About Us

We believe that the success of a company begins with those who lead it. For over 30 years DHR’s consultants have forged strong and enduring partnerships with our clients by adding world class executives to their management teams.

With offices across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East we are large enough to understand the complexities of operating in a global marketplace, but also deliver a tailored and personal approach to solve our client’s talent challenges. DHR is comprised of top caliber consultants from around the world who deliver the high performance results our clients expect with high touch service.

We pride ourselves on being a total talent partner, recruiting Future Ready Leaders through Jobplex, whose experts provide high-touch, performance-based search services at the emerging leader level.

Our Leadership Consultants bring unmatched industry expertise with highly sophisticated, data-driven assessment tools to provide actionable results, specializing in Board Evaluation, Executive Assessment, Executive Coaching, High-Potential Identification, Onboarding, Succession Planning, and Team Effectiveness.

Across DHR and around the world, our team members are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and recognized leaders in the industries in which they specialize. Our approach puts the consultants with the most experience in the client’s world at the center of their search.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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DHR International consultants are positioned around the globe, in markets both established and emerging. Each is expert in at least one of our 20 practice areas. Many bring years of experience in multiple sectors and can offer unique insights on leaders who straddle a number of industries.

DHR International’s consultants are passionate about their work and their clients. We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach internally and the expert value we bring to the companies and executives we represent. DHR International team members hold the highest of ethical standards, along with an unsurpassable level of personal service, and an unmatched dedication to quality.

This philosophy and methodology are consistently demonstrated in DHR International’s thorough and unparalleled researching capability, the full utilization of firm resources on every project, and the timeliness with which we complete our assignments.

Solutions And Expertise

DHR International provides clients with comprehensive expertise to complete each search successfully.

Their practice groups are comprised of experts who possess significant industry knowledge and key relationships. These unique capabilities enable DHR to meet clients’ needs quickly and effectively. Coupled with strong internal collaboration and original research, they approach each search with the best tools and intelligence possible.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • All Industries
  • Alt. Investments
  • Asset Management
  • Associations
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Commercial Banking
  • Commodities
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Corporate Banking
  • Cultural Arts
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital
  • Downstream
  • EdTech
  • Education
  • Emerging Markets
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Environmental Service
  • Faith Based
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Fixed Income
  • Food Manufacturing & Ingredients
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Foundations
  • Gaming
  • Global Banking
  • Global Markets
  • Government
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • K-12
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Natural Resources
  • Non-Profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physician Leadership
  • Physician Practice Management
  • Physician Search
  • Portfolio Management
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Private Schools
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Trade Finance
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Upstream
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Advertising
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • C-Level
  • C-Level Leaders
  • C-Suite
  • CEO/President
  • Chairman
  • Communications/PR
  • Corporate Service
  • Customer Service
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

DHR International Acquires OBEN Search

Acquisitions continue to make big news in the executive search industry. Chicago-based search firm DHR International has continued its recent expansion with the acquisition of OBEN Search, a boutique recruiter for the oil and gas industries. The firm’s founder, Michael Wing, joins DHR as managing partner in the oil and gas industries sector practice. Mr. Wing brings

Why Your Board Needs a CHRO

Few would argue against the vital importance of a strong business strategy in establishing direction and planning growth for a company. Strategy, however, represents only half the formula for corporate success. Without a forward-looking human resources plan – a subset of the business strategy designed to maintain and engage the people required to execute the

DHR International Places Top Leaders for Three Arts and Cultural Groups

Executive recruitment firm DHR International has recently placed top leaders at three major arts and cultural institutions: Onassis Foundation USA, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center. James Abruzzo, managing partner of the firm’s global non-profit practice, led the assignments. Vallejo Gantner was appointed executive and artistic director of Onassis Foundation

DHR International Recruits CHRO for PGi

Executive recruiters are in hot pursuit of chief human resource officers and other senior-level HR leaders across the nation. Recently, Chicago-based search firm DHR International placed talent management veteran Francoise Caraguel as chief human resources officer of PGi, the world’s largest dedicated provider of collaboration solutions. The search was led by managing partners Christopher Knipp and Ed Flowers. Ms.

Press Releases

DHR International to Head CASL’s New CEO Search

CHICAGO, October 6, 2016 — After an exhaustive and diligent process, CASL’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has hired an award-winning search consultant, Mary Lee Montague from DHR International, to conduct CASL’s search for its next Chief Executive Officer. Montague, DHR’s Managing Partner, North American Nonprofit Practice Group, has an extensive and honored career

DHR International Acquires BluEra Executive Search

CHICAGO, September 29, 2016 — DHR International, one of the world’s largest retained executive search firms, has acquired boutique executive search firm BluEra. Bringing the two firms together will increase the industry and functional expertise available at DHR International. With more than a dozen employees joining DHR and its partner company Jobplex, the new office will be one

Hatfield joins DHR as Partner, Financial Services

CHICAGO, September 12, 2016 — Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Melissa Hatfield has joined the firm as a partner, focusing her expertise in the Financial Services Practice Group. She brings nearly 20 years of leadership and strategy experience in agency and corporate recruiting to DHR International. Prior to joining DHR International, Hatfield

Burton Joins DHR International as Partner

NEW YORK, August 18, 2016 — Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Monica Burton has joined as partner in the firm’s Education, Nonprofit, and Healthcare Practice Groups. Burton is based in the firm’s New York office. Prior to joining DHR International, Burton served as a consultant with Witt/Kieffer where she led C-suite and senior

Teising Joins DHR International as Partner

NASHVILLE, TN, August 15, 2016 — Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Kara Teising has joined as partner in the firm’s Nonprofit Practice Group. Teising is based in the firm’s Nashville office. Prior to joining DHR International, Teising served as partner and practice lead for the nonprofit sector of ThinkingAhead Executive Search. Her

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