About Us


BOB Search specializes in the Aerospace, Defense, Industrial and Manufacturing industries. Based in Irvine, CA (Orange County), we conduct executive search nationally and globally, with an unsurpassed passion and commitment to excellence.

Your desired outcome: an outstanding hire who will positively impact your bottom line. For over 40 years, BOB Search has been Bringing Leaders to Smart CompaniesSM with the Art & Science of our unique Performance-Based Search System. Our SCIENCE is in precisely identifying critical results needed from the new hire, locating prospects with exactly the right background, and pinpointing their specific capability to produce the outcomes you desire. The ART is applied through strategic partnering – deeply understanding you, your organization and culture, to ensure not only that the new executive can perform, but is also a great fit in your company for the long term.

Smart companies know that superior talent acquisition helps to increase revenue, profitability and market share. The “A” players we provide improve everything they touch. It is not just about filling an opening – great hiring is about taking your company to the next level. BOB Search is driven to help our clients succeed. We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. We apply our energy, excitement, experience and technology to our projects, to enhance leadership performance at your company.

Our Strengths

  • Strong domain expertise in aerospace, defense, industrial, manufacturing, service-based, and related industries
  • 75% of our business is repeat and referral with and from marquee clients
  • Principals manage each project
  • Expert in-house research & recruitment teams
  • Experts in understanding candidate motivation – we bring you people who want to work for you in the role defined
  • Clients get significant return on investment with a high-impact hire
  • Over 1000 success stories – our executive placements – ensuring that our customers grow and prosper!
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Mastering the Art of Networking
Mastering the Art of Networking

Mastering the Art of Networking

You arrive alone. You don’t know anyone. As your eyes search the room in a sea of strangers, you see everyone joyfully engaged in conversation and you’re on your own.…...

BOB Search has Reached its 40th Year

BOB Search has Reached its 40th Year

Our industry-leading executive search firm focused on aerospace and defense was initially founded in April 1979 by James "Michael" Boyle as J. Michael & Associates. Soon after the firm established…...

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