Atlanta, Georgia and Executive Search

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The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants has 18 member firms in the state of Georgia, USA, the majority of which are based in Atlanta. These member firms employ approximately 100 AESC member executive recruiters, also known as headhunters, who specialize in Financial Services, Life Sciences, IT, Manufacturing and Service Industry.

Executive Job Opportunities in Atlanta

Atlanta, the capital and most populous city in the state of Georgia, is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States and continues to rank in the top 10 states overall due to low cost of living, great educational systems, plentiful executive job opportunities and business growth. The cities strategic and central location makes it one of the biggest business centers on the east coast.

Atlanta has a sizable financial sector and is a center for cable television programming. According to, Georgia has recently seen substantial growth in the biosciences, but the core industries of the state are agriculture, tourism, plastics, automotive, food processing and metal fabrication.

Several major national and international companies are headquartered in Atlanta or its nearby suburbs. Executives considering jobs in Georgia will note that Atlanta has the third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, with 18 in the city itself and a total of 26 in the state. These companies include:

  • HomeDepot
  • Coca-Cola
  • Delta Airlines
  • Genuine Parts
  • United Parcel Service
  • Southern
  • Sun Trust Bank
  • Acuity Brands

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