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.


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 San Francisco, California 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 San Francisco, California, you can take your company to levels of success you didn’t know were possible.


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.

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 San Francisco Executive Search professionals are best suited to finding executive candidates in San Francisco’s foremost industries, including tourism and finance.


At RSI, we provide our San Francisco, California 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.


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!

San Francisco, California – Executive Search Consultants

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to several Fortune 500 Companies. Of these 12 companies, 7 are located in the city of San Francisco. The others are in nearby cities of Redwood City, Foster City, Oakland, San Mateo, and South San Francisco. There are several more Fortune 500 Companies a few miles south of the San Francisco Metropolitan Area, near San Jose. This is a list of the San Francisco area companies on the 2012 Fortune 500 list.

On top of the 12 Fortune 500 companies that San Francisco is home to, other major companies operate out of this hub city, including:

  • Facebook
  • Craigslist
  • Twitter
  • Zynga
  • Yelp
  • Wells Fargo
  • Visa
  • Charles Schwab
  • First Republic Bank
  • Oracle
  • PG&E
  • Gap
  • Levi Stauss
  • LucasFilm/LucasArts
  • Morrison and Forester


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


RSI, the leading San Francisco Executive Search Firm, understands the San Francisco, California 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 San Francisco, they are generally looking for a Tourism or Finance executive.


San Francisco is known for many things; one of which being its weather. It rarely gets too hot or too cold in San Francisco as cool currents from the Pacific Ocean moderate temperature swings. Compared to the average city San Francisco is sunny, foggy, and dry in the summer and moist and foggy in the winter.

Average daily summer temperatures in San Francisco are typically around 60°F. Daily highs are around 70° and daily lows are around 55°. In the summertime, hot air from the California valley blows through SF, creating a low-pressure area. This low pressure draws in Pacific winds and helps create thin layers of fog. It usually does not rain in San Francisco during the summer, and afternoon humidity levels fall below 30%. Average wind speeds are 8-9 mph and sunshine levels reach around 95%.

In the wintertime, temperatures are a little bit cooler. Average daily winter temperatures are around 55° while daily highs are around 60° and daily lows are around 50°. Morning humidity is near 90% and afternoon humidity it typically between 60 and 70°. Winter fog is much denser as average wind speeds fall to between 6 and 7 mph. Also, winter rainfall is usually over 4 inches per month. It never snows in San Francisco.

What to do in “The City by the Bay…”


Fisherman’s Wharf:

Fisherman’s Wharf is a popular tourist destination in northern San Francisco. It is a neighborhood by the waterfront, between Pier 35 and Ghiradellhi Square. Fisherman’s Wharf is best known for Pier 39, a major tourist area that includes several museums, restaurants, and street performers. Some Pier 39 attractions include: a video arcade, the Marine Mammal Center, the Aquarium of the Bay, Forbes Island restaurant, and views of California sea lions. Fisherman’s Wharf is also known for the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery Shopping Center, Ghiradelli Square, a Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, the World Famous Bushman, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the USS Pampanito submarine, the Balclutha cargo ship, the Musée Mécanique, the wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf, and restaurants that serve crab and clam chowder.

Golden Gate Park:

Golden Gate Park is a 1,017-acre rectangular park in northwestern San Francisco. With 113 million annual visitors, the urban park is the the 3rd most visited city park in the US, behind New York City’s Central Park and Chicago’s Lincoln Park. Golden Gate Park came into existence in the 1870s, mainly through the efforts of Dr. John McLaren, who helped found the park and acted as its superintendent for 53 years. Some of the park’s main features include: Conservatory of Flowers, AIDS Memorial Grove, Music Concourse Area, De Young Museum, Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum, Stow Lake, Spreckels Lake, the Dutch and Murphey Windmills, Golden Gate Park Stadium, Bison Paddock, and the Beach Chalet.

Alcatraz Island:

“The Rock” is a small island 1.5 miles north of the San Francisco Peninsula. In the 1800s the island supported a lighthouse (the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast) and a military fort that would later become a military prison. From 1933 to 1963 the island’s facilities operated as a federal prison. During this time, Alcatraz housed dangerous prisoners such as Al Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and Bumpy Johnson. The Alcatraz prison was known for its security. Even if a prisoner managed to escape, he would most likely drown in the freezing water or be eaten by sharks while attempting to swim back to civilization. Today, the island and prison are open to tours, guided by the National Park Service. Alcatraz became a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

Golden Gate Bridge:

The Golden Gate Bridge is San Francisco’s most recognizable symbol. The bright red, steel suspension bridge connects the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County. It was built between 1933 and 1937 at a cost of $35 million. Before the bridge, the only practical method of transport between San Francisco and the North Bay was by ferry. The bridge spans 8,981 feet and reaches a height of 746 feet. More people commit suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge (by jumping) than at any other site in the world. During its construction, eleven workers accidentally fell from the bridge and were killed. Nineteen more fell and were saved by a safety net. These workers became proud members of the Half Way to Hell Club. With the death of 95-year-old Jack Balestreri in 2012, everyone who helped construct the Golden Gate Bridge is now deceased. The Golden Gate Bridge became a California Historical Landmark in 1987.

Ferry Building:

The San Francisco Ferry Building is a historic terminal for ferries that travel throughout the San Francisco Bay. It is a wide, Beaux Arts Style building on Embarcadero Street with a 245-foot tall clock tower. Famed architect A. Page Brown designed the clock tower after the Giralda bell tower in Seville, Spain. Before the Golden Gate Bridge opened, the Ferry Building was the second busiest ferry terminal in the world, behind London’s Charing Cross Station. It still operates today for the San Francisco Bay Ferry, Tiburon Ferry, Golden Gate Ferry, San Francisco Municipal Railway, SolTrans, and Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach connections. It also holds a farmer’s market on its ground floor on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The SF Ferry Building became a San Francisco Designated Landmark in 1977.

City Hall:

The San Francisco City Hall was built to replace the old city hall, which was completely destroyed during the 1906 earthquake. The building became a San Francisco Designated Landmark in 1970. Its structure covers more than 500,000 square feet of floor area and two full city blocks. Its dome is the 5th largest in the world. The entire building contains 7,900 tons of structural steel and granite and sandstone from all over the world. The building’s well-decorated interior contains murals, sculptures, and inscriptions of notable city figures and politicians. Architect Arthur Brown, Jr. of Bakewell & Brown designed the neo-classical City Hall as part of the city beautiful movement of the early 20th century. It was completed in 1915, in time for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Brown’s original blueprints, which detailed the building’s design down to the doorknobs, are preserved at UC Berkeley’s Bancroft Library.

RSI Locations

Hire a Top Performer

Our Search Firm Handles over 40 Vertical Markets!