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 Wins SEC, Architect of the Capitol Assignments

Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates continues to land key assignments for high-profile U.S. government entities. Earlier this year, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) renewed its blanket purchase agreement (BPA) for executive search services with the firm after the conclusion of its search for the director of the Office of the Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation

Reffett Associates Recruits President for the United States Army Historical Foundation

After a nationwide search, Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has assisted in the recruitment of U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Burt Thompson as the new president of the United States Army Historical Foundation (AHF) in Washington, D.C. Managing director Eric Reffett led the assignment. He succeeds Roger Schultz, who has led the foundation since 2015. Eric Shinseki, chairman of

Reffett Associates Recruits First Woman Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy

After a nationwide search, Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has assisted in the recruitment of rear admiral Joanna Nunan as the first woman superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, NY. She succeeds vice admiral Jack Buono. After announcing the appointment, transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg said Ms. Nunan is: “The right

Reffett Associates Fills Key Roles for Federal Government

Seattle, WA-based Reffett Associates has been enlisted to help fill a series of key senior executive roles in technical and hard-to-fill positions for the federal government. Already this year Reffett has assisted the U.S. Army Material Command at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL with recruitments for three highly qualified expert (HQE) positions. To be

Press Releases

Reffett Associates place Dr. Howard Meyer as the AFRL Liaison to the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability

After a nationwide search, the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio has announced the selection of Dr. Howard Meyer as the AFRL Liaison to the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability. AFRL is the Air Force’s premier research organization that leads the discovery, development, and integration of advanced warfighting technologies for our air, space and

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