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

Why Chief Revenue Officers Are Rising In Influence

Boutique recruiting firm Young Search Partners has placed John A. Cunningham as chief revenue officer (CRO) at software innovator DiSTI Corporation. Managing partner and search firm president Katherine Young led the assignment. After a nationwide talent hunt, Mr. Cunninghan emerged as the top candidate. He comes to DiSTI with 25 years of experience in the IT and software

Interview: Young Search Partners Founder Discusses Retained Search Model

Katherine S. Young is managing partner of Young Search Partners, LLC, a retained executive search firm specializing primarily in the mid/senior markets and working with organizations across the consumer/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, professional services and education/non profit sectors. Ms. Young has more than 20 years of talent management consulting experience, having worked for the largest global