About Us

We are Nexus Search Partners
As a purpose-driven executive search firm, Nexus Search Partners understands and celebrates the power of the person – the idea that one person can spark change, initiate new ways of thinking, introduce new ideas and incite growth that can chart the direction of an organization for years to come. That core belief guides our intentional, tailored and hands-on approach to search that prioritizes diversity as a strategic imperative. We also believe in the power of partnership, working closely with clients to find and nurture cultural adds, then coaching and mentoring them to ensure sustainable success.

Whether you are an industry leader or an experienced candidate, our practice exceeds expectations when searching for executive leaders.

Connecting Leaders with Top Talent
Connecting industry leaders with compatible executives is our #1 goal. Nexus Search Partners work closely with value-aligned partners who are committed to cultivating diversity. Our transparent approach to executive recruiting gives clients and candidates a direct, real-time line of sight into our process via the client portal.

Senior Executive & Board Searches
Nexus strives to become a leading executive search firm that delivers exceptional service for clients and candidates. Founded in 2022, we support organizations at the highest level to help teams locate, research, and evaluate executive leaders.

Discovering the right talent at the right time sets Nexus apart as an industry leader. With every search, our consultants dive deep into client and candidate histories to ensure we understand their respective cultures, roles, skills, and experience.

Our Team


Nexus Search Partners’ foundation is built on three key pillars: culture, people, and community. Each value is integral to our mission to promote diversity in executive leadership while pairing clients with optimal talent. We pride ourselves on being great humans to work with who value the importance of teamwork. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we are serious about the work we deliver.

Solutions And Expertise

1. In-Depth Cultural Assessments
“Nexus understands that cultural fit is crucial when finding the right executive for your company,” said Mr. Jones. “We start our search process with in-depth cultural assessments of your company’s values, goals, and mission. This includes interviews with key stakeholders involved in the hiring process, along with behavioral and situational evaluations. By taking more than enough time to understand your company’s culture, our team can identify the ideal candidate who will fit seamlessly into your team.”

2. Transparency and Accountability
Transparency and accountability are critical to Nexus’ executive search process. “That’s why we position ourselves as an extension of your brand,” said Mr. Jones. “Prioritizing high-touch service and keeping our clients informed through online portal access helps us maintain consistent communication from initial candidate screenings to final interviews. It’s our job to ensure you’re in the know every step of the way.”

3. Diverse Candidate Slates
Mr. Jones explains that the firm’s diverse network of candidates opens doors for new perspectives at the executive level and introduces talent that might otherwise be overlooked. “Diversity in the workplace is incredibly valuable. Leadership teams with differing perspectives initiate growth and create opportunity,” he said. “Nexus Search Partners prioritizes placing underrepresented talent, but at the end of the day, we place the best candidate for the role.

4. SVP+ Executive Coaching
When candidates enter high-level positions, they often face difficult situations and scenarios. “The last thing we want is for them to be left without guidance and support,” Mr. Jones said. “That’s why it’s our mission to go beyond finding the right executive for your company. We offer complimentary executive coaching services for candidates to help your new hire integrate into your company’s culture and succeed in their new role.” Nexus’ coaches have led executive teams at Amazon, Microsoft, Starbucks, and Wells Fargo.


News Briefings

Nexus Search Partners Continues Growth with New Senior Partner

Nexus Search Partners, an executive search and advisory firm in Charlotte, NC, has named Mary Winston as a senior partner. “Nexus could not be more proud to have Mary on our team,” said Thaddeus V. Jones, founder and managing partner of Nexus. “Her years of experience across diverse industries and corporate strategy acumen will be

Nexus Search Partners Strengthens Staff with Former Amazon and Microsoft Exec

Nexus Search Partners, an executive search and advisory firm in Charlotte, NC, has expanded with the addition of former Amazon and Microsoft executive Sean Kelley as a senior partner. “With Sean Kelley joining Nexus’ leadership team, we aren’t just gaining a senior partner with a remarkable track record,” said Thaddeus V. Jones, founder and managing

Nexus Search Partners Recruits CEO for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte

Nexus Search Partners, an executive search and advisory firm in Charlotte, NC, has assisted in the recruitment of Suehila Glass as the first female president and CEO for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. She succeeds Stan Law, who retired earlier this year. “Throughout our partnership with the YMCA of Greater Charlotte, the Nexus team focused

Nexus Search Partners Recruits CHRO for Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Co.

CHROs have become critical stakeholders in defining the strategy of a company. Their job description calls for them to tackle the HR challenges and evolving expectations of a dynamic workplace environment that will consist of constant change, calculated risk-taking, and evolving expectations from top stakeholders. Those well-equipped to achieve the greatest success will have diverse

Press Releases

Nexus Search Partners Lands Amazon, Microsoft Vet to Join Burgeoning Executive Search Practice

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Jan. 23, 2024) – Nexus Search Partners, a purpose-driven executive search and advisory firm that prioritizes inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) in the workplace, has announced that Sean Kelley, a former Amazon and Microsoft executive who pioneered the development of inclusive talent strategies and military veteran transition programs, will join Nexus as

RAND Corporation selects Rekha Chiruvolu as Chief Diversity Officer

RAND Corporation, a global think-tank and research organization, recently named Rekha Chiruvolu its Chief Diversity Officer (CDO). Chiruvolu brings two decades of legal experience and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) expertise to the role—most recently serving as the Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer for global law firm Nixon Peabody LLP. “Diversity is about ensuring

Positec Appoints Sid Levy, Jr. as VP of Human Resources

Nexus Search Partners, an executive search and advisory firm in Charlotte, NC, recently partnered with Positec, a billion-dollar corporation with offices across the globe, in the appointment of Sid Levy, Jr. as its Vice President of Human Resources. Levy brings decades of cross-industry leadership experience to the role and will oversee Positec’s human capital initiatives

Positec names Hanna Huffman as SVP of Marketing and eCommerce

Positec, a billion-dollar corporation with offices across the globe, recently announced the hiring of Hanna Huffman as its Senior Vice President (SVP) of Marketing and eCommerce. Huffman brings decades of experience to the role and will lead Positec’s digital, marketing, and creative strategy initiatives from its North American headquarters in Charlotte, NC. “I’m excited to


Case Studies
Case Study: Executive Search Partnership with Positec
In January 2023, Nexus Search Partners was approached by Positec—a leading manufacturer and marketer of innovative home and garden tools, to locate a Senior Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce.

Insights – to view all of Nexus Search Partner’s Insights please click here.
Beyond the Limits of AI: The Value of Human Expertise in Executive Hiring
The Four Pillars of Nexus’s Executive Search Process: Finding the Right Fit for Your Company
Executive Search in an Instant-Gratification World
7 Ways to Prep for Your Interview with an Executive Search Firm
The Culture of Having The Right Executive Leader
Mission: Leaving Corporate America