About Us

Lancor is a global retained executive search firm serving public and private companies, private equity firms, as well as growth and venture investors. With offices across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, we specialize in board-level search mandates including CEO, CFO, C-suite executives, board director and private equity operating partners.

We work with businesses at all stages of the investment cycle – growth venture to private equity to public companies. With expertise in technology, media, telecommunication, consumer and more, we are a team of executive search experts who hold a deep knowledge of the industries we serve.

Through our Advisory practice, we also assist private equity funds with originating and appraising potential transactions, sourcing industry experts for pre-acquisition due diligence, and finding backable senior management teams.

We set out to design a retained executive search firm with the proficiency and breadth of a large firm, while taking the personal, tailored approach of a boutique firm.

Lancor has deep relationships with over 50 of the top PE firms and makes equity co-investments through our affiliate, LancorCapital. For more information, please visit www.lancor.com.

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We are a trusted advisor to our clients, leveraging our extensive executive network and partnering with you in early stages to ensure results from the start.

In order to build a relationship, you need to establish a good foundation. We start our executive search process with strategic, in-depth discovery that serves as our cornerstone where we develop a comprehensive understanding of you, your business, your market, your competitive position, and the issues you face. We look at the culture and relationships that shape your company and the values and qualities that give it identity.

Once we have established a good foundation, we spend the majority of the discovery stage focused on understanding what you want to accomplish and why. Lancor adds value not only through our own experience and industry knowledge, but through our ability to access third-party experts on your behalf, broadening our reach to find you the right candidate.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Advisory Services
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Accounting/Audit
  • Cloud Based
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Internet
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Private Equity
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Lancor Names New York Office Leader
Lancor New York Office Leader Scott Estill

Executive search firm Lancor has added veteran recruiter Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its global advisory practice. Mr. Estill, who retains the title of partner, will play a key role in the firm’s well-established private equity-focused recruiting practice while building Lancor’s new advisory business. He will also co-lead the North

Press Releases

Lancor’s Newest Partner to Grow Private Equity Advisory Practice

NEW YORK, NY, November 9, 2017 – Lancor, a leading global retained executive search firm, is pleased to welcome Scott M. Estill to manage its New York City office and lead its Global Advisory Practice. As Lancor’s newest Partner, Scott will play a key role in the firm’s established PE-focused executive search practice while building Lancor’s new Advisory Practice.  The

Lancor’s Newest Partner to Grow Technology & Growth/Venture Capital Executive Search

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 6, 2016 – We are pleased to welcome Cliff Scheffel and Gayle Rydinski to Lancor’s San Francisco office. Cliff joins as a Partner and will play a key role in growing Lancor’s Technology, Growth and Venture Capital sectors. Gayle will be Lancor’s Director of Special Projects and involved in engagement management and U.S. partner initiatives. With 25 years

Lancor Expands Coverage into the Middle East

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, April 1, 2015 – Lancor, a leading global retained executive search firm, is pleased to establish a presence in Dubai. With the addition of Dubai, Lancor now has six offices including Brussels, Cleveland, Dubai, London and San Francisco. UPDATE – As of January 2017, Lancor Partner, Abbed Anabtawi will lead the firm’s Dubai office. Anabtawi is focused on building


In the Media

The New Role of the “Corporate Operating Partner”
In a quiet fashion, over the last couple of years, we at Lancor have seen momentum build in support of a newly created C-suite role: one that fundamentally shifts the focal point for change across businesses of all sizes. The actual title varies by company and by industry, but in our experience, the person’s mandate is the sure give-away.

Lancor Ranks in UK’s Top Multi-Practice Search Firms
Executive Grapevine has ranked Lancor in the UK’s Top 30 Multi-Practice Search Firms, £200k+, as well as in the Top 20 Technology & Telecom Search Firms, £200k+. The survey, which measures net fee income, is based on a broad range of operating and…..