • Medical Technology -  medical devices, implantables, IV, blood tech, monitoring, electronic health records
  • Wireless Connectivity - mobile networks / infrastructure, embedded modules / RF components, IoT data / devices




Award-Winning Leadership Vault retained executive search process delivers candidates who meet / exceed expectations



​​​​93% Retention Rate of New Hires - placements by NextGen  still working  for the client at 3.5 years.



Quick Assimilation - Faster Productivity - Longer Retention - custom onboarding plan + 12 to 36 months replacement guarantee. 

Retained Executive Search
Award-winning recruitment technology. It ensures you get the right fit every the time.

NextGen Global retained executive search firm
Allan Proithis President North America – SIGFOX
Frank Bloomfield Vice President – DDC
Matthew Kapp CEO - Southwing
Peter Margaris Sr. Director Sales at Stoke
Allan Wilson CEO, Veros Systems
Tony Francesca VP for Sigfox
Paul Harrington VP of Engineering - Advantech B&B SmartWorx
Tim Courtney EVP Sales Operations at Traffic Cast International
Shahriar Allen VP, Managed Network Solutions - Panduit
Aiden Stretch Managing Partner - Broadmark Capital
Don Brown CEO - ​IWPC
Leo Wong Co-Founder - DALT Wireless
Bradley Barakat Head of Managed Services, North Africa for Huawei
Marc Weinberg Vice President Global Sales - AEPONA
Albert Costilo Vice President Sales – Sonim
Doug Newlin Vice President – Hospira
Ron Joe GM / Director Rogers / Bell

Charles is a true professional

Charles is a true professional who combines a rigorous process with a deep collection of real world experience. Unlike many recruiters, the communication is excellent and the expectations realistically managed. Charles is a trusted business partner who I would retain again without hesitation.

Craig has been invaluable

Craig has been invaluable in identifying high-quality candidates for a role which we struggled to fill. His persistence in understanding your needs and the ability to match his talented pool of high-quality professionally screened candidates is second to none.

I have no hesitation in recommending Charles and NextGen

Charles has undertaken a number of assignments for me. I found Charles delivers a rigorous approach, has strong sector expertise and gets results. I have no hesitation in recommending his services

I have known and worked with Kelley for several years. She is hard working and very professional, understands the marketplace very well, and always takes the time to understand her client's needs to ensure that she will deliver quality results. I highly recommend Kelley and her team at NextGen.

Kelley was diligent and left no stone unturned in her quest to find the right candidate.

NextGen undertook an extremely difficult search for us. Kelley did it with great enthusiasm and applied her extensive knowledge, skills and experience to the task. She gave constant and consistent feedback and made recommendations on adjustments necessary to ensure success. Kelley was diligent, and left no stone unturned in her quest to find the right candidate. I would have no hesitation hiring NextGen and working with Kelley again on future executive searches.

Charles hit the mark!

Charles provided a data driven assessment of job requirements through key metrics and behavioral assessment of candidates with team analysis. Furthermore, Charles was always available and performed follow-up with on the quality of hire.

NextGen has been a valuable partner for me across multiple searches and multiple companies

NextGen has been a valuable partner for me across multiple searches and multiple companies. They leverages an understanding of the talent pool and human behavior to quickly find the right candidate. NextGen strives to deliver high-quality, professionally screened candidates in a very timely manner. The NextGen team works with high integrity to understands the needs of the candidate, and balance these against the needs of the hiring organization, to quickly reach consensus and onboarding

Kelley is is an aggressive go-getter who delivers results

I have known and worked with Kelley for many years. She is an aggressive go-getter who delivers results. She is also a top notch professional in her industry and a joy to work with. I always look forward in working on projects with Kelley.

This team has made a very positive impact on our organization

I have worked with the NextGen team in various roles at several companies and he has helped us fill some of our most difficult positions in a timely way. They have made a very positive impact on the organizations that I have worked in that we have stepped up our internal efforts and strategies as result of interactions with his team. Their approach and insights have led us to strong candidates that have turned out to be top performers

Charles Quickly Made Positive Impact

Charles Moore came highly referred by CEOs we have worked with. We engaged Charles to perform a retained CEO executive search to identify an entrepreneurial executive leader who could take on the role for a start-up wireless broadband internet vendor based in Anchorage, Alaska. Charles quickly made a very positive impact on Spectrum Wireless as the candidate in the CEO executive search he recruited netted new sales, partners, and quickly ramped up the organization. His knowledge in executive employment contracts was complimentary and fair towards Broadmark Capital’s investment as well as the candidate. If you need an executive retained search at any level in the wireless industry, I recommend Charles.

I highly recommend Charles Moore and NextGen

The candidate Charles placed with us for the wireless Technical Director position has exceeded expectations in many aspects. I highly recommend Charles Moore and NextGen for any critical position you may need to fill.

Charles knows the complexities of executive hiring for VC startups

Charles understands the needs of high-growth start-ups. He is diligent in VP Wireless Engineering candidates screening and follow-up. More, he is great at navigating complexities of executive level benefits at venture funded companies.

Kelley drives any organization outlook to better results in recruiting "C levels".

Kelley has the most amazing dynamic and professional personality that can drive any organization outlook to better results. I have known Kelley for over 10 years, during those years she always provided the best service support as a client and was able to connect with many "C" levels with ease. She is determined to achieve her targets on every task that is assigned to her. I highly recommend her to any world class organization.

Kelley is meticulous in her approach

Kelley enabled me to build new high performance sales organizations through 5 start-ups and publicly traded companies. She understands the VP sales role in mobile cloud computing and the practice lead is one of the best, natural sales persons I have EVER worked with. What sets NextGen apart from others is that they take the time to understand not only the needs of the person the recruiter is working for but also the company. They are meticulous in their approach and thorough on execution.

Charles Moore is a best in class recruiter.

Charles Moore is a best in class recruiter with a forte in helping US technology firms’ staff European operations. He knows the industry and has a strong pool of highly qualified European sales director candidates. Charles is personable, professional, and is extremely detail oriented in terms of finding the right candidates. I will definitely use him for future staffing needs.

Craig is an outstanding professional.

Craig is an outstanding professional. He consistently provides great results, demonstrates a deep understanding of the subject matter and is of the highest integrity. I give Craig my highest recommendation.

Kelley took the time to understand our investment and objectives for an international based CTO

l sought out Kelley and her NextGen team due to their specialization in the wireless industry which was demonstrated with a strong network of professional resources to fill a CTO role. Our challenge was in putting together a mobile network that would take two years to complete. Kelley took the time to understand our project needs and consistently met all expectations that enabled a smooth $30M dollar startup launch. I have worked with the best retained search firms in the world, and I always call Kelley because I can rely on her ability to get the job done right and she has never let me down.


NextGen Global Executive Search is a retained executive search firm engaged by clients worldwide to recruit “high impact” corporate executives and functional leaders who deliver ROI to investors by leading in strategy, revenues, product development, and customer service. 


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Cyber Security - Alexandria VA (571) 421-1076
Mobile Networks - Austin TX (737) 212-9210
Medical Devices | EMR - Chicago IL (630) 378-0005
Aerospace | UAVs | IFEC - Seattle WA (425) 728-8991
Artificial Intelligence | Aug Reality - San Francisco CA (650) 351-7701
Wireless Connectivity | IoT - Daytona Beach FL (386) 693-1940    
Industrial Automation | Robotics – St. Louis MO  (636) 866-0676

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