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.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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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

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

News Briefings

With Hiring in Full Swing, Job Seekers Remain in Control

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

NorthWind Partners Recruits President and CEO for NCI

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,

NorthWind Partners Recruits CFO for Alion Science and Technology Corp.

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.

NorthWind Partners Taps COO for eGlobalTech

NorthWind Partners, a boutique search firm focused on recruiting talent for the private equity sector, has recruited Sal Fazzolari as chief operating officer of eGlobalTech (eGT). In this capacity, he will oversee eGT’s strategic vision and growth plans. Managing partner Mark HuYoung, who leads the firm’s private equity practice, along with partners Patrick Gray, Hunter Murray, and

Press Releases

ManTech Promotes Kevin Phillips to President; Judith Bjornaas Moves Up as CFO

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

Sean Bond to Serve as HDT Global President, CEO

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

Booz Allen Vet Kevin Cook to Join Alion Science as Finance Chief; Bahman Atefi Comments

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,

NorthWind Partners Hires Steven Baumruk as Managing Director, Private Equity

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

Deborah Ricci Joins Centerra Group as CFO; Paul Donahue Comments

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