At RSI, we provide our San Jose, California customers with numerous executive search services. At Reaction Search International, we know that people are the heart of any business, and that it is imperative to be respectful, professional, empathic and patient with our clients and candidates in order to better council and guide them. Our executive recruiters strive to create relationships with each client so that they can be remembered and relevant. In order to do so, they use our developed database, their market expertise and, most importantly, conversations, connections and collaboration to provide you with the most suitable executive candidate.


At Reaction Search International, we strive to help you find the quality executives and talent that will let your company perform to its maximum potential. Our mission is to assist employers like you in the San Jose, California metropolitan area in connecting with high quality professionals across a variety of industries. RSI utilizes a national network of executive recruiters located in major cities across the country that know how to find the best candidates for your individual needs.

Many of our executive recruiters once worked in the fields they now service, and with their extensive knowledge of the industries we service, they 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 Jose, California, you can take your company to levels of success you didn’t know were possible.


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 and extensive background checks to evaluate the competency and quality of each candidate we recommend to our clients. 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 recruiters can identify, evaluate and source talent that will help you surpass your competition in innovation, strategies and leadership. RSI’s San Jose Executive Search professionals are best suited to finding executive candidates in San Jose’s foremost industries, including Technology.

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.


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 Jose, California – Executive Search Consultants

The Silicon Valley is home to many well-known Fortune 500 technology companies. In 2012 five of these companies (Hewlett-Packard, Apple, Intel, Cisco Systems, and Google) cracked the top 100. This is a list of the San Jose area companies on the 2012 Fortune 500 list. These 15 companies are located in San Jose and its neighboring cities of Palo Alto, Cupertino, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Fremont, Sunnyvale, and Milpitas.

Fortune 500 Companies in the San Jose Metro Area

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


RSI, the leading San Jose Executive Search Firm, understands the San Jose, 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 Jose, they are generally looking for a Technology executive.


San Jose is just south of the San Francisco Bay, and slightly inland. Like other Bay Area cities, San Jose has a Subtropical Mediterranean climate. Much like San Francisco, it does not get too hot or too cold in San Jose. But unlike San Francisco, fog doesn’t build up in San Jose. Its skies are a bit clearer and temperatures are a bit warmer than cities adjacent to the bay.

Average daily summer temperatures in San Jose are typically around 70°F. Daily highs are around 85° and daily lows are around 55°. In the summertime, warm air flows through the California valley. Wind speeds are around 8-9 mph, and humidity levels fall to about 75% in the morning and 30% in the afternoon. There is barely any rainfall at all between June and August as most days are cloud free and sunshine levels are around 95%.

In the wintertime temperatures are a bit cooler at around 55°. These are still about 10° higher than the national average. Daily highs are around 60-65° and daily lows are around 40-45°. Morning humidity is often above 90% and afternoon humidity is typically 50-70%. Average wind speeds fall to around 7mph, sunshine levels are between 50 and 70%, and precipitation is around 3 inches per month. It never snows in San Jose.

What to do in the Silicon Valley…


Winchester Mystery House:

The Winchester Mystery House is an enormous, convoluted, Queen Ann Style Victorian mansion in San Jose. Workers constructed the house continuously (24 hours a day) over 38 years in the early 1900s, under the supervision of a wealthy widow and loony-bird named Sarah Winchester. Winchester believed that spirits told her to build a house and never stop building. As long as she continued to build she would live forever, but if she stopped she would die. Some dispute that theory, but it does explain the insanity of the house’s design. The mansion is layered with useless room upon useless room and contains several secret passageways and staircases that lead to nowhere. Sarah Winchester died in 1922 of heart failure and the mansion was left uncompleted. The Winchester Mystery House is a California Historic Landmark and is open daily for tours. Some believe it is haunted…

Plaza de César Chávez:

The Plaza de César Chávez is a 2.2-acre park in downtown San Jose. It is named for former San Jose resident, farm labor leader, civil rights activist, and United Farm Workers union founder Cesar Chavez. The plaza is hosts music concerts, cultural festivals, arts and crafts fairs, food markets, the Christmas in the Park celebration, water fountains, and a theater. Established in 1797, the plaza is the oldest public open space in California. The park was the site of California’s capital building between 1849 and 1851. It was also the site of San Jose’s city hall between 1889 and 1958. The San Jose Museum of Art is located next to the Plaza de César Chávez. The museum contains over 2,000 works from 20th and 21st century West Coast artists.

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum:

The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum is a museum in San Jose’s Rose Garden neighborhood that contains a large collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts. In 1915 Dr. Harvey Spencer Lewis founded the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC). The AMORC is a fraternal organization dedicated to “the study of the elusive mysteries of life and the universe.” Lewis collected several artifacts from his world travels, including many Egyptian pieces from various archeological excavations. He first presented his collection at the “Rosicrucian Egyptian Oriental Museum” in 1928. In 1966 Lewis’ son constructed new buildings on the site and it became just “Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum.” The museum contains the largest exhibition of Ancient Egyptian antiquities in the Western United States. It is also contains one of the oldest planetariums in the country.

Peralta Adobe:

The Peralta Adobe is the oldest building in San Jose. The house dates back to 1797 and is named for its most famous resident, Luis María Peralta. Peralta was a Spanish soldier who owned Rancho San Antonio, a 44,800-acre plot of land that extended though most of the East Bay. The adobe is well preserved and its interior looks very much the way it did over 200 years ago. The city of San Jose purchased the building in 1966, restored it, and built the park that currently surrounds it. The Peralta Adobe is open for tours by appointment. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and became a California Historic Landmark in 1974.

Mission Santa Clara de Asís:

The Mission Santa Clara de Asís is a California Historical Landmark and the 8th Spanish mission built in California. Juan Bautista de Anza founded the mission in 1777 as a religious stronghold in the Santa Clara Valley. It was also founded to convert the region’s Ohlone Native Americans to Christianity. The mission (and the entire area) was named for Saint Clare of Assisi, an Italian saint who founded the Order of Poor Ladies. Over the years, the mission was destroyed or rebuilt 6 times. The current church was rebuilt and restored in 1929. It operates as a parish church of the Diocese of San Jose and a chapel for Santa Clara University.

HP Garage:

In 1938, Dave Packard and his wife moved into an apartment at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, CA. Packard and his business partner William Hewlett used the property’s one-car garage and $538 in capital to start their business. In 1942 the partners received a patent for their first product, an audio oscillator called the HP200A, which they built in the garage. Walt Disney Studios purchased 8 of these oscillators for its film Fantasia, and Hewlett-Packard was born. The HP Garage is often referred to as the “Birthplace of Silicon Valley.” It is now a private museum and a California Historical Landmark. In 2007 the HP Garage was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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