ON Partners


At ON Partners, we recruit extraordinary talent to add unsurpassed value to your company.


We work with only a small percentage of possible candidates: those who exemplify the experience, passion, and inspiration that drive major breakthroughs for your company.

By implementing a consistently analytical and data-driven approach, we identify exceptional leaders with the skills and qualities essential to reaching your organization’s goals.

We pursue that vision through our deep industry knowledge, proactively seeking out and engaging top performers with the strengths that uniquely match your company’s needs.


Top candidates are hard to find – and harder to recruit.

Because of ON Partners’ innovative small-by-design business model, we aren’t constrained by the “off-limits” restrictions that hamper large headhunter firms. We leverage that unique advantage to find prime talent that other firms miss.

We pinpoint the best C-Suite, Board and senior executive talent for both public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms.


In the search for breakthrough talent, our mission is clear: recruit only those candidates who fit your unique culture, expectations, and business challenges.

To ensure a perfect match, we utilize state-of-the-art behavioral interviewing techniques to test personal leadership styles, interpersonal skills, and future performance potential.

Our rigorous assessment process identifies talent that will thrive within your organization and take your business to the next level, providing lower turnover, longer retention, and a more energized workforce.



Wurster Partners Merges With ON Partners

M&A activity in the executive search industry continues unabated. The latest: Wurster Partners has merged with ON Partners, a boutique leadership advisory firm focused on technology, life sciences, consumer, industrial and the energy / clean tech industries. The deal bolsters ON Partners expertise in global consumer brand recruiting. Founded in 2010, Wurster Partners has worked closely

Search Firms In ‘Hiring Mode’ In San Francisco

Executive search firm ON Partners has appointed John Morrow as a partner and leader of its San Francisco office. Mr. Morrow, a search consultant focused on recruiting technology sector leaders, brings over a decade of experience to his new role. He has led hundreds of senior executive assignments for clients that range from early stage startups and

What Are the Greatest Hiring Needs of 2017?

Executive search firm ON Partners has unveiled a list of executive jobs expected to be in demand in the coming year in the technology, life sciences and industrial sectors. According to the search firm’s consultants, the continued economic recovery, digitalization, and cyber-security concerns will be among the chief factors driving executive hiring in 2017. “With the presidential election finally

ON Partners Recruits C-Suite Posts for Energy Focus

Executive search firm ON Partners has recruited Bradley B. White as secretary and chief financial officer and Ted Tewksbury, Ph.D., as a director and executive chairman of the board at publically traded Energy Focus. Partner Bryan Buck and co-founder and managing partner Tim Conti led the searches. Mr. White brings to Energy Focus more than 20 years of experience in corporate

ON Partners Recruits Director to ADTRAN

Executive search firm ON Partners has recruited Jacqueline Hourigan Rice as a new member of the board of directors at NASDAQ-listed ADTRAN, Inc. Partner Matthew A. Mooney led the search on behalf of ON Partners. Ms. Hourigan Rice is executive vice president and chief risk & compliance officer at Target. At Target, she is responsible for managing enterprise and vendor risk, corporate security


Michael Wurster, Founder and Managing Partner of Wurster Partners, Has Merged With ON Partners

CLEVELAND, OH, March 16, 2017 — ON Partners, the results-driven retained executive search firm, today announced the successful merge with Wurster Partners Ltd., a global boutique leadership advisory firm. Founded in 2010, Wurster Partners has worked closely with both public and private companies across the consumer industry. The firm has also developed a reputable foothold in corporate

John Morrow Joins ON Partners in San Francisco

CLEVELAND, OH, February 22, 2017 — ON Partners, the results-driven retained executive search firm, is pleased to announce John Morrow has joined the firm as partner. John, an experienced search consultant focused on technology, will lead the firm’s San Francisco office. Backed with over a decade of executive search experience, John has led hundreds of senior executive assignments

Year Ends on Sour Note With Digital Hiring at Five-Year Low

NEW YORK/BOSTON, February 21, 2017 — ON Partners, one of the country’s fastest growing retained executive search firms, has compiled the results of its quarterly Digital Jobs Index. Both Boston and New York had their worst hiring figures in the past five years. New York’s digital headcount increased 11.0% in 2016, down from 17.3% in 2015. Fourth quarter headcount only

C2 Education Names New Vice President of Marketing

ATLANTA, GA, January 9, 2017 — C2 Education announced the appointment of seasoned marketing professional Rich Pompilio as their new Vice President of Marketing. Pompilio is responsible for maintaining current marketing initiatives and leveraging new opportunities for C2 Education as it expands in current and new markets across the United States. Pompilio has over 25 years of marketing

ON Partners Reports Top Executive Moves of 2016

CLEVELAND, OH, December 23, 2016 — ON Partners, the results-driven retained executive search firm, today reported its ON the Move list of the biggest corporate executive moves in 2016. The Top Five list reflects the resignations of influential tech executives, the leaders of the world’s largest coffeehouse chain and an embattled financial institution, and the election of a