About AKA Search Group

In today’s day and age, bigger does not always mean better. We pride ourselves on being a boutique executive search group who outperforms larger firms due to our focus. Keeping our client base small and our candidate pool large, consistently allows us to win over customers who once used larger firms.

We operate nationally and focus on real estate, investment management, and human resources executive searches. This includes searches from the C-level down to management positions.

For staff level, contract staffing, or Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), please contact us and we will put you in touch with our subsidiary search group, AKA Staffing. To learn more about the differences between an Executive Search Group and a Staffing Firm, you can check out our article on this topic by clicking here.

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Why AKA Search Group?

Our CEO, Angelo Argentieri, served as the right-hand man to the owner of one of New York’s boutique leading executive search firms. He led and managed large teams dedicated to recruitment for several Fortune 500 companies, while also fulfilling small-to-medium sized business clients’ needs. After this role, Angelo served as Vice President for one of Virginia’s largest real estate investing firms. Over the past decade, Angelo has over 3,000 direct hires for clients to his name.

AKA Search Group Co-Founder Kimberly Argentieri leverages her marketing and branding capabilities to attract high-performing executives and other leaders on a daily basis. Kimberly started her first internet marketing business at 23. In a few short years, Kimberly amassed tens of thousands of paying customers. This ability to attract talented individuals has proven to be a strong competitive advantage for both our clients and our team.

What Is Included?

All clients and candidates of AKA Search Group will feel the power of our proprietary seven-step search process. The process includes comprehensive interviews, behavioral, cognitive, and psychometrics assessments, as well as consultative approaches to the client interview, offer preparation, and negotiation stages. At AKA Search Group, we pride ourselves on our success rate with director, senior-level, and C-level searches.

A retained search ensures clients a total commitment from AKA Search Group to deliver 3-5 qualified candidates in 30 days. For more niche searches, AKA Search Group will provide a minimum of six to eight qualified candidates typically within six weeks. At AKA Search Group, we pride ourselves on our 95% success rate with searches for our clients.

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What Are The Rates?

Simplicity is key when it comes to client and provider relationships. We understand this well at AKA Search Group and keep it simple for those who our executive search consultants work with. 

AKA Search Group conducts retained searches at 20% of the hired candidate’s first year expected compensation. For contingent searches, the fee is 30%.

Any Guarantees?

We provide guarantees on the front end and back end of our searches. On the front end, you are not locked into any contracts and have a 14-day window to cancel for a full refund. On the back end, each hire made has a 90-day guarantee. If the candidate resigns or is terminated within their first 90 days with your company, we will guarantee a replacement of the employee by supplying you with qualified candidates until a replacement for the previous hire is found and hired. The only exceptions would be insufficient work for the employee or in the event of a corporate restructure. 


Meet Our Team


Angelo Argentieri


As CEO of AKA Search Group, Angelo Argentieri connects C- and senior-level executives across the real estate, investing, and human resources sectors with clients. Right out of college, Angelo worked his way up to a Managing Director of Executive Search role for one of New York’s leading executive search firms. Prior to his role as CEO of AKA Search Group, Angelo was an executive with Virginia’s largest and privately held real estate investment firm.

His executive search specialties are C Suite positions (COO, CMO, CSO, CTO), as well as Vice President and Director level positions. Angelo knows finding people is easy, but finding the right people is not. Being a networker of people for C Suite, VP, and Director level positions is where Angelo excels.

Aside from executive search, Angelo is an avid trail ultrarunner competing in international races such as UTMB, Burning River 100, Canyons Endurance 100K, and more. Angelo is also still heavily involved in real estate investing.

Kimberly Argentieri

Founder & Co-Owner

As Founder & Co-Owner of AKA Search Group, Kimberly Argentieri is well-known for her knack for delivering results time and time again for her clients. Her ability to grow and scale awareness, followers, and brand loyalty for companies is unmatched. Kimberly is an expert in the internet marketing industry.

Her executive search specialties are Vice President and Director level positions.

Most recruitment firms simply post to job boards and message on LinkedIn. Kimberly passionately understands internet marketing, which gives AKA Search Group and their clients a massive leg up.

Aside from executive search and marketing, Kimberly is heavily involved in helping others live a truly healthy lifestyle through fitness and natural diets.

Check out some executive search blogs recently written by AKA Search Group by clicking here.

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