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DS & Associates, established in Asia in 1997, is a premier retained executive search firm committed to distinguished quality and services.


The firm provides unparalleled search services and leadership solutions in the Asia Pacific, Greater China, and Japan region.  All DS consultants have held regional management positions in global firms before becoming our consultants.  Our clients are Fortune 500, NASDAQ, smaller firms, Internet/e-business, startup and private equity companies.


Distinguished Services

  • Professionalism.  Care about the suitability between candidate and organization as primary.  Both active and non-active candidates are willing to talk to DS.
  • Guarantee quality.  DS "Partners Only" model ensures that every search is personally conducted by partners.
  • Fast response, interactive approach, continuous progress update, continuous fine tune search to obtain optimum results.
  • Fast short list.  2-3 weeks for most searches.  Constantly during the process.
  • Consulting and supporting approach and focusing on details.  Unique.
  • Customized search.  Strategies and plans are designed and executed for each search's specific requirements.
  • Follow through.  Update and interact with clients and candidates
  • Consistent follow up after completion.  Consistent follow up with client and candidates to ensure candidates' transition on the job.
  • Continuous learning and improvement.  Follow the new trends and the market-place.

Small but Unique

  • Focus and specialize.
  • Know the market-place.  Over 80 years accumulated experience in global firms holding senior general management positions in China/HK/Taiwan, South Asia and Asia Pacific managing the region, countries, operations, sales teams, support teams, and function teams.
  • Rich market intelligence.  Share with clients.
  • Know the search business.  Our partners have been in the search business since 1997.
  • The "Think tank" of the clients.

Long Term Partnership

  • We care a lot about our clients.  All our clients are very important.  We do our utmost to provide our best services and solutions to each of our clients.
  • Develop long term partner relationship with clients to be their extended arm to find best talents in the market.
  • Ensure and exceed customer satisfaction.

Quality Values and Results

  • Qualified candidates are identified through our network of contacts, industry insights, and proven successful process.
  • Market and candidates' feedback are provided to our clients for references regarding their image/position of their company, the role/scope, and the relationship of the search position.
  • We succeed only on our credibility with our clients.