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
  • 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
  • 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

Why Every Private Equity Portco CEO Needs a Chief of Staff

The role of a chief of staff has evolved from its origins in the military and government to become a pivotal position in the corporate world. Initially coined by McKinsey for the U.S. government, the chief of staff role has transitioned into the private sector, proving particularly invaluable in private equity portfolio companies (portcos). For

ECA Partners Recruits CFO for American Lithium Energy

Santa Monica, CA-based search firm ECA Partners recently assisted in the recruitment of Danny Joe as the new CFO of American Lithium Energy. “Mr. Joe is a highly versatile financial leader from the technology sector with a core investment banker toolkit from Goldman Sachs,” ECA Partners said. “His work at Symantec, Blackline, Flywheel.io and others gave him

ECA Partners Expands Search Staff

Santa Monica, CA-based search firm ECA Partners has expanded with the addition of Natasha Bunten as a senior director. “Natasha, with her distinguished career in private equity and sales operations, brings valuable expertise to this vital role,” the firm said. “Natasha’s extensive experience in the private equity, B2B services, and healthcare sectors, combined with her track record

ECA Partners Recruits CEO for RedCAT Systems

Santa Monica, CA-based search firm ECA Partners has assisted in the recruitment of Jason Phillips as the new CEO for RedCAT Systems, a Boulder, CO-based compensation platform with people-centered solutions for performance and pay. “With a rich background in global business leadership spanning over a decade, Jason’s appointment signals a new chapter of growth and innovation for

Press Releases

ECA Partners Adds Natasha Bunten as Senior Director

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 9, 2024 – ECA Partners, a Santa Monica-based executive search firm, announced the appointment of Natasha Bunten as a senior director. Natasha, with her distinguished career in private equity and sales operations, brings valuable expertise to this vital role. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, ECA Partners is an innovative tech-enabled executive

Curtis Wise Appointed Senior Director at ECA Partners

SANTA MONICA, Calif., November 3, 2023 – ECA Partners, a Santa Monica-based boutique search firm, announced the appointment of Curtis Wise as a senior director. Curtis Wise, with his distinguished career in private equity and financial services, brings valuable expertise to this vital role. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, ECA Partners is an innovative tech-enabled executive

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