About Us

At Odgers Berndtson, we support clients in making the most critical decisions. Our approach to executive search drives our consultants to develop a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ organization and the context of their business. This deep understanding allows us to provide continuous advice to clients to develop and support their talent management and acquisition program.

Working with organisations ranging from listed corporations to family-owned business, equity backed enterprises, associations and institutions, Odgers Berndtson collaborates with leading organisations to develop and strengthen their talent.

We call our approach Search Intelligence.

Search Intelligence is a proven process of rigorous analysis, creativity, logic, and judgement. Through our thorough understanding of a client’s needs, Search Intelligence allows our consultants to identify and nurture the right candidates from across the globe based on experience, personality, and potential.


Our Team


With partners based in 30 countries, we combine local insights with a global network of search experts.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Advisory Services
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Leadership Develop.
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
  • Advertising
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Why High-Performing Executives Don’t Always Operate as High-Performing Teams

It might sound counterintuitive, but a group made up of individual high performers does not always translate to a high-performing team. The fact that these professionals excel at their primary jobs doesn’t automatically mean they will work cohesively and effectively as a team, a new report from Odgers Berndtson explains. A poorly functioning team is

Newcastle United Taps Odgers Berndtson to Lead Sports Director Search

Given the search industry’s knack for finding a need and filling it, it was only natural that recruitment firms would soon step to the fore in the sports sector, which has become a growth area for executive search businesses. Many C-suite-focused recruiting firms are now active in the sector and some specialize only in the

Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of U.S. Automotive and Mobility Practice

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has appointed Marisa Smith as partner and head of its U.S. automotive and mobility practice. “Marisa’s extensive experience and strategic vision are exactly what we need to enhance our leadership in the automotive and mobility sectors and support our ambitious growth strategy in the U.S.,” said Kennon Kincaid, CEO of Odgers

The Imperative of Women in Private Equity

As with many sectors, the urgency of diversity and gender equality is taking center stage in the world of private equity (PE). But why is having diversity in leadership roles, particularly women, so vital in private equity and PE organizations’ portfolio companies? The answer lies not just in numbers – although the metrics do speak

Press Releases

Odgers Berndtson Announces the Further Expansion of Their North American Real Estate and Board & CEO Practices with the Appointment of Jeff Hauswirth

28 Sep 2023: Odgers Berndtson today announced that seasoned executive search leader Jeff Hauswirth has joined the firm and will be working within the North American Real Estate and Board & CEO Practices. “Over the last two years, we have charted an aggressive growth path as part of our commitment to provide our clients with

Odgers Berndtson US and SurePeople Join Forces to Revolutionize Executive Onboarding with Artificial Intelligence (AI), Prism Psychometrics, and World-Class Content by Harvard Business Publishing

28 Sep 2023 – New York, NY: Odgers Berndtson US and SurePeople are reinventing executive onboarding with the launch of a groundbreaking new program leveraging SurePeople’s award-winning platform, powered by the Prism® psychometric algorithm and Harvard Business Publishing content. This revolutionary program accelerates the onboarding process, improves team alignment, and accelerates cultural assimilation, thereby enhancing

Mercedes LeGrand joins Odgers Berndtson as a Partner in the Aerospace, Defense & National Security Practice

”Odgers Berndtson is delighted to announce that Mercedes LeGrand has joined the firm as a Partner in the Aerospace, Defense & National Security Practice,” said Jon Barney, Partner and Sector Leader of the practice. “Mercedes’ strong industry background will allow Odgers Berndtson to continue serving clients with excellence. In addition, Mercedes’ deep technology consulting experience will assist

Peter W. Schineller Joins Odgers Berndtson as Partner and Head of US Life Sciences Practice

(September 12, 2022) –  “Odgers Berndtson is delighted Peter Schineller has joined us as a Partner and Head of our US Life Sciences practice,” commented Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson US. “Peter is joining us at a time of high growth for our Life Sciences practice. With more than 25 years of experience in the industry

Alex Watkins Joins Odgers Berndtson US as a Principal in the Industrial Practice

(August 29,  2022) – Odgers Berndtson US is pleased to announce that Alex Watkins has joined the firm as a Principal in the Industrial Practice.   Alex has seven years of experience in executive search across a variety of industries with a strong track record for growing strategic accounts. He is a former director at Comhar Partners, a


Odgers Berndtson Finds a Boost in Confidence in Business Leadership

Diversity Matters
Why making one-off hires won’t help you achieve diversity
3 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Diverse Candidate
How to take your I&D journey from insight to impact
Leaders, Diversity is Your Job
Creating Pathways to Leadership for People of Color
3 Ways Data Can Increase Your Diversity
How to Help Working Mothers Thrive: 5 Action Steps for Employers
The Greying Talent Pool: Why you might be overlooking a valuable source of leadership talent
Unlimited festival 2021
3 inclusion and diversity initiatives favoured by UK’s most diverse companies
Government Spotlight: Diversity in the Board Room and Civil Service
Managing through uncertainty and promoting women in STEM
Walking the talk: top tech CEO on making diversity and inclusion an enduring business priority
Beating the odds: empowering women in marginalised communities
Leading the charge to attract black talent
Walking the talk: top tech CEO on making diversity and inclusion an enduring business priority
Pioneering women making scientific history
Pushing for scientific equality

To read more Odgers’ Diversity content, please visit: https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en-us/diversity-matters

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