Executive Search & Assessment

Recruiting the Right People

— Since 2003 —

Shortlist is an upmarket quality player Executive Search & Assessment firm in Lisbon, Portugal, with pan-European and pan-African reach, serving the strategic recruitment needs of Boards and CEOs, enabling clients to build a true talent advantage.

Our 5 weeks methodology emphasizes a customized approach combined with speed in execution, reflecting our consultants' experience, the research capabilities of our firm and our daily work to build a talent pipeline for anticipated business.

— 1st week —
Assignment definition and search strategy.

— 2nd & 3rd weeks —
Sourcing and candidate research.

— 4th & 5th weeks —
Candidate assessment and delivery.

— Following weeks —
Client interviews, negotiation and onboarding.


Portugal & European Union | Angola | Mozambique | Brazil


— Functional Practices —

Top Management (Board-level, C-suite) | Middle Management | Functional Experts

— Industries —

Industrial & Automotive | Financial Services | Consumer & Retail | Life Sciences & Healthcare | Mining, Energy & Infrastructures | Business & Professional Services | Technology & Communications

One-year Guarantee

Confident in our ability to address challenges that Boards and CEOs face, and in our proven capability to deliver candidates who will make an impact and move the business forward, we offer a one-year guarantee on our Executive Search service.

Our Commitment

We handle our relationships with clients and candidates with great care, we treat sensitive information with the utmost discretion, and we honor our commitment to deliver, with quality.

Only Recruitment?
No. Assessment, also.

Too often, when recruiting or promoting through their own means, companies make tough recruitment decisions based on inadequate, incomplete or unreliable information. Our Executive Assessment service gives Boards and CEOs the reliable insights they need to confidently select the best available talent for key positions in the company.
Executive Assessment also has a role to play in executive development, succession planning, transformational change and post-merger/acquisition integration.

Reliable insights. Better Decisions.


You’re welcome to submit your CV in English or/and Portuguese through our contact details below.

Please keep in mind that our work is driven by client demand. We don't do career counseling nor outplacement. If your skills and experience match any of our assignments, we will contact you directly. We will not signal you to clients as a potential candidate without your consent.