Sourcing high-performance leaders

We are one of the UK’s leading executive search boutiques providing an innovative range of human capital solutions for the Independent Health and Social Care, Education, Med-Tech, and Life Science markets.

With an impressive global reach through offices in the UK, USA, and Germany, our track record of leadership appointments places us at the forefront of your growth plans when it comes to your next C-Suite, or executive leadership hires.

Our Approach

Our Approach

We’re in a niche industry. And in niche industries, success comes down to who you know and what you know.

So, we actively hire people we call ‘captains of industry’. They don’t necessarily have any recruitment experience; instead, their expertise lies within their specialist niche of healthcare and education.

Combined with our executive search experience and research capability, this allows us to truly get under the skin of every brief. As a result, when we offer advice and opinion, clients can trust that it’s informed, measured and relevant.

It’s an approach that’s helped us achieve industry leading fill rates and client retention.

Our History

Our History

Carter Schwarz was founded in 2014 by Adam Carter, one of the most widely respected executive search specialists in this marketplace.

Adam became a renowned healthcare search specialist back in 1996, and has since grown to become a go-to expert in the sector.

Meanwhile, Carter Schwarz has accumulated its own enviable reputation. Through carefully hiring industry experts and proven search specialists, the scale of the business and the markets it supports has snowballed.

As a result, we’re now an in-demand partner for a variety of healthcare, social care and education organisations, with offices in the UK, Munich and New York.



We place real emphasis on our own integrity and ethical behaviour. So our philosophy starts with a simple handshake. It represents personal contact; a commitment to clients and candidates to meet in person – to understand a client’s need and culture; to assess a candidate’s skills and fit. A set of values and principles that ensure best practice is never comprised.

Here’s a few key elements that we think really make a difference:

We value our clients – so beyond unrivalled expertise and innovative solutions that source talented people is a strict promise that we never poach from our existing customers.

We value our candidates – so we don’t spray CVs around the market unsolicited; we also ensure all candidates are screened ‘in-person’ to fully understand their skill-set and ambitions in the context of market need before presenting them to our clients.

We value our staff – so our people aren’t focused on easy wins and quick commission. They’re measured and incentivised on delivering the appropriate solution to time, cost and quality.