About Cornerstone

Learn about our history and work
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At Cornerstone Group, we believe that who we are matters, as it leads us to the path where we can connect with you. As a global leader in talent solutions, we have experienced phenomenal growth since our establishment in the U.S. in 1989, expanding to 60 offices in 40 countries. We pride ourselves on being strategic partners to our clients, offering expertise in four key areas: strategic talent acquisition, executive coaching, board member consulting, and leadership consulting. Our local expertise with a global reach and ownership mentality, enables our clients to thrive and expand globally.

Since 2004 when our India operations started, we have been at the forefront of structured recruitment services, providing clients with exceptional talent acquisition solutions. Today, we are proud to be recognized as India’s top talent solutions provider, working with international corporations and leading Indian firms as their preferred talent acquisition partner.


Mr. Vijay Karkare - Managing Director of India

Mr. Vijay Karkare

Managing Director of India

Mr. Vijay Karkare founded Cornerstone International Group’s India operations in 2004. Starting with a single location in Mumbai, his executive search firm has since expanded to include operations in Delhi and Bangalore. With over 20 years of experience in Executive Search and Consulting, Vijay has been instrumental in Cornerstone’s growth and success. Today, Cornerstone serves clients in all major cities in India and globally, with support from local partner offices in over 60 locations across 40 countries.

As a trusted executive search advisory, Cornerstone International Group has earned the confidence of diverse clientele through focused offerings and customized HR services. Our expertise and personalized approach address the intricate aspects of the service industry, setting us apart in the industry.

Driven by steadfast ethical practices and a proven track record, Cornerstone is recognized among India’s top ten executive search firms. Our consortium concept combines global reach with local expertise, delivering the best solutions to client organizations.

In today’s competitive landscape, developing a multifaceted talent acquisition strategy is crucial for achieving immediate and long-term business goals. Cornerstone International Group is the preferred choice for finding high-caliber talent, catering to the needs of multinationals, startups, conglomerates, and SMEs. With our international reach, we have emerged as a top global executive search firm in India.

At Cornerstone, we go beyond servicing clients; we partner with them to create high-performance teams that drive excellence. Our boutique firm offers unbeatable standards in practice search and recruiting services. We maintain a proactive approach, leveraging strong relationships to connect clients with industry leaders, decision-makers, and top executive talent.

Alliances & Partnership

Alliances & Partnership

Prime Genesis – Onboarding

Prime Genesis, specializes in leadership transitions and organizational change. They help organizations navigate critical leadership transitions, such as CEO succession, mergers and acquisitions, and other significant changes in leadership.

Board Benchmarking – Board Services

Board Benchmarking provides services to help organizations assess and improve the performance of their boards of directors. Board benchmarking services involve professional advice, a simplified process, and a best practice framework for board evaluation, director surveys, etc.

Search Meridian

CIG sister concern, identify future leaders and mid-management professional

W.E. Matter – Employee Engagement

W.E. Matter provided employee engagement services. They help improve employee engagement, which can lead to increased productivity, better customer service, and higher employee retention rates.

Alliances & Partnership