ABOUT US

Founded in 1994, The Bowdoin Group is an executive search firm that specializes in executive and strategic roles, recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, and major team expansions for a wide range of companies, from small firms building out their executive team to larger firms sourcing talent for rapid market expansion.

With deep expertise in BioPharma, Digital Health, FinTech and Financial Services, and Software and Technology, The Bowdoin Group is a national leader with the ability to source talent and service companies globally. The company’s service reputation has earned it a ranking in the top 2% of the recruiting industry for client satisfaction year after year, and most recently won Best of Staffing 2019 Diamond Awards for both Client and Talent based on our NPS of 80 (compared to the staffing industry average of 24). The Bowdoin Group is also active in supporting the biotech entrepreneurial ecosystem as well as several non-profit causes, including Life Science Cares, NEVCA, Hack Diversity, and FinTech Sandbox.

At The Bowdoin Group, we take the service part as seriously as the search itself. Going beyond just filling a position, we add strategic advisement and expertise to zero in on how we can make you more successful. Customized, personalized service, along with an enviable record of finding the best talent (that stays) keeps 86% of our clients coming back for additional searches. Your requirements, goals, and industry are unique. You need to trust that your search partner is an extension of your team – finding the optimal fit based on skills, experience, diversity and culture.  Our practice leaders have deep expertise in executive and leadership search, as well as the nuances for the industries they each serve. Above all, the personal attention and our partnership model have been ingrained into our culture from day one.

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Our team is your team. Whether you’re a client, a candidate, or our newest employee, our passion for excellence will provide a highly customized and personalized experience. We’re industry experts, innovative minds, and trusted partners in your growth, and with our leadership at the helm, your goals become reality faster than you think.

Solutions and Expertise

Our clients are redefining, challenging, changing, and embracing the future at a rapid pace – and we’re right there with them. Let us help you along your journey – let’s build the future together.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Flex RPO
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
Industries
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Financial Services
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Venture Capital
Functions
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Development
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Bowdoin Group Names President, Makes Senior-Level Promotions

The Bowdoin Group, a Boston-based executive search firm, continues to expand with several senior-level promotions, including the naming of Scott Aldsworth as president, a new role for the organization. Among the promotions, Katelyn Marini becomes managing director, Kara Barr moves to vice president of delivery and Lindsey Potvin is the new vice president of RPO

The Bowdoin Group Adds New Recruiting Head, Two Senior Consultants

Boston-based executive search firm the Bowdoin Group has expanded its team with the strategic hiring of a new head of recruiting and two senior consultants. Kara Barr will lead the firm’s recruitment efforts. She has extensive experience in executive search, bringing over a decade of search and research experience to her new job and a strong

The Bowdoin Group Expands to the West Coast

Boston-based executive recruitment firm The Bowdoin Group has expanded to the West Coast with addition of Lori Smudsky as a principal, talent acquisition services. Based in San Francisco, she will be the firm’s first team member based on the West Coast and will focus on overseeing talent acquisition support services for clients. “At The Bowdoin Group, we are

Bowdoin Group Hires Three Recruiters

Boston-based executive recruitment firm Bowdoin Group has added three veteran recruiters to its fold: Kirk Bukowski, Brad Bauer and Jeff Harris all come to the firm from the Boston office of global search firm Tatum, a Randstad company. “We are excited to welcome Kirk, Brad and Jeff to the Bowdoin family,” said David Melville, founder and CEO

Press Releases

The Bowdoin Group Named a Largest Executive Search Firm in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal

WALTHAM, Mass., April 4, 2019 – The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm with expertise in executive search and strategic team expansions for innovative companies, was named to the Boston Business Journal’s “Largest Executive Search Firms in Massachusetts” for 2018. The executive search firms highlighted in this list were were determined by revenue generated by executive-level

The Bowdoin Group Wins Both ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards

WALTHAM, Mass., February 7, 2019 – The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm with deep expertise in leadership search and strategic build-outs for innovative companies, announced today that they have earned both ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards after winning the Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards at least five years in a row

Growth Continues at The Bowdoin Group with Two Strategic Hires

WALTHAM, Mass., July 31, 2018 – The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm with deep expertise in leadership search and strategic build-outs for innovative companies, announced the expansion of their growth efforts, including the strategic hiring of a new Principal based in New York City and a Head of Marketing to lead strategic efforts. Three new

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In the Media

People: Bowdoin Group
Executive search firm The Bowdoin Group promoted Scott Aldsworth to president. Aldsworth had joined the firm in 2016 as chief revenue officer. In addition, Katelyn Marini was promoted to managing director.
The Bowdoin Group was ranked #186 in a recent Forbes America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms

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