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.


Recent Assignments

Solutions And Expertise

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

News Briefings

Keys to Getting the Most Out of Your Executive Search Process

Hiring the wrong executive can cost your business time, money, and credibility. It’s important to get it right the first time around. A recent report from Comhar Partners outlines a formula for optimizing your executive recruiting process, from defining your hiring need collaboratively with your senior leadership team, board, and investors, to connecting with the right

Comhar Partners Seeks CFO for DHR Health

Executive search firm Comhar Partners has been enlisted to find a chief financial officer for DHR Health, a physician-owned health system in Edinburg, TX. Leading the assignment are managing director Marion Spears Karr and director Morgan Layton. “Reporting to the president, the chief financial officer will examine how to enhance growth, profitability, and value creation

Opportunities and Challenges in Private Equity Recruiting

Private equity firms are saying that talent is the most important factor in driving growth. While financial engineering, inorganic growth, and market expansion remain important tools in the private equity toolbox, talent continues to emerge as key to growing companies and achieving the investment thesis, according to a report from Bespoke Partners. Yet unlike strategic

The Importance of Culture on Today’s Businesses

Culture is hardly a new concept. Well before the rise of various models and frameworks to evaluate organizational culture, companies recognized the risk of hiring a cultural mismatch — such as the lone wolf in a company that values collaboration. New employees, especially leaders, who clash with the culture are often ineffective, and are likely

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


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