What we do

Our story

For more than 20 years, Xist4 has been committed to delivering excellence by connecting exceptional digital and technology talent at mid to senior and executive-level with formidable organisations. Ours is a history of partnership and understanding between us and each client and candidate we represent.

Xist4’s aim is to always be building long-term relationships with our clients. This has been the key reason why over 70% of all mandates we have completed are with organisations we have previously supported, and individuals whose careers we helped shape.

What we believe

Core values

We are unlike any other search consultancy by design. As a business, we have been purpose led and champions for equality right from the beginning. We are ethnic-minority-owned with a strong desire to play a leading role in driving up the number of diverse and inclusive digital and technology professionals holding mid to senior and C-level roles.

At a time of unprecedented change and disruption, we work with organisations to provide a fresh, new, and truly innovative approach to their mid to executive-level hiring requirements. In doing so, Xist4 is something of a challenger search consultancy – we both anticipate and test the status quo in a bid to find the right person for the right role and at the right time.

Transparency

Open, honest, and ongoing communication throughout every step of the hiring process.

Fairness

Respecting and treating every client and every candidate equally, irrespective of size of organisation or background of individual.

Inclusivity

Enabling organisations to overcome the hurdles to becoming a truly equitable employer.

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Sustainability

Embedding sustainability and social purpose at the core of everything we do as a business.

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How we do it

Making a difference

While the needs of our clients have changed in the 20 or more years since Xist4 was formed, there remains one constant: the need to attract and retain those individuals with the skills and expertise to both tackle the demands of today while having the tenacity to react and respond to the disruptive digital and technological changes of tomorrow.

Meeting these challenges head on means focusing our candidate search efforts on different directions to what has gone before. It’s about having our collective fingers on the pulse of what is happening, understanding the specific needs of every client, and helping them to fulfill their most pressing hiring needs based on talent not background.