AP Executive Search is a boutique-style executive search firm with national reach. Specializing in senior level accounting, finance, tax, audit and IT positions, we operate as a contained search firm. We have strategically positioned ourselves between the smaller, local firms and the large, international organizations. AP Executive Search has the critical mass of expertise and specific resources necessary to meet our client requirements without the roadblocks bigger companies encounter.

Our size provides the flexibility to customize our search process for each of our clients. We take our proven processes and methodologies and strategically tailor them to your specific needs.

We will develop a targeted recruiting plan based on your specific needs and conduct a thorough screening of all candidates before presenting them to you. The end result is a quicker search process, with excellent service throughout.

We work directly with top decision makers on searches in the $100K-$250K salary range. Focusing exclusively on the unique needs of accounting and finance departments deepens our understanding of how those needs differ by industry and company size.

Geographic areas of specialty: Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Arizona, New York, Florida

Working with AP Executive Search provides you with access to several of the top recruiters in the industry.


AP Executive Search Team

AP Executive Search has assembled a unique team of professionals that will be dedicated to identifying your critical hire. The team is led by Walt Macauley, Ted Macauley and John Herd. All three individuals are leaders in the recruiting industry and have had much success in their careers.

Walt Macauley - Walt's background includes experience as CEO of Career Horizons, a $500 million publicly traded staffing firm and ten years as CEO of Adia Services. While in this role, he helped grow the firm from $75 million in annual sales to over $1 billion in sales. Walt's unique experiences enable him to understand the skill set and personality required to perform in top level roles within a company. Walt selects 6 - 8 searches a year that he feels fit his particular talents and interests.

Ted Macauley - Ted's experience includes 13 years of growing Accounting Partners into a leading Regional Financial staffing firm. With offices in Washington, California and Arizona, Accounting Partners provides full service staffing solutions to a wide variety of clients including companies such as Siebel Systems, Washington Mutual, Best Western, Real Networks, Cisco Systems as well as many others. Prior to founding Accounting Partners, Ted worked for Investment Bank, Kidder, Peabody. Ted received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and an MBA from The Anderson School of Management at UCLA.

John Herd - John currently heads the Pacific Northwest Practice overseeing all direct-hire searches. He has been with Accounting Partners for over 8 years and has had tremendous success with Fortune 500 and mid size companies. He understands the importance of delivering results fast. John was born and raised in Washington and received his undergraduate degree from Western Washington University.


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