Aerospace | Defense Recruiting and Expert Consultants

Aerospace | Defense Executive Search Firm

M&A’s Aerospace and Defense recruiting team understands the typical needs in the industry and can help businesses refine their recruiting and search needs. We maintain and grow a network of experts with experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, enabling us to efficiently and cost-effectively provide companies with the talent and expertise they need to advance their businesses.

We assist clients in obtaining the talent and expertise they need by recruiting full-time hires, providing interim executives or expert consultants with experience in the industry.

Trends in Aerospace Recruiting and Talent Acquisition

The Aerospace and Defense industry is adjusting to reduced domestic defense spending, while at the same time customers are seeking increasingly sophisticated capabilities. Our Aerospace and Defense Executive recruiting team partners with companies across the Aerospace and Defense value-chain to provide the right talent quickly, flexibly and affordably.

Key talent areas where we have helped aerospace clients:

Engineering & Technical Leadership Recruiting

  • Digital transformation – robotics, autonomous systems, and AI are key trends driving the need for talent
  • Big data – understand and predict when components require advanced methods and/or to build, repair and maintain military fleets
  • Materials and systems – innovations that pose both opportunities and challenges for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector

Leadership & HR Recruiting

  • Incentive and compensation programs – reward executives for investment decisions that result in successful innovation and improved competitive advantage
  • Changes in corporate culture – the defense workforce is strong in developing and maintaining proprietary systems, but must develop the aptitude to drive technological advances in weapons equipment with new talent

Program & Project Management Recruiting

  • Senior Project Leadership – Improve the organization’s ability to develop innovative solutions and complete projects on time and on-budget

Finance Leadership Recruiting

  • Expense reduction – Improve allocation of funds to your business units and R&D projects that are relevant to your company’s core capabilities, shifting from a traditional approach into a newer and more efficient process.

Request for Services

Let us know how we can help you with your Aerospace & Defense recruiting and talent needs and our Executive Search team will follow up with you promptly.

Our specialized areas in Aerospace & Defense recruiting include:

  • Aircraft
  • Missile Systems
  • Shipbuilding
  • Ammunitions / Weapons
  • Aircraft Components
  • Rotor-Craft
  • Engines
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Airport Infrastructure / Aviation Security
  • Alternative Aviation Fuels
  • Launch Vehicles
  • Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul
  • Aerospace Manufacturing Automation

Our Aerospace & Defense recruiting team support the following functional areas:

  • Accounting / Finance Recruiting
  • Business Development Recruiting
  • Engineering Recruiting
  • Human Resources Recruiting
  • Legal Recruiting
  • Management Recruiting
  • Manufacturing Recruiting
  • Marketing Recruiting
  • Program / Project Management Recruiting
  • Relationship Management Recruiting
  • Sales Recruiting
  • IT Technical Recruiting
  • Supply Chain Recruiting
  • R&D Recruiting

Industry Expertise