Foster & Associates


Foster & Associates is a retained boutique executive search firm with a concentration on Industrial and Financial Services clients. We penetrate the marketplace for talent with the speed and agility only a dedicated and highly experienced team can offer.  Our tight-knit team provides personalized attention at every stage of the search process.

With over 50 years of multinational search firm experience, our contacts are broad and our database extensive. Our team will reach candidates where other firms are restricted.  We are flexible and adapt to meet our clients’ needs.

Industrial Search Experience: Capital Goods, Chemicals, Metal Products, Packaging, Distribution, Automotive, Aerospace/Defense, Utilities, Business Information Services.

Alcan Packaging, American Standard, ATK, BASF, Cargill, Dun & Bradstreet, Entergy, Honeywell, Huttig Building Products, Ingersoll-Rand, ITT, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Monsanto, Mueller Water Products, PPL, Siemens, ThyssenKrupp, Toyota

Financial Services Search Experience: Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, Federal Farm Credit Bank, Government Agencies, Private Banking, Investment Banking, Insurance, Asset Management

Aetna, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Citibank, Chubb, Comerica, Comptroller Of The Currency,  GE Commercial Finance, JPMorgan Chase, Ocean First, Southwest Bancorp, Standard Chartered Bank, T. Rowe Price

We have extensive experience working with U.S. and Multinational Companies, Middle Market Companies, Private Equity-Backed Companies (Advent; Audax; Ares; Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; Gridiron Capital, Wind Point Partners) and Privately-Owned/Entrepreneurial Companies.

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Foster & Associates Extends Executive Coaching Services

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Foster & Associates Taps CEO for Aurora Plastics

Executive search firm Foster & Associates has placed Darrell K. Hughes as chief executive officer of Aurora Plastics Inc. Robert Foster, the firm’s president, led the assignment. Mr. Hughes replaces Jim Domo who left the company at the end of last year. He previously served as vice president and general manager of the pressure sensitive materials business at Avery Dennison North