Leave no stone

A rock-solid commitment
to achieving your success

In today’s competitive marketplace, hiring the right candidate is more critical than it has ever been. We understand the importance of getting it right, and that’s why we’re relentless in our quest. We look further and dig deeper to uncover all the best candidates who will meet your specific needs. Our unrivalled track record of success is a testament to our solid foundation of insurance industry experience and our highly personalized and engaged approach.

Our Process

Some call it a thorough and disciplined process. We think of it as more of a journey–one that’s exciting, challenging, and ultimately, rewarding.

Like a Sherpa, guiding you up a challenging peak, we are by your side throughout the search journey, leading you around obstacles to better routes that ensure you’ll arrive successfully at your destination.

Our People

With deep roots in the insurance industry, we bring solid experience and a great depth of knowledge to the table. Yet, it’s our enduring commitment and tenacity that truly set us apart.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to promoting equality and uncovering diverse, talented candidates–wherever they may be.

Let us know how we can connect you with the potential from every corner.


“No other search firm comes close to consistently delivering the professional, personalized excellence of Granite. They spend the time to thoroughly understand our organization including our strategic direction, our operational challenges and the interpersonal nuances of our team. I have always found them to be exceedingly straightforward and honest. All the top-performing members of my executive team were ultimately recruited through Granite. The bottom line is that they have repeatedly proven that I can count on them to get the job done right, every time.” — PRESIDENT & CEO, LEADING INSURER

“My organization has used Granite International for at least seven senior executive positions and all of these individual hires have proven to be excellent employees. The most impressive attribute about the organization is their open and honest dialogue with all parties involved in the process and their goal of putting the right person in the right position with the right company. There may be other companies that are bigger in size but not better in attention to detail and execution. This approach has produced terrific results for my organization and has been the reason we continue to use their services.” — EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL REINSURER

“Granite International was hired for a North American search for a senior financial role within our US Company. The firm impressed us with a deep understanding of our needs, thorough investigation of the role requirements and in particular their experience and connections within the financial services industry. I intend to use Granite International for future recruiting needs.” — TREASURER, GLOBAL INSURER

“I’ve worked with Granite International on numerous searches after meeting Gavin Naimer as a candidate for a role he was working on. From day one, Granite has worked hard to build a deep relationship and serve as a sounding board for all variety of business challenges, even beyond recruiting. Their desire to deeply understand your business, your leadership style, and your needs sets them apart from the competition and helps them find not only great talent, but people that cover your team’s blind spots. And, they continue to stay in contact with successful candidates throughout their journey to ensure they are getting what they need to be successful. I’ve experienced my fair share of executive search firms and Granite is the best.” — REGIONAL CEO, GLOBAL SPECIALTY INSURER

“Gavin’s unique approach to talent acquisition has been to become a real partner to us, through a deep understanding our company’s culture, values, leadership style and needs. He was not only able to find some of the best talents in the market for us, but equally importantly those who would best fit our culture.” — CEO, GLOBAL REINSURER

Successful Journeys

Cities from which we have recruited candidates.

Cayman Islands

Hong Kong
Kansas City
Los Angeles

New York

San Francisco / Palo Alto
St Louis
The Hague

Better searches begin here.

RETENTION Our placed candidates stay for at least 3 years
REPEAT CUSTOMERS Our clients choose to work with us again and again
COMPLETION Our searches end with a successful placement


Our view from here.

Introducing 3 Voices Practical Choices: Designing Desirable Organizations of the Future

Real change happens when people choose to let down walls and invite someone different in. Today we introduce you to 3 Voices Practical Choices. This thought leadership series brings together “the unlikely team” of Lorene, Leah & Gavin to discuss everyday actions companies and individuals can take to create a more inclusive world. While the […]

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Podcast: InsTech London – Executive Search Trends in Insurance

In Episode 88 of InsTech London’s podcast series, Granite International’s President Gavin Naimer sits down with Matthew Grant to discuss insurance industry recruiting trends, best practices when hiring remotely and Gavin’s top tips for hiring managers and candidates.

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Insurance Industry Talent Acquisition During COVID-19 and Moving Forward

How has COVID-19 impacted the recruitment of senior executives in the insurance industry? We have gained insights from our searches over the recent months and can share some observations: · A number of companies are continuing to hire during this pandemic. While every insurer and reinsurer has had to adapt with all or most of […]

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