Frequently Asked Questions by Clients


Which commodity markets is Redstone Commodity Search offering executive search solutions for?
We are focused on offering executive search solutions within the commodities space across energy, metals, agricultural and soft commodities trading. Our current clients include small, middle and large scale Trading Houses, Producers, Majors, Utilities, Merchants, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks and Brokerages. Our main expertise lies with candidates for front and middle office positions. We offer a range of tailor-made searches to meet your needs while also taking into account your individual company culture.

Which geographical areas does Redstone Commodity Search cover?
Our consultants have completed multiple assignments worldwide. We have filled positions across the globe in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia.

Do you have different search options available which can be individually tailored?
Yes, we want to provide a search specific to your business and requirements. For further details of our services, please take a look at our Clients page.

What is a Retained Search?
Typically, a retained search is when the fees for the search are paid in thirds. Our model differs in this regard by requesting one third upfront and the final two thirds on the completion of the search. This type of search reduces the upfront risk for you and allows us to allocate all of our resources to find your ideal candidate. We work with you to set up the parameters of the search and create a strategy for identifying, screening, evaluating and hiring the selected candidate.

What is a Contingent Search?
This is a “no-win, no-fee” option whereby we use our extensive database and market relationships to offer 3-5 candidates to match your requirements within a quick time frame. Redstone Commodity Search offers this a hassle free, no up-front commitment required from your side, option as we are only paid upon the successful introduction of a candidate.

As a new client, how can we reach you?
We can be contacted during working hours, between Monday and Friday by phone +44 (0)3300 529 788 or any time via email. We aim to answer your inquiry as soon as possible.

Do you provide legal advice, market intelligence and/or salary benchmarking?
With access to the market and our own in-depth research team, we are able to gather market intelligence for your company. Given our access to extensive salary information across the commodities market, we can also help you evaluate the appropriate pay structure for your employees.

We do not provide legal advice but market intelligence and salary benchmarking are among the many bespoke services we can offer you. Further details can be found on our Clients page.

How do you handle all data and information about us?
All data we handle is treated with the utmost confidentiality and security. We do not advertise your name unless prior arrangements have been made and we can withhold the company name if so required.

How do you search for candidates?
We aim to provide a bespoke service which is the best fit for your specific needs. We invest time to better understand your business, culture and future development plans. In order to find candidates we use our extensive database, connections and networks in the relevant spheres.

Are your consultants trained professionals?
Our consultants are specialists within their vertical market. Together, our team covers the energy, metals, agricultural and soft commodities markets.