RSI Executive Search Firm New York

New York, NY Executive Search Recruiters

New York, NY Executive Search Firm



1177 Ave of the Americas
5th Floor
New York, NY 10036 USA
Phone: 212-260-2720



At RSI, we provide our New York, New York 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.


At Reaction Search International, we want to help you find the top-notch executives and talent that will allow your company to perform to its maximum potential. Our mission is to assist employers in the New York, New York metropolitan area in connecting with high quality professionals across a variety of industries. RSI utilizes a national network of executive search recruiters located in major cities across the country that know how to find the best candidates for individual client needs. In fact, many of our recruiting experts are industry insiders who have worked in the fields in which they now recruit talent.

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 New York, New York, 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 New York Executive Search professionals are best suited to finding executive candidates in New York’s foremost industries, including Media, Journalism and Publishing, Advertising, Architecture, Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Real Estate, Entertainment, Manufacturing and International Trade.

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.


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!

New York, New York – Executive Search Consultants

There are more Fortune 500 Companies in New York City than any other city in the US. In 2012 there were 40 Fortune 500 Companies in New York City and 6 more in New York and within 50 miles of NYC. The NYC Metro Area extends to New Jersey and Connecticut where a couple dozen other Fortune 500 Companies are located. Below is a list of the 2012 Fortune 500 Companies in New York, within 50 miles of NYC, based on 2011 revenues and profits. There are many giant, well-known companies on this list.

  Company Rank City (distance from NYC) Revenues
in $ millions
Profits in
$ millions
Market Value in $ millions (3/29/12)
Arrow Orange

Verizon Communications 15 NYC 110,875 2,404 107,948
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JP Morgan
Chase & Co.
16 NYC 110,838 18,976 174,339
Arrow Orange

International Business
19 Armonk
(39 mi.)
106,916 15,855 241,315
Arrow Orange Citigroup 20 NYC 102,939 11,067 106,925
Arrow Orange INTL FCStone 30 NYC 75,498 37.3 404
Arrow Orange

American International
33 NYC 71,730 17,798 56,792
Arrow Orange MetLife 34 NYC 70,641 6,981 39,381
Arrow Orange Pfizer 40 NYC 67,932 10,009 169,014
Arrow Orange PepsiCo 41 Purchase
(32 mi.)
66,504 6,443 103,694
Arrow Orange Morgan Stanley 68 NYC 39,376 4,110 39,058
Arrow Orange Hess 74 NYC 37,871 1,703 19,865
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Goldman Sachs Group 80 NYC 36,793 4,442 61,249
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New York Life Insurance 86 NYC 34,394 557.3 N/A
Arrow Orange TIAA-CREF 88 NYC 34,079 2,388.4 N/A
Arrow Orange News Corp 91 NYC 33,405 2,739 48,096
Arrow Orange

95 NYC 32,282 4,935 69,578
Arrow Orange

Philip Morris International 99 NYC 31,097 8,591 152,667
Arrow Orange Time Warner 103 NYC 28,974 2,886 36,012
Arrow Orange Travelers Cos. 112 NYC 25,446 1,426 23,053
Arrow Orange Alcoa 115 NYC 24,951 611 10,693
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Bristol-Myers Squibb 134 NYC 21,244 3,709 56,630
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Time Warner
142 NYC 19,675 1,665 25,234
Arrow Orange Colgate-Palmolive 155 NYC 16,734 2,431 46,370
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Bank of New York Mellon Corp. 166 NYC 15,804 2,516 28,638
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L-3 Communications 174 NYC 15,169 956 7,014
Arrow Orange Viacom 177 NYC 14,963 2,136 25,593
Arrow Orange CBS 188 NYC 14,245 1,305 21,309
Arrow Orange Loews 190 NYC 14,127 1,064 15,662
Arrow Orange Omnicom Group 196 NYC 13,873 953 13,714
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Consolidated Edison 209 NYC 12,938 1,051 16,987
Arrow Orange Icahn Enterprises 223 NYC 11,855 750 4,263
Arrow Orange Marsh & McLennan 231 NYC 11,526 993 17,808
Arrow Orange Avon Products 234 NYC 11,292 513.6 8,266
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Guardian Life Insurance Company of America 250 NYC 10,571 209.9 N/A
Arrow Orange BlackRock 283 NYC 9,081 2,337 27,820
Arrow Orange Estée Lauder 290 NYC 8,810 700.8 24,126
Arrow Orange Henry Schein 303 Melville (36 mi.) 8,530.2 367.7 6,809
Arrow Orange Assurant 310 NYC 8,273 545.8 3,532
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Cablevision Systems 348 Bethpage
(35 mi.)
7,252 291.9 4,273
Arrow Orange Interpublic Group 358 NYC 7,015 532,.3 5,068
Arrow Orange Barnes & Noble 360 NYC 6,999 -73.9 807
Arrow Orange MasterCard 370 Purchase
(32 mi.)
6,714 1,906 54,175
Arrow Orange Jarden 371 Rye (32 mi.) 6,680 204.7 3,677
Arrow Orange McGraw-Hill 384 NYC 6,336 911 13,228
Arrow Orange PVH 419 NYC 5,891 317.9 6,050
Arrow Orange Ralph Lauren 431 NYC 5,660 567.6 16,137
Arrow Orange Foot Locker 435 NYC 5,623 278 4,794
Arrow Orange CIT Group 489 NYC 4,855 26.7 8,285

Fortune 500 Co., NYC Metro Area

RSI’s Executive Recruiting and Executive Headhunting services can best suit those executives looking for a premier New York Executive Consulting Firm.


RSI, the leading New York Executive Search Firm, understands the New York, New York 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 staffing needs in New York, they are generally looking for a Media, Journalism and Publishing, Advertising, Architecture, Finance, Insurance, Healthcare, Real Estate, Entertainment, Manufacturing or International Trade executive.




New York City is located on the southeast corner of New York, around the Hudson River, against the Atlantic Ocean, and halfway between Washington, DC and Boston, MA. It is located between two climate zones: the humid subtropical climate and the humid continental climate. Temperatures vary widely between seasons as summers are usually warm and winters are quite cold.

In the summertime, daily temperatures in NYC average around 75°F with average daily lows of 65-70° and highs of around 85°. Humidity levels are around the national average in the afternoon and below average in the morning (70-75%). Average wind speeds are fairly high, at around 9-10 mph, while rainfall varies between 3 and 5 inches per month. Sunshine levels are around 65% and 1/4 of the days are completely clear of clouds. The city averages 234 days of the year with at least some sunshine.

In the wintertime NYC gets a lot colder. Average daily temperatures are between 35 and 40°F with daily highs of 40-45° and daily lows of 25-30°. Humidity levels are similar to those in the summer, with morning humidity of around 70% and afternoon humidity of around 55%. Average wind speeds increase to 12-13 mph while rainfall continues to fall at around 4 inches per month. Sunshine levels are a little lower in the winter, at around 50-55%, but the percentage of days clear of clouds remains around 25%. The city’s snow season lasts from November to April, with snowfall peaking at around 9 inches in February.

In October of 2012 a Category 2 hurricane named Sandy hit New York City. The Category 2 storm was the largest Atlantic coast hurricane on record. It killed 48 people in New York and caused $32 billion in damages to the state and $19 billion to NYC. Over 100,000 homes on Long Island alone were damaged, destroyed, or severely flooded. The hurricane left 1.5 million New Yorkers without power and completely flooded seven subway tunnels.

Exploring the Big Apple…

Times Square: Times Square is a famous, brightly lit commercial area in Midtown Manhattan, formed at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue. Known as "The Crossroads of the World,” Times Square is one of the busiest pedestrian intersections on the planet. Over 39 million people visit the area every year, with over 300,000 passing through it daily. Many of these visitors come to Times Square to watch the ceremonial ball drop and celebrate New Years. The building at One Times Square is the site of the New Years ball drop and the headquarters of The New York Times newspaper publishing company. Some notable landmarks here are: TKTS booth, Coca-Cola sign, Times Square Studios, One Astor Plaza, Chevrolet clock, Forever 21, Hard Rock Café New York, Planet Hollywood, Disney Store, and M&M’s World.

Central Park: Central Park is an 843-acre public park in the middle of Manhattan Island. With 35 million annual guests, it is the most visited urban park in the United States. The park first opened in 1857 and in became a National Landmark in 1963. The park’s layout has inspired other urban parks such as San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Tokyo’s Ueno Park, and Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The Central Park Conservatory maintains the park and contributes approximately $32 million to the park’s annual operating budget. Some Central Park activities include: bird watching, boating, carriage horses, jobbing, bicycling, skating, rock climbing, croquet, tennis, volleyball, and lawn bowling. The park also features a carousel, 21 playgrounds, a zoo, 29 sculptures, several other pieces of public art, and multiple theaters including the New York Philharmonic.

Rockefeller Center: Rockefeller Center is a 22-acre complex of 19 commercial buildings in Midtown Manhattan, named for John D. Rockefeller Jr. These art deco buildings were designed by architect Raymond Hood and built between 1930 and 1939. Studio 1A at 10 Rockefeller Center is home of NBC’s Today Show. Radio City Music Hall opened in 1932 and today hosts events such as the Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the NFL Draft. The Music Hall seats 6,000 people and is one of the best examples of Art Deco design. The GE Building is an 872-foot, 70-floor building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (30 Rock). This skyscraper is NBC’s headquarters and the home of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, NBC News, MSNBC, The Dr. Oz Show, and Saturday Night Live. In 1936 an ice skating rink was installed in the Lower Plaza, out in front of 30 Rock.

Statue of Liberty/ Ellis Island: The Statue of Liberty is a world-famous, 151-foot statue on Liberty Island, in New York Harbor. It is a symbol of hope and freedom for any immigrant who comes to the United States, seeking a better life. The statue is coated in copper, which has turned green due to exposure to wind and rain over the years. It resembles Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, dressed in a robe and holding a torch in her right hand. French artist Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi sculpted the statue and donated it to the United States in 1886. The Statue of Liberty was a welcoming site to immigrants who came to America by boat, through Ellis Island.

Ellis Island was a gateway and immigrant inspection station between 1892 and 1954. During its 62 years in operation, 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island and were processed by the US Bureau of Immigration. The Island is located in Upper New York Bay and is a part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The two landmarks were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966.

Empire State Building: The Empire State Building is one of the most internationally recognized buildings in the world. It stands 1,250 feet high with an antenna that reaches 1,454 feet. From 1931 to the completion of the World Trade Center’s North Tower in 1972, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world. The American Society of Civil Engineers has dubbed this Art Deco structure one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. The building has been featured in several films and television shows, most notably at the climax of the 1933 classic King Kong. Today, W&H Properties manages the building’s 102 floors of office and observation space. There are observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors. The lines for these observation areas are usually very, very long.

One World Trade Center: One World Trade Center, also known as “Freedom Tower” is, as of February 2013, still under completion. It plans to open in late 2013. When it is completed this 1,776-foot, 104-floor structure will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-largest building in the world. It is being built on Ground Zero, where the World Trade Center towers stood before the September 11, 2001 attacks. The new World Trade Center complex will feature three other high-rise offices buildings and a National September 11 Memorial & Museum. One World Trade Center will feature ultra-clear glass windows and will be heated mainly by steam. The modern building will also feature 3-foot reinforced concrete walls, blast resistant glass, and chemical filters in its ventilation system. The building will boost New York morale and symbolize the unwavering American spirit.


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