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.

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  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
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  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
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News Briefings

A Look at How the CFO Role in Private Equity is Evolving

Navigating a tapestry of challenges, private equity CFOs have undergone a transformative evolution, shifting from being financial overseers to becoming strategic pilots. Their role surpasses the scope of accounting and reporting monthly numbers; they now own and harness data, providing invaluable insights that improve fact-based decision making for the organization at large, according to a

Acertitude Expands Search Staff

Executive search firm Acertitude has expanded with the addition of Heather Johnson as a partner working across healthcare services, HCIT, and private equity. “Heather’s deep sector knowledge in services and health-tech, along with her extensive network, client engagement skills, and talent identification capabilities perfectly complement our healthcare expansion strategy,” said Rick DeRose, co-founder, managing partner, and leader of

Acertitude Recruits CEO for United Site Services

Executive search firm Acertitude has recruited James Hyman as CEO of United Site Services (USS), a provider of portable sanitation and temporary site services. Kevin O’Neill, co-founder, managing partner, and leader of the Industrial practice at Acertitude, led the search together with Max Stubenvoll, principal overseeing business services in North America. The team is relied upon by

HR Leaders and Diversity Chiefs Continue to Push for Inclusion

HR leaders and executive recruiters alike say that promoting diversity and belonging in the workplace is not just a buzzword. It’s a crucial aspect of modern businesses. Companies that foster diversity and belonging have been proven to have better financial performance, increased innovation, and a more engaged workforce. However, a recent report from The Christopher

Press Releases

Acertitude Recognized on both Top 40 Healthcare and Top 40 Life Sciences Executive Recruiting Firm Rankings by Hunt Scanlon

NEW YORK (April 17, 2024) – Acertitude, the global executive search firm unleashing human potential, is thrilled to announce that it has been recognized on Hunt Scanlon’s rankings of Top Healthcare and Top Life Sciences Executive Search Firms, highlighting the most influential, best-in-class recruiters in each space. “We are proud to see Acertitude rank amongst

Acertitude Appoints Heather Johnson as Partner in Healthcare Services, HCIT, and Private Equity

NEW YORK (April 2, 2024) — Acertitude, the executive search firm committed to unleashing human potential, proudly announces the addition of Heather Johnson as a partner working across Healthcare Services, HCIT, and Private Equity. Heather’s extensive background in executive search, consulting, finance, and operations grants her a distinctive outlook on critical matters concerning organizational strategy and talent,

Oliver Staple Promoted to Partner as Acertitude Keeps Growing its Professional Services Practice

LONDON (February 5, 2024) — Acertitude, the global executive search firm and leadership consultancy dedicated to unleashing human potential, is excited to announce that Oliver Staple has been promoted to Partner in the Professional Services practice. Based in London, Oliver serves the world’s premier strategy houses, turnaround and restructuring firms, deal and M&A advisory teams

Acertitude Recognized as a Best Executive Recruiting Firm for HR and DEI Leadership by Hunt Scanlon

Acertitude Honored on 2023-2024 HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65 Ranking for Second Consecutive Year NEW YORK (January 10, 2024) – Acertitude, the global executive search firm unleashing human potential, is thrilled to announce that, for the second year in a row, it has been recognized by Hunt Scanlon as one of the 65 most prominent executive

Acertitude Recruits James Hyman as CEO of United Site Services, a Platinum Equity Portfolio Company

NEW YORK (December 7, 2023) — Acertitude, the executive search firm unleashing human potential, has recruited James Hyman as the chief executive officer of United Site Services (USS), the leading provider of portable sanitation and temporary site services in the United States. Headquartered in Westborough, MA, the company operates in more than 100 locations with



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