About Us

 Talent Trace is an Executive Search & Recruitment company, specialising in the search, recruitment and placement of senior executives and equity candidates.

Heena Bhana

MD & Founder

Heena is a qualified Industrial Psychologist by trade, registered with the Health Professions Council SA (HPCSA) and Psychological Society of SA.   

Her understanding of human behaviour and intelligence gathering is the cornerstone of how Talent Trace operates.

After +22 years within the Executive Search industry, she founded Talent Trace, launching her own brand with a culture and methodology geared towards generating repeat business.

Her fresh and forward thinking approach to search, coupled with her relationship building, leadership and communication skills have been the reasons that Talent Trace has grown in these challenging times.
Her experience lies in both listed and unlisted industries with expertise in Metals, Manufacturing, Energy, Banking, Media, Financial Services and Hospitality. 

She has the intuition and intellect to understand dynamic industries and work environments and utilises that skill set to identify and recruit the right talent for middle, senior management, executive and C-suite roles.

Alexandra Durrant

Senior Executive 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.

Her academic background fostered her creativity, innovation, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Alex’s is armed with +20 years’ experience in the recruitment and search industry and focuses on middle to senior and executive management positions. Knowledgeable about the talent requirements across a range of industries from retail and financial/banking to education, construction and professional services. Alex has been instrumental in multinational companies’ business expansion, successfully identifying top talent to grow the business across sectors and geographies. Alex is skilled at identifying company culture fit for business productivity.


We provide our clients with skill, intuition and analytics to identify, recruit and place talent to serve critical business needs.

Caroline Francis

Senior Researcher


Danelle Colin

Senior Researcher & Database Manager

Caroline holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Communications at Bond University.

Danelle has qualifications from the International Hotel School and is a trained researcher and administrator.

German by heritage, after completing her tertiary education she completed an internship for Estee Lauder, Germany. In South Africa for clients within the automotive, mining and corporate communications industries Caroline worked as a senior PR manager. With an understanding of the people side of brand marketing, Caroline later joined the executive search sector specialising in head hunting. Human resources heavily contributes to a company’s culture, her role involves understanding hospitality, insurance, IT and Media industries to identify a best candidate fit.

Having worked as front office staff in hotels, she understands the service industry well. She has cross functional skills, and is always willing to take on additional responsibilities to obtain further work experience. Danelle currently works for Talent Trace as a Researcher, Administrator and Database Manager. A quick learner, administratively strong and responsible for our candidate checks, crucial to the search process at Talent Trace. She is skilled in a vast range of computer systems, enabling her to work on many client platforms and internal systems.

Our Skills.

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

  • 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 executive search and recruitment services for senior management, executive and senior C-Suite roles – for companies and candidates.

Our team has a combined 60 years of Executive Search experience.

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.

Our Values

We understand that people are your most valued asset, its 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 and talent relationships.

How We Work

Our 3 criteria are: 

  • Search and trace high calibre talent
  • Within the shortest turnaround time
  • At the most cost effective rates

Lasting Relationships

Our consultants and alliances have a track record in maintaining lasting relationships with our clients based on confidentiality, trust and our values. Adding value to our client’s workforce and becoming a valued business partner. 


Head offices in Johannesburg, South Africa we service all nine provinces locally. Our team of international consultants and alliances, enable us to service global and multinational recruitment needs, equally.


We are  a 100% black female owned Executive search and recruitment company, 135% BBBEE procurement recognition and are Level 1 Accredited. Servicing the Executive Recruitment and Search needs of JSE listed and unlisted companies for 8 years.


Our team are highly professional at screening, interviewing and evaluating candidates. We are tactical, committed to understanding client and environmental demands and matching those with candidate career goals.


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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