About Us

Leadership. Impact.

Acertitude is the executive search firm on a mission to unleash human potential by placing brilliant people at work.

The firm is deeply committed to building partnerships with clients and driving an effective process to connect organizations with candidates who will thrive in the culture, perform at their best, and enable business transformations.

A firm with global reach, Acertitude serves the executive search market across the consumer, financial, healthcare + life sciences, industrial, private equity, professional services, technology, and nonprofit sectors.

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A Common mindset

We have built our culture around ensuring that everyone in our company, from top to bottom, is aligned with our clients’ goals and working together to deliver a truly distinctive level of service. Our executive search consultants team offers a diverse range of talents and perspectives focused on this common mission.

From the start, we take the time to learn our clients’ stories, and to gain an insider perspective by immersing ourselves in their business and culture. Throughout the search process, our dedicated team works to uphold and elevate the client’s employment brand, and to advance candidates whose qualities align with the client’s unique cultural and organizational profile. At the same time, we develop close relationships with highly qualified candidates, offering the same level of attention and one-on-one care that we extend to organizations looking to make a strategic hire.

Solutions And Expertise

After carefully examining the executive search experience from our clients’ perspective, we identified ways to make their journey as seamless as possible. It starts with taking the time to really get to know our clients – and their individual makeup and expectations – so that we can help them achieve their strategic goals. Like our candidates, our clients are talented, successful professionals: the better we know them, the more effectively we can serve them.

Our emphasis on tracking and evaluating our candidates’ business impact continues after the hire. As part of our core service, we offer expanded services to support each new hire’s successful transition – monitoring and assessing their effectiveness to ensure that they are well integrated into the client’s company culture and workflow.

News Briefings

Acertitude Acquires Olive Avenue Search Partners

The wave of M&A activity among executive search firms continues. The latest deal: Acertitude has acquired Los Angeles-based Olive Avenue Search Partners. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Olive Avenue’s founders, Gwen Sabo and Joann Maciejewski, bring deep expertise in the development of research capabilities, training and development, and identifying and engaging top talent.

Why Tending Your Career Is a Lifelong Pursuit

It’s easy to get comfortable in your career, especially when all is going well. But James G. Ward, an executive coach, corporate consultant, and author of ‘New Directions,’ a newly published guide to career management, said that could be a big mistake. Gone are the days when someone might spend decades perhaps even an entire career, at a single company. And if any lessons were learned in

Press Releases

Acertitude Recruits Three Leaders to Drive the Next Leg of Transformation for Dexter Axle

NEW YORK, NY, Dec 4, 2018 — Acertitude, the executive search firm unleashing human potential globally, has recruited three new leaders for Dexter Axle (Dexter), a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, suspensions, and braking systems and a subsidiary of DexKo Global Inc. (DexKo). Ernest Carey joins as chief operating officer, John Economou as vice president of

Acertitude Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Oncology Health Technology Pioneer Cota Healthcare

NEW YORK, NY, Oct 16, 2018 — Acertitude, the executive search firm unleashing human potential globally, has recruited Bernard Chien as chief technology officer of Cota Healthcare, a real-world data and analytics company. Effective today, the addition of Chien expands the company’s capability to deliver enabling treatment insights that improve patient outcomes and reduce the total

Acertitude Rebuilds Borden’s C-Suite, Adding Top Talent from Frito-Lay and Snyder’s-Lance

NEW YORK, NY, Oct 3, 2018 — Acertitude, the executive search firm unleashing human potential globally, has recruited Craig Musgrove in to the new position of Chief Sales Officer and Satyaki Lodh as Chief Information Officer at Borden Dairy (“Borden”), a heritage American brand and leading U.S. dairy processer and distributor. The two new hires are the

Acertitude Recruits Chief Operations Officer for Comvest-Backed Innovative Hearth Products

NEW YORK, NY, September 25, 2018 — Acertitude, the executive search firm unleashing human potential globally, has recruited Jason Pickering as chief operations officer of Innovative Hearth Products (“IHP”), a leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Owned by middle market private equity firm Comvest Partners, IHP was created out of the merger and rebranding of two

Due diligence: 3 personality traits to look for in a company’s leadership team

NEW YORK, NY, Sep 25, 2018 – A private equity firm’s success is only as good as its due diligence process, so it’s no surprise that firms are increasingly emphasizing this critical first step. According to the Boston Consulting Group, PE firms around the globe have nearly $1 trillion in capital waiting to be invested. The competitive environment



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