Pinnacle Membership Qualifications

Do You Qualify to be a Member  of the Pinnacle Society?

Pinnacle Society Members represent a vetted, exclusive class of executive and contingency search professionals in North America and Worldwide. Our Members range from boutique firms to large firms and networks. Our membership has a cap of 80 membership seats.

Do you think you qualify to be one of us?

Best In Class Membership Qualifications

Qualified professionals must have the following to be considered for membership:

  • A minimum of five years of experience in a recruitment/ search position which identifies, screens, interviews and negotiates candidate offers directly with his/her clients and is employed by a company in the permanent contingency or retained recruitment industry.  Please note: Non-business owners must be nominated for Pinnacle Society membership by his/her owner or by a Pinnacle Society member.
  • Prospective members must have Verified* personally generated cash-in greater than $500,000 annually for three of the five most recent sales years. (*ability to verify in writing cash in billings with accounting professional, W2 or other designated financial document)
  • To assess the quality and reputation of the prospective member, the Pinnacle Society requires business references.
  • Individuals must work in an organization that adheres to an ethical and professional code of practice and is compliant with discrimination laws, operating as a best practice recruitment organization.

Please note the above requirements are non-negotiable and all applicants will be required to provide business reference and proof of billings. If you meet the Pinnacle Society membership criteria outlined above, you are invited to apply for membership and be interviewed by the membership committee. Upon approval that the above has been accepted, and when there is an active open seat for membership, you will be invited to attend our bi-annual conference.

Membership Dues

Dues for the Pinnacle Society are $950 per year. Pinnacle is a participatory society. Our bylaws carry an attendance requirement that does not mandate attendance at all meetings but the greatest mutual value is to have the members attend as often as possible.  Therefore, members are required to attend a certain number of our semi-annual meetings in April and October. The attendance fee for each conference is approximately $1,000, and is not included in the membership fee.

The Application Process

Applications will be reviewed by the membership committee.  Potential members are screened when we have an opening and you can confirm your ability to attend the next conference.  The vetting process includes checking business references, verifying your billings, and conversations with members of the membership committee.  Once vetted, if you are invited to attend a meeting, the cost for this introductory attendance is approximately $1500.   Information on upcoming conference locations and dates can be found in the “conferences” section of our website.

You will be expected to be an active participant in the conference; your acceptance to The Pinnacle Society will then be determined by the Board of Directors within two weeks following the conference.  Upon acceptance, you will be invoiced for annual dues (currently $950, which is pro-rated if you are accepted for membership mid-year).

Pinnacle Membership Application

  • 25% for bringing business in
  • 25% for managing client process
  • 25% for finding candidate who is placed
  • 25% for managing candidate through placement process