Goedman Executive Search

Goedman Executive Search serves both exceptionally talented individuals and exceptional companies. By supporting people in their quest for personal and professional growth, and helping organisations attract the leaders of today and tomorrow.

Having said that, what do we believe in?

Goedman Executive Search believes in people. In people who make a difference. In every sector, at every level, but especially in those fields that are under pressure, where change is imperative. We forge relationships and foster those relationships in our own, unique manner. Goedman Executive Search seeks to engage in genuine dialogue, does not shy away from asking difficult questions and refuses to take the easy way out. Growing pains are an inescapable part of growth.

Goedman Executive Search is open-minded, driven, truly interested and exceptionally result-oriented. We recognise talent and value it appropriately. And understand that lifelong learning is essential and provides in this need, by using its network and by organising leadership trails in Africa.

We operate in broad range of industries and functional expertise, but predominantly within the Private Equity portfolio and family-owned companies, at board level and one tier below.

We are hired when the search is difficult and a creative and persistent approach is needed. Goedman Executive Search has an extensive and extremely strong network amongst next generation CEOs, COOs, CTOs and CIOs and is keen on bringing them together.

Our assignments include requests for diverse talent. We have a specific interest and knowledge of diversity (inclusion) and a strong network of top female candidates.

Goedman Executive Search is an entrepreneurial firm created by experienced professionals who get things done.


“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forward.”

Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

Goedman Leadership Trail
Goedman Executive Search facilitates leadership trails in Botswana en South Africa. We invite our network to participate based on our conviction that immersing one’s self in the wilderness of Africa can offer profound solutions to leadership issues. Nature brings you back to the core. We also believe that as an executive search firm, our responsibility reaches beyond helping talent find new professional positions – we encourage personal growth and development. Goedman works with a number of renowned coaches and extremely experienced nature guides. Esther Goedman herself is also a certified nature guide.
Goedman Management Assessment
Goedman Executive Search is frequently asked by the Private Equity portfolio and family companies to assist in their search for talent, often following their acquisition (MBO/MBI), for a turnaround, or in the event of succession. A company’s success is largely determined by its human capital. Goedman may be called upon to conduct a management audit or assessment. We will ascertain management’s composition, strengths and weaknesses and development potential. And provide subsequent recommendations concerning the proper fulfilment of positions by current management or external candidates.