20/20 Foresight Executive Search Appoints Managing Director in San Francisco

December 11, 2019 – Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of John Spitzler as managing director. He will head both 20/20 Foresight Executive Search and 20/20 Foresight Executive Marketing operations throughout California from his home base in San Francisco.

“20/20 Foresight offers our career consultants a unique atmosphere in which to grow their business,” said Bob Cavoto, managing principal and founder of 20/20 Foresight. “We seek out recruitment specialists who possess an entrepreneurial spirit, which John has demonstrated throughout his career in running his own company. We then provide a supportive environment complete with our proven proprietary process and industry-leading tools and technology to set our team up for success.”

Mr. Spitzler brings nearly 20 years of executive search experience to his new position, which follows leadership roles in corporate talent acquisition, as well as running his own boutique retained search firm for more than a decade. His extensive recruitment experience includes C-level, vice president and director level searches throughout North America across a range of industries, including venture capital, private equity and real estate, as well as SaaS, digital media and technology services.

Mr. Spitzler’s experience includes serving as senior manager, talent acquisition at Epiq, a privately held, global legal process outsourcing company serving law firms, corporations and government entities. Before that, he was a senior consultant, executive search, for Cox Enterprises. He also gained search experience serving as a principal with boutique recruiting firm Perimeter Consulting Group.

Veteran Recruiters

20/20 Foresight primarily serves companies involved in the real estate, financial services and service industries. It was established by Mr. Cavoto in 1994 and now has more than 50 consultants serving a broad range of clients and recruit from mid-level management through to senior C-level executives. The firm has offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Washington D.C. and New York City.

20/20 Foresight is comprised of 20/20 Real Estate, 20/20 Financial, 20/20 Industrial, 20/20 Consultants and 20/20 Private Equity. 20/20 Foresight has completed more than 1,500 searches for all levels of management.

For over 20 years, Mr. Cavoto has completed in excess of 400 searches in the U.S. and worldwide. He has also established a worldwide reputation for career coaching and job finding for a discreet and select clientele of executives who need help in coaching and finding the “right” next job. For over 10 years, Mr. Cavoto has completed more than 200 coaching and job finding assignments for renowned executives in the real estate, financial and service industries.


In March, 20/20 Foresight became a member of IRC Global Executive Search Partners. “As we look to the future, partners are essential to 20/20’s growth and the quality of our clients’ experience,” said Robert Peck, partner and managing director. “Along with the complementary talents of the IRC member base, we will have the scale to deliver the highest levels of service to our clients, globally.”

Mr. Peck was also recently named real estate global practice leader for IRC. Mr. Peck recognizes the importance of industry expertise when guiding companies to find top talent who will help them reach new heights in an ever-evolving environment. “As recruitment specialists who have real-world industry experience, we are able to source real estate professionals who we would hire for our own teams,” he said. “The real estate marketplace is a dynamic, vital landscape that we are shaping with savvy, forward-thinking teams working on a global scale.”

“We are excited to welcome Bob Cavoto and Robert Peck and their partners at 20/20 Foresight to the IRC,” said Tom Berray, IRC Americas regional leader. “We are confident the depth and breadth of their practice areas, strong client relationships, track record of high-quality work, and great cultural fit with our existing IRC partners will bring great value to our clients and alliance partners.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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