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.

We are a nationwide, retained executive search firm specializing in C-level and board placement in the technology, consumer, industrial, finance, life sciences, and energy sectors. The firm has been named to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists six times, was named to the Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame in 2018 and is consistently ranked among the top 20 retained executive search firms in the U.S.  Learn more at 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

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

Major Paradigm Shifts Coming Out of the Coronavirus Crisis

Bound to reshape society in lasting ways, the current pandemic is shining a bright light across countless industries, unearthing both vulnerabilities and opportunities. Manufacturing, particularly in pharma, will come closer to home. Infrastructure needs more fiber and wireless access. E-commerce becomes an even more sizeable force. Telemedicine stands to see major gains. And on it

ON Partners Lands New CEO for Arcadia Beverage 

Executive search firm ON Partners has helped to place David Moller as the new chief executive officer for Arcadia Beverage, an Ashville, NC-based beverage supplier for local and global retailers. Managing partner Tim Conti led the assignment. Mr. Moller brings more than 25 years of consumer product and business-to-business organizational expertise to his new role. Most

ON Partners Recruits CEO for Worksoft

Jeff Hocking of ON Partners has placed former Data Intensity executive Tony Sumpster as the new CEO of Worksoft. Jerry Dolinsky will step down from his role as interim CEO and maintain his position as chairman of the board for Worksoft. “I am delighted to welcome Tony to Worksoft,” said Mr. Dolinsky. “He brings deep experience in technology,

Press Releases

Digital Jobs Index: 2019 Hiring Softens in Major Tech Hubs

CLEVELAND, OH – March 2, 2020 – ON Partners, the experience-driven retained executive search firm, today unveiled the results of its 2019 Digital Jobs Index for the nation’s largest tech centers of Boston, New York City and the Bay Area. Data show that while hiring in the major tech hubs remained strong, it was down

ON Partners Names Michael Lynch Partner

Cleveland, OH – January 23, 2020 – ON Partners, the experience-driven retained executive search firm, today announced that Michael Lynch, a veteran search executive with more than 20 years of experience in the global technology market, has joined the firm as a partner based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Throughout his career, Lynch has placed CEOs, C-level and board executives

ON Partners Releases List of Top Executive Moves in Second Half of 2019

Cleveland, OH – January 15, 2020 ─ ON Partners, the experience-driven retained executive search firm, today reported its ON the Move list of the biggest corporate executive moves in the second half of 2019. Compiled by ON consultants nationwide, the list reflects major changes in the consumer and tech arenas, as well as significant moves

Bazaarvoice names Keith Nealon as Chief Executive Officer

AUSTIN, TX, Jan 08, 2020 — Bazaarvoice, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Keith Nealon as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In his new role, Nealon will draw on over twenty years of experience with high-growth technology companies to help scale Bazaarvoice’s leadership position into new markets and areas of innovation. Joe Davis of Marlin

Top Jobs 2020: Positions in Customer Experience, Genetics, Automation, Customer Success and Robotics Among Areas Expected to See High Demand

CLEVELAND, OH – DECEMBER 16, 2019 ─ ON Partners, the experience-driven retained executive search firm, today unveiled Top Jobs 2020, its list of C-level and executive jobs expected to be in demand in the coming year, including in the technology, consumer, life sciences, supply chain and industrial sectors. According to ON consultants nationwide who provided input for