Who We Serve
Stronger Talent is the boutique executive search firm for the wellness, fitness, and sports industries. We partner with companies that make the world a stronger, healthier place. By researching and recruiting exceptional leaders, we help our clients have an even bigger impact on the world.
What Sets Us Apart
In addition to our industry focus and knowledge, here are three unique benefits of working with us:
- More personalized attention and much faster results: Consultants at other search firms often work on 10-20 searches at a time. In comparison, our Founder intentionally works on a limited number of select searches at a time. This ensures more personalized attention, much faster results, and a dramatically better experience for clients and candidates.
- Unrivaled access to top talent: We conduct extensive custom research for each search and use a variety of proven sourcing techniques to attract higher-quality candidates. We are also free of the significant “off-limits” restrictions that handcuff larger search firms.
- Complete transparency into your search: As a client, your entire hiring team receives access to a private web portal with insights and analytics on your search.
Our Founder, Pete Leibman
Throughout his career, Pete Leibman has helped clients recruit exceptional leaders at the Board, C-Suite, Senior Vice President, Vice President, General Manager, Managing Director, and Partner levels.
Before founding Stronger Talent, Pete worked at Heidrick & Struggles (H&S), one of the world’s premier executive search firms. As a member of the Technology, Consumer, and CEO & Board Practices at H&S, he conducted high-profile executive searches for private, public, and venture-backed companies, in addition to PE and VC firms.
Pete’s career began in the professional sports industry working for the NBA’s Washington Wizards. During his tenure with the organization, he created the team’s Sports Careers Day, an event attended by over 25,000 people since 2004. He was also the franchise’s #1 Salesperson of the Year in three consecutive seasons.
Thought Leadership and Education
Pete has delivered keynotes and workshops throughout the U.S., and he is the author of two books and over 150 articles on career management, high performance, and executive recruiting. His work has been featured on Fox News, CBS Radio, and Fortune.com, and his latest book is an Amazon bestseller titled Work Stronger: Habits for More Energy, Less Stress, and Higher Performance at Work. Pete graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Johns Hopkins University.
Pete splits his time between Washington, D.C. and New York. In his free time, he teaches one of the largest group exercise classes in the Washington, D.C. area, and he volunteers with Back on My Feet, a non-profit that uses fitness and community to help homeless people get their lives back on track. He has also competed in the Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) World Championships.