We draw on over 60 years of combined knowledge and expertise, focusing on executive search and strategic advisory for the executive search industry. Together we have completed Partner level searches in 37 countries and have successfully advised on corporate mergers in the US, Australia, and more recently, China, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Driven by an underlying focus on quality, we have been chosen as the first and only official global partner and advisor to The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC). We recently came together with other partners of AESC in signing their Diversity Pledge, steadfast in our commitment to examining the faults and failures in our own lives and to exercising our privilege to be thought leaders who make a difference in the vital role we play in serving the Executive Search Industry.

Our rigorous search service includes mergers, acquisitions and team lift-outs; strategic counsel on compensation variables; and advisory services on strategy, change, growth, leadership assessment and operational improvement.

‘At the forefront of our industry, we are search professionals, thought leaders, client partners and strategic advisors. We commit to clients over many years, helping them gain market share, create long-term financial value and build businesses at the cutting edge of their industries. Our focus and depth of expertise enable us to provide an unparalleled level of insight and context to our clients.’ Nick Workman, Managing Partner

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During their careers, Nick, Justine and Grant have collectively placed search professionals in over 30 countries, spanning five continents; moved numerous teams into client companies; set up and built offices for clients in unique and diverse locations; merged smaller search firms into larger ones; and provided consultancy services to leading search firms regarding their compensation offering and how best to attract and retain significant fee earners. They are supported by an outstanding research and execution team that has unparalleled knowledge of the global executive search industry and the individuals within it.

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Established in 2018, we work selectively with leading executive search firms on a partnership basis, helping them attract executive search leaders that give them a competitive edge and drive business performance. We are committed to enabling clients to execute their growth strategies by acquiring individuals or merging with executive search firms to give them deeper market penetration in key global locations. We provide strategic counsel to clients on compensation recommendations at partner level; analyse and network with key performers among our clients’ competitors and establish how best to attract them; advise on a wide range of assessment products to enable our clients to better consult their clients; and deliver advisory services to clients on strategy, change, growth and operational improvement.

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News Briefings

University of South Carolina Selects R. William Funk & Associates to Lead Search for New President

R. William Funk & Associates, which specializes in recruitment for roles in higher education, has been called in by the University of South Carolina (USC) to lead its search for a new president. The firm is seeking the university’s 30th president. Currently, Harris Pastides is serving as interim president. He has agreed to serve in

Caliber Associates Recruits CHRO for INOVIO Pharmaceuticals

San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed former Allergan executive, Asli Gevgilili, as the new chief human resource officer (CHRO) of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “We believe Asli’s depth of expertise and experience will provide important focus to INOVIO’s growth strategy,” Mr. Hochberg said. Ms. Gevgilili brings

Work&Partners Seeking Chief Product Officer for Toppan Merrill  

New York-based Work&Partners has been enlisted to recruit a chief product officer for Toppan Merrill, a provider of financial printing and communication solutions. The individual will be a member of the company’s executive leadership team and will report to the president. “The CPO is accountable for creating an end-to-end product experience and defining the product strategy,” said

Korn Ferry Names Vice Chairman for Board and CEO Services Practice

Korn Ferry has appointed Lauren Shin as vice chairman of its board and CEO services and global consumer practices. She will be based in the human capital consultancy’s New York office. “Lauren brings to Korn Ferry an exceptional track record of success, impeccable consumer industry knowledge and relationships at the highest levels,” said Doug Charles, president

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Kevin Chase Executive Search Group to Chief Program Officer Search for Point Foundation (Los Angeles)

July 22, 2021 — Kevin Chase Executive Search has been retained to lead the national search for Point Foundation’s new Chief Program Officer (CPO). Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s oldest and largest scholarship fund for LGBTQ+students of merit. In addition to tuition, housing, books, and other expenses, Point programs support LGBTQ+ student leaders with

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

July 16, 2021 – Ottawa University invites applications from, and nominations of, dynamic and inspiring leaders for the position of Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. THE UNIVERSITY Ottawa University (located in Ottawa, KS and Surprise, AZ) is an institution with a proud 157 year heritage of educating adults and students of traditional ages for lifetimes

America’s Elder(ly) Statesmen

June 18, 2021 – They were part of a generational era that marched for civil rights, worried about the fate of the environment, denounced the “establishment” and embraced the slogan, “Don’t trust anyone over 30.” Now, those elder and elderly statesmen are way on the other side of 30, and this time, it’s the modern

Executive Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice Provost for Health Affairs

June 15, 2021 – Kansas City University (KCU) invites applications and nominations from dynamic and inspiring leaders for the position of Executive Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice Provost for Health Affairs THE OPPORTUNITY Kansas City University (KCU), one of the largest private medical universities in the United States, is conducting a national search for the