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

Acertitude Grows Global Technology Practice

Executive search firm Acertitude has expanded with the addition of Scott Jacobs to its global technology practice as a partner. “A well-respected executive in the global technology recruitment space, Scott is an ideal fit for our quickly-scaling tech team,” said Rick DeRose, co-founder and managing partner of Acertitude. “His vast experience in C-level search and assessment in

Acertitude Names Managing Partner

Recruiters in the search industry continue to climb the ladder within their respective firms. Just recently, executive search firm Acertitude appointed Nate DaPore as 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 healthcare and life sciences

Acertitude Assists PE-Backed Turkey Hill in CIO Search

Executive search firm Acertitude has assisted in the placement of Julie Rafferty as chief information officer for private equity-backed Turkey Hill, the fourth largest-selling premium ice cream brand. Co-founder and managing partner Rick DeRose and principal Jessica Tvelia led the assignment. The search was completed in just 76 days. Ms. Rafferty brings a demonstrated track-record working for diverse, global

Acertitude Opens London Office

Executive search firm Acertitude has opened a new office in London and appointed Guy Barnes as managing partner to fuel global growth and lead the new location. Working closely together with co-founders Kevin O’Neill and Rick DeRose, Mr. Barnes will help drive the continuing evolution and international growth of the firm. Based out of Acertitude’s London and

Press Releases

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

Acertitude Completes Extensive CFO Search for Digital Marketing Platform Mapp Digital

NEW YORK (Mar. 21, 2019) — Acertitude, the executive search firm unleashing human potential, has recruited John Fitzgerald as chief financial officer of Mapp Digital US (“Mapp”), a badass digital marketing platform for companies that want to break away from the pack. The company is backed by global investment firm Marlin Equity Partners (“Marlin”). Fitzgerald steps

Acertitude Recruits Head of Operations for Science-Driven Talent Lifecycle Management Company

NEW YORK, NY, Jan 29, 2019 — Acertitude, the executive search firm unleashing human potential, has recruited Larry Brown as senior vice president and head of operations for Engage2Excel Group, a leading provider of consumer loyalty and employee engagement solutions in the HR industry. Engage2Excel Group is sponsored by private investment firm Comvest Partners, which acquired

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

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