Carrington & Carrington, Ltd.


For 35 years, Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. has placed quality candidates for middle management and senior-level executive positions across various industries and functional areas. Since 1979, we have focused our executive search practice around diversity. We are specialists in the recruitment and placement of African-Americans, Latinos, Women, LGBT and other diverse professionals. As one of the oldest African-American owned executive search firms in the U.S., we take pride in helping our clients retain the most qualified, progressive and talented leaders in the market today.

“Strength through Diversity and Inclusion,” reflects our belief that in order to remain competitive, companies must attract top diverse talent for their pipeline management and executive-level positions.


Carrington & Carrington Seeks Top Medical Officer for Planned Parenthood

Chicago-based executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has been selected by Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) to find its next chief medical officer. The CMO serves as the authority on quality and clinical care across the organization, said the search firm. The individual is charged with ensuring that Planned Parenthood’s medical standards are highly reliable

What to Really Consider When Hiring a Search Firm

Organizations justifiably take many criteria into account when considering partnering with an executive search firm. But which ones are the most important? A new report by Mitch Oakley, founder and CEO of search firm Charles Aris, lays out the questions to ask when selecting a recruiting firm for your next big assignment. Various studies have underscored

Carrington & Carrington Expands Partnership with UPMC to Boost C-Suite Diversity

Executive recruitment firm Carrington & Carrington has started a multi-year partnership with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to help boost the healthcare giant’s diversity hiring at its most senior levels. The collaboration comes as the $14 billion Pennsylvania-based company continues expanding in its local market, nationally and around the world. “This is a

Carrington & Carrington Names Business Development Leader

Sydney L. Parks has joined executive search firm Carrington & Carrington as its new senior director, strategic search operations and business development. Reporting directly to Willie and Marian Carrington, principals of the Chicago-based firm, Mr. Parks is charged with managing executive search engagements, business development and executing strategic operational projects. Mr. Parks is expected to play a

The 10 Biggest Recruiting Assignments of 2016

As the year now draws to a close, it turns out that when we looked back through our archives 2016 was simply a remarkable year for first rate search assignments. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked hundreds of them. From CEO placements to those covering the bandwidth of the C-suite, our editorial team gleaned the best from every industry sector

Talent Talks

Strength Through Diversity & Inclusion

This podcast episode features Willie Carrington, the founder of Carrington & Carrington – one of the most well-respected African American search firms in the nation. Willie is the recruiter behind the recent placement of McDonald’s global chief diversity officer. It is arguably the most important global chief diversity officer search to come along in years.

Press Releases

Carrington & Carrington Adds Sydney Parks as Sr. Director, Strategic Search Operations & Business Development

CHICAGO, June 22, 2017 — Carrington & Carrington, Ltd., Diversity Executive Search, proudly announces that Sydney L. Parks has joined the firm as Sr. Director, Strategic Search Operations & Business Development. Based in their Chicago Headquarters’, he will report directly to Marian and Willie Carrington, Principals. Sydney is responsible for managing executive search engagements, business development