A high-touch, boutique firm serving new ventures to Fortune 500 companies, Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting consistently delivers excellence in leadership selection and development, board services and assessment and executive coaching.

We are a national, retained firm, headquartered in Washington DC, and with offices in New York, Philadelphia, Charleston, Seattle and San Francisco offering Executive Search at the C-Suite level, Board Services, Assessment and Executive Coaching.

Our client list reflects a practice-specific approach that allows us to focus effectively on niche verticals. Our practices encompass a variety of markets including, Consumer, Digital & Technology, Healthcare, Aerospace & Defense, and Education & Non-profit.

Our deep expertise and broad, active network of successful industry leaders in specific market verticals ensures access to the most desirable and elusive talent in each market. We develop and maintain deep relationships by valuing connection and meaningful communication. Developing synergy on executive teams through our placements is critically important to us, as is the assistance we provide Boards and CEOs in succession planning, promoting diversity, and supporting development for founders and existing leadership teams.

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The Centerstone leadership team incorporates diverse talents and specific domain expertise, including service at the executive and officer level for Fortune 500 companies. We complement our search and consulting expertise with perspectives that can only come from having walked in our clients’ shoes.

Solutions and Expertise

A successful executive search starts long before there is a vacancy in the C-Suite or the boardroom. It’s a dynamic part of a carefully considered and strategic succession plan – one that ensures synergy, seamless integration and longevity. It requires access to talent typically unavailable for direct recruiting, and a deft touch in the attraction and acquisition of proven leaders. In an industry that relies on templates and databases, our reach and relationships make Centerstone stand out.

Our search process yields winning candidates who are generally identified within the first six weeks of every search.

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News Briefings

7 Reasons Why Companies Hire Search Firms 

In times of change, a crucial executive-level appointment can mean the difference between success and catastrophe. Last time, your company may have kept this critical search in-house, leveraged its own network or hired a contingency recruiter. But, mistakes were made, and you now know that a bad hire to a crucial position can have detrimental

Hacking the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage
Hacking Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

Demand for cybersecurity professionals at all levels is accelerating in the face of increasingly volatile global data security condition. But the talent pool remains limited and difficult to access. With cybercrime draining more than $445 billion from the global economy, International Data Corporation (IDC) has forecast that this market will present a $101 billion opportunity

Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting Launches Aerospace, Defense and Security Search Practice
Centerstone launches Aerospace, Defense Security Search Practice

Arlington, VA-based Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting has expanded its services with a new vertical practice focused on the aerospace, defense and security industries. The firm has tapped Jim Donnelly, a federal contracting industry veteran with more than 25 years of talent acquisition experience in this sector, as managing director of the new practice. “Expanding our offerings

Centerstone Opens In Washington, D.C.

Centerstone Executive Search & Consulting has opened a new Washington, D.C. office serving Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in the consumer products and services sector. “As we continue to grow our national footprint, Washington, D.C. is an area of focus for us with its fertile landscape of businesses that operate in the consumer sector,” said Centerstone


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A Strong CEO Fosters a Strong COO
A successful chief executive officer knows the importance of the chief operations officer — after all, the COO usually manages the company’s day-to-day operations and is the CEO’s second-in-command.