Advertising is underway and the deadline for applications is September 22.
Interviews are likely to begin the following week.
SHARE chairman Richard Thomas is staying quiet about how many people have applied for the job and is also declining to put a time frame on when the process will be completed.
The position became available when Tony Dench resigned last month after five years as CEO.
No reason was given for his departure but Dench himself said he had been asked to grow the business and make sure it was ready for the incoming licensing regime.
"I believe that I can justifiably say that, together, we have achieved both those goals,"
Share is a network of mortgage, insurance, investment and KiwiSaver professionals which is owned by its adviser shareholders.
It is particularly active in the upper North Island but also has offices in major North Island population centres and four places in the South Island.