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Meet the Firm

Founded in 1992, Cizek Associates is a privately held, woman-owned, Arizona corporation and is one of the most well-respected retained executive search firms in the industry. We have completed hundreds of searches in the private and public sectors to include manufacturing, higher education, technology, non-profits, healthcare, government, and consumer packaged goods. In a typical year, we will recruit Presidents and Chief Executives, Chief Operating Officers, Vice Presidents, Deans, and Directors in most functional areas and across broad sectors of industry. As a generalist firm, we work with a variety of industries and have specialty practice areas in higher education, government and non-profit. Ultimately, our expertise is in proactively identifying, attracting and assessing, exceptional leaders for our clients.

How it started – Marti Cizek

CAI was founded when a woman named Marti Cizek just wanted to do good search work and started a business. Search work is complex but the premise has always remained simple; partner quality people with quality organizations and achieve outstanding results. Marti created and nurtured an organization which supported others’ consulting careers, contributed heavily to improving the reputation of retained executive search, and quietly revolutionized part of the search industry by being one of the first to incorporate candidate assessments into the search process.
Since its inception in 1992, Cizek Associates has been guided by a mission of establishing professional relationships and providing outstanding results to our clients.