About Us

For the past 35 years, Ropella has been a strategic and trusted partner serving clients in the Chemical, Technology and Consumer Products industries.  Ropella has been retained time and again to assist companies with their Executive Search needs, and these clients have then provided strong testimonials regarding our successful search partnerships.

Among our clients are world leading Chemical companies such as BASF, Dow, Akzo Nobel, Tate & Lyle, National Starch (Ingredion), IFF, and Lonza; Technology companies such as GE, J&J, Ethicon, Tyco, Sony, PPG and Benjamin Moore; and Consumer Products companies such as Clorox, Nike, Bayer, Whirlpool, JM Smucker, Shell Gas, and Reckitt Benckiser.

Part of what fuels our success is our proprietary SMART Search System®The SMART Search System® has revolutionized hiring in the same way Six Sigma revolutionized manufacturing. We’ve invested almost 35 years researching best practices, developing our own tools and continuously improving our system to provide our clients precise and predictable hiring results—unparalleled in the search industry.

The SMART Search System® drives quality and speed. It helps us find highly specialized executives you can’t effectively recruit on your own, in about 10 days. It impacts an organization’s long-term success, enhances their employment brand and yields a greater quality of hire.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SMART SEARCH SYSTEM® :

To ensure that our partnerships are efficient and effective, the first step in our SMART Search System is to align expectations with our client’s hiring team.

From there we create a custom Opportunity Marketing Piece to highlight your company and open position, to help woo prospective candidates – especially passive candidates that are not actively seeking new opportunities.

We then screen candidates using a custom-designed Skill Survey and corresponding Candidate Scorecard; these tools pull us into the interview process and allow you to make a much more informed decision about which candidates are worth bringing in for face-to-face interviews.

Once the time has come to extend an offer, we input all compensation data collected from our client and candidate, in order to create a detailed Compensation Comparison Calculator. This tool is designed to help you put together an offer to your chosen candidate that will very likely garner an immediate acceptance… without all the typical surprises that come up after the fact.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING:

“I speak for myself when I say that the Ropella “process” has been impressive with regard to other search firms and headhunters we’ve used in the past. Truly a dynamic process between the research efforts, skill surveys, marketing piece, and executive summaries.”

Clint Shepard, M.B.A, Human Resources
DOW Chemical Company

You don’t have to take our word for it – the statistics speak for themselves:

  • 60 Days: Typical time to placement
  • 98%: Candidate long-term “stick rate”
  • 95%: Search assignment completion rate
  • 36%: Candidate promotion rate within one year

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Ropella has become the world’s leading executive search and consulting firm specializing in the chemical, consumer products and technology industries. We attribute our success to our proprietary, 12-step recruitment process, The SMART Search System®.

The SMART Search System® has revolutionized hiring in the same way Six Sigma revolutionized manufacturing. We’ve invested almost 35 years researching best practices, developing our own tools and continuously improving our SMART Search System® to provide our clients precise and predictable hiring results—unparalleled in the search industry.

The SMART Search System® drives quality and speed. It helps us find highly specialized executives you can’t effectively recruit on your own, in about 10 days. It impacts an organization’s long-term success, enhances their employment brand and yields a greater quality of hire.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Career Services
  • Consulting Services
  • Executive Search
  • Recruitment Process Outsourcing
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Clinical Research
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • Industrial
  • Life Sci./Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Devices
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Equity
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Venture Capital
Functions
  • 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

Press Releases

Ropella Launches CEO Search for Nanotech Industrial Solutions

WOODBRIDGE, NEW JERSEY, August 27, 2018 – The Ropella Group, the leading Executive Search firm specializing in the chemical, consumer products and technology industries, has launched a new search on behalf of Nanotech Industrial Solutions (NIS), who is looking for a visionary CEO to lead the company through exponential growth and establish a strong strategic

Ropella Places Sales Director – Americas for Micro Powders

TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK, AUGUST 8, 2018 – Congratulations to Peter “P.J.” Muller, who recently accepted an offer to become Micro Powders’ new Sales Director – Americas. P.J. began his professional career as a Pharmaceutical Technician before ultimately moving into personal care ingredient sales roles with Croda and, most recently, TRI-K.  He has his B.Sc. in

Ropella Places Director of Business Development for EPM

FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTES, JULY 3, 2018 – Congratulations to Susan Steyn, who recently accepted an offer to become Engineering Planning and Management, Inc.’s (EPM) new Director of Business Development. Susan has more than 15 years of energy and safety experience, at companies including Bureau Veritas and GE.  She has her Master of Science from University of

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