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.


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

Odgers Berndtson Adds Latin America Offices, Starts Blockchain Practice in U.S.

Odgers Berndtson continues to ride a wave of growth. This month, the executive recruitment firm made two moves that are expected to deliver big dividends. Internationally, the firm announced that it is opening offices in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Puerto Montt and Montevideo, further expanding its presence in the Americas. And in the U.S., Odgers Berndtson is starting

Executive Recruiters Get Back to Business

Executive recruiters spent the better part of last year resetting expectations – the result of an unprecedented, and completely unexpected, interruption to their business due to COVID-19. But according to search professionals across the spectrum, that disruption has now receded, and business is returning to levels not seen since the waning days of 2019 and

Odgers Berndtson Launches Proprietary Intelligence Platform OBDynamics

Odgers Berndtson today launches a proprietary intelligence platform, OBDynamics, which uses big-data and machine learning to deliver data-informed talent intelligence and recruitment services rapidly and accurately. Built on a continually updated data lake of 1.1 billion personal and corporate records, all of which are gathered in accordance with the most stringent international privacy regulations, OBDynamics’ AI-powered

Odgers Berndtson Canada Names Chief Marketing Officer

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Lori Dyne as chief marketing officer. “Lori’s previous experience supporting the growth of executive search, interim executive and leadership advisory businesses, coupled with her keen understanding of how to leverage digital to deepen the client relationship, will play an important role in the ongoing growth of our business,” said Carl Lovas, chairman

Press Releases

Odgers Berndtson Recruits Stephen Edwards as Next Leader of the Virginia Port Authority

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Odgers Berndtson, a leading global executive search firm, is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Stephen Edwards as the next leader of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) succeeding John F. Reinhart who for the last seven years has led the VPA as its CEO and Executive Director. When Reinhart announced that he would be retiring

Darin DeWitt Joins U.S. Odgers Berndtson as Partner and Head of Healthcare Services practice

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Odgers Berndtson is pleased to announce that Darin DeWitt has joined the firm as Partner and Head of the Healthcare Services practice. Darin has more than 20 years of experience in executive search, most recently as a leader of the Life Sciences & Healthcare practice and a member of the Financial Services practice

Odgers Berndtson appoints Julie McKeen firm’s new Head of Media

Odgers Berndtson, a leading global executive search firm with offices in more than 30 countries around the world, has appointed Julie McKeen as the firm’s new Head of Media, following increasing demand for existing and newly emerging leadership roles across the entertainment and media sector. Julie will work with broadcasters, content creators and media agencies to place

Odgers Berndtson Announces Recruitment of Dr. William A. LaPlante to Lead The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Odgers Berndtson, a leading global executive search firm, is pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Dr. William A. LaPlante, senior vice president at The MITRE Corporation, to lead The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory as its next president and chief executive officer. Dr. LaPlante will assume his position on October 3 when Francis Kearney, interim

John Hambley Joins U.S. Odgers Berndtson as Principal in the Aerospace, Defense & National Security practice

NEW YORK, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Odgers Berndtson is pleased to announce that John Hambley has joined the firm as a Principal in the firm’s Aerospace, Defense & National Security sector. John has more than 10 years of experience in executive search and consulting roles. He was previously with Korn Ferry as a Principal in Its Aerospace & Defense Practice as