About Us

NorthWind Partners is a global, strategic retained search advisory firm. The prime concentration of our work is with business & professional services, systems, solutions, and product companies spanning the aviation, aerospace and defense, healthcare, industrial, and technology sectors. We also have deep experience and relationships in the government contracting arena.

With over half a century of experience, we serve as trusted consultants evaluating, recruiting and coaching top tier executives. Our markets have realized and continue to undergo tremendous changes in the new global environment that has emerged in the 21st century and since 9/11, particularly in Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Our commitment is to build top leadership teams for select clients around the world.

The Partners at NorthWind are committed to directly conducting all searches while the majority of executive search firms rely predominantly on databases, less-experienced research/recruiting associates, or the Internet to perform the bulk of the project and deliver final candidates. Drastically outpacing the industry average, our success rate on engaged assignments is approximately 96% with 99% of executives placed maintaining a minimum tenure of 1 year.

Our team has successfully completed hundreds of assignments for clients and has had the opportunity to learn from the successes and failures of hundreds of companies. We gladly share the benefits of this experience with our clients and candidates.


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With more than seven decades of combined experience, our team has successfully completed hundreds of assignments. Your trust in our expertise is appreciated.

Having amassed a wealth of knowledge from the successes and failures of hundreds of companies, we gladly share the many benefits of these experiences with clients and candidates alike.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Healthcare Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Technology
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Information/Digital

News Briefings

Northwind Partners Recruits Chief Growth Officer for Integral Federal

Reston, VA-headquartered executive search firm NorthWind Partners has recruited Jason Siminski as the new chief growth officer of Integral Federal, an intelligence and national security solutions provider. The assignment was led by director Jonathan Rice. “We are happy to bring on board Jason Siminski as Integral Federal’s new chief growth officer as we focus on our next level of

NorthWind Partners Recruits Chief Growth Officer for Redhorse Corp.

Chief growth officer is currently a hot C-level role, and while not every company has one, more of these positions are likely to emerge. According to recruiters, the CGO role itself is expanding and its popularity is rising, especially among professional services firms that understand client needs and who want to be front and center to

NorthWind Partners Recruits Chief Growth Officer for Parry Labs

Reston, VA-headquartered executive search firm NorthWind Partners has helped to place Chris Pehrson as the new chief growth officer of Parry Labs LLC, a defense technology company in Alexandrea, VA. Director Chris Barner managed the search. “We are delighted to have Chris join Parry Labs, as we look to deliver our technology and capabilities to new platforms and

NorthWind Partners Recruits Chief Growth Officer for Sigman Defense Systems

Reston, VA-headquartered executive search firm NorthWind Partners has helped to place Scott Garren as chief growth officer for Sigma Defense Systems, a leading provider of systems and services for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. Mr. Garren was previously CGO for Interactive Government Holdings (IGH). The assignment was led by director Jonathan Rice. Reporting to chief executive officer Matt

Press Releases

Peraton Appoints Ex-Noblis Exec To Lead New Space, Intelligence, Cyber Division

RESTON, VA, January, 10, 2018 – Peraton has hired L. Roger Mason, recently a senior vice president of Noblis, as president of its newly formed Space, Intelligence and Cyber sector, effective Jan. 8, 2018. Mason will be responsible for strategy, program performance and growth in the new business unit, which aims to deliver advanced, mission-specific technology capabilities

Dovel Technologies Names Damon Griggs Chief Operating Officer

RESTON, VA, January 9, 2017 — Dovel Technologies announced Jan. 4 the appointment of Damon Griggs as chief operating officer. In this newly created role, Griggs will oversee daily operations for the company, including building and scaling the organization, as well as ensuring customers’ mission performance objectives are achieved. “As we continue to grow Dovel, it is critical

Vectrus Names Charles Prow President, CEO

RESTON, VA, December 12, 2016 — Vectrus Inc. announced the appointment of Charles “Chuck” Prow as President and CEO, effective Dec. 6, 2016. He will also be appointed to the Board of Directors. Mattson and Company, a board advisory and executive search firm that specializes in senior executive talent selection and effective board governance, assisted in the

Lisa Davis Named Siemens Corp. Chair, CEO

RESTON, VA, December 9, 2016 — Siemens Corp. announced Nov. 30 the appointment of Lisa Davis as chair and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2017, to follow the retirement of current CEO Eric Spiegel. Judith Marks has been appointed Siemens CEO U.S., effective the same date. “Eric has grown Siemens’ business and furthered our reputation in the U.S. as

Abaco Systems Recruits Experienced Embedded Industry Technologist Mrinal Iyengar as Vice President, Product Management

RESTON, VA, December 8, 2016 — Abaco Systems today announced that it had recruited Mrinal Iyengar as Vice President, Product Management. Iyengar’s most recent assignment was as Director, Advanced Systems at UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS), one of the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products, where she was responsible for product development of