October 9, 2020 – Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Merritt Canfield as managing director. She will help to expand the firm’s service specialties, bringing a focus on searches in the healthcare and rail industries.
“As recruitment continues to evolve in today’s rapidly transforming marketplace, 20/20 Foresight is staying true to our mission of hiring knowledgeable, innovative specialists who are also industry leaders,” said Bob Cavoto, founder and managing principal. “Merritt’s extensive experience, long-lasting industry relationships and commitment to superior customer service are invaluable components of our company’s future growth.”
Ms. Canfield brings more than 20 years of executive search experience in placing C-suite leaders and executives across all functions to her new role. Her career spans more than 20 years of award-winning executive search experience including numerous C-suite placements in rail, Fortune 500, finance, sales and marketing, and healthcare. Previously, Ms. Canfield was with Edna A. Rice, Executive Recruiters, specialists in the rail and transportation industry. Before that, she served as director of healthcare executive search with OSG Global.
“Ms. Canfield excels in partnering with businesses to provide the best executive search experience, understanding an organization’s culture and always working with confidentiality and professionalism held in the highest regard,” 20/20 Foresight said. “Her top priority is to build a meaningful partnership with organizations and industry individuals, guiding them through every step of the placement process.”
“My passion for search excellence, combined with my industry experience and commitment to customers’ satisfaction have resulted in a rewarding executive search career,” Ms. Canfield said. “I am thrilled to enter this next chapter, where I am able to apply my unique skill set to 20/20 Foresight’s expanding recruiting initiatives. The company’s proven proprietary process, industry-leading technological capabilities, and a dedicated and driven team will truly allow my abilities to expand and broaden.”
20/20 Foresight primarily serves companies involved in the real estate, financial services and service industries. It was established by Bob 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 composed 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 their next roles. 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.
20/20 Foresight recently expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who works from the firm’s Chicago office, brings more than 15 years of executive search experience in placing senior leaders across all functions to his new role. He will serve as 20/20 Foresight’s functional expert in the CFO suite.
“As recruitment continues to evolve in today’s rapidly transforming marketplace, 20/20 Foresight is staying true to our mission of hiring knowledgeable, passionate specialists who are also industry leaders,” said Robert Peck, managing director of 20/20 Foresight. “Mitch’s extensive experience leading successful teams as well as his financial acumen allow him to guide his clients to savvy hires that make a real difference in their highly targeted placements.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media