Odgers Berndtson


At Odgers Berndtson, we support clients in making the most important decisions. Our approach to executive search drives our consultants to develop a comprehensive understanding of our clients’ organization and the context of their business. This deep understanding allows us to provide continuous advice to clients to develop and support their talent management and acquisition program.

Working with organisations ranging from listed corporations to family-owned business, equity backed enterprises, associations and institutions, Odgers Berndtson collaborates with leading organisations to develop and strengthen their talent.

We call our approach Search Intelligence.

Search Intelligence is a proven process of rigorous analysis, creativity, logic, and judgement. Through our thorough understanding of a client’s needs, Search Intelligence allows our consultants to identify and nurture the right candidates from across the globe based on experience, personality, and potential.




Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

Executives Split Between Getting Paid More or Being Promoted

While we all might think at times that a job is all about the pay check, a new Korn Ferry survey reveals that nearly half of professionals actually prefer recognition over extra compensation. The report, which surveyed more than 850 professionals, found that 46 percent would prefer a promotion with no raise, with 54 percent

Odgers Berndtson, Continuing Expansion, Adds Four Recruiters

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion with the addition of four experienced and well-established executive search professionals to the firm:  Richard Kim, Diane Lavietes, Margaret Plympton, and Richard Modecki. Mr. Kim has joined as a partner in the firm’s Houston office where he will work Jim Thompson and Gary Payne serving the firm’s

Odgers Berndtson Aon Hewitt, Canada CEO

Odgers Berndtson Adds Former Aon Hewitt, Canada CEO

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its recent expansion with the addition of Tony Gaffney as managing partner, to lead the firm’s work with boards and CEOs in driving the strategic talent agenda. Mr. Gaffney is known for being among Canada’s most experienced business transformation executives. He was formerly CEO of Aon Hewitt, Canada and also

Odgers Berndtson Silvio Tano CEO Total Airport Services

Odgers Berndtson Lands New CEO for Total Airport Services

Executive recruitment firm Odgers Berndtson has placed the new CEO for Total Airport Services, an aviation services company based in Spring, TX. Silvio Tano takes over for Jeff Scheferman, who has become executive vice president for CCR Airports, the majority shareholder of Total Airport Services. Tim McNamara, vice chairman and partner for Odgers Berndtson, led

Odgers Berndtson opens office in Dublin Ireland

Odgers Berndtson Opens in Dublin

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has continued its growth and expansion plans with the opening a new office in Dublin. The move will enhance the firm’s capacity to support global companies looking to establish new centers of operation in Europe in readiness for Brexit, according to Odgers. The new location will be led by Damian Ringwood, who


Odgers Berndtson Launches New Real Estate and Infrastructure Practice

TORONTO, Canada, September 11, 2017 — Commercial real estate in North America is at a crossroads: while  investment in the sector continues to increase, developers, asset managers and investors are facing new challenges when recruiting executives with the skills and experience needed to execute their organization’s strategic growth plans. With the rate of executive retirements in

Interactive Gaming Veteran Joins Odgers Berndtson from VR Start-Up

LONDON, U.K., July 7, 2017 – Global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson, has hired interactive gaming veteran, Scott Dodkins to lead their Interactive Entertainment division. The former Chair of the UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE) trade body, Dodkins joins the search firm from virtual reality start-up Oculus. He holds over 20 years of experience in the gaming industry, with Dodkins helping to launch

Odgers Berndtson Expands U.S. Technology Practice

NEW YORK, November 15, 2016 — As new technologies are commercialized and integrated into our lives at an astonishing rate, organizations are looking for a new type of leader who can quickly adapt to rapidly changing business conditions and transform their organizations for the future. To help clients tackle this talent challenge, global executive search firm Odgers Berndtson

Odgers Berndtson Continues Rapid U.S. Expansion

NEW YORK, October 3, 2016 — As part of its strategy to provide clients with deep sector expertise, Odgers Berndtson, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, is adding a new Higher Education practice in the U.S. and strengthening its Life Sciences and Healthcare Practices. The firm has added four new executive search industry specialists –

Odgers Berndtson Continues Rapid U.S. Expansion with New Office, Strong Foothold in Houston; Three New Partners Cement Firm’s Leadership Role in Energy & Industrial Executive Search

HOUSTON, TX, March 29, 2016 — Odgers Berndtson, a leading global executive search and leadership advisory firm, has opened a Houston office and added three new partners from the energy and industrial space as part of its global strategy to provide clients with deep sector expertise. Jim Thompson, Gary Payne, and Mary Campagnano, all formerly Managing Partners at