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

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

News Briefings

Virtual Recruitment: How to Hire From a Distance

Have you hired someone without ever meeting face-to-face? With COVID-19, businesses can’t recruit the same way they once did — but that doesn’t mean they can’t find the best candidates for the job now. In fact, Comhar Partners recently concluded an executive search that was conducted completely virtually using Zoom, the video conferencing tool, and

Comhar Partners Recruits CEO for Embrace Living Communities

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Comhar Partners has placed Ralph Gaines as the new chief executive officer of Embrace Living Communities, an Oak Brook, IL-based 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 Layton and Nick Layton led the assignment

Is Hiring on Hold? Not According to Some Recruiters

Market uncertainty and disruption is going to create uncertainty and disruption in your workforce. This is especially true if you are in an industry that is being heavily impacted by coronavirus disease (COVID-19), like the airline industry, energy sector and hospitality market, where the impact is most volatile. Conversely, in healthcare, life sciences, private equity,

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

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