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

Odgers Berndtson Appoints Healthcare Services Practice Leader

Odgers Berndtson has expanded with the addition of Darin DeWitt as partner and head of the firm’s healthcare services practice. He will be based out of the firm’s Los Angeles office. “Darin is one of the healthcare industry’s top executive search consultants, having recruited senior executives across the Americas, Europe and Asia,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson

Odgers Berndtson Seeks Artistic Director for Abbey Theatre

Mark O’Donnell, managing partner of Odgers Berndtson in Ireland, has been retained by the 115-year-old Abbey Theatre in Dublin to find a new artistic director. The new artistic director will be responsible for the development, articulation, leadership, and realization of the artistic vision of the Abbey Theatre, said Odgers Berndtson. The individual will be charged with

Odgers Berndtson Secures New Leader for The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory

Global search firm Odgers Berndtson has placed William A. LaPlante as the new president and CEO of The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA. The assignment was led by Clarke Havener, vice chairman, and Jon Barney, head of the firm’s aerospace, defense and national security practice. “Thanks to Clarke and Jon’s leadership of this search, we successfully recruited

CEO Leadership During a New Era . . . and How Executive Search Firms are Responding

COVID-19 has created a massive humanitarian challenge: millions ill and hundreds of thousands of lives lost; soaring unemployment rates in the world’s most robust economies; food banks stretched beyond capacity; governments straining to deliver critical services. The pandemic is also a challenge for businesses — and their CEOs — unlike any they have ever faced,

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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