We are an

Executive Search &

Recruitment Specialist.

… matching people to culture and passion to purpose.
At Talent Trace, we understand that people are your most valued asset, it’s the reason we chose it as our company ethos. It’s central to who we are, how we work and the success behind our client, candidate and talent relationships. We specialise in the search, recruitment and placement of senior executives and equity candidates.
We believe a job is more than an accumulation of tasks and responsibilities

It is an opportunity to match people to culture and passion to purpose. That’s when candidates and companies succeed.

Talent Trace is a leading executive search and recruitment specialist, with the industry expertise to help you recruit, attract and retain the right talent.

Talent Trace is a Level 1 BBBEE company, in operation for 8 years, with a footprint across South Africa and a growing global footprint.

Tracing extraordinary talent.

to fit your business culture.


Black owned

Years in Operation


BBBEE Procurement recognition

combined years of experience

Our Specialisation.

We help you to attract, retain and advance senior management and executive talent.

Corporate Intelligence

Our team charge a flat fee for search, providing probable & shortlisted executive and senior C-suite candidates for recruitment.

Partner on D&I Plans

Well versed on employment equity, we can help you hire and talent manage equity candidates aligning diversity to organizational goals.

Specialist Recruitment

We offer a competitive placement fee for non-retained recruitment. Our focus is on quality and speed providing the best options timeously.

Executive Search

Based on a project basis, we provide executive search services: confidential approaches, candidate shortlisting, including equity candidates.

Candidate Placements

We place individual candidates, helping you to find alignment in a role & company culture. We walk the journey with you, across your career.


Talent Trace has been servicing the Executive recruitment needs of JSE listed and unlisted companies for 8 years. 

What our clients say.

Who we place, is as important as where we place them.

Talent Trace through the time taken to understand the needs of its clients has become a trusted business partner to Rand Refinery. The teams strengths is the Professional manner in which the assignment is dealt with and the honest feedback. Our business expectations were fully met as the candidates presented met the requirements and saved management time of sifting through lots of CVs.

Dean Subramanian, CFO, Rand Refinery [Client]

Efficiency, relationship building, they understand what you looking for in detail. Reliability, diligence, commitment, authenticity, professionalism and understanding both client and candidate needs. Interview preparation is detailed, friendly and helpful staff, they understand the role fully before they discuss it with you unlike other agencies.

Shivani Ramdhani, Head of Group Reporting, Italtile [Client

Professional, Easy to Communicate with , Absolute pleasure to work with, friendly. They have an undeniable personal touch and concern for you as a human. I was kept up to date on the application at all times, and built a strong relationship with the team.

Sheldon Ludick, Front Office Manager, Hitachi ABB [Candidate]

When I joined Primedia, Talent Trace was a supplier, but after engaging with the team I highly recommend them. Talent Trace has an excellent understanding of the roles that we recruit for as well as knowledge of the Primedia culture and environment. Fast and efficient service where potential candidates’ CV’s are sent through within a couple of days. Professionalism of the staff and having the ease of working with them. One of their biggest strengths is timely responses to emails which includes information that is to the point and that covers all questions/ queries raised.

Hemini Soma, Primedia – Group FM, Primedia [Client]

Wow, Amazing Heena and Alex are the best talent agents ever, they thoroughly coached me before my interview, enlightened me about the pros and cons but more importantly these ladies prepared me to be comfortable and just be myself.

Amiena Dreyer, Accounts Payables, Incubeta Holdings [Candidate]

I have previously worked with Alex and Heena as Talent Acquisition Specialists before at other companies and their personal brands are very strong and both are personally credible individuals. They have really strong industry knowledge, their understanding of Recruitment/Talent Acquisition as an area in an HR Value Chain, understanding of company needs and most importantly their ability to understand the market and company needs.

Mantshabeng Van Wyk, Senior HR BP, Hollard [Client]

Class, Thorough, Motivating, encouraging. Exceptional attention to detail, guidance and informative. Their candidate research is done with quality, their strengths are their research and relationship building qualities. I would definitely recommend them to friends and colleagues.

Mukhethwa Nyase, Operations & Sportsbook Manager, SunBet [Candidate]

We use talent trace and other agencies, however most of my successfully recruited candidates have come from Talent Trace. The team take the time to understand our recruitment needs and ensure that the candidates that are shortlisted are suited for the role. This helps shorten the recruitment process for us. Talent Trace will walk the recruitment journey with you beyond the successful placement of the candidate. They will still engage you (employer) and the candidate to understand how the relationship is going and if there’s anything they can do to assist you!

Nhlalala Mashimbie, Head of Finance, PPC [Client]

Communication is definitely a strength. Proper engagement is conducted with the candidate to determine whether they would be a fit for the role that they are applying for. As a candidate you are also kept abreast of the status of your application and the recruitment process progresses. Most importantly, proper feedback is given irrespective of whether or not your application is successful.

Unathi Sihlahla, GM: Human Resources [Candidate]

Professionalism and quality of candidates you send us. You don’t just use the job spec to find us potential candidates. You also seek in depth understanding for culture fit of the candidate required.

Diana Mbanda,  Group Services Admin Group HR, PPC [Client]

Everyone was very supportive and professional.
Always following up to check up on how I am settling in my new job also offering advice

Tiffany Rhangane, Fraud & Risk Officer, SunBet [Candidate]

Professionalism and support throughout the process of recruitment, constant updates and follow up on the process. The company has a great team and they’re always communicating with their clients. 

Fundile Matholengwe, Training Officer, PPC [Candidate]

Simplified, transparent. The two ladies maintained constant communication, Heena assisted with the preparation to make sure I was fully equipped. Finding the best fits for individuals and organizations. 

Zintle Boloko, HR Officer, PPC [Candidate]

Our Team.

We are a 100% black female owned company, with a combined +60 years of Specialist Recruitment & Executive Search experience. 

Heena Bhana, MD

Heena is a qualified Industrial Psychologist by trade, registered with the Health Professions Council SA (HPCSA) and Psychological Society of SA.  After +22 years within the Executive Search industry, she founded Talent Trace, launching her own brand geared to put people first.

Caroline Francis, Senior Researcher

Caroline is the Senior Researcher for Talent Trace and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications at Bond University. Caroline later joined the executive search sector specialising in head hunting.

Alexandra Durrant, Senior Search Partner

Alex is a Senior Executive Search Partner and holds a B. Social Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PDM) from the University of Cape Town. With +20 years’ experience in the recruitment and search industry and focuses on middle to senior and executive management positions.

Danelle Colin, Senior Researcher & Database Manager

Danelle has qualifications from the International Hotel School and is a highly trained administrator and researcher of data and information. She is skilled in a vast range of computer systems, client platforms and internal systems.

Our Skills.

We search and trace high calibre talent to find a people-organisation

  • Executive Search – 90%
  • Corporate Intelligence – 77%
  • Partner on D&I Plans 70%
  • Candidate Placements – 85%
  • Specialist Recruitment 80%

Talent Trace offers a unique service, we specialise in providing specialised recruitment and executive search services from middle & senior management, executive and senior C-Suite roles – for companies and candidates.

Our team has a combined 60+ years of Executive Search experience, providing our clients with skill, intuition and analytic skills to identify, recruit and place talent to serve business needs.

We invest in relationships, taking the time to understand personality, industry and responsibilities – walking the journey to ensure success. Our professional, highly experienced team aim to bridge the gap between people, culture, passion and purpose. We search and trace high calibre talent for senior management, executive and senior C-Suite roles – for companies and candidates.

Contact Us.

We find the best talent that suits your organisation when you need it.


For companies looking to attract, retain and advance senior and executive talent.

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For professionals wanting to navigate and identify your next professional career move.

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Talent Trace is an executive search and recruitment specialist.

 We search and trace high calibre talent to find a people – organisation fit. Our aim is to help you attract, retain and advance employee talent.


100% black female owned Executive search and recruitment company, 135% BBBEE procurement recognition, Level 1 Accredited.

Our team has a combined 60+ years of Executive search experience.

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+2783 377 3384

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