Executive Sales Recruitment

When you need to hire experienced sales talent for your business, look no further than Pareto. 

We've been working with CEOs, MDs, Sales Directors and other executive roles of some of the most sales-oriented, demanding businesses globally for more than two decades. Therefore we're uniquely positioned to bring you the best exec-level sales talent. We've placed over 24,000 salespeople globally and trained over 120,000 - so we know what makes a great salesperson. Our professional network includes over 50,000 successful sales leaders across 100 industries, including thousands of our own successful alumni. Our executive placement ratio is industry leading at 3:1 from interview to offer. If you need a true sales leader guaranteed to make a real impact, look no further than Pareto. Chances are we know them already! 

We've been producing sales leaders for 21 years

As the market-leading sales recruitment and training company in the UK, we've been training professionals and placing people in roles at every level of sales for 21 years. In addition to recruiting Sales Directors and other senior sales professionals, we have also placed and trained thousands of sales graduates. Many Pareto alumni are now successful sales leaders and even business founders. We are inspired by the successes of the senior sales executives we place into businesses worldwide, who continually deliver impressive results.

We've worked with every industry

Sales is a function shared by all businesses. Our time in the sales recruitment and training sphere means that we've had the privelige of working with companies from over 100 different industries. While industry challenges and requirements might vary, the challenges of sales are largely universal. Whatever the industry, we will have trained and recruited some of its sales professionals; we're therefore in a great position to find and place the right sales professional to suit any business. 

Our winning formula

Thanks to our extensive experience and vast network, we are proud of the fact that 1 out of 3 candidates we put forward is placed in the role they've been chosen for. This is an extremely high success rate, particularly given how challenging it is to find senior talent. We are on hand to manage the recruitment process from start to finish; from sourcing and pre-screening candidates to following the offer and contract process to completion. 

Our clients love us!

We are proud to have successfully hired sales leaders, from Sales Directors to Global Vice Presidents of Sales and more, with a wide range SMEs and worldwide corporations including Adobe, Oracle, Panasonic, Trinity Mirror and Barclaycard.

Read our case studies to see how our unique executive sales recruitment solutions have exceeded our clients' expectations.

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The Pareto recruitment process is simply exceptional: a great service delivered by fantastic staff. They are true market leaders in their field. Paul Rodgers, HR Director, Micro Focus
What makes Pareto Executive stand out from the crowd?

Our unique executive process

  • One

    Mapping requirements

    We take our time to completely understand what you're looking for in an executive candidate. From Senior Sales Professionals to Sales Directors, we know it's important to find the perfect fit for your company and its culture.

  • Two

    Candidate search

    Using our vast network of 120,000+ sales professionals and a range of tools to reach into the passive market, we track down the best possible candidates for your business. You won't receive a candidate from us until they've been thoroughly vetted.

  • Three

    Qualify and Assess

    We carry out a rigorous assessment of candidate skills and personality to make sure we only find the best fit for your business.

  • Four

    Market Intelligence

    During our search, we keep you constantly updated and provide you with market intelligence, including salary benchmarking.

  • Five


    Once we're confident a candidate is the right choice for you, we'll speak to you directly and discuss their profile. If you're satisfied with our choice, you can then invite them for interview. For the successful candidate, we also ensure a successful negotiation and secure a start date.

the Pareto Exec Search team delivered qualified candidates meeting our requirements and high expectations within a very reasonable time frame. We were able to hire the right leaders for both positions in less than 3 months. Both leaders are still in the role and delivering results consistently. Enrico Caroli, Inside Sales Director
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