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

Achievements

Solutions And Expertise

Make your leadership team extraordinary.

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

Solutions
  • 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
Industries
  • 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
Functions
  • 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

Private Equity Recruiting Takes Off in Hot Market for Talent

Private equity firms have been pulling strongly in a direction all their own, not only bucking the challenges impacting other businesses but clearly passing key inflection points for growth. According to Dominic Lévesque, president of Tatum: “We’re seeing huge reserves of dry powder on tap, and along with it, sky-high valuations. Small wonder, then, that

Acertitude Names Global Head of Talent

Executive search firm Acertitude has appointed Ben Warner as vice president of talent. Based in Chicago, he reports to Guy Barnes, managing partner. “Ben’s role is a hugely important one for all of us within Acertitude,” Mr. Barnes said. “It represents a key investment in each one of us as we develop our job families and provide

Acertitude Appoints EMEA Leader of Global Consumer and Retail Practice

Executive search firm Acertitude has named Charlotte Cederwall as a partner and EMEA lead for the firm’s global consumer and retail practice. Her considerable influence in this space and in the private investment industry will both extend and strengthen the firm’s consumer and retail capabilities while evolving its private equity offering globally. “Charlotte is a wonderful addition to

New Business Climate Requiring New Senior Leadership Type

Businesses across the world are now at a post-pandemic inflection point with respect to their most precious commodity: their talent. According to a new report by Alix Partners, the immediate uncertainty and chaos, underpinned by personal and societal anxiety about the impact of COVID-19, will moderate as people return to work. “But they will do so with at

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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