Press Release
True Again Outperforms Executive Talent Industry to Become Sixth Largest Firm
Published April 07, 2022

HADDONFIELD, N.J. April 7, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- True, the fastest-growing global platform of innovative talent management products and services, rose to become North America’s sixth largest firm in the industry according to the recently published Hunt Scanlon annual ranking. True registered 132% YOY growth and outpaced the industry’s largest firms, solidifying its “fastest-growing” designation for another year.

“We continually built and refined our services and technologies to meet the unrelenting demand we experienced throughout 2021. We doubled our employee base, hired international leadership, invested in our technological infrastructure, and opened offices closer to our clients in tech hubs like Shanghai and Amsterdam,” said Brad Stadler, True co-founder and co-CEO. “Further, our dedication to earn repeat business from existing clients has helped us expand in all commercial and geographic markets we serve.”

“Our unprecedented growth is also a reflection of our company culture. We put our people first: prioritizing talent acquisition and reinvestment in our people and our platform. When our team members are supported, they have the tools they need to serve as trusted business partners to our clients, and that is the key to our success,” said Joe Riggione, True co-founder and co-CEO.

Founded in March of 2012, True has grown to a global firm of 800 people and 20 offices in North America, EMEA and APAC. In 2021, True had an annual YOY global revenue growth of 148%.

True enters its tenth year with an increasingly resonant brand among tech-first companies and investors who seek to attract, retain, and develop leadership talent. Working across all commercial sectors and functional disciplines, True’s ability to address a range of talent challenges continues to fuel its growth and capture new market share.

Additionally, True and co-CEOs Brad Stadler and Joe Riggione have launched a series of investment funds that combine stage and sector expertise along with True’s unparalleled access to talent to deepen client and candidate relationships. It’s an area of further disruption and opportunity where they are just beginning to innovate.

True is a platform of products and services driving the intelligence behind talent management:

True Search
Global recruitment for board members, c-suite executives, VPs, directors, and other strategic talent. We focus on investment firms, their portfolio companies and public companies seeking transformative growth.

Collaborative, real-time talent relationship management software and information services for search firms, in-house recruiters and VC/PE firms looking to make better hiring decisions.

A multi-layered approach to leadership assessment and development, which combines the evaluation methods of elite military units, executive coaching techniques and agile methodology principles.

True co-founded AboveBoard, a diversity-focused startup bringing unparalleled solutions to the critical need to bring more women and executives of color to leadership roles. With AboveBoard's two-way platform, members get unique visibility to hundreds of opportunities while companies get access to qualified candidates.

True Equity
True Equity provides exposure to high-quality venture capital and growth equity investments. As a value-added talent partner, True Equity makes direct investments alongside premier investors. True Equity Fund I is $55m and is focused on Series A and B investments. True Equity Growth Fund II is $100m and focused on late stage venture and growth equity investments.

Vera is a family of investment funds that backs exceptional entrepreneurs and companies dedicated to changing our collective future through technology at the pre-seed, seed, early, and late stages.


Sarah Mikhailova
Vice President of Communications