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 Appoints Head of People Analytics and Talent Insights

Historically, recruiting has been largely dependent upon the instincts of the employer. Whether he or she felt a particular candidate was fit for a given position was based primarily on the resume, indicating the candidate’s previous experience, qualifications, and job history. Today, it is widely accepted that organizations that base decisions on data consistently outperform

Odgers Berndtson APAC Names Head of Sport & Entertainment Practice

Odgers Berndtson has named Troy de Haas as partner and head of its sports and entertainment practice for Asia-Pacific. “Troy joins us just as the Asia-Pacific region is gathering rapid momentum in hosting more and more major global events,” said Mark Braithwaite, managing director at Odgers Berndtson APAC. “As a firm, we have been operating globally in

Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of U.S. Sports & Entertainment Practice

Odgers Berndtson has named Drew Cloud as partner and head of the U.S. sports and entertainment practice based in New York. “We are thrilled that Drew has joined the firm to lead the U.S. sports practice,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson U.S. “His leadership roles at various teams across sports leagues, including the NBA, NHL, MLB and

Odgers Berndtson Appoints Head of Diversity

Odgers Berndtson has named Ryna Young as partner and head of diversity. “We are proud to be a leader in our industry as we appoint Ryna Young as head of diversity,” said Carl Lovas, chair and chief executive officer of Odgers Berndtson Canada. “We are deeply committed to creating an equitable client and colleague experience. Welcoming Ryna to

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