About Us

ON Partners propels an organization’s mission by building C-level and board leadership teams. Founded in 2006 by like-minded consultants as a values-driven alternative to the global firms we were leaving behind, ON delivers a better executive search experience.

How? We bring values-based leadership to retained, executive search. Our business model empowers and incentivizes our consultants to be collaborative, transparent and accessible. These values are the lifeblood of our business and the glue of our partnerships.

Better experience. Better results. It’s that simple.

Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists seven times, the firm is consistently ranked among the top 20 retained executive search firms in the U.S. For more information, visit www.onpartners.com.


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At ON Partners, we stand for a better executive search experience. After all, we know it’s not just about the results—it’s about meeting your expectations along the way. Our business model empowers and incentivizes our consultants to be collaborative, transparent and accessible. This allows them to make you the priority, focus on your mission and set you up for success from the beginning.

ON Partners builds unrivaled C-level and board leadership teams for organizations from public companies to growth equity. How? We bring values-based leadership to executive search. Driven by our core values, we propel your company’s mission, focus on quality over quantity and build true partnerships. It all adds up to an elevated experience with better results.

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News Briefings

Top Executive Jobs in High Demand for 2021

ON Partners’ annual list of the top executive jobs that are expected to be in demand in the coming year takes on a new twist for 2021. With COVID-19 having upended the business landscape, the search firm surveyed its consultants about the positions that will be critical to helping organizations survive and thrive as the nation

8 Key Traits to Look for When Hiring a Turnaround CEO

From a leadership and hiring standpoint, transforming businesses and driving change is no easy task. To accomplish the kind of sweeping, transformative change organizations often require, a ‘turnaround’ CEO is often required. In a new report from executive search firm ON Partners, partner Baillie Parker says that the ideal turnaround CEO candidate possesses a unique set of

ON Partners Assists Papa John’s with CFO Search

Executive search firm ON Partners has assisted in the placement of Ann Gugino as the new chief financial officer of Papa John’s International. Managing partner Tim Conti, co-founder and partner Josh Nathanson and partner Bryan Buck led the assignment. “After a careful search for a candidate whose values, passion and expertise align with Papa John’s core values

ON Partners Recruits Chief People Officer for Segra

Executive search firm ON Partners has placed a new chief people officer, Tanya Clark Robinson, for Segra, one of the largest fiber infrastructure network companies in the eastern U.S. Ms. Clark Robinson previously worked at Aetna, where she was vice president of human resources. This is a new position for the Charlotte, NC-based company. Leading

Press Releases

Playvox Expands Executive Bench with New SVP Global Sales and VP of Finance

(Dec. 18, 2020) Playvox, the leading contact center SaaS provider of agent optimization software for quality assurance, performance management, coaching, learning, voice of the customer, and motivation today announced the addition of Chuck Krogman as senior vice president of global sales and Ana McCloud as vice president of finance. Chuck Krogman joins as senior vice

Kevin Wierenga Named New Vari Senior Vice President of Sales at Vari

(Dec. 18, 2020) Vari, a workspace innovation company, adds another experienced industry leader, Kevin Wierenga, to its lineup of executives. Kevin is an experienced and innovative leader with deep experience within the B2B and B2C business products industry. He joins Vari after several years of consulting on organic growth strategies, deployment, and asset optimization at

ON Partners Promotes Three Executive Search Consultants

(Dec. 2, 2020) December 2, 2020 – ON Partners, the experience-driven retained executive search firm, today announced the firm has promoted three of its consultants: Danny Bolger and Jake Espenlaub were named partners, and Tindall Sewell was named vice president. Together, the three consultants bring nearly 30 years of experience to ON Partners and have

New Wave Design and Verification Appoints New President

(Nov. 19, 2020) New Wave Design and Verification (New Wave DV), a leading provider of high-performance digital electronic interface solutions for the Defense/Aerospace market, is proud to announce the addition of Mark Swymeler as its President. He joins New Wave DV’s newly expanded executive team, a direct result of several years of rapid growth. “We

SolarWinds Appoints Jared Thomas to Vice President, North American Sales

(Nov. 17, 2020) SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, has appointed Jared Thomas to Vice President, North American Sales. Jared Thomas comes to SolarWinds from LogMeIn, where he most recently served as the Vice President of Sales. Prior to LogMeIn, he served as Enterprise Director of Sales at Xively,