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 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

Chartwell Recruits COO for Triumph Business Capital

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has placed Amber Roy as the new chief operating officer for Triumph Business Capital. Scott Petty, managing partner of Chartwell Partners’ financial services practice, led the search along with principal Sean O’Neal. “Amber is a dynamic leader with a proven track record of leading strategy, operations and technology with best-in-class companies,” said Mr. Petty. “With

Chartwell Partners to Lead Chief Compliance Officer Search for Amedisys

Executive search firm Chartwell Partners has been retained by Amedisys to lead its search for a senior vice president and chief compliance officer. Amedisys is a leading healthcare company focused on bringing home the continuum of care. Its delivers personalized healthcare services to patients and their families, in the comfort of patients’ homes, with approximately 10

Press Releases

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.

Prothena Appoints Helen Kim to the Board of Directors

Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that Helen Kim has joined Prothena’s Board of Directors. Prothena Corporation plc is a public, late-stage clinical biotechnology company with expertise in protein dysregulation and a pipeline of investigational therapeutics with the potential to change the course of devastating neurodegenerative and rare peripheral amyloid diseases. Ms. Kim has over

Choice Health at Home Hires Jeff Kreger as its Chief Financial Officer

Choice Health at Home (Choice), one of the Southwest’s largest and fastest growing providers of home health, hospice, rehabilitation, and private duty services, is pleased to announce they have hired Jeff Kreger as their Chief Financial Officer. Jeff will partner with Choice’s CEO David Jackson, Choice’s leadership team and the company’s financial sponsors Coltala Holdings

CareFirst selects Luis Moctezuma as Vice President, Internal Audit & General Auditor

CareFirst, the Mid Atlantic Region’s largest healthcare services provider, names Luis Moctezuma as its Vice President, Internal Audit and General Auditor. Luis joins CareFirst from Magellan Health, where he was Chief Auditor and Enterprise Risk Officer for the multi-billion dollar behavioral health care provider recently acquired by Centene. Luis will manage a holistic Audit function

HemoShear Therapeutics names Patrick Horn, MD, PhD, as Chief Medical Officer

Chartwell Partners was honored to work with HemoShear Therapeutics on the recruitment of Pat Horn as Chief Medical Officer. Based in Charlotteville, VA, HemoShear is a privately held clinical stage company developing treatments for rare metabolic disorders with significant unmet patient need. HST5040, an oral small molecule drug, is HemoShear’s lead development program and is