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About us

We couldn't think of a better name.

By definition "shortlist" is a list of those candidates for a position or an award, not eliminated in the preliminary selection process, from which the final choice will be made.

Est. 2003, Shortlist is one of Portugal’s leading Executive Search, Assessment and Leadership Advisory firms.

Our vision is to spread the power of exceptional people, and our mission is to help companies make distinctive and lasting improvements in their performance through high-impact recruitments or by assessing internal and external talent to address the strategic needs of Boards and CEOs.

In an effort to better serve our Clients, Shortlist was established as an independent upmarket boutique firm, with experienced, well seasoned and knowledgeable recruiting and assessment capabilities, and with a focus on the quality of delivery and on building long term and in-depth relationships with clients. 

Small enough to care, big enough to make an impact.

We handle our relationships with clients and candidates with great care. We treat sensitive information with the utmost discretion. We always honour our commitment to deliver; with quality. 

When critical leadership and recruitment decisions need to be made, we are the adviser of choice among large and medium-sized organisations across a range of sectors - Banking, Insurance and Financial Services, Business and Professional Services, Consumer and Retail, Energy and Natural Resources, Industrial and Automotive, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Supply Chain, Logistics and Transportation, Technology, Tourism and Hospitality.

Track Record

Retained Search - Last 3 Years


Success Rate


Successful Induction Programs


Retention After 12 Months