Our History

Established in 1989, DHR is now one of the largest retained executive search firms in the world, with more than 50 wholly owned offices around the globe.

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1989

DHR International is founded by David Hoffmann.

1996

Jobplex is founded to serve the next generation recruitment market.

2001

Acquisition of the Stratford Group, the 13th largest executive recruiting firm in the US.

2001

Industry practice verticals established to meet the growing complexity of engagements.

2003

DHR establishes the firm's 25th US office location.

2004

First office established outside of the US, located in Europe.

2005

First office established in Asia.

2010

Launch of Latin American expansion, offices opened in Mexico, Chile and Brazil

2012

Geoff Hoffmann is named the second CEO of DHR International.

2013

Launch of the DHR Leadership Style Indicator - the firm's online assessment tool created exclusively for executive recruitment.

2013

The firm's 52nd office, and 24th international office, is established in Seoul, South Korea.