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 Names Head of U.S. Professional Services and Human Capital Practices

Odgers Berndtson has appointed Sayed Sadjady as partner and head of its U.S. professional services and human capital practices. “We are delighted to welcome Sayed to the firm,” said Steve Potter, CEO of U.S. Odgers Berndtson. “A seasoned leader and consultant in the professional services sector, Sayed brings a unique set of skills and industry experience focused

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 10 Search Assignments for 2020

In 2020 the pandemic resulted in one of the most challenging years on record for executive search firms. But the need for talent continued unimpeded for most companies across dozens of disciplines. Despite fears that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) would get pushed to the backburner by the demands of the COVID-19 crisis, recruitment in

Odgers Interim Expands in the U.S.

Odgers Berndtson has added former HR executives Glen Johnson and Lori Rubin to Odgers Interim in the U.S. as partners. They will both be based in the firm’s Atlanta office. “We are delighted to welcome two extraordinary human resources and recruiting professionals to the Odgers Interim team in the U.S. Lori and Glen’s combined experience recruiting senior executives for both internal and

Odgers Berndtson Seeks CEO for Earthshot Prize Organization

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has been chosen to find a chief executive officer to develop and lead an organization that will deliver the newly established Earthshot Prizes. Launched globally from the U.K. by Prince William, the £50 million award program will celebrate those who are addressing the world’s most pressing environmental challenges. “The Earthshot Prize

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