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Horton International | North America operates as the founding office of Horton Group International Limited (HGIL). With over 40 offices strategically located across the world, HGIL has the global resources and local-market expertise to help you attract and retain outperforming leadership talent.


Chief Executive Officer Search, Banking Fintech

"Horton delivered. Our board was extremely impressed with the in-depth knowledge the Horton team had about our industry – Banking &FinTech. Knowing they understand our world was instrumental in our decision to entrust the hiring of our new CEO to them. We were not disappointed: The Horton team was able to get us a short list of top notch candidates by our annual meeting and we chose our new CEO within 72 days of beginning the process"

- President & CEO

Head of Corporate Communications Search, Global Supply Chain Solutions Company

"Horton International proved that an executive search firm can truly be a trusted guide, a thoughtful
advisor and a hard-working partner in the talent acquisition process.   Always operating with a “win-win” strategy in mind, the Horton team provided an outstanding slate of talented candidates and then helped guide us through the final discussions, assessments, and ultimate hiring decision.  Their understanding of cultural fit and motivational factors was paramount in their ability to bring the right candidates forward to support our organizational strategy and help us and the candidates make sound, well considered decisions. Their process and results exceeded our expectations in every metric."

- Chief Human Resources Officer

Chief Financial Officer Search, Mission-Driven Health Care Services Provider

"It was vitally important that our new Chief Financial Officer blend seamlessly into our culture. We have a very active and involved Board – this new hire had to be on their level and share in the overall vision and mission of our organization. The team at Horton International | USA delivered. They spent the time to interview key members of our Board and members of the senior management team; by the end of those conversations they had a keen sense of who we are culturally as an organization and what our ideal financial leader looked like. I am happy to say that we were able to hire our dream candidate from the excellent slate that Horton International | USA presented.”

- President

VP of Sales Search, Technology Services Provider

"Our culture and our team are the ingredients that make up our secret sauce. The Executive Search Firm we hired had to not only understand our culture but be able to find a critical employee that would work within that culture – the Horton International | USA team did not disappoint. They spent the time getting to know us and empowered us to find the right team member within 4 months –exceeding our expectations."

- President & CEO

VP Sales and Head of Customer Success Searches, Venture-Backed InsurTech

"Breaking into the US market is no small feat, especially when you have roots firmly planted elsewhere – in our case, India, but from our very first engagement, the team at Horton International demonstrated a remarkable understanding of our unique position. They understood our niche in the insurtech ecosystem and the agile, resilient talent essential for a high-growth startup. Their keen grasp of cultural nuances ensured candidates aligned not just in skill but in ethos with Aureus. This wasn't just about filling roles; it was curating a team that melded experience, expertise, and mindset. Horton's blend of acumen and genuine dedication is unmatched. In them, we didn't just find recruiters; we found indispensable partners for our journey."

- Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Chief Financial Officer Search, Community Bank

"Working with an executive search firm such as Horton | USA just makes sense. The Horton International team has the ability to really understand our culture, our business goals, and to uncover our ideal candidate from a large field of potentials. We worked on several search hires with Horton and each time they spent hours diving into what really mattered to us here at the Bank. Anyone can read a pile of resumes, and interview a myriad of potential hires – but Horton is different. They understand teams, they understand culture, and in the end, they understood our bank and what we needed in order to grow our company."

- President & CEO


Horton International traces its roots back to 1978 when it was founded in Avon, Connecticut, by Robert Horton. The 1980s marked the firm's global expansion, extending its footprint across Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and the Americas.

In 1995, Horton Group International Limited (HGIL) was established as a UK-based holding entity. This formation was spearheaded by the pioneering Horton International partners from the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Australia, and Spain.

To this day, HGIL stands as the principal governing body, establishing global policies, procedures, and operational guidelines that ensure cohesive international operations.


Joshua R. Hollander
Chief Executive Officer, North America
Regional Director Americas
Board Member

Josh is an experienced CEO and entrepreneur with a successful track record in executive search and leadership. He specializes in Board placement, C-suite recruitment, and talent strategy for public, closely held and PE and VC-backed companies in sectors including FinTech/InsurTech, B2B SaaS, Financial Services, Insurance and Industry 4.0.

Throughout his career, Josh has been a strong advocate for innovation, leadership, corporate resiliency, and digital transformation. He is committed to developing customized business models and implementing creative solutions to drive top-line growth, increase profitability, and improve the client experience.

Beyond Horton International:

Co-founder & Vice President of the non-profit InsurTech Association, promoting industry growth and resilience

Founding board member of InnSure, championing innovative climate risk solutions in insurance

Career Highlights:

Co-founder, Warburg Pincus, Softbank Ventures and
Royal & Sun Alliance-funded start up acquired by Mellon Financial

Mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance roles, Morgan Stanley

Vice President, closely-held regional correspondent lender


Williams College, BA, Economics

The Repton School (UK)

The Loomis Chaffee School