Our Specialties

We are retained by high profile CEOs, private philanthropists and venture capital investors to identify and recruit the top 1% of C-level support. Groupe Insearch partners with our clients to provide recruitment solutions for positions across the country. We are an executive search firm with a very focused niche. The majority of our clients are confidential due to their visibility in the market.

With over two decades of focused experience in the world of executive support and private family service, we have created a highly skilled team and a robust network. Groupe Insearch is a consultancy that works closely with each client to create a customized process with targeted results.

Groupe Insearch is dedicated to helping companies build the best teams possible. An essential part of achieving creative, highly productive, and engaged teams is diversity. Statistics show that employees work together better, are more innovative, and feel more connected when comprised of diverse talent. Attracting and increasing diverse talent is an important competitive differentiator for companies as well. We are on hand for consultation on guiding companies to reach their full potential, and offer an excellent pool of candidates to benefit any workplace.

With the developing model of the remote workforce, we can be a resource for best practices around video interviews and remote onboarding. We are part of a national network of executive search firms which is an invaluable resource for innovative approaches and solutions in the world of recruitment.

We believe that a company’s staff is the most important component to its success.




Our Satisfied Clients



"Both Alex and Andrea spent the time needed to get to know me, listened to my needs within my jobs search and understood my characteristics, to pair me with the right opportunities/organization and leaders. They each left the door open to discuss any concerns I may have had, gave great leadership and advice as it pertained to my job search and really showcased what ALL recruiters should be. I would 100% recommend them to anyone who is seeking new opportunity."

James P., Candidate



"Monica is a tenacious recruiter and amazing at what she does. Along with her high degree of professionalism, it felt often that I was working with a family member! She deeply cares about placing candidates in situations that will build their careers and make them happy. She knows the Executive Assistant role at a high level: I’d recommend anyone looking for an EA to be in touch with her ASAP!"

Michael Peterson, Special Assistant to the CFAO



"Thank you so much for everything and for helping me through my work journey! From our very first meeting/interview I had a great feeling about you and you turned out to be even more awesome than I expected! Thanks to you I’ve been able to experience many different professional worlds that I had never been exposed to through various temporary positions. And in the end…I found my tree growing through the floor!"

Tatiana S., Candidate



"Alexa understood exactly what I needed when we started a search for a position in my company. She brought a unique methodology and clear understanding of what I needed but on top of it what the company needed. Her energy and leadership throughout the process allowed us to locate and hire the best executive assistant who as Alexa predicted became the office manager as well."

Itzik Cohen, Vice President Business Development at Prosper Marketplace



"Angelica was one of our very top recruiters in San Francisco. She was a joy to work with and always had a wonderful attitude. You could tell she really enjoyed and cared about what she was doing."

Stacy Nelson, Executive Recruiter



"I've worked with Alexa both to place new hires and find new opportunities for myself in the last several years. She has terrific instincts about people and organizations, and was able to help us hire individuals who were essential to our development. I cannot recommend Alexa more highly."

Lena Leson, HR/Operations Manager at Quid



"I really appreciated working with Meg and Grace and all their help. Definitely the best recruiting experience I’ve had."

Annie A., Candidate



"Angelica is wonderful to work with. I have hired many candidates from Groupe Insearch who have added real value to our team."

Sue Ann Curley, Manager at TCV



"I've worked with Alexa over the last three years to make literally every placement for our Office Manager positions. In addition to having an extensive network of really qualified people, she has uncanny taste in finding the right cultural fit for us and all under really tight timeframes. I couldn't imagine working with anyone better."

Eric Gutoski, Senior Vice President, Americas at Tacit Knowledge



"I had the pleasure of working with Rachel, who helped me go from unemployed to working at a fantastic company in a perfect position in a matter of weeks."

Alexis B., Candidate



"Working with Groupe Insearch has been a dream. They kept me realistic, but never once shot down my goals. It's easy to trust them to represent you well because they genuinely want to find a good fit-for both you and their client. You can sense this from the first time you meet them all the way to when they send you flowers during your first week on the job! I can't wait to refer my friends to GI. I moved to San Francisco and landed a perfect job within 2 months of working with Angelica and Emily- and I am positive it wouldn't have happened without them!" Monica G.,Candidate



"Angelica has been a pivotal player in my professional success. Groupe Insearch supported my job search and constructively made me an overall better candidate! Bottom line, they're awesome and you're in great hands!" Alexasia S., Candidate



"I was lucky enough to meet Monica, who happened to have the perfect company and job waiting for me! Monica not only matched me to the best job based on the specific position requirements and my experience, but also what I was looking for in the company culture and future career growth… I would hightly recommend any company looking to fill a specialized position to reach out to her immediately." Hera Carlos, Candidate

Groupe Insearch | Referral Program

Referral Program

Nearly 50% of our placements are because of people like YOU who refer good talent and good companies.

Learn More About Our Referral Program


Our members

As members of one of the top ten executive search networks in the country and Top 100 Bay Area Women-Owned Businesses, we at Groupe Insearch are firm believers that a strong internal team is paramount to a company’s success. Since 1998, our primary objective has been to support our clients with first-class personalized service, consistent quality, and the very highest level of integrity. With this philosophy, it comes as no surprise that some of the most prestigious C-level executives engage us to find the very best of executive support staff. Headquartered in San Francisco, the heart of innovation, Groupe Insearch partners with the most sought-after clients around the world.

President and CEO

Angelica Rains

Founder and CEO

Alexa Gulliford

Senior Partner

Monica Richgels

Partner, Executive Search

Suzanne Rice

Vice President, Managing Director

Alex Hawayek

Director of Client Services

Alexandra Bunting

Executive Recruiter, Executive Search

Andrea Thiers

Executive Recruiter, Executive Search

Ana Velázquez

Recruiting Coordinator

Erika Ahm

Executive Recruiter

Alexandria Hinchey

Business Operations Partner

Eric Pimentel

Research Coordinator

Kari Bayha

Executive Recruiter

Emily Myers

Executive Recruiter

Simone Mazzeo

Business Development Manager

“We believe that a company’s staff is the most important component to its success.”

Work with Passion

Passion is the heart of what we do. We work with a joyful dedication and strive for excellence.

Service Heart

We believe in a true service mentality. Our clients come first and always receive our best.

We Are Specialists

We empower our clients and candidates with our specialized knowledge of the evolving market.

Be Real

We show up in a direct, thoughtful and transparent way.

Personal Development

We continually strive to learn and grow, as recruitment specialists and as members of our global community.


Come join our growing team!

What’s it like to work at Groupe Insearch?

A career with Groupe Insearch means that not only are you working with the Bay Area’s leading search firm, but you are also working alongside a dynamic, forward-thinking team of leaders with a collective mindset toward growth. Additionally, you are receiving a competitive base salary while working one hundred percent remote from anywhere you would like! We specialize in the most exciting markets, New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco but often work with companies worldwide.

We at Groupe Insearch are firm believers that success comes by virtue of a good work ethic, teamwork and, most importantly, a positive mindset. Together we’ve managed to build a positive company culture while delivering a concierge-style customer experience to our clients. Together as a team, we embrace each challenge that comes along, we work hard, and we also remember to have a good laugh from time to time. We love what we do here, and we enjoy working with people who are excited about coming to work every day. If you think that you’re a good match for our team, we’d love to hear from you.

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Groupe Insearch provides dynamic employees to world-class organizations.

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San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: 415.738.5551