Saenger Associates is a premier Retained Executive Search firm based in the Los Angeles area and enjoys strategic partnerships across multiple industries. Our major practice areas are Industrial Products (including Aerospace & Defense) and Consumer Products.  Our clients include private, public, Fortune-500’s, and non-profit companies that are both established and emerging.   Our corporate clients set demanding requirement parameters when seeking qualified candidates. We respect these requests by giving them our uncompromising commitment to quality results.

Through genuine partnership strategies with our clients, success is inevitable.

  • We get to know the key players of the company on a personal basis.
  • We understand the culture, business and demands of the position.
  • We place our values on a quality fit above and beyond the quantity of positions filled.
  • We employ all our contacts and utilize precision targeted research to find just the right candidates.

Our ultimate goal is to exceed expectations; not just meet them. We never quit and have a 95% fill rate.

We are proud members of IRC Global Executive Search Partners. IRC leverages its unrivaled international footprint covering 90 cities, 45 countries on six continents and deep industry-specific knowledge to provide clients with the personal attention and local expertise only possible from a network of boutique Global Executive Search Partners.

Solutions and Expertise

We help you find the best people, build successful teams, and generate value for shareholders through excellence. We find exceptional leaders and managers who are in tune with your markets and the culture of your organization.

Close Working Relationships and Understanding

At Saenger Associates, we develop close and effective working partnerships to understand your strategic issues and search requirements. This relationship is based on listening, integrity and trust.

We offer deep industry knowledge through our specialized industry practice groups. Our global consultants stay on top of global trends and issues within these industries.

  • Executive Search
  • Onboarding
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

20/20 Foresight Acquires Saenger Associates

Chicago-based 20/20 Foresight has acquired Saenger Associates, a retained search firm focused on serving clients in the manufacturing, distribution and supply chain of the industrial products, aerospace and defense, and consumer products verticals. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Saenger Associates will operate under its new name, ‘Saenger Associates, a 20/20 Foresight Company,’ and will continue

Pandemic Crisis Leads Saenger Associates to Cut Recruiting Cycle Time to 30 Days

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the nation, executive search experts at Saenger Associates have created a special program for clients who have an immediate need to fill executive or senior management positions. The firm’s new “Virtual Fast-Tracked 30-Day Retained Executive Search” offer, which is focused on the aerospace & defense and industrial products industries, essentially

Saenger Associates Fills Key Post for Gerber Childrenswear

After a nationwide search by executive search firm Saenger Associates, South Carolina-based baby products giant Gerber Childrenswear has a new head of distribution for the company’s massive worldwide distribution center in the Charleston area. Katherine Hayes took the lead on the search for the Los Angeles-based recruitment firm along with Gary L. Saenger. The assignment took just

Employers Added More Jobs, Exceeding Forecasts

Employers added 225,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate stood at 3.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase exceeds the 164,000 forecast by economists. The January gain is the 112th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.9 million. Hiring slowed somewhat last year

Press Releases

Saenger Associates Completes Chief Program Officer Search for Five Acres®

SANTA CLARITA, CA – Saenger Associates recently completed within 45 days a Chief Program Officer search engagement for our client Five Acres®. Since 1888, Five Acres has been committed to strengthening children and families in Southern California and empowering them within communities. Five Acres currently cares for approximately 8,700 children and families annually, offering a full


In the Media

Gary Saenger, President of IRC USA - Saenger Associates