About Us

EFL Associates is a retained executive search firm that provides executive recruiting and talent management solutions for clients who need to select the best talent possible to lead their organizations’ key roles. EFL brings deep knowledge and a 40-year history of providing talent management solutions to ensure companies are attracting and retaining their most important asset – their people.

As a small firm backed by national resources, EFL is able to be flexible in serving their clients, while at the same time ensuring they get top-quality talent that fits their specific organizational goals. The firm is unique because their partners consult clients on their organization before searching for their next executive.

EFL is one of the top 40 retained executive search firms in the country recruiting for a number of industries and functions. It has placed senior-level professionals in 48 states and eight foreign countries. EFL Associates is a CBIZ, Inc. company and part of the Talent & Compensation Solutions service line – providing expert counsel, market intelligence, and process guidance which help organizations identify, attract, reward, develop, and retain quality talent.

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Solutions And Expertise

EFL Associates’ talent acquisition specialties are based on our partners’ deep-rooted knowledge in the industries they flourished in before joining our executive search firm. However, our specializations do not limit our ability to identify, vet and select top talent for clients in any industry.

Our executive search firm has successfully completed searches for the following industries, in addition to our specializations:

  • Agribusiness and food
  • Manufacturing
  • Private equity portfolio companies
  • Health care
  • Government
  • Professional services (legal, accounting, insurance, and marketing)
  • And a vast array of other companies and organizations

Finally, our firm has a proven track record of finding top talent, from the c-suite to vice president to director positions, no matter what industry we are working in.

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Career Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Outplacement
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
  • Temporary Staffing
  • Workplace Mgmt.
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clinical Research
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cultural Arts
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Faith Based
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Foundations
  • Global Markets
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
  • Board/Governance
  • C-Level
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

EFL Associates Seeking CFO for Ottawa University 

Executive search firm EFL Associates has been selected to find a new chief financial officer for Ottawa University (OU), a private Baptist university based in Ottawa, KS. Steve Waldron, the recruitment firm’s managing director—legal practice and higher education practice, is leading the assignment along with Angela Lilje, practice and project manager, higher education practice. The incoming

Recovery Continues as Jobless Claims Continue to Fall

The Labor Department reported that 360,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. That reading matched the consensus forecast among economists, according to Bloomberg. The previous week’s level was revised up by 13,000 from 373,000 to 386,000. The 4-week moving

EFL Associates Tapped by Ottawa University to Find New Leader

Executive search firm EFL Associates has been selected to find the next president and CEO for Ottawa University (OU), a private Baptist university based in Ottawa, KS. Steve Waldron, the recruitment firm’s managing director—legal practice and higher education practice, is leading the assignment. “We have been most fortunate to benefit from Kevin Eichner’s leadership over these past

EFL Associates Seeks Executive Director for City of Manchester (NH) Employees’ Contributory Retirement System

Executive search firm EFL Associates has been selected to find the next executive director for the City of Manchester (NH) Employees’ Contributory Retirement System (MECRS). Leading the assignment is Daniel J. Cummings, senior vice president and managing director. The executive director, who serves as chief executive officer, is responsible for directing the comprehensive administration of all

Press Releases

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

July 16, 2021 – Ottawa University invites applications from, and nominations of, dynamic and inspiring leaders for the position of Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. THE UNIVERSITY Ottawa University (located in Ottawa, KS and Surprise, AZ) is an institution with a proud 157 year heritage of educating adults and students of traditional ages for lifetimes

America’s Elder(ly) Statesmen

June 18, 2021 – They were part of a generational era that marched for civil rights, worried about the fate of the environment, denounced the “establishment” and embraced the slogan, “Don’t trust anyone over 30.” Now, those elder and elderly statesmen are way on the other side of 30, and this time, it’s the modern

Executive Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice Provost for Health Affairs

June 15, 2021 – Kansas City University (KCU) invites applications and nominations from dynamic and inspiring leaders for the position of Executive Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice Provost for Health Affairs THE OPPORTUNITY Kansas City University (KCU), one of the largest private medical universities in the United States, is conducting a national search for the

Maryland State Retirement Hires New Executive Director

May 19, 2021 – Martin Noven has been named executive director of the $65.5 billion Maryland State Retirement & Pension System, Baltimore. Mr. Noven, who resigned as executive director of the $22.1 billion Illinois State Universities Retirement System in February, will take over July 1 for R. Dean Kenderdine, who will retire June 30, the system announced Wednesday. “I am