About Us

Naughtin Group is a retained national boutique executive search firm, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. This woman-owned firm is recognized for timely and frequent communication with clients, our consultative approach, thorough vetting of candidates, and for creating an outstanding overall experience for client AND candidates. We also are recognized for the emphasis we place on cultural fit, and have an excellent track record of evaluating for this most important success factor.

With extensive global retained search success, Naughtin Group excels at delivering high-performing leaders that elevate company performance.

We combine the personal attention of a boutique firm with the strategic expertise, in-house resources and national reach of a larger organization, enabling us to present top-performing candidates that align with your corporate culture and long-term business needs. An ongoing commitment to the recruitment and placement of diversity candidates is core to our organization.

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Our team brings a 30-year track record of identifying, engaging and recruiting top C-suite and other executive leadership talent across all functions. We are genuine people who approach each assignment with passion, enthusiasm and professionalism as both a representative of your organization and an extension of your team. And by working with us, you get the entire research and management team on board every step of the way.

Solutions And Expertise

Naughtin Group partners have expertise in the recruitment of C-level, Board Directors, and other senior level executives across multiple functional areas (including finance, HR, IT, sales/marketing, supply chain, communications, R&D, etc.) with a focus in the consumer, retail, hospitality, healthcare/life science and manufacturing sectors.

  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agribusiness
  • Automotive
  • Consumer
  • Financial Services
  • Industrial
  • Infrastructure and Sustainability
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Board/Governance
  • C-Level Leaders
  • CEO/President
  • Directors
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Specialized Individual Contributor
  • Vice President

News Briefings

Accelerating Economy Means Good News for Jobs Recovery

The Labor Department reported that 444,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 5,000 from 473,000 to 478,000. The four-week moving average was 504,750, a decrease of 30,500 from the

How the Talent Game is Changing

Much like everything else having to do with hiring and recruiting, executive search is changing. The inability to meet face to face has had a big impact on every organization’s ability to effectively assess the quality of senior-level candidates, according to a new report from Rhys Metler of IQ Partners. But there’s more: The search

Naughtin Group Expands Senior Management Team

The executive search field continues to be a welcoming landing pad for HR executives looking for a career change. Recently, Naughtin Group, a woman-owned national executive search firm based in Minneapolis, MN, expanded its senior leadership team with the addition of HR veteran Mike Carey as senior partner. In his role, he will lead client

Naughtin Group Expands Senior Leadership Team

Naughtin Group, a woman-owned national executive search firm based in Minneapolis, MN, has expanded its senior leadership team with the addition of Heidi Dodd as partner. While some firms continue to focus solely on hiring revenue generators to drive the top line, CEO Terri Naughtin saw the importance of making a strategic investment in operations


“Terri Naughtin is the consummate executive search professional, and I rely on her peerless judgment to find and deliver top talent. Whether you need a business president or a board member, Naughtin Group should be the first call you make.” — Scott Wine, Polaris Industries Chairman & CEO

“We’ve hired Terri multiple times to find a CEO for our portfolio companies. She is tireless in her pursuit of the right fit and has consistently delivered exactly who we needed.” – Cary Musech, Tonka Bay Equity Partner & Founder

“I have worked with Terri and her team on many executive searches for Ametek. They are incredible to work with especially on the most challenging searches.” — Mindy Mazer, Ametek Corporate Director, Talent Acquisition

“Betty Goff and I partnered closely together in my Board of Director role managing searches for key board members. I can highly recommend her as an excellent, astute business partner with a passion for talent acquisition.” — Bradley Johnson, Board Member, President, CAO, CFO