Bell Oaks Executive Search, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, focuses on helping client firms identify, attract and hire management to executive-level positions for their organizations.
Comprised of professionals with diverse business backgrounds and boasting a strong track record of over 45 years, Bell Oaks offers clients what other search firms can’t – longevity and first-hand business experience built upon solid professional relationships. Our vision is to cultivate deep relationships with our clients and partners through honesty, authenticity and integrity.
We believe that when we listen thoughtfully to client needs and deliver on the things that matter most to them, success and loyalty naturally follow. By gaining a complete understanding of our client companies’ unique personalities, we are able to deliver great service and candidates who are a strategic and cultural fit.
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Four decades can bring about a great deal of change to a company and an industry. Along with the great advances in technology, executive search has come into its own as a valuable workforce development
service for companies of all sizes. At Bell Oaks, we embrace this evolution, building a legacy and reputation as an innovator in the field of executive search.
Bell Oaks Executive Search was founded over four decades ago with a set of guiding principles that set us apart from other search firms. Our mission has been clear from the beginning and we are proud to memorialize the defining traits that make us who we are. These core values define how each Bell Oaks employee serves clients, collaborates with teammates, and treats candidates.
Bell Oaks Executive Search partners with businesses to attract and hire exceptional, culturally aligned, hard-to-find talent to fill high-level roles that are vital to the organization’s strategic goals. Our objective is to be the premier search firm in the country by: elevating our clients’ organizations through partnership and successful execution; positively impacting the lives of the candidates we represent; and selflessly serving our Bell Oaks colleagues and our community as we foster a company culture of honesty, integrity and trust.
For almost a half century, Bell Oaks Executive Search has maintained a consistent focus: listening to your needs and learning about your company so we can present ideal candidates that not only bring the expertise you seek, but who also fit perfectly with your organization’s culture and strategic goals. Acting as an extension of your own talent acquisition team, Bell Oaks provides personal care and exceptional communication while attracting the key professionals that ensure your future success.
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Paying Tribute to a Love of Learning
Lori Swope was a continual learner and loved to challenge herself. Mid-career, she changed her professional focus entirely, moving from compensation and benefits consulting to executive search with Bell Oaks. Lori studied voraciously, seeking council from mentors and peers, attending conferences, researching the latest trends, and always learning from her experiences. She viewed her career as a vehicle to serve and foster the professional development of others, both within Bell Oaks and her community.
Inspired by her tenacity and desire to always expand both her knowledge and that of others, The Lori Swope Development Fund was established by the Leadership Team of Bell Oaks Executive Search to enhance personal development and additional professional training for the other incredible members of the Bell Oaks team. Lori Swope embodied what it means to pay it forward. We are proud to say her legacy of giving back and developing others will continue through The Lori Swope Development Fund.
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Charitable Giving With “Lend A Hand”
Bell Oaks has a long history of philanthropic involvement in metro Atlanta and surrounding communities. Since our founding, we have been dedicated to community service as the cornerstone for building a business of substance … a business of compassion.
Today, our commitment is as steadfast as ever. Through Bell Oaks’ internal charitable “Lend a Hand” program and other avenues, the firm and its employees strive to make our neighborhoods better and healthier places to live, work and do business. We consider it our privilege and responsibility to pursue a better life for the people we encounter each and every day.
Our strength comes from within. Mirroring Bell Oaks’ core values, our charitable endeavors are centered on the passions and interests of our team members, who drive our giving – whether through time or money – based on the pursuits that motivate them.
Over the last four decades, we have aligned ourselves with several organizations in many capacities. We’ve shared our spirit and passion, contributed our time and money, and consider it an honor to call them our partners. To learn about each of these amazing organizations, click the logos below.