July 2, 2020 – Chicago-headquartered 20/20 Foresight Executive Search has expanded with the addition of Mitch Ornstein as managing director. Mr. Ornstein, who will work 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.”
Mr. Ornstein’s career began with Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” accounting organizations and the world’s largest professional services network. Prior to entering the executive search industry, he spent six years hiring and leading sales teams for a top distributor of industrial products. As a leading contributor to an Inc. 500 firm, he opened and led the company’s Chicago expansion and developed a team that grew into one of the leading firms in the market. Mr. Ornstein later served at one of the largest human capital firms, which he followed by opening his own search practice dedicated to chief financial officers and their direct reports.
With clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to entrepreneurial organizations with an emphasis on the middle market, Mr. Ornstein has been responsible for hundreds of placements throughout his career. He works across all industries with an emphasis in manufacturing (CPG concentration), private equity, healthcare and financial services.
“My background in the financial field has naturally led to a rewarding career in recruitment,” said Mr. Ornstein said. “I am excited to apply my unique skill-set to 20/20 Foresight’s expanding recruiting initiatives, where the company’s proven proprietary process, industry-leading technology and dedicated and driven team are truly unparalleled.”
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 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.
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.
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.
Last year, 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 Mr. Peck. “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