About Us

At Odgers Berndtson, we support clients in making the most important 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.

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Organisations of every size and sector depend on talented individuals, teams, and leaders to realize their success.

Odgers Berndtson’s strength lies in the partnerships we develop to address that need.

We form strong relationships with the most talented people, with those seeking them and between our own teams globally to bring both sides together.

It is because of our deep, non-transactional and lasting partnerships, that our clients can acquire, develop and retain their strongest leaders.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • 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
Industries
Functions
  • 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

Diving Into the Deep End of the Talent Pool

Executive search firms have an essential role to play in helping clients create more inclusive and diverse leadership teams. For global search firm Odgers Berndtson, the process begins internally. To ensure that the widest pool of potential candidates is considered, the firm has created ‘Unlimited’ – a new initiative that reflects a methodology, belief, and commitment

Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of Newly Formed Aerospace, Defense & National Security Recruiting Practice

Building on a period of unprecedented expansion, global search firm Odgers Berndtson has named Jon Barney as a partner and head of its just launched aerospace, defense & national security practice. Mr. Barney, who has more than 20 years of executive search, leadership development and management consulting experience, will be based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. The

10 Compelling Reasons to Hire an Executive Search Firm

It’s far from easy to find talent with the right skills, experience and values to fill vital senior executive positions. Some roles are simply so important that you have to invest time, money and resources in identifying and recruiting the absolute best individual. That means bringing in an executive search firm. Using a new report

Odgers Berndtson Recruits CEO for the Positive Coaching Alliance

Greg Santore and Jennifer Biehn of Odgers Berndtson have placed Chris Moore as the new CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Jim Thompson, the group’s founder and CEO, is stepping down after 20 years. “I’m proud of all we’ve achieved in the past 20 years, but we have only scratched the surface of youth

Press Releases

Odgers Berndtson Hires Head of Marketing in U.S.

NEW YORK, N.Y., January 16, 2019 – Building on its explosive growth in the U.S. in 2018, top-six global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has brought in Soh Won Cha as the Head of U.S. Marketing. Ms. Cha joins the firm from Russell Reynolds Associates, where she was Senior Marketing Manager of the Americas. “We’re very excited

Odgers Berndtson expands Atlanta Office

ATLANTA, GA, January 16, 2019 – Just months after opening its Atlanta office, Odgers Berndtson has hired Catherine Bass Black, its fourth Atlanta-based search professional. Ms. Black, who was previously the Head of Talent Acquisition and Director of Community Affairs at Bass Pro Shops, joins the firm as a Principal supporting the Industrial, Consumer, Board, and

Odgers Berndtson Expands Tech Practice, Hiring Three New Professionals

NEW YORK, NY, November 19, 2018 – Odgers Berndtson, a top-six global executive search firm, has greatly expanded the size of its Technology Practice, adding Kevin Anderson and Doug Gladstone as partners and Lauren Claypool as a principal. “We’re excited to be increasing our footprint in this critical area,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson

Port Canaveral names new chief financial officer, hiring Port of Jacksonville official

PORT CANAVERAL, FL, May 1, 2018 – Port Canaveral has named Michael Poole as its new chief financial officer, filling a vacancy created by the departure of previous CFO Rodger Rees, who left at the end of December to become the head of the Port of Galveston in Texas. Poole has been CFO at the Port of Jacksonville

Football Association Kicks off Search for Successor to Chief Executive Martin Glenn

ENGLAND, March 18, 2018 – The Football Association (FA) has kicked off a secret search for a successor to Martin Glenn, its chief executive, amid concern in its boardroom that he may quit after this summer’s World Cup in Russia. Greg Clarke, the FA chairman, has drafted in the search firm Odgers Berndtson to identify

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