About Hagman Search

At Hagman Search, we're not just another search firm; we're your strategic partner in navigating the complex landscape of talent acquisition within the automotive industry. Specializing in sectors at the forefront of automotive technology — brake systems, eMobility, and automated driving technology — we pride ourselves on our deep industry knowledge and our ability to connect our clients with top-tier talent that not only meets but exceeds their expectations.

Why Choose Hagman Search?

  • Specialized Expertise: Our focus is razor-sharp, dedicated exclusively to industries that are reshaping the future of transportation. This means we speak your language, understand your challenges, and know exactly where to find the professionals who can drive your business forward.

  • Comprehensive Search Services: Whether you're looking for a retained search to fill senior-level positions, a contained search for specialized roles, or a contingent search for flexible hiring options, Hagman Search offers a tailored approach to meet your unique needs. Our versatile service options ensure that you have access to the right talent, at the right time, under the right terms.

  • Unmatched Network: With years of experience and a robust network within the automotive tech space, we have built strong relationships with some of the industry's most sought-after professionals. Our candidates are not just skilled; they are innovators and leaders who are capable of propelling your organization into the future.

  • Dedicated Partnership: At Hagman Search, we believe in building lasting relationships. We work closely with our clients to understand their vision, culture, and specific needs. This partnership approach allows us to provide not just candidates, but strategic advisories and solutions that align with your long-term objectives.


We are committed to excellence in all we do. Our promise is to provide you with not only the best talent in the industry but also with exceptional service, transparency, and integrity throughout the search process. Let Hagman Search be the catalyst for your next great hire, powering your journey towards innovation and success in the automotive sector.

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Our Promises

Finding a great recruiting partner can be difficult. Here is our promise to you.

Industry Expertise

We work consistently to build knowledge and expertise in the industries we serve.

Partnership Approach

We work to partner with our clients and build long-term relationships. 

Individual Attention

We handle all recruiting activities in-house. From sourcing, selecting, and presenting our candidates.

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