About Us

Founded in 1994, Reffett Associates is a privately held executive search and HR solutions provider with six offices throughout the U.S. Our consultants utilize their professional backgrounds and expertise to provide our clients with customized services and solutions across the talent management spectrum. As one of the premium boutique firms in the executive search industry, we work with our clients to help them build a stronger organization by incorporating the most effective leaders of today into the firms of tomorrow.

The firm’s Managing Directors are comprised of senior industry executives whose expertise focuses primarily on the retail and consumer products; private equity; technology; and government and federal services areas. Additionally, our diversity practice is one of the premier in the industry.

As a Veteran-Owned small business (VOSB), our firm is proud to have been selected by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to assist them in fulfilling the five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement for (placing or helping them build) their healthcare professionals (team).

Our focused and disciplined executive search process is founded on listening to the client and then customizing that process to best fulfill their needs. This has enabled us to consistently deliver outstanding results, and to achieve unparalleled client satisfaction.

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Reffett Associates is a nationally recognized, fully retained executive search firm.  As one of the premiere boutique firms in the executive search industry, we work with you to build a stronger organization by incorporating the most effective leaders of today into your firm of tomorrow.  We have extensive experience in retail and consumer packaged goods, private equity, commercial & federal services, government sectors and associations and non-profits.

Our team is comprised of executives with tangible industry experience, possessing real world, relatable knowledge about the challenges executives face in managing talent in a competitive marketplace.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Board Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Associations
  • Clean Tech./Sustain.
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Devices
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Investment Banking
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Mobile
  • Non-Profit
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Consumer Services
  • Finance/Accounting
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Reffett Associates Recruits President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Following a nationwide search, executive recruiting firm Reffett Associates placed Ann Elisabeth Rondeau as the 50th president of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). She replaces outgoing president vice admiral (retired) Ronald Route, who has led the organization since 2013. The search was led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas

Reffett Associates Seeks New President for the Naval Postgraduate School

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has been selected by the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) to assist in selecting its next president. The search is being led by Marshall Reffett, managing director of the firm’s Seattle office, with assistance from Thomas Young, director of operations. “We are pleased to have been selected by the board of

Reffett Associates Finds New CEO for Bartell Drugs
Reffett Associates CEO Bartell Drugs Kathi Lentzsch

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has helped to place the new chief executive officer of Bartell Drugs, a family-run drug store chain in Washington State. The search was led by founder and managing partner Bill Reffett. Kathi Lentzsch is just the fifth CEO in Bartell’s 128-year history. She had been serving as the interim CEO for Gump’s,

Reffett Associates Hires Director of Operations
Reffett Associates Thomas Young Director of Operations

Executive search firm Reffett Associates has appointed Thomas Young as director of operations based in its Seattle office. Previously, Mr. Young was district director and counsel for U.S. Representative Dave Reichert of Washington State. He oversaw constituent services, casework and was the district office policy lead for business, energy, environment and transportation issues. He assisted the

Press Releases

Raymond Arroyo receives Maestro Award for Diversity Advancement

BELLEVUE, WA, November 2017 – One of Reffett Associates’ Managing Directors, Raymond Arroyo, who leads our Diversity Practice, was recognized with the Maestro award for Diversity Advancement by Latino Leaders magazine. This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated thought leadership and innovation in the area of diversity. The recipients come from every discipline

Janice Murphy named VP, Pensions & Investments of Kaiser Permanente

BELLEVUE, WA, March 2017 — Reffett Associates is pleased to announce that they have assisted in the selection of Financial Executive Janice Murphy to be VP, Pensions and Investments of Kaiser Permanente. The search was led by Raymond Arroyo, Managing Director and Head of Diversity. Murphy is a seasoned financial executive with over 35 years’

Reffett Associates Recruits VP, Ballpark Operations for Seattle Mariners

BELLEVUE, WA, December 2016 – Executive search firm Reffett Associates has placed Trevor Gooby as Vice President, Ballpark Operations for the Seattle Mariners. The search was conducted out of the Seattle office, and was led by Bill Reffett and Jennifer McCorey. In the position, Mr. Gooby will be responsible for the overall operations strategy for Safeco

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