About Us

Shaping businesses, changing lives.

Acertitude is a reimagined executive search firm and leadership consultancy committed to unleashing human potential.

We believe in the unstoppable power of brilliant people at work – their ability to reshape an entire business, to empower a whole team, to change their lives and the lives of the people they care about for good. So our focus is singular: finding the right individual, for the right role, at the right time to unleash change.

Specialized in board, c-level, and senior executive search, we serve as trusted advisors to top leaders across nine major sectors: business and professional services, consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare and life sciences, industrial, private equity, social impact, and technology.

Each business we work with we treat as our own, taking ‘extreme ownership’ over clients’ needs and seeking to understand everything about them. This closeness enables us to work seamlessly and quickly to deliver impact. Using tools, technology, and talent, we rigorously vet candidates to put forward only the people destined to make a difference.

Learn more at www.acertitude.com


Solutions And Expertise

Make your leadership team extraordinary.

Our sweet spot is solving leadership challenges to help you unleash your biggest ambitions.

  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Private Equity Services
  • Succession Planning
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • All Industries
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Global Markets
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sovereign Wealth
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Trade Finance
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Consumer Services
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Hunt Scanlon Looks Back at a Whirlwind Year in Executive Recruiting

Like every year, there were searches that caught the entire recruitment industry’s eye, and left competitors a bit envious that they had not won the assignment. Our story about TurnkeyZRG’s placement of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, nearing the end of his last term in office, as the new head of the National Collegiate Athletic Association

Executive Recruiters Upping Their Efforts to Help Organizations Achieve Diversity Goals

Anyone who works in executive search right now has seen, and will continue to see, a push for more lists of diverse candidates for open roles. “We are also seeing organizations start to mandate diversity numbers as a benchmark for DEI success, and seeing an influx of diverse candidates at the executive level as a

Acertitude Recruits CEO for Industrial Defender

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited Jay Williams as the new CEO of Industrial Defender, a provider of OT cybersecurity technology in New York City. The search was led by Acertitude’s technology team and co-led by Rick DeRose, co-founder, managing partner, and leader of the technology practice, and Tim Cook, partner and leader of the firm’s cyber

Executive Recruiters Scrambling to Find Cybersecurity Leaders

Increasingly, organizations of all sizes are awakening to the perils posed by cyberattacks. For years, many groups tried to ignore the problem, dismissing cybersecurity as a concern only for the biggest, most high-profile entities, be they government or corporate. These days, more groups are coming to understand how ruinous such intrusions can be. A recent

Press Releases

Acertitude’s Consumer and Industrial Practices Expand with Two New Principals

(Oct. 29, 2021) Acertitude, the executive search firm committed to unleashing human potential, today announced two new principals, promoting Max Stubenvoll in its Consumer practice and hiring Heather Kivett in its Industrial practice. These strategic additions come as the Consumer and Industrial practices continue to grow by double digits, experiencing a 48 percent uptick in

Rose Boynton Promoted to VP, Finance & Corporate Controller as Acertitude Continues Steady Growth Streak

(Sept. 23, 2021) Acertitude, the executive search firm committed to unleashing human potential, announced today that Rose Boynton, CPA, is promoted to vice president of finance and corporate controller, effective immediately. She will continue her role as chief financial officer of sister firm O’Neill Consulting (“OC”), an Acertitude company. As Acertitude’s finance leader, Rose will

Acertitude Named to Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

(Aug. 17, 2021) Acertitude, the global executive search firm committed to unleashing human potential, is thrilled to announce its recognition on this year’s Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The ranking serves as the most thorough catalog of entrepreneurial-minded innovators, with Acertitude now joining the elite company of household

Acertitude Promotes Two Functional Leaders to Vice President, Continues Intense Focus on Global Growth and Innovation

(July 19, 2021) Acertitude, the global executive search firm committed to unleashing human potential, announced two vice president promotions today, elevating functional leaders Suzanne Hebert to Vice President, Digital Transformation & Process Excellence, and Linnéa Jungnelius to Vice President, Marketing & Strategy. These strategic appointments will enable Acertitude to continue to scale and push the

Acertitude Names Nate DaPore Fourth Managing Partner

(May 5, 2021) Acertitude, the executive search firm committed to unleashing human potential globally, is pleased to announce that Nate DaPore has been promoted to managing partner. “During the past few years, Nate has played a meaningful role in the success and growth of Acertitude — of particular note, standing up and leading a high-performing



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