About Us

Since 2006, ON Partners is the only pure-play retained executive search firm building diverse C-level and board leadership teams across industries and functions. With offices across the country, we rebuilt the institution of executive search for the way you work.

Our approach to executive search is untraditional – by choice.

We got rid of playbooks, outdated practices, and unnecessary layers. Our approach includes present partners who are with you from the first brief to the final decision, individually crafted solutions that are unique to each client, and an easier experience all around.

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

Untraditional by Choice. Original by Design. Since 2006.



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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.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Advisory Services
  • Board Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Search
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • All Industries
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Cloud Based
  • Consumer
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Devices
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Internet
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Non-Profit
  • Payments/Processes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital
  • 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

Executive Women Making Progress Closing Pay Gap

Last month, ON Partners released its 2024 Women’s Report in recognition of Women’s History Month. The report revealed a positive trend as the gender pay gap is narrowing year-over-year (YoY), with executive women earning an average of $452K, compared to executive men’s average of $461K. In addition, when isolating director and vice president roles as a pipeline

ON Partners Helps Place CTO for RB Global, Inc.

Josh Nathanson and Bryan Buck of ON Partners have recruited Nancy King as chief technology officer of NYSE-traded RB Global, Inc. in Westchester, IL. “Nancy is a thoughtful and driven leader – an innovator and culture builder who brings strong vision and delivers solutions that deepen relationships with customers to ultimately gain market share,” said Jim Kessler, CEO of RB Global. “Her leadership

Executive Hiring Trends Reshaping 2024

The realm of executive hiring is experiencing a paradigm shift, with notable trends emerging that redefine the recruitment landscape. In a recent report, ON Partners explores four executive hiring trends that indicate talent demand strategies of the future. 1. Middle America Ignites: A Renaissance in the Heartland.  The recent Business Insider article highlights the burgeoning trend of tech and innovation

ON Partners Recruits CFO for PlayOn! Sports

ON Partners has recruited James Rosenstock as the new CFO of PlayOn! Sports, a high school media and technology company located in Atlanta, GA. Partner Tara Flickinger and co-president Matt Mooney led the assignment. “We are thrilled to welcome Jay to the PlayOn! leadership team. He brings extensive experience in both the DTC and B2B industries and has guided leading

Press Releases

Symphony Wireless Appoints Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Symphony Wireless, the cell site acquisition affiliate of Palistar Capital LP (“Palistar”), an alternative asset manager focused on mission-critical communications and digital infrastructure, announced the appointment of leading telecommunications sector executive Bernard Borghei as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the company. Mr. Borghei has 30 years of domestic and international experience in

Press Release: ON Partners Validates Consumer Demand for Sustainability is Transforming Executive Leadership Roles

CLEVELAND, OH.: March 5, 2024 (Global Newswire) – This month, ON Partners, a pure-play retained executive search firm building diverse C-level and board leadership teams, confirmed consumer demand for sustainable products has increased the need for companies to fill executive leadership roles that support and drive sustainability efforts across functional domains. ON data shows an upward

Press Release: ON Partners Champions Soft Skills and Human Engagement in AI-Enhanced Executive Search

(CLEVELAND, OH.: May 7, 2024) (Global Newswire) – This month, ON Partners, a pure-play retained executive search firm building C-level and board leadership teams, validates that while it integrates cutting-edge AI technology into executive recruitment processes, this scientific advancement is not intended to substitute for the assessment of soft skills. As AI evolves and becomes more sophisticated

Papa Johns Appoints New Vice President, Revenue Management – ON Partners

Papa Johns International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), appointed Sanjib Mohanty as the Vice President, Revenue Management. Mohanty has over 15 years of analytics, strategy, and data science leadership experience. He joins Papa Johns from Panera Bread. During his tenure at Panera, he held several Revenue and Analytics roles, most recently serving as the Senior Director, Pricing

Press Release: ON Partners Validates 111% Increase in Executive Hiring for Energy and Cleantech Sectors

CLEVELAND, OH.: Feb. 1, 2023 (Global Newswire) – ON Partners, a pure-play retained executive search firm building diverse C-level and board leadership teams, recently published its 2023 Variance Report, calling out executive hiring trends that will reshape 2024.  The report highlights how company growth and government investment have been critical contributors to the recent changes within the talent


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