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

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

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

Press Releases

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

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

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