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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

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

ON Partners Recruits Chief Digital Officer for Pizza Hut Digital Ventures

Marc Gasperino, leader of the digital practice at ON Partners, recently placed Paul Morris as chief digital officer of Pizza Hut Digital Ventures, an in-house start-up of Pizza Hut looking to build the next generation pizza ordering and delivery platform. Mr. Morris brings extensive global expertise in digital transformation having led business strategy with a clear focus on the customer

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Former Target Exec Joins Papa John’s as Chief Financial Officer

(Oct. 5, 2020) Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA) announced the appointment of Ann Gugino as Chief Financial Officer. Steve Coke, who has been serving as interim principal financial and accounting officer, will continue in his role as Vice President, Investor Relations and Strategy. Ms. Gugino joins Papa John’s from Target Corporation and brings over

Lenovo Appoints Emily Ketchen as Chief Marketing Officer & VP, PC & Smart Devices

(Sept. 28, 2020) Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, has appointed Emily Ketchen to Chief Marketing Officer & VP, PC and Smart Devices. As CMO & VP, Ketchen will lead global marketing for the entire PC and Smart Devices Business Unit that develops and drives marketing campaigns, oversees PCSD

Bionano Genomics Appoints Tech Executive Christopher Stewart as its Chief Financial Officer

(Sept. 2, 2020) Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) announced that Christopher Stewart will join Bionano as its Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1, 2020. Chris has a breadth of experience in finance, accounting, and strategic planning for commercial-stage operating businesses. He has overseen financial management for technology companies with both product and service models. Chris

Segra Appoints Tanya Clark Robinson as Chief People Officer

(Sept. 2, 2020) Segra, one of the largest fiber infrastructure network companies in the Eastern U.S., announced the appointment of Tanya Clark Robinson as Chief People Officer. This is a new position in the company as Segra builds further organizational depth in order to accommodate increasing demand for its products and services. “Segra is fortunate

Industry Expert Brian Trego Joins Vari Executive Team

(Aug. 10, 2020) Vari, a workspace innovation company, adds another experienced industry leader, Brian Trego, to its lineup of executives. As the Senior Vice President of Product Development, Brian will lead the company’s product strategy and development from research to execution. “Brian has more than 20 years of experience in different areas of product development