About Us

The team at Comhar Partners is a recognized national leader in retained executive search, professional recruiting and talent advisory services. Comhar, derived from the Gaelic word meaning “collaboration,” was formed with the intention of providing recruiting expertise in deep partnership with the client in order to solve talent management challenges. Looking to differentiate ourselves as collaborative, flexible and transparent.

Comhar Partners was formed to have all of the capabilities of the larger firms while being more nimble and entrepreneurial in the marketplace; exhibited by our people, one firm approach and our service offerings.

Comhar Partners is headquartered in Chicago with specialized recruiting consultants based in six offices across the country.

Achievements

Recent Assignments

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Flex RPO
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
Industries
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Non-Profit
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Sports
  • Technology
Functions
  • Business Development
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations

News Briefings

The Benefits of Having a Diverse Skill-Set

Regardless of industry, size, or goals, every organization will face its own set of ongoing challenges, from new competitors and market fluctuations, to media scrutiny, to evolving technologies. A leadership team and board that embraces a diverse combination of skill-sets and perspectives is better equipped to navigate challenges as they arise. A recent analysis by

Financial Services is Booming, CFO Role Continues to Evolve

The global financial crisis has brought increasing scrutiny from regulators and investors across the world. Combined with digital disruption, new technologies, and a high profile conduct agenda, financial institutions face a number of challenges to continued growth, according to Odgers Berndtson. The firm notes that today’s boards and executives need to foster a culture of

How COVID-19 Has Reset the Talent Game in Healthcare and Life Sciences

Healthcare and life science organizations have been turning to executive search firms more than ever to acquire world-class leadership. The most pressing challenge has been finding high impact, innovative leaders. Three months into 2022, the economic picture is improving. But what is going to light the match to overcome the economic impact felt from the

Private Equity Recruiting Takes Off in Hot Market for Talent

Private equity firms have been pulling strongly in a direction all their own, not only bucking the challenges impacting other businesses but clearly passing key inflection points for growth. According to Dominic Lévesque, president of Tatum: “We’re seeing huge reserves of dry powder on tap, and along with it, sky-high valuations. Small wonder, then, that

Press Releases

Comhar Partners Announces the Promotion of Nick Layton to Principal

(Sept. 1, 2021) Comhar Partners, a recognized national leader in retained executive search and professional recruiting, has announced the promotion of Nick Layton. As Principal, he will serve as a leader on the execution team and manage client and business relationships for the Chicago and Denver offices. “Nick joined Comhar Partners almost two years ago

Comhar Partners Announces New Managing Director

(Aug. 2, 2021) Comhar Partners, a recognized national leader in retained executive search and professional recruiting, has announced the addition of Joe Brennan to their team. As Managing Director, Brennan will serve as a senior member of the Private Equity practice group for Comhar Partners. “We are thrilled to welcome Joe to our growing team.

Comhar Partners Announces Professional Recruiting Capabilities

(May 18, 2020) Comhar Partners, a professional recruiting company that specializes in Executive Search, Professional Recruiting, and Talent Advisory Services, announced today that they are launching a new solution to help recruit middle management talent post-pandemic. This Professional Recruiting service is a product customized for companies that may not have an internal recruiting staff, but

Comhar Partners Places Vice President In Southern California For Freed Associates

Executive search firm Comhar Partners has placed Carla D’Angelo as Vice President in Southern California for Freed Associates. Karen Turrini and Paul Herrerias, Managing Directors in Comhar Partners’ San Francisco office, led the assignment. Freed Associates had plans to hire a business development executive for their Southern California location and recognized the many challenges that

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Talent Talk's Podcasts

Diversity of Thought & Perspective

On this episode of Talent Talk’s, we are joined by Marion Spears Karr, managing director and head of the healthcare and life sciences practice at Comhar Partners. Mr. Spears Karr has over 30 years of experience in healthcare executive recruiting and talent acquisition. He brings a distinguished set of skills in leading successful recruitment teams