About Us

Bauer Harris is a national executive search firm specializing in the recruitment of C-suite executives, Vice Presidents and their direct reports. Our uncompromising attention to detail, thoughtful research, and diligent approach ensure that all Bauer Harris clients hire and retain the best talent on the market. As trusted advisors, our Partners actively lead each search and are fully engaged throughout the entire search process guided by success factors most important to your business. With over 70 years of collective search and leadership consulting experience covering Consumer Goods and Services, Industrials, Healthcare, Financial Services/Fintech, Private Equity/ Venture Capital, Professional Services, Technology and Non-Profit Organizations our commitment to our clients goes well beyond just making a placement. We strive to move the bar altogether. Success, in our eyes, is finding an executive who is so well-matched to your time and circumstance that they create true value from day one.

A principal element of our value proposition is our proactive approach to understanding your tactical and strategic objectives. We leverage our prior searches, vast network and deep research to develop a target list guided by core competencies and differentiating skills most important to success. We then apply our industry expertise and insights to identify top quartile candidates for your consideration who would bring the right energy, skills, and experience for future success. We focus on both private and public organizations seeking transformative leaders at critical inflection points. Our seamless process ensures a positive candidate and client experience and a result that is unparalleled in the industry.

Our rigorous executive assessment and commitment to transparency, coupled with our vast executive network has given Bauer Harris a widespread reputation for its quality of candidates, speed of delivery, and a distinctive ability to match a company’s culture and requirements with the right hire.  Our functional areas of expertise include CEO/President, Financial Officers, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Operations & Supply Chain and Board/Governance.  We have offices in Boston, MA Houston, TX and Portland, OR.

Our Team


A Team with Experience & Vision
Our team is unified by their professional approach and dedication to delivering excellence.

Solutions And Expertise

Consumer Goods & Services
Bauer Harris has a long history of partnering with leading companies to identify agile transformative executives who understand the current trends shaping the industry. Outside of the recent shift and acceleration to digital, the industry is facing significant challenges with changes in consumer demand, supply chain constraints, and a quest for sustainability Our partner’s industry knowledge and functional expertise allow us to offer a comprehensive search solution across Consumer Products, Hospitality &Leisure, and Retail, Apparel & Luxury Goods. We have recruited within public, private equity, and venture capital companies in all functional roles.

Financial Services & Fintech
The industry is being disrupted by a variety of trends including technology, demographic shifts, and a transition to more consumer-centric models. Our partners’ industry knowledge allows Bauer Harris to understand our client’s unique business needs and provide comprehensive search solutions across Commercial & Retail Banking, Payments & Card Services, Insurance, FinTech, Investment Banking, Tax & Accounting Services, Real Estate, and Mutual Funds. Our practice areas include Finance, Communications & Customer Experience, Operations, Data & Technology, and Governance, Risk & Compliance.

The healthcare landscape is changing at breakneck speeds. Organizations need to increase productivity and clinical outcomes, decrease costs, and cater to the changing demands of consumers. All this while facing greater competition and ever-changing regulations. With deep experience dating back to the 1990s, the partners at Bauer Harris can help you find the leaders of tomorrow that can navigate the fluid landscape and drive lasting results. We work with large health systems, community hospitals, ancillary organizations, health-tech companies, and specialty practices; non-profit, private, and private equity-backed.

Bauer Harris has a proven track record of working with industrial companies from every sector to find the desired executive talent that will help lead future growth. Industrial clients have forged long-standing relationships with Bauer Harris to recruit leaders in every vertical and business function within North America and beyond. The firm partners with industrial clients to help identify the new breed of leadership that embraces a business environment dominated by globalization, Industry 4.0, and digital transformation.

Whether it’s improving organizational efficiencies, creating alignment between donors and the business, technology transformations, board development or financial management; Non-Profit Organizations require exceptional leaders to navigate the ever changing social and economic landscape while keeping organizations focused on their central mission. Bauer Harris has had the privilege of partnering with some of the world’s renowned non-profit organizations to recruit and evaluate executive talent who have the strategic and visionary leadership skills to address the distinct challenges of this mission-driven sector. Taking a hands-on approach to understanding an organization’s mission and culture, as well as the technical skillsets needed for positions, has ensured our clients hire and retain the best talent on the market.

Private Equity
For over Twenty Years, Private Equity firms have trusted the partners at Bauer Harris to identify, assess and attract top tier candidates for their portfolio companies who are adept at executing value creation plans. As competition for new deals continues to increase and with exits at record multiples, it has never been more important to recruit strong operational leaders who not only understand the dynamics of working in an investor-owned entity, but can build out strong leadership teams to maximize shareholder returns. With limited engagements, Bauer Harris takes a proactive approach to understanding the tactical and strategic objectives for every Portfolio Company we conduct a search for. We then leverage our prior searches, vast network and research to develop a target list guided by core competency and differentiating skills most important to success in a PE backed company.

Professional Services
In a people-driven services business, your most valuable assets are your employees. Bauer Harris has been a trusted advisor to leading professional, business and IT services firms helping recruit leaders and key individual contributors to deliver client company strategic growth initiatives. Bauer Harris can help attract and recruit best-in-class talent for your organization to serve your clients and maintain a competitive advantage over your competitors.

Technology companies rise to the top through innovation and rapid growth. Today’s technology leaders help define the future of society and impact all aspects of the business world. Senior technology talent is highly sought after not only for proven leaders but also emerging high potential executives. Bauer Harris has placed candidates within public, private equity, and venture capital companies in all technology sectors and functional roles. This experience provides the firm with a unique capability for finding and developing exceptional leadership talent. We focus on high-touch client partnerships by working with a small number of clients, allowing us to deliver exceptional service. The firm is nimble, thorough, and client-centric in our approach and we do not have the off-limit issues faced by larger executive search firms.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Succession Planning
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Faith Based
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Global Markets
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • C-Level
  • C-Suite
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Bauer Harris Assists PREMIER Bankcard in the Recruitment of New President

Boston, MA-based executive search firm Bauer Harris has helped to place Benvenuto Marcello as president of PREMIER Bankcard, the 9th largest issuer of Mastercard credit cards in the U.S. The assignment was led by Bauer Harris founding partner, Brad Bauer. Mr. Marcello was selected from a strong group of qualified finalist candidates. Mr. Marcello is

Press Releases

Bauer Harris Lands President for PREMIER Bankcard

(February 7, 2023) – Boston, MA headquartered executive search firm Bauer Harris has helped to place Benvenuto “Ben” Marcello as President of PREMIER Bankcard, the 9th largest issuer of MasterCard credit cards in the United States. Headquartered in Sioux Falls, SD, PREMIER Bankcard has served millions of customers nationwide and are a four-time recipient of


“Bauer Harris worked tirelessly to find the right candidate. They asked the right questions to make sure we were able to get the right fit. I highly recommend them, without reservation, in the executive search arena.” – Rodolfo Gari Jr. MD, MBA, CEO and President, Gari Enterprises Investments in reference to the CEO search for Physician Partners of America