Welcome to

Latitude Cleantech Search

Inspired by both climate anxiety and optimism due to our emerging clean technologies, our purpose at Latitude Cleantech Search is to help cleantech organizations find, attract and hire outstanding leaders.

The world urgently needs our cleantech companies to deploy their transformative technologies at scale in order to have a meaningful impact on our planet. In our experience, this happy outcome requires pioneering and specific problem-solving technology, patient capital, engaged teams, and enabling leadership at the board, C-suite and VP levels – which is where we can help.

Beyond role-specific competencies, we find that purpose, clarity and empathy are the hallmarks of leaders that matter. We hope they also define how we operate at Latitude Cleantech Search.

We are a purpose-driven firm providing a world-class, highly customized executive search service to organizations whose technology or services advance our onward climb to a clean economy.


Interested to talk? If you’re a cleantech organization considering a leadership hire, or a senior level professional/leader curious about cleantech opportunities, please contact Elaine Grotefeld for a confidential conversation.

Elaine Grotefeld

Latitude Cleantech Search is a brand-new venture, led by experienced cleantech recruiter, Elaine Grotefeld. Before founding Latitude, Elaine set up and led the Canada Cleantech practice for Odgers Berndtson for 8 years, where she helped numerous cleantech ventures and related organizations to hire for such roles as Board Director, CEO, CFO, COO, VP Engineering and other C-suite and VP roles. With 20+ years in executive search and from working in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada, Elaine brings a diverse perspective to the art of sourcing and securing purpose-driven leaders from around the world. Elaine is based in the thriving cleantech hub of Vancouver, BC, where the ocean, forests and North Shore mountains make you literally step back in awe.

We contracted with Elaine Grotefeld of Latitude to assist with our CEO search. Throughout, Elaine was exceptionally professional, responsive and supportive; I cannot recommend her more highly and will be using Elaine and Latitude for any and all executive searches that my portfolio companies conduct in the future.

Dana K, Board Director,  BC-based cleantech venture