Cochran Executive Search helps companies hire outstanding people and boost the careers of individuals through the connections we create.

Below are the business sectors we serve.


Corporate Staffing Services


Your company values great people. It's tough to find them. We simplify your struggle by managing the hiring process and allowing you to tackle your competing demands. Expectations are high for you - let us help you exceed them. 

Creative Staffing Agency


You're in the business of producing any type of communication that exists. Advertising agencies, marketing firms, in-house marketing departments and other creative makers are who turn to us for search support. We know who you're looking for and we know what you mean.

Financial Staffing Service

Small Business

You and your business are the engine of our economy. You can't stall while you look to fill that key open seat. The thing is, with your business, every seat is key. Being good includes being fast and we understand what that means to you. 


What We Believe

Enthusiasm for recruiting and a genuine desire to help people are what drive our success. Our strength comes from our friendships with business leadership and our comprehensive knowledge of the hiring process.




Capability and adaptability are what make us your ideal search partner. We will work together with you to understand the subtleties of your opportunity and focus on the candidate who aligns with the cultural fit you’re seeking. Our past experiences in executive recruitment, corporate talent acquisition management, freelance staffing and responsibilities as a human resources generalist all comprise the skills we leverage to exceed our client’s and talent’s expectations.




Our Services

We partner with companies that are seeking the best talent for their direct-hire opportunities (full-time employment). Confidentiality is assured to all.

Our placement experience includes, but is not limited to: 


Designed to improve engagement so that a culture of advocacy is created, enabling organizations to hire better and hire faster.


Who We Are


Chris Cochran is a passionate, determined executive recruiter who has been committed to his clients and the talent he represents since he got into the business in 1998 in Los Angeles.

His experience in design, marketing, advertising, sales and communications in Columbus routed him to Los Angeles where he landed at the executive search firm Brown, Van Remmen, Kanuit. Surrounded by great people in this boutique agency environment, he gained the understanding of what it takes to be the preferred search partner of the largest advertising agencies and marketing companies in the world.

After nearly nine years with BVK, he expanded into corporate talent acquisition by joining Maritz, the world’s largest source of integrated performance improvement, incentive travel and market research services. In 2009, he relocated back to his hometown and joined Portfolio Creative. As a member of the leadership team, he led them into executive recruiting and new markets for their staffing services. He left as Senior Director, Client Services to start Cochran Executive Search.


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