As a retained search firm, you probably started working with clients on Director and VP level placements and searches. In the past, your clients have been fairly relaxed and transparent with these management changes both internally and externally. As you begin to win more searches at the C-Level, these senior executive searches require more sensitivity and discretion. Your client may even request you keep the search confidential - even from your own team members. What might seem like an odd request - actually makes a difference in terms of the search.