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 7 offices across the country.

Recent Assignments

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Flex RPO
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
Industries
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Foundations
  • Industrial
  • Natural Resources
  • Utilities
Functions
  • Business Development
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations

News Briefings

Comhar Partners Lands SVP of Global Sales for Myers-Briggs Co.

Executive search firm Comhar Partners has placed Steven Nolan as senior vice president of global sales for the Myers-Briggs Co. Karen Turrini, managing director in the search firm’s San Francisco office, led the assignment. Based in Sunnyvale, CA, Mr. Nolan will report to Myers-Briggs’ president and CEO. He will oversee the global sales leadership team

Comhar Partners Seeks President for Embrace Living Communities

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Comhar Partners has been selected to find a president for Embrace Living Communities, a non-profit which owns and operates housing communities for seniors and people with special housing needs in Illinois, Missouri and Florida. Managing director James O’Malley along with Bernard and Nick Layton are leading the assignment for the search

Comhar Partners Opens Doors

Veteran recruiters Bernard Layton and J. James O’Malley have launched Comhar Partners, a provider of executive search, professional recruiting and talent advisory services. Comhar, derived from the Gaelic word meaning “collaboration” was formed to provide independent recruiting expertise in partnership with the firm’s clients to help solve their full spectrum talent management challenges. Comhar Partners,

Press Releases

New National Executive Recruiting Firm Enters The Marketplace

CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2019 — The Chicago and San Francisco offices of a top 10 global executive search firm announced today their new independent firm, Comhar Partners. 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