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Our Company

We are a boutique executive search firm devoted to recruiting exceptional leaders and professionals that align with
your company’s culture and business needs.

The foundation of our company
built on trust.

How We Succeed

Success is built on a true partnership with our clients. We become expert at understanding the corporate culture, core values, environment, leadership style the personality’ of our clients” – which is critical to a successful search.


Dunlavy & Associates is built on a reputation of creating and cultivating relationships based on trust, excellence, commitment, and integrity.  These relationships allow insight to be gained that promote a confident decision on talent selection.


Our candidates are selected from a wide array of sources, networks, and evaluated using specialized tools.  We understand how to deliver talent that exhibit proven performance, preferred leadership traits and execute natural workplace behavior.

Enduring Placements

A successful search and lasting placement stems beyond traditional mechanizedsteps of an executive search. Dunlavy & Associates prides itself on the ability to find and assess candidates’ core human values.

World Class Talent Selection

We believe that a position should not be filled simply based on words on a resume, rather it should be bolstered with truly top talent. We deliver candidates with intrinsic leadership and human values, genuine to themselves and the business in which they will serve.

3 Ways to Master Talent Team Retention

Job vacancies are higher than they have been in decades, and people are moving jobs at an unprecedented rate. It turns out it’s the tip of the iceberg: in addition to losing good people, businesses are now losing the people responsible for recruiting and hiring...

Outmatch Rebrands as Harver; Wedge Launches Mobile App

News from the world of digital hiring solutions: Outmatch has rebranded to Harver, while Wedge launched the Wedge Hire mobile app and several new product features. Outmatch acquired Harver in May. At the time, the company said Harver’s platform complemented the...

The “High Volume” Lessons for Any Recruiter

Whether you’re recruiting for 1,000 positions or just for 10, there are some great lessons to be learned from the world of “high volume” hiring that can be applied to a search for any number of candidates. High volume hiring—defined as needing...

Say What? Candidate Experience Insights Direct from the Candidates

Before the Great Resignation became the most repeated phrase of 2021, PandoLogic sought to understand what was happening with today’s candidates. Partnering with Parsons Strategic Consulting, we developed the first-ever Voice of the Candidate study to find what...

Workplace Dialogue: Inclusive, Engaging Conversations

Have you attended a meeting to discuss a workplace issue on a challenging topic? Perhaps you need to evaluate an employee’s poor performance? Or the company’s inability to give yearly bonuses? Did everyone involved feel empowered to speak up and share...

How Integrations Work With Compensation Systems

How Integrations Work With Compensation Systems Technology is supposed to make our lives simpler, but sometimes it does the opposite. In fact, when tech is confusing and complicates our work, it pretty much defeats its purpose. This is especially true when it comes to...

The War for Talent

“Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War I was fortunate to work for Nielsen for a few years, and I...

Where Are the Women in Tech?

Why Are Less Than One-Fifth of Cios Female? At the start of last year, when reports of the lockdown impacting working women harder than men were at their peak, I couldn’t help but ask myself, “Are we really making moves towards gender equity in...

SeekOut: The Return of the Position Magnet and More

Today, Dean Da Costa walks us through upgrades and new tools added to one of the most used and loved sourcing tools on the market: SeekOut. New and improved power filters, as well as the return of their Position Magnet, has Dean a little more exuberant than usual, so...

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