About Us

Young Search Partners is a boutique executive search firm uniquely positioned to provide highly customized and laser targeted search solutions. Our approach is as unique as the companies that retain us and the talent we source. Our size makes us agile, responsive and attentively poised to assist our clients as they face an ever changing business landscape.

We don’t just take on “search assignments”, we embrace a true business partnership that is built from long standing relationships, trust and integrity. We look at every search with a fresh lens and as a unique opportunity to align the right person with the right opportunity.

Katherine Young, Managing Partner and President, formed Young Search Partners -Executive Search in 2009 with over 20 years experience in the executive search industry, previously as Director of the Retained Search Division for Hudson Highland Group and prior as a Principal with Korn Ferry International. Katherine’s search experience has spanned across industry and functional roles to include search assignments in the consumer/retail, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing , and Nonprofit sectors, with a focus on critical leadership roles.

Based in Tampa, Florida with an expansive recruiting and research team across the US, we pride ourselves in the quality work we do and the relationships we value. Please visit our website at www.youngsearchpartners.com for more information


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Young Search Partners core business is to recruit top talent on a national and international scale. The War for Talent has never subsided and we recognize that our clients have varying capabilities to identify and recruit top talent on a national basis.

That’s why we focus primarily on search engagements in the mid to senior market and bring a quality retained search model and process to each engagement.

What makes us unique is that we customize our search solutions for each client, and each specific search project, in order to bring the best value to our clients while never compromising the quality of outcome.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Executive Search
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Industrial
  • Non-Profit
  • Professional Services
  • Technology
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

Unemployment Rate Remains at 6.7 Percent as Recovery Looms

Employment rose by 140,000 in December as the U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. That’s down from a peak of 14.7 percent in April, but still far above the 3.5 percent rate in February before the coronavirus pandemic led to mass

10 Benefits of Retaining an Executive Search Firm

Organizations typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. These three factors warrant the investment of bringing in a search firm. Executive search firms are in the business of finding high impact thought leaders who share the same principles, goals,

CEO Confidence Continues to Rise
CEO Confidence Continues to Rise

The Conference Board’s latest measure of CEO confidence, which rebounded in the fourth quarter of 2017, made further gains in the first quarter of 2018. The measure now reads 65, up from 63 in the last quarter of 2017. A reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses. “CEOs remain positive

CEO Confidence in the Economy at All-Time High

A record-breaking number of CEOs are optimistic about the short term economic environment, according to PwC’s 21st annual survey of CEO sentiment. Fifty-seven percent of business leaders said they believe global economic growth will improve in the next 12 months. That’s almost twice the level of last year (29 percent) and the largest increase since PwC began asking

Press Releases

Young Search Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer For Software Innovator – The DiSTI Corporation

ORLANDO, FL, March 2, 2017 — The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of graphical user interface software and customized 3D virtual maintenance training solutions, announces the appointment of John A. Cunningham as Chief Revenue Officer. After a nation-wide search, the DiSTI Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Mr. Cunningham to the position. Mr. Cunningham comes to

Young Search Partners Carves Out New Services and Markets For Retained Executive Search

TAMPA, FL — Although many companies put recruitment initiatives on hold during the past few years, the “War for Talent” never really went away, according to executive search expert Katherine Young, Manager Partner, & President of Young Search Partners, LLC. “Not only is the talent war still with us, but it’s escalating. Organizations have slashed their