About Us

Two critical questions  always take center stage when selecting a search firm:

  1. “ What is the  true differentiator in this search firm to  insure a successful outcome?”
  2. “ Does the lead search professional really understand the profile and caliber of individuals we require?”

As a longtime search professional (since 1985), senior partner, Dr. Riendeau, is one of only .002% of executive search professionals in North America that is a behavioral psychologist and search professional, since 1985.

With this distinct differentiator and benefit, Dr. Russ Riendeau and his boutique practice, New Frontier Search Company, deliver unique integration of applied behavioral science tools, coupled with proven executive search practices. These advantages boost success rates, insure accurate metrics around candidate and position compatibility.  You team gains immediate  access to the  practical use of artificial intelligence, psychology-related research and objective-based interviewing techniques to gain a broader perspective and enhance decision-making on critical hires.

Here are a few  additional elements of importance:

  • We learn what the real needs are in the person you need found.
  • The investment in a search firm is far less costly that the expensive fallout of making a wrong hire without proper evaluator processes.
  • New Frontier doesn’t just find people, we find out who people really are.
  • Your team will be better prepared to identify the best of the best.
  • And your risk of hiring the wrong person, significantly  reduced.

Please click to Russ Riendeau’s bio page for more relative insights.

Best way to reach Russ is russriendeau@gmail.com or 847- 363 -9789

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With access to all current and past behavioral science research, our search process allows us to create a more robust and predictive index to measure a candidate’s skills and competencies against several metrics of validity to insure the candidate is who they say they are. This approach saves time, money and insures the best hire at the time.

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Solutions and Expertise

Our clients, throughout North America include Inc. 500 and private sector companies,  in need of top talent at the senior suite level, as well as sales and marketing professionals. We work within most markets such as industrial, plastics, packaging, pharma, medical device, ecommerce, software, professional services and building products, to name a few.

Our search process integrates both behavioral science research and best practices, coupled with traditional business-oriented skills and assessment methodologies.

  • Advisory Services
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Recruitment Research
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • All Industries
  • Cloud Based
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Data & Analytics
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Internet
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Medical Devices
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital
  • CEO/President
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Lack of Interview Skills Fueling Post-Pandemic Hiring Crunch

Executive interviewing skills is arguably one of the most critical skills needed to secure the most appropriate sales and management  talent for achieving revenue goals. Research continues to reveal the lack of ongoing interview training being introduced by human resource teams, as well as executive leadership to ensure hiring managers are trained and aware of

6 Critical Factors for Selecting the Right Executive Search Firm 

If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that leadership matters. Whether you are bolstering your C-suite to support continued success and growth or seeking executives to help redefine your strategy in the face of change, you need an executive search firm that can connect you with leading-edge talent. A new report from The Bowdoin Group and

The Science Behind Professional Business Development

Does your company “follow the science” behind searching for and hiring top talent? Research data around the science of careers and talent acquisition reveals that 75 percent of business professionals have not read a professional development book on their specialty in the past four years. “Trust the science… listen to the science… look at the facts…

When the Mask Comes Off: Job Hunting in a Post Pandemic World

Search professionals continue to adjust to new ways of doing business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite growing unemployment numbers, recruiters are finding new pathways to work through the crisis. From the jobseeker standpoint, however, many mid- to senior-level professionals are unsure how to proceed with their job searches. A new report by

Press Releases

A New Twist on a ‘Monk in Training”

Barrington, Illinois, Dec. 18, 2019 – Trying to find peace and serenity in a busy business life? According to Dr. Russ Riendeau, who is celebrating 35 years in the search business, it is always important to step back, take a deep breath and see a situation from all perspectives. This self-awareness and emotional intelligence, he

New Frontier Search Company Partner To Create Action Painting Live At TEDxNaperville

Barrington, Illinois, Oct. 28, 2019 – Dr. Russ Riendeau, Senior Partner and Chief Behavioral Scientist, with New Frontier Search Company, a retained search practice in Barrington, Illinois, will be one of the featured presenters at TEDxNaperville November 9th.  Riendeau’s topic however, is not about the executive search business, but about in search of unlocking creativity,


Talent Talks

Finding Your Dream Job

In this brand new episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ our host Mike Wasulko is joined alongside Dr. Russ Riendeau, senior partner & chief behavioral scientist at New Frontier Search Company. According to Mr. Riendeau, the dream job we all want is usually in plain sight. Once a person identifies their own wants, skillsets and desires, then they

In the Media

Leaving Lost Wages: LinkedIn Profiles Reveal You To The World. What’s in your profile?
COVID world has complicated traditional job search strategies and job advancement. You can’t outrun a marginal LinkedIn profile…


Appetite for Risk: Powerful Advice for Entrepreneurs From a “Searchologist”
Dr. Russ Riendeau has thrived as an executive recruiter for more than 34 years. His career has given him a rare window into the mental and emotional health of the American C-Suite.

Would You Be Selected For The All-Star Game?
Consider for a moment, what if there was an All-Star Game of some kind for business professionals in your respective profession? Sales, accounting, customer service, manager, engineer…

Your Next Great Job Is Hiding In Plain Sight
How bad to you want to find a new job or new career? Really, how serious, committed, driven are you to fully engage in this exercise? How many hours per week do you commit to making this happen?

Sales Training Success on a Low Budget…How About Free
Sales training can be costly, with travel, meals, and lodging adding up quickly. Even if you bring in a professional speaker or training company in-house, budgets or timing can be an issue. What else can you do?

This 1 Sentence Will Teach You How to Become a Better Leader
I sat down with Russ Riendeau, a longtime retained search professional and a behavioral psychologist to explore my options. A 30-minute coffee meeting turned into 90 minutes of note-taking and life-changing advice…

Are You a Boss or a Beggar?
Labor markets are as tight. Talent wars are in full regalia and you’re top employee just gave you the “Hey, boss, can I talk to you for a minute” request, as they lean in your office, holding themselves by one hand behind your door frame.


Disruptor Session 1 | Russell Riendeau, Ph.D.| TEDxNaperville
M&A Conference Info Sept 2021