RSI Executive Search Firm Detroit

Detroit, MI Executive Search Recruiters

Detroit, MI Executive Search Firm



2000 Town Center
Southfield, MI 48075 USA
Phone: 800-832-8268



At Reaction Search International, we work to find you the superior talent that will take your company to levels of success you didn’t know were possible. Our goal is to assist employers in the Detroit, Michigan metropolitan area in connecting with high quality professionals across a variety of industries so that your company can perform to its maximum potential. Our team of executive headhunters utilize a national network of executive placement professionals – executive recruiters located in major cities across the country that know how to find the best candidates for individual client needs – to recruit talent in the field for which you work.

With their extensive knowledge of the industries we service, and the many connections they have with the key players and characteristics of the field, our recruiters are adept in delivering superior candidates that, when placed, will begin contributing to your company immediately. No matter the size of your firm – and no matter the position you’re looking to fill – RSI’s elite staff of executive recruiters can find the high-quality candidates you need, when you need them. With RSI’s network of executive search recruiters in Detroit, Michigan, you can take your company to levels of success you didn’t know were possible.


Through in-depth candidate reviews, stringent evaluations and targeting interviews, RSI’s talented team of recruiters can identify, evaluate and source talent that will help you surpass your competition in innovation, strategies and leadership. RSI’s Detroit Executive Search professionals are best suited to finding executive candidates in Detroit’s foremost industries, including technology, food products, automotive, manufacturing, computer products and electronics and energy.

RSI recruits top executives from around the country in a wide range of professions, including: Accounting, Advertising, Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Banking, Board and CEO Services, Computer Hardware, Construction, Consulting, Consumer Products, Computer Software and Hardware, Education, Energy & Utilities, Entertainment & Sports, Financial Services, Food Products, Government, Human Resources, Health Care, Hospitality & Tourism, Insurance, Industrial, Internet & New Media, Legal, Journalism & Publishing, Marketing, Manufacturing, Medical Device, Non-Profit, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, Retail & Apparel, Sales, Technology, Telecommunications and Transportation.


Detroit Executive Search RecruitersAt RSI, we provide our Detroit, Michigan customers with a plethora of recruitment services. At Reaction Search International, we know that people are the heart of any business, and that it is vital to be respectful, professional, empathic and patient with our clients and candidates in order to better council and guide them. It is also important, perhaps even more so, to be remembered and relevant. The only way to be remembered and relevant is to be in regular contact with clients and potential clients. In order to be relevant, memorable and successful all at once, our executive recruiters use our developed database, their market expertise and, most importantly, conversations, connections and collaboration to provide you with the most suitable executive candidate for your manager, director, VP and C-level position.


Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. Reaction Search minimizes the risks associated with recruiting a new employee. Our recruiting experts conduct in-depth candidate reviews to evaluate the competency and quality of each candidate we recommend to our clients. We conduct extensive background and reference checks. When we send you a candidate, we do so with the utmost confidence that the candidate meets your criteria and would be an asset to your organization.


Reaction Search International has been providing clients with executive search recruitment services for more than 20 years. Throughout our history, we have consistently delivered top-notch candidates to our clients. Sales recruiting is the cornerstone of RSI’s executive search recruiter services. RSI has been involved with recruiting and placing job candidates ranging from corporate sales executives to staffing national sales forces for Fortune 500 companies. Hundreds of companies – both nationally and internationally – have trusted RSI to build their teams of elite executives. Put your trust in RSI – let them find the right executives for your company today!

Detroit, Michigan – Executive Search Consultants

Fortune 500 Corporations making Detroit their home base include General Motors, DTE Energy, Comerica and American Axle & Mfg.

Fortune 500 Companies

This is a list of the Fortune 500 Companies within 50 miles of Detroit. Of these 14 companies, three are located in Detroit. The other 11 are located in the surrounding cities of Dearborn, Livonia, Southfield, Bloomfield Hills, Auburn Hills, Van Buren Township, Taylor, Troy, and Ann Arbor.

  Company Rank City (distance
from Detroit)
in $ millions
Profits in
$ millions
Market Value in $ millions (3/29/12)
Arrow Orange General Motors 5 Detroit 150,276 9,190 39,629
Arrow Orange Ford Motor 9 Dearborn (8 mi.) 136,264 20,213 46,624
Arrow Orange

TRW Automotive Holdings 161 Livonia (20 mi.) 16,244 1,157 5,578
Arrow Orange Lear 189 Southfield
(18 mi.)
14,157 541 4,667
Arrow Orange Ally Financial 201 Detroit 13,642 -157 N/A
Arrow Orange

Penske Automotive Group 205 Bloomfield Hills
(29 mi.)
11,870 177 2,253
Arrow Orange DTE Energy 287 Detroit 8,897 711 9,293
Arrow Orange Autoliv 313 Auburn Hills
(31 mi.)
8,232 623 5,899
Arrow Orange Visteon 321 Van Buren Township (28 mi.) 8,047 80 2,705
Arrow Orange Masco 338 Taylor (17 mi.) 7,560 -575 4,874
Arrow Orange BorgWarner 355 Auburn Hills
(31 mi.)
7,115 550 9,165
Arrow Orange Kelly Services 441 Troy (20 mi.) 5,551 64 569
Arrow Orange Con-way 459 Ann Arbor
(42 mi.)
5,290 88 1,831
Arrow Orange Meritor 481 Troy (20 mi.) 4,990 63 759

Fortune 500 Co., Detroit Metro Area

RSI’s Executive Search and Executive Recruitment services can best suit those executives looking for a premier Detroit Executive Search Firm.

"The Automotive Capital of the World” for its three automobile plants: General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Many wonderful things have come out of Detroit including: Motown Records, Little Caesars Pizza, the bulletproof vest, and paint by numbers.

Due to its location along the western shore of Lake Erie, Detroit became a transportation hub and a center for shipbuilding and manufacturing industries. In 1903 Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company. Other automobile manufacturers such as the Packard Motor Car Company, General Motors, the Dodge Brothers Company, and the Chrysler Corporation started up in the area and established Detroit as the automotive capital of the world. Today, Detroit is synonymous with the automotive industry, but it’s also a boomtown for professionals in the Technology, Manufacturing, Food Products, Consumer Products and Energy sectors, among others.

Detroit has become a hub for technology executives looking for opportunities with an investment in research, venture capital innovation and work force. In fact, Michigan has been tied for fifth place in Small Times magazine’s ranking of small technology locations.


RSI, the leading Detroit Executive Search Firm, understands the Detroit, Michigan market for executives and managers looking to be a part of the team of some of the nation’s top companies. When companies come to us for executive search needs in Detroit, they are generally looking for a technology, food products, automotive, manufacturing, computer products and electronics or energy sector executive.




Career opportunities aside, why live in Detroit? One important factor to consider is the weather. For many people, Detroit weather is not ideal. Compared to the average US city, Detroit is cold, snowy, and windy.

Daily Detroit temperatures are slightly below the national average in the summer and well below the national averages in the winter. Detroit’s summer temperatures range from 55°F-85°F, while its winter temperatures range from 20°- 35°. National average daily temperatures are between 65° and 85° in the summer and 30° to 50° in the winter.

The average wind speed in Detroit is about 1-2 mph faster than the national average all year round. Average daily wind speeds reach 12 mph in the winter. Also, Detroit receives less sunshine than the average US city, with sunshine levels as low as 30% in the winter. Rainfall is at or below average all year, with about 3 inches per month in the summer and 2 in/month in the winter.

Humidity levels are around average and snowfall levels are high. It snows in Detroit about 6 months of the year, but when it snows it snows hard. Snowfall tends to peak around December and January with as much as 11 inches per month.

Take a Drive Through Motor City

Henry Ford Museum: The Henry Ford Museum is one of two attractions at the Edison Institute in Dearborn, Michigan. The museum began as Henry Ford’s personal collection of historic objects. Today the museum is a massive collection of famous vehicles and random objects from important moments in history. Some of the objects at the museum include: a model of the Ford Nucleon automobile, the 1961 Lincoln Continental in which Kennedy was riding when he was assassinated, the rocking chair President Lincoln was sitting in when he was assassinated, George Washington’s bed, a collection of 17th and 18th century violins, Edison’s alleged last breath in a sealed tube, Igor Sikorsky’s prototype helicopter, the airplane that flew the first flight over the North Pole, and the bus on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat.

Detroit Institute of Arts: The Detroit Institute of Arts is an art museum with one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States. The museum’s art collection, valued at over $1 billion, includes works from all over the world from ancient Egyptian art to contemporary art. Some of the museum’s notable paintings include Benozzo Gozzoli’s Madonna and Child, Diego Velazquez’s Portrait of a Nobleman, Pieter Brueghel the Elder’s The Wedding Dance, John Singleton Copley’s Watson and the Shark, William-Adolphe Bouguereau’s The Nut Gatherers, and Vincent Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Straw Hat.

Greenfield Village: Greenfield Village is the other attraction at the Edison Institute in Dearborn, Michigan. It is also the largest indoor-outdoor museum complex in America. Nearly 100 buildings were moved to the property and arranged in a “village” setting. Visitors can get around the 90-acre outdoor museum area by horse-drawn carriage, steam locomotive, and authentic Ford Model Ts. Some of the historic buildings on the property include Noah Webster’s Connecticut home, the Wright brothers’ home and bicycle shop from Dayton, Ohio, Henry Ford’s birthplace, Harvey Firestone family farm from Columbiana, Ohio, and the Logan County, Illinois courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. Apparently when the Ford family wants something they just go get it. There’s also an ol’ timey baseball field where people reenact baseball games in a 1880s style and a field where Civil War buffs reenact a Civil War battle every Memorial Day.

Renaissance Center: The Renaissance Center is a group of seven skyscrapers on Detroit’s International Riverfront. The center, which totals 5,552,000 square feet, is the 23rd largest commercial complex in the world. The tall building in the middle of the complex is a 73-story Marriott Hotel. This is the tallest building in Michigan and the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere. At the top of the hotel is Coach Insignia, the world’s largest rooftop restaurant. Also part of the complex is the General Motors international headquarters. Inside the GM Renaissance Building is the GM World exhibit.

Fox Theater: Detroit’s Fox Theater is a one of five lavish Fox Theaters built by film pioneer William Fox in the 1920s. With 5,048 seats the Detroit Fox Theater is the largest of the original Fox Theaters and the largest surviving movie theater of the 1920s. Architect C. Howard Crane designed the theaters spectacular interior and its Indian and Chinese-themed paintings and sculptures. The theater’s ceiling is designed to resemble the inside of a round tent with stenciled felt drapes and a 2,000 lb. chandelier. The theater is noted as the first to be built with a speaker system for talking films.

Fisher Building: Detroit’s Fisher Building is a 30-story Art Deco skyscraper named after the Fisher family. The Fisher family financed the construction of the building in 1928 with proceeds from the sale of the Fisher Body Company to General Motors. The building, designed by Albert Kahn and Joseph Nathaniel French, is a spectacular architectural feat. It has been called “Detroit’s largest art object.” Also part of the building is Fisher Theater, an elegant 2,089 seat live theater venue.

General Motors Building/ Cadillac Place: The General Motors Building, now known as Cadillac place, is a neo-classical high-rise office complex in Detroit. The building was designed by Fisher Building architect Albert Khan. Construction on the building began in 1919 and completed in 1923. It served as permanent headquarters for General Motors Corporation until GM moved to the Renaissance Center in 2001. Today the building known as Cadillac Place (after Detroit’s founder Antoine Laumet de LA Mothe) is home to several Michigan government agencies and offices of Michigan Supreme Court Justices. Cadillac Place was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Guardian Building: The Guardian Building is a 36-story landmark skyscraper in downtown Detroit. This massive Art Deco building was designed in 1928 by architect Wirt Rowland. Today Wayne County, Michigan owns and operates Guardian Building. Over the years the building has been headquarters for the Union Trust Company, the US Army (as a command center for WWII wartime production), the Michigan Consolidated Gas Company (MichCon), MCN Energy Group, DTE Energy, and Wayne County. The building was added to the National register of Historic Places in 1989.


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