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

A Look at How the New Rule Banning Noncompete Clauses Could Affect Recruiting Firms

On April 23, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new rule that bans non-compete clauses for workers across all industries, with limited exceptions. The rule will prohibit most employee non-compete agreements with retroactive effect, except existing non-compete provisions. The rule also requires employers to notify workers, including former employees, that the non-compete clauses are no longer in

9 Things Executive Search Consultants Say Not To Do

Over the decades, executive search professionals have gathered much intelligence about critical aspects of how candidates need to present themselves when represented by their search practice. Recruiters are retained by the hiring company, so they know the firm, know the pay range, know the benefits plan, know the hiring manager requirements, know the culture, know

Unemployment Rate Rises to 3.9 Percent in February

Employment rose by 275,000 in February as the U.S. unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was 6.5 million in February. Job gains occurred in healthcare, in government, in food services and drinking places, in social assistance, and in transportation and warehousing. Among the

Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 3.8 Percent

Employment rose by 336,000 in September as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.8 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The number of unemployed persons was 6.4 million in September. Job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality; government; healthcare; professional, scientific, and technical services; and social assistance. Among the major worker groups, the

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

Winter Wellness: Commit to Leading a Healthier Lifestyle Starting This Month
What three things would you like to start, stop or continue that will improve your wellness every day? Which aspects of your daily habits and living environment are you most grateful for? Winter is often experienced as a season of introspection: a time for renewal and reflection; a time for exploring our options and decisions in life. Our thoughts focus on the new year as the days get shorter and the air grows cold and clear.

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