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

Odgers Berndtson Boosts Plan to Expand in Spanish Speaking Countries

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has boosted its strategic plan for Latin America with an expansion into Spain. The firm currently has offices in six Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay. The incorporation of Spain into Odgers Berndtson’s strategic plan for LATAM was signed at the London headquarters by Kester Scrope, CEO of

Odgers Berndtson Seeks Chief Cybersecurity Officer for U.S. House of Representatives

Cyber attacks show no signs of abating. A report last year from Accenture, in fact, said the threat is only growing, with an average of 270 attacks per company, up 31 percent from 2020. A new report from McKinsey & Company, meanwhile, projects that damage from cyberattacks will amount to about $10.5 trillion annually by

Financial Services is Booming, CFO Role Continues to Evolve

The global financial crisis has brought increasing scrutiny from regulators and investors across the world. Combined with digital disruption, new technologies, and a high profile conduct agenda, financial institutions face a number of challenges to continued growth, according to Odgers Berndtson. The firm notes that today’s boards and executives need to foster a culture of

Data’s Impact on Executive Search

As workforce management paradigms shift to meet 21st century talent needs, HR leaders and executive recruiters are leveraging new tools and capitalizing on analytics to adapt their strategies and address changing trends. Anyone who’s been put in charge of selecting a new leader knows that they have a daunting task before them. But what’s changed

Press Releases

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

John McFarland Joins Odgers Berndtson US as a Partner in the Healthcare Practice

(May 23, 2022) Odgers Berndtson US is excited to announce that John McFarland has joined the firm as our newest partner in the Healthcare Practice. In this role, John will use his deep experiences, expertise, and relationships to help clients find the executive talent they need to achieve their business objectives. “We are thrilled to

Odgers Berndtson US Presented with Commitment to the Community Award by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants

(May 2022) The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) presented Odgers Berndtson US with the AESC Commitment to the Community Award in a ceremony today at AESC’s annual global conference in New York.   Bestowed since 1982, AESC awards recognize organizations and individuals within the executive search profession for their achievements and contribution to the profession and


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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