We’re Different

At C-suite, you are investing in the knowledge and resources of an entire retained executive search firm rather than the knowledge of one recruiter or practice within a generic organization.  We’re not about “closing deals”; we’re not about driving recruitment processes based on how much money we make; we’re not about one-size-fits all search strategies and we’re certainly not everything to everybody.


Barbara Duncan Marchetti

Barbara brings over 25 years of experience impacting the executive infrastructure of business and industry. An internationally known business strategist, trainer and public speaker, she has helped hundreds of companies and thousands of executives globally.

After several years in the staffing industry as a Vice President and General Manager for both national & privately held firms, she launched Preferred Resource Group in 1991. Based out of the Boston area, PRG provided customized training and strategic consulting to the staffing & recruiting industry. It is here where she gained recognition at national platforms as an innovator in the staffing industry, lecturing and training companies on how to improve productivity and ROI on their talent assets through the design and implementation of global best practices.

Barbara Marchetti, President/Founder of C-suite

In an effort to keep up with the demand for her knowledge and techniques, Barbara was one of the early adapters of utilizing technology as a vehicle to provide consulting and training. Her webinars expanded her bandwidth and reach to a global audience.

In 1998, she expanded into retained, executive search.  Re-branding the company as C-suite in 2006, she opened an office in Manhattan. C-suite continues to offer high touch, customized, retained executive search services focusing on Director levels up to the C-suite.

Barbara received her B.A. from Colby College and completed her Masters studies in Business Management from Lesley College. Her board positions include the Board of Trustees for Austin Preparatory School, a private, independent school serving students in grades 6-12 and the Board Chair for One Family Scholars, a comprehensive college scholarship program that breaks the cycle of poverty and family homelessness for low-income single parents.

“Barbara’s greatest skill in recruiting top talent is her extraordinary insight into our company’s culture. In fact, while we considered multiple applicants surfaced by Barbara, the first candidate she presented perfectly matched our needs. She is thorough, professional, and a delight with whom to work. Her quick assessment of a client’s need is truly incredible.”


“Barbara is a superstar recruiter and a joy to work with! She really takes the time to get to know the needs of both the clients and the applicants and has a way of finding excellent people. She has built up a strong NYC and area practice – a big part of this is her (and her team’s) excellent research skills, her connectivity to the market and her ability to really “dig deep” with people.”