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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 executive recruiters are adept in finding and delivering the high-quality candidates that, when placed, will begin contributing to your company immediately. RSI’s elite staff of executive recruiters can find the high-quality candidates you need, when you need them, no matter the size of your firm or the position you’re looking to fill. With RSI’s network of executive search recruiters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you can take your company to levels of success you didn’t know we’re possible.


Hiring the wrong person can be a costly mistake. In order to reduce the risks associated with recruiting a new employee, RSI’s executive search 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 as well. 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.


Through in-depth candidate reviews, stringent evaluations and targeting interviews, RSI’s talented team of executive headhunters can identify, evaluate and source talent that will help you transcend your competition in innovation, strategies and leadership. RSI’s Philadelphia Executive Search consultants are best suited to finding executive candidates in Philadelphia’s foremost industries, including manufacturing, oil, food processing, healthcare, biotechnology, tourism and finance.

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.


At RSI, we provide our Philadelphia, Pennsylvania customers with numerous executive search services. People are the heart of any business – at Reaction Search International, we understand and respect that, and so we make it a vital part of our executive search operations to be respectful, professional, empathic and patient with our clients and candidates in order to better council and guide them. We also strive to be remembered and relevant, which we do by being 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.


Reaction Search International has been providing clients with executive 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!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Executive Recruiters

This is a list of the 2012 Fortune 500 Companies within 50 miles of Philadelphia. Of these 11 companies, 4 are located in Philadelphia. The rest are located in the cities of Chesterbrook, Allentown, Radnor, King of Prussia, and Wayne. By the way, “King of Prussia” is an awesome name for a city.

However, just because Philadelphia is the home to just a few Fortune 500 companies, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have major companies that operate out of this central city.

Leading Philadelphia corporations that attract top-notch executives include:
  • Cigna
  • Wyeth
  • FMC Corporations
  • Colonial Penn
  • Amarak
  • Crown Holdings
  • Sunoco
  • Comcast


RSI’s Executive Recruiting and Executive Search services can best suit those executives looking for a premier Philadelphia Executive Search Agency.


RSI, the leading Philadelphia Executive Search Firm, understands the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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 Philadelphia, they are generally looking for a Manufacturing, Oil, Food Processing, Healthcare, Biotechnology, Tourism or Finance executive.

Career opportunities aside, why live in Philadelphia? One important factor to consider is the weather. For many people, Philadelphia weather is warm and muggy in the summer and cold and snowy in the winter. Compared to the average US city, Philadelphia is somewhat dark and rainy as well.

Philadelphia falls in the northern zone of the humid subtropical zone. In the summer, Philadelphia’s weather is fairly nice. Average temperatures here fall between 65°F and 80°F. These are right around the national average daily temperatures. It isn’t really that humid either. Summer humidity levels are around average in the morning (80%) and afternoon (55%). However, summers in the city can be kind of oppressive. Sunshine levels are around 10% lower than the national average and rainfall is 4-5 inches per month in the summer. Pollution in the air helps create many overcast skies and cloudy days.

Sunshine levels are fairly low in the winter as well at around 50%. Winter humidity levels are somewhat low in the morning and average in the afternoon. Rainfall is 3-4 inches per month and wind speed is slightly higher than the national average. Snowfall is also slightly higher than the national average. Philadelphia receives about 6 inches of snow per month in the winter. Since the city is close to the Atlantic Ocean on the state’s eastern border, its winters are not as snowy or cold as other Pennsylvania cities. Pittsburgh for example, receives 10-12 inches of snow per month in the winter. Philadelphia is still slightly colder than the average US city in the winter, with temperatures ranging from 25°-40°. Average national temperatures are around 30°-50° in the winter.

What to Do in Philly…


Rocky Steps:

The 72-step stone staircase outside the entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art is known informally as the “Rocky Steps.” They became famous in the 1976 Oscar-winning film Rocky, when the movie’s hero Rocky Balboa sprinted to the top of the steps and raised his arms in triumph. This is the climax of one of the greatest training montages in film history, backed by Bill Conti’s award winning masterpiece “Gonna Fly Now.” Every day, visitors run up the Rocky Steps and, upon reaching the top, jump around with their hands in the air. Hardcore Rocky fans can even trace the route Rocky took during his famous run through the city to reenact other memorable moments from the film. At the bottom and to the right of the steps is the statue (used in Rocky III) of Stallone’s iconic character.

Fairmount Park:

Fairmount Park is 4,100-acre park within the 9,200-acre municipal park system of 63 parks called Fairmount Parks. The park grew out of the Lemon Hill estate that was previously owned by Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. A city council’s ordinance dedicated it to the public in 1855 and the city worked to create a naturally landscaped park that would also protect the Schuylkill water supply. Today the Centennial Arboretum, the Horticulture Center, Fairmount Water Works, Memorial Hall, the Please Touch Museum, the Belmont Plateau, Japanese House and Garden, Bartram’s Garden, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Boathouse Row, and Azalea Garden are all part of the Fairmount Parks system. Fairmount Park is also home to the Philadelphia Zoo, the first zoo in the United States. There are also several large statues throughout the park, including the Florentine Lions, put in place by the Fairmount Park Art Association.

The Franklin Institute:

The Franklin Institute is one of the oldest centers of science education in the United States. It is now a science museum, named after Benjamin Franklin, that houses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial. The memorial is a 20-foot high marble statue of Franklin sitting in a chair. In 1884 the Institute hosted the first International Electrical Exhibition. Over the years, many scientists demonstrated groundbreaking technology at the Institute. In 1893 Nikola Tesla demonstrated the idea of wireless telegraphy and in 1934 Philo Taylor Farnsworth demonstrated the first all-electric television. The museum’s permanent exhibits include Electricity, Changing Earth, The Franklin Airshow, The Giant Heart, The Joel N. Bloom Observatory, The Sports Challenge, The Train Factory, Sir Isaac’s Loft, Space Command, and the Amazing Machine.

Independence Hall:

Independence Hall is a paramount site for American history buffs. It was the meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783 and the site of the Constitutional Convention in 1787. It is also the place in which the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and passed the United States Constitution. It was also home to the famous Liberty Bell, which today is on display across the street at Liberty Bell Center. The building’s bell tower currently holds the Centennial Bell, which was built for the tower in 1876. The building, which dates back to the 1730s, receives over 600,000 visitors every year. Independence Hall was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Philadelphia City Hall:

Philadelphia’s City Hall is a 9-story, 548-foot tall house for the government of Philadelphia. It was completed in 1901 and from 1901 to 1908 it was the tallest habitable building in the world. Architect John McArthur Jr. designed the Second Empire style building, which took 30 years and $24 million to complete. McArthur also designed Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church and the First National Bank Building. At the top of the building is a 37-foot bronze statue of Philadelphia founder William Penn. The statue, which was sculpted by Alexander Milne Calder, is the largest statue on top of any building in the world. The City Hall has almost 700 rooms, making it the largest city hall in the United States. In 1976 the building became a National Historic Landmark.

Boathouse Row:

Boathouse Row is a row of 15 boathouses on the east bank of the Schuylkill River. The houses were built in the mid to late 1800s in a Late Victorian style. Each boathouse houses a rowing club and its boats (shells). Boathouse Row is the center of the rowing community in the United States. Every year, Boathouse Row hosts major rowing races or “regattas,” such as: the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, Stotesbury Cup Regatta, the Navy Day Regatta, the Independence Day Regatta, and the Head of the Schuylkill. In 1979 Ray Grenald installed lights on each of the houses to make them more noticeable and appreciated. This gave them a Christmas-like appearance at night and kept them from possibly being torn down. In 1987 Boathouse Row became a National Historic Landmark.

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