ABOUT US

ECA is a specialized project staffing and executive search firm focused on private equity and PE portfolio companies. We provide our clients with the very best talent to execute their value creation plans.

Executive Search | Interim Execs | On-Demand Consultants

Example roles include: PortCo CFOs, PortCo CEOs, M&A Leaders, Portfolio Operations Leaders, Strategy Leaders, Interim CFOs and Controllers, PMO Consultants, and more!

We use a proprietary, evidence-based approach to recruiting that leverages data and technology to ensure the very best outcomes for our clients. We invested millions to build our industry leading Talent Management System, CASCADE, that gives our clients an edge both in terms of speed to hire and likelihood of success. We’ve conducted thousands of searches for hundreds of clients, across private equity, corporate strategy, search funds, consulting firms and more.

Locations: Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Detroit, Phoenix

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Solutions and Expertise

ECA is a specialized project staffing and executive search firm focused on private equity and PE portfolio companies. We provide our clients with the very best talent in strategy, finance, and operations roles to execute their value creation plans.

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Temporary Staffing
Industries
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Asset Management
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Clinical Research
  • Cloud Based
  • Commercial Banking
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Family Offices
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Global Markets
  • Healthcare Services
  • Hedge Funds
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Luxury
  • Machine Learning
  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Banking
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sovereign Wealth
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Trade Finance
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wealth Management
Functions
  • Business Development
  • C-Level
  • C-Suite
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Best Ways to Build Relationships with Search Consultants

In the age of social media, it is remarkably easy to turn up statements of distrust and even vitriol toward job recruiters with a simple internet search, according to recent report from ECA Partners’ Tony Topoleski. “Quora questions and subreddits like r/recruitinghell are filled with horror stories of abuse, endless lies of omission, and ghost

ECA Partners Launches New Client Portal

ECA Partners has launched its client portal, Cascade. “A lot of our middle-market private equity clients have a short time horizon to deliver on value creation plans,” said Ken Kanara, president and CEO of ECA Partners. “We built Cascade, a talent management system, with that in mind. Combined with our proprietary process, we are able

ECA Partners Appoints CEO

Private family office Nobel Investments has named Ken Kanara president and CEO of its portfolio company ECA Partners, a data-driven executive search firm. “Ken has been instrumental in growing the firm over the past five years,” said Atta Tarki, founder of ECA Partners and managing partner of Nobel Investments. “He helped to formalize and scale

Press Releases

ECA Partners Launches New Salary Database in Latest Update to CASCADE

SANTA MONICA, Calif., September 16, 2022 (Newswire.com) – ECA Partners – a tech-enabled executive search firm specializing in private equity and investor-owned companies – has launched the latest version of its proprietary Talent Management System (TMS) and online client portal, CASCADE. The update introduces ECA’s salary database, which provides clients with salary data gleaned from

CASCADE, the Proprietary Talent Management System by ECA Partners, Receives a Feature-Driven Update and a Key Partnership

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 1, 2022 (Newswire.com) – ECA Partners – an innovative tech-enabled executive search firm with several hundred clients and expertise in the private equity and investor-owned markets – has launched the latest version of its proprietary talent management system and online client portal, CASCADE. The new version provides an aesthetic upgrade, as

Cascade, Developed and Launched by ECA Partners, Brings ECA’s Data-Driven Approach to the Forefront

SANTA MONICA, Calif., November 4, 2021 (Newswire.com) – ECA Partners – an innovative tech-enabled executive search firm with several hundred clients and expertise in the private equity and investor-owned markets – has launched its client portal, Cascade. Developed and incubated at ECA, Cascade brings ECA’s data-driven approach to the forefront, giving clients access to data

ECA Partners Names Ken Kanara as CEO & President

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 19, 2021 (Newswire.com) – Nobel Investments, a Santa Monica-based private family office, has named Ken Kanara President and CEO of its portfolio company ECA Partners. Ken Kanara has more than 15 years of experience in consulting and executive search with a focus on serving private equity and private equity portfolio clients.