About Us

Chartwell Partners is a retained executive search firm focused on identifying and recruiting senior executives and Board members for clients in four specific industries: Biopharmaceuticals, Financial Services, Healthcare Services and Real Estate.

Our founding Partners left their senior partner roles with a global search firm to create a client-focused firm built around highly-focused industry practices. Our partners lead every assignment and are assisted by a highly engaged and dedicated research, execution, and administrative team. Our singular focus is serving our clients to identify and recruit the right leaders for your organization that make a lasting impact on your business.

Our firm’s core values – demonstrated commitment, transparency, and respect for everyone we partner with – run as a common thread through what we do every day. We feel our reputation and success are validated by the high amount of business we conduct with repeat clients. It is those relationships that have become the cornerstone of our firm.


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Solutions And Expertise

The Biopharmaceuticals sector is operating in uncharted waters. Company formation has been close to its peak, while available talent is facing one of its biggest shortages since our team began recruiting in this industry in the early 1990s. Through our years of experience specializing in this industry segment, proven track record, and extensive network with today’s leaders in this space, we are able to partner with our clients to recruit exceptional management teams and Boards of Directors.

Financial Services
The Financial Services industry is ever changing, consolidating, and undergoing a dramatic shift in leadership talent needs. Our Financial Services executive search team anticipates tomorrow’s leadership challenges today, and our deep industry insight enables us to deliver on-target leaders for our clients. Our well-resourced team has global executive search firm experience. It provides a best-in-class executive search strategy coupled with the tailored, industry-focused expertise and market intelligence our clients expect, enabling us to advise our clients on organizational and business insights beyond just hiring a person.

Healthcare Services
All eyes are on the global healthcare industry as it faces tremendous challenges, growth, and transformation. Identifying and recruiting executives who can lead through uncharted waters is of paramount importance to our client companies. The Healthcare Practice at Chartwell Partners is the largest segment of our firm and serves healthcare organizations across various services and products. Our clients range from venture capital and private equity investors and their portfolio companies to large, multinational corporations.

Real Estate
Our consulting team primarily serves institutional and privately-owned clients in the residential arena who are experiencing the need to add strategic leaders who can scale. Our services encompass near-term leadership solutions to manage rapid growth as well as forward strategies for generational leadership transitions through effective succession planning engagements. We work with several top 20 national homebuilders, Single Family Rental companies, family-held multi-asset operating businesses and REITs. The Real Estate industry is ever changing, and we consistently provide our clients a best-in-class executive search strategy coupled with the tailored, industry-focused expertise and market intelligence our clients expect. Our reputation has been built over the years as we consistently go beyond hiring a leader to develop lasting client relationships providing input into organizational development and long-term people planning.


News Briefings

Chartwell Partners Recruits CEO for The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Stacy M. Brantley as the new CEO of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, MS. With leader Greg McKee’s retirement, the bank’s executive committee will assume the responsibilities of the CEO of the bank starting this week until Mr. Brantley takes the helm on Feb. 13. “We conducted a

Chartwell Partners Recruits CFO for Choice Health at Home

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Jeff Kreger as CFO of Choice Health at Home (Choice), one of the Southwest’s largest and fastest growing providers of home health, hospice, rehabilitation, and private duty services. Partner William Ward led the assignment. Mr. Kreger will partner with Choice’s CEO David Jackson, Choice’s leadership team, and the company’s financial

Chartwell Partners Recruits CEO for Four Plus Corporation

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Matt Volpano as the new CEO of Four Plus Corporation. Sean O’Neal, real estate principal, and his team culminated a thorough national search working alongside the CEO selection committee of the Four Plus board to select Mr. Volpano. “Matt brings exceptional depth of real estate industry experience that aligned with the

Chartwell Partners Fills Senior Post for CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

What makes a not-for-profit organization great? Its mission, of course, as well as dedicated staff, volunteers, board members, and its stakeholders. But what may be most important is exceptional leadership – especially in such a politically-supercharged climate supported by a challenging economic environment. To that end, executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Luis Moctezuma as vice president, internal

Press Releases

Xenon Pharmaceuticals Names Andrea DiFabio as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Chartwell is delighted to continue their partnership with neurology-focused Xenon Pharmaceuticals, assisting in the recruitment of Andrea DiFabio as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.  Andrea brings considerable experience helping organizations transition from R&D to commercial stage, most notably during her twelve-year tenure with Biogen and the subsequent spinout of Bioverativ. She served as Executive

Protagonist Therapeutics Appoints Accomplished Hematologist-Oncologist, Arturo Molina, MD, MS, FACP, as Chief Medical Officer

Chartwell Partners is honored to have worked with Protagonist Therapeutics to recruit Arturo Molina, MD, MS, FACP, as Chief Medical Officer. Arturo will be instrumental in guiding the Company’s lead asset, rusfertide, through its global Phase 3 trials, potential regulatory submissions and commercialization. Rusfertide, a mimetic of the natural hormone hepcidin, could transform the treatment

Ellen Travers joins Chartwell Partners

Chartwell Partners, a national leader in executive search services, announced today that Ellen Travers has joined the firm as a Partner, focused on Board and C-level assignments in our biopharmaceutical and consumer healthcare practices. In her most recent role as the leader of the Talent Acquisition team for Xontogeny, a life science accelerator, Ellen managed executive,

CareFirst names Matt Snyder as Chief Risk Officer

CareFirst, Inc. the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest health insurer serving the needs of 3.5M members, has appointed, Matt Snyder as Chief Risk Officer.  Matt joins CareFirst from Centene where he was the SVP, Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk Management across the organization’s 30+ State Medicaid Plans, 50+ Medicare H Contracts and 20+ ACA Marketplace States.  He

US Anesthesia Partners Recruits Ben Novy as Their New Chief Human Resources Officer

US Anesthesia Partners (USAP), one of the country’s largest providers of anesthesia services provided by over 4500 clinicians serving in excess of 2 million patients annually, announced today the hiring of Ben Novy as their Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Ben joins USAP from EVP Eyecare where he held the title of Chief People Officer.