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 that BrainWorks offers 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 Accounting & Finance, Accounting & Finance Interim, Analytics, Data Science & Data Governance, Commodities Technology & Trading, Consumer Products, CRM & Direct Marketing, Cybersecurity, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing, Human Resources, IT & Data Engineering, Market Research & Consumer Insights, Operations & Supply Chain, and Sales & Marketing.

BrainWorks is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Hiring diverse employees in an environment that offers a deep sense of belonging is proven to lead to an increase in productivity, morale, customer engagement, professional satisfaction, and growth. For nearly three decades, BrainWorks has led the industry in sourcing and placing diverse talent. By harnessing proven strategies and sourcing a diverse candidate pool, BrainWorks helps businesses of all sizes find, attract, and ultimately hire talented, diverse staff.

Achievements

RECENT PLACEMENTS

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

HR’s Strategic Role in a Time of Inflation/Contraction

Despite election year gloom and doom assertions, gross domestic product in the second quarter of 2022 was revised higher and consumer sentiment moved up a bit as well. Q2 corporate profits rebounded (rising 6.1 percent in the quarter, after falling 2.2 percent in Q1), headline and core inflation moderated slightly, and two new regulations (the

How the Chief People Officer is Reinventing HR

The human resource function has changed dramatically over the past 25 or so years. This change is reflected in the creation of new titles for the head of that area. Chief human resources officer, chief people officer, chief human capital officer, and others have replaced longstanding titles such as human resources director, lead, or manager

Disruption in Financial Services Presents Big Opportunities for Recruiters 

The profile of modern financial services leaders continues to shift amid the sector’s renewed focus on customers for revenue growth, service digitalization, a renewed focus on risk management, and increasing investor and regulatory scrutiny, according to executive recruiters. The COVID-19 crisis has only heightened the need for top talent that has the ability to pivot

A Look at the Current State of Private Equity Recruiting

The past year has brought a degree of challenge to private equity that surpasses industry events that have confronted the very best fund and portfolio operators over the last several decades. The spreads between winning and losing decisions have increased dramatically and the variance across verticals and industries are both volatile and more difficult to

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