Strategic Talent Advisors

Partnering with blue chip clients.
Engaging with industry-leading business talent.

What We Do

Choi & Burns is an innovative strategic talent advisory firm. We focus on blue chip clients and provide them tailored, bespoke advisory, as well as deep competitive intelligence on the relevant talent market and business landscape.

Our practice largely focuses on high profile searches in the corporate finance ecosystem with strategic relevance to the market. We are considered generalists and are tapped to provide our advisory and search expertise across all industries. We leverage deep relationships with business leaders, independent board members, innovators, decision makers, and sector experts.

We operate on referral and repeat business. We earn clients through deep partnership and trust built over decades. We maintain one of the highest retention rates in the industry. Our results are evidenced by the direct impact we have on clients’ extraordinary growth and shareholder value.

What We Believe

We believe in taking the long view. We engage with business leaders and high performing talent to provide them insights and tactics to lead inspirationally, rather than traditionally.

We are driven by excellence.

We don’t consider ourselves a classic search firm and don’t benchmark our success within the industry. We know great talent advisory means partnering with our clients to drive their businesses’ growth and achieve their goals.


Award-winning firm, recognized for our leadership, business impact and innovation.

American Business Awards’ Stevie Awards (2017):

2017 Stevie Gold Winner - American Business Awards

Gold Winner, Company of the Year

Business and Professional Services

2017 Stevie Gold Winner - American Business Awards

Gold Winner, Executive of the Year

Business & Professional Services – Less Than 100 Employees

2017 Stevie Silver Winner - American Business Awards

Silver Winner, Woman of the Year

Business Services Industries

2017 Stevie Silver Winner - American Business Awards

Silver Winner, Most Innovative Company of Year (across industries)

Up to 100 Employees

Choi & Burns is a reminder of what it takes to be the absolute best at what you do. They’ve grown from my search firm to a strategic advisor to a business partner. Our most valuable asset is our people. By helping us hire so many of the absolute best people over the past 15 years, Choi & Burns has transformed our business. They bring new energy and strategic vision; they are not in the business of ‘people trades.’ They know how to close on key hires and their team is united around winning. They are a driver of enduring growth.

Partner, Leading Independent Advisory Firm

Our business model is based on a simple but very difficult to execute strategy – hire the best people and empower them. For years we did our own prospecting and recruiting, since who best to identify and attract talent than our own professionals. But we eventually realized that the very best people are hard to pry loose, and we didn’t always know who the best people were. We started working with Choi & Burns and in no time they became our exclusive strategic partner in attracting the best of the best. We cannot say enough good things about the firm. They are thoughtful, knowledgeable, effective, and, most importantly, discreet to a fault. And they stand by your side every step of the way, including the moment of truth when the organization you have recruited from desperately tries to hang on to their invaluable professional as he or she starts walking out the door.

Board Member, Fortune 100 Company