About Us

Founded in 1985, Slayton Search Partners is a premier retained executive search firm dedicated to recruiting top executive talent to client companies throughout the globe. We know how important it is to find a partner who can understand your needs, recruit best-in-class talent, and counsel you toward a successful conclusion of the search process.

Built on strong principles of knowledge, integrity, communication and quality, we’ve evolved alongside an ever shifting business landscape, gaining insight and expertise while crafting a better search alternative.

Our way of Limit-Less® thinking and acting has made us one of the fastest-growing executive search firms in North America, building a distinguished roster of clients and attracting more of the top candidates sought after by top firms and organizations

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Our approach begins with the right people — people who consistently go beyond the acceptable to the exceptional.

Each executive search leader is a real expert in select, carefully chosen areas of practice expertise. We’re a team of ‘the best of the best’ —  people who know what it takes to carry out effective searches efficiently, professionally and effectively.

Solutions And Expertise

Attracting senior management talent in any industry can be challenging. Slayton’s exceptional consultants invest countless time and energy to build industry domain expertise and relationships with leaders in these verticals.

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  • Assessment
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Onboarding
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News Briefings

The Search is On for Top HR Leaders and Diversity Chiefs as Pandemic Risks Subside

As the pandemic raged last spring, chief human resource leaders stepped up around the nation. Their task: to play a starring role in helping organizations navigate and fight through a challenge that has turned out to be far greater than the one faced during the Great Recession. A recent article in The Economist noted that

HR Leaders Thrust into the Spotlight Once Again in 2021

2020 brought numerous changes during a landmark year. It began normally in the first quarter, followed by the global pandemic in the second. This immediately ushered in uncertainty, and coupled with social unrest, created one of the most tumultuous times in modern history. In the third quarter, the curve became flatter and the economy reopened,

Slayton Search Partners Adds Veteran Private Equity Recruiter

Chicago-based executive search firm Slayton Search Partners has expanded with the addition of Dan Dunn as executive vice president. He will be focused on driving value for industrial manufacturers, including private equity-backed mid-market portfolio companies and Fortune 500 organizations. “Dan’s impressive skill-set, deep background and positive attitude make him a perfect fit for this company,” said Richard Slayton,

Getting on with Hiring in the Face of a Crisis

Companies are far from operating in “business as usual” mode, but there are still business imperatives and targets that must be met. The current crisis, in fact, has highlighted areas in businesses where there are “cracks” – processes or functions that were acceptable before, but now must be changed or improved. “It is this dichotomy that is

Press Releases

John Ratliff Joins Slayton Search Partners as Vice President and Principal

Slayton Search Partners, a globally respected leader in retained executive search, is delighted to announce that John Ratliff has joined the company as Vice President and Principal. John will be focused on supporting Slayton partners with engagements in the industrial and consumer sectors, while also developing and expanding his own client relationships. John joins Slayton

Slayton Search Partners Announces Promotion of Molly Hull

Slayton Search Partners, a globally respected leader in retained executive search, is proud to announce the promotion of Molly Hull to Senior Vice President and Principal. Molly joined the Slayton team in 2008, progressing through increasing levels of responsibility and consistently demonstrating her ability to understand the industry. Prior to Slayton, Molly worked with a

Slayton Search Partners Unveils Elegant Loft-Style New Office

CHICAGO, IL, April 3rd, 2018 – Slayton Search Partners, a globally respected leader in retained executive search, has unveiled a newly designed headquarters located in downtown Chicago. Taking nine months to complete, the 12,000 square foot office was built from scratch and completely fills an entire floor of the building on South Wacker Drive. “While

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