About Us

BrainWorks has made a strategic commitment to serving leading private equity investors and their portfolio companies. We have developed a strong track record of partnering with investors to identify the human capital strategies most critical to achieving their investment thesis, accelerating value creation, and positioning them for a strong exit.

Our track record has been built by disrupting the traditional 90-day retained search methodology.  While a standard in the corporate world, in order to compete in today’s economy and stay ahead of the market in recruiting and retaining top leaders, speed and smarter search have become paramount.  Private equity investors generally have great instincts in assessing leaders, but most PE leaders today would say that they lack the same rigor in securing top leaders compared to the rigorous institutionalized processes they undertake in acquiring companies.  Brainworks Top Grading based search process institutionalizes talent acquisition utilizing unique qualitative and quantitative measurement tools and scorecards resulting in combining data driven analysis with traditional search assessment. 

Another differentiator in BrainWorks offering is the ability to help C Suite Executives build their teams under them to drive business performance. All great leaders know that a great strategy is only as good as the team you have executing that strategy. Our diverse practice areas uniquely situate BrainWorks to fill the team under the leader with top talent while utilizing the same rigor, processes and 30 day timeline as we do for C-Level.

In addition to our Private Equity Practice, Brainworks has dedicated practices in Consumer Products, Data Science & Analytics, CRM and Direct Marketing Accounting & Finance, Digital/ E-Commerce and Information Technology.

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Solutions And Expertise

BrainWorks’ approach is time sensitive, cost-effective, and guarantees results!

Solutions
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Cloud Based
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Mobile
  • Payments/Processes
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Trade Finance
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

BrainWorks Recruits CFO for MackeyRMS

New Providence, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks has recruited Ross Sullivan as the new chief financial officer of Resurgens Technology Partners-backed MackeyRMS, a global provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based research management software. The assignment was completed in 60 days by Eric Frickel, partner of private equity at Brainworks. He closely advised Resurgens Technology Partners and the Mackey

BrainWorks Assists The Jobe’s Company in CEO Search

New Providence, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks recently assisted in the placement of Chris Armstrong as the new CEO of lawn and garden manufacturer The Jobe’s Company. CEO Andy Miller led the assignment. “Chris brings the perfect blend of operations experience in addition to a strong growth background,” Mr. Miller said. “His pedigree in management consulting and

Surge in Unemployment Filings Continues

Americans displaced by the coronavirus crisis again filed for unemployment benefits in historic numbers within the last seven days, with the Labor Department reporting this morning another surge of 3.2 million claims. More than 33 million people have now filed for unemployment benefits over the past seven weeks, representing nearly 20 percent of the U.S.

BrainWorks Assists Hollander Sleep Products in COO and CFO Searches

New Providence, NJ-based executive search firm BrainWorks recently assisted in the placements of James Hill and Kim Mattoon as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Hollander Sleep Products, a Centre Lane Partners backed company. Eric Frickel, leader of the recruitment firm’s private equity search practice, led the assignment. “The engagement started in August

Press Releases

Guy Gomis, Partner and CRM, Analytics & Data Sciences Practice Leader at BrainWorks, Featured in CIO.com

May 28, 2019 – Guy O. Gomis, Partner and CRM, Analytics & Data Sciences Practice Leader at BrainWorks featured in CIO.com’s What is a chief data officer? A leader who creates business value from data. By: Minda Zetlin – contributing writer CIO Chief data officer vs. chief analytics officer Even though chief data officer and

Andy Miller, CEO of BrainWorks, Featured in SparkHire

October 16, 2017 – Andy Miller, CEO of BrainWorks – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in Spark Hire, 3 Rules for Managing a Job Interview Like a Shark You don’t need to be pitching business ideas to Mark Cuban to be in the Shark Tank. The wildly popular TV

Andy Miller, CEO of BrainWorks, Featured in Advance Healthcare Network Posted October 28th, 2016

October 28, 2016 – Andy Miller, CEO of BrainWorks – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in Advance Healthcare Network, Adjusting to a New Boss If you’ve ever been asked if you like your job, it’s likely that you’ll bring up your job duties, your schedule, your co-workers, or your

Andy Miller, CEO of BrainWorks, Featured in Monster

August 26, 2016 – Andy Miller, CEO of BrainWorks – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in Monster, How Resume Search Can Improve Interview Outcomes You are looking to hire — and quickly. With your job description in hand, you begin to prepare for a slew of upcoming interviews. Yet

Andy Miller, CEO of BrainWorks Featured in The Entrepreneur Way, 158: Achieve Success Through Curiosity, Passion and Persistence

July 11, 2016 – Andy Miller, CEO of BrainWorks – A member of the Sanford Rose Associates® network of offices, Featured in The Entrepreneur Way, 158: Achieve Success Through Curiosity, Passion and Persistence with Andrew Miller Founder of Brainworks. Andy Miller started BrainWorks in 1991 and Continues to lead the firm and the Consumer Products