About Us

Succession Executive Search was founded by Ahmad Popalyar to help family offices and private equity firms through executive succession planning. With over 15 years of Executive Search experience, Ahmad specializes in the recruitment of investment banking and private equity professionals as well as executives at the CFO, COO, and CEO levels across the middle market.

Ahmad’s executive search career has evolved from US military recruitment to placing high potential executives with private equity firms across the US. His humanistic approach to executive search sets him apart from others in recruiting because he truly is going to find the right person to join your organization.


What We Do

Succession Executive Search is a premier search firm that specializes in the recruitment of investment professionals and executives in the middle-market private equity space.



Let us help with your succession planning needs at your business. Our dynamic executive search and recruitment is designed to meet our clients’ unique and complex needs.



The professionals at Succession are industry agnostic. We are experts in complicated and troubled scenarios across private equity that allow us to help clients over a variety of verticals.

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What Makes Us Unique

With over 15 years of experience in the Executive Search industry for Private Equity, Investment Banking, and Corporate Finance, Succession partners with clients in placing the best talent across private equity.

Our premier team is composed of search experts with unparalleled knowledge in our field, and a comprehensive understanding of the Financial Sector. Our goal is always to present our clients with the best executives that will elevate their leadership teams and profitability around the clock.

Top-Level Performance

We guarantee performance. You will see candidates that exceed your expectations.

365-Day Guarantee

We are so committed to helping clients find the "best fit," Succession offers a 365-day guarantee.

Extensive Work

We have an extensive network of the best professionals across private equity and private debt. Due to our ability to influence our network and engage with our community of 11k+, we can source high-quality candidates in a precise and efficient manner.

Connected & Experienced

Over the last 15 years, Succession has perfected our skillsets, expanded our industry knowledge, and made impactful connections with the best and brightest in private equity.

Get In Touch

Our team will execute a detailed and precise search that will deliver talent right to your board room. Our innovative thinking will integrate our human capital expertise into every search performed.

Are you ready to hire the best person to lead your team? Have questions about our recruitment and search process? Contact us today! Our team can be reached at the social media sites linked below or online by filling out the form on the right.

We look forward to hearing from you!