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.
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.
Employers added 304,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.0 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Wall Street analysts had expected an increase of about 165,000. The January gain is the 100th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed people currently stands
Low unemployment and high demand for talent is feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers and new employees are more and more in control. CareerBuilder and SilkRoad have released the results of a new joint survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding. It is eye opening to say the least. Candidates today have higher
Executive search firm NorthWind Partners has recruited Paul A. Dillahay as president and chief executive officer of NCI Inc. He succeeds Brian J. Clark, who resigned from the positions to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Dillahay is a seasoned executive and results-oriented leader with broad financial, operational and consulting experience and a proven track record of executing transformational change initiatives, developing leaders,
Executive search firm NorthWind Partners, a boutique search firm focused on recruiting talent for the private equity sector, has recruited Kevin L. Cook as chief financial officer of Alion Science and Technology Corporation. Managing partner Mark HuYoung, who leads the firm’s private equity practice, along with partners Hunter Murray and Brian Thomas, led the search.
RESTON, VA, November 7, 2016 — ManTech International Corp. has elevated Kevin M. Phillips to president and chief operating officer. In this role, Phillips will assume overall responsibility for the general management and control of the company’s operations. ManTech’s chairman of the board and CEO, George J. Pedersen, will continue to spearhead the company’s overall strategy and
RESTON, VA, July 25, 2016 — Sean Bond, BondNation Advisors founding partner, will join Solon, Ohio-based technology and services provider HDT Global as its new president and CEO. HDT said Thursday Bond brings more than 20 years of experience in domestic and international defense programs from his previous work with Pratt & Whitney, Bell Helicopter, BAE Systems and ISS North America. “Sean brings
RESTON, VA, June 27, 2016 — Kevin Cook, chief financial officer at Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH), will join McLean, Virginia-based government technology and engineering services contractor Alion Science and Technology as CFO in a move that takes effect July 5. He is due to leave Booz Allen by July 1 and Alion Science said Monday he will bring more than 30 years of financial,
RESTON, VA, April 4, 2016 — NorthWind Partners has added Steven Baumruk as a Managing Director in the Reston office. He will support NorthWind’s growing Private Equity practice. Steven brings over 12 years of retained executive search and management advisory experience to NorthWind Partners. He is deeply versed in the US Private Equity markets and has
RESTON, VA, November 13, 2015 — Deborah Ricci, formerly chief financial officer of A-T Solutions, has joined Centerra Group as CFO. She was most recently responsible for A-T Solutions’ financial affairs, government contract pricing and compliance and information technology, Centerra said Thursday. Paul Donahue, president and CEO of Centerra, said Ricci’s background in national security, defense and