ON Partners


At ON Partners, we recruit extraordinary talent to add unsurpassed value to your company.


We work with only a small percentage of possible candidates: those who exemplify the experience, passion, and inspiration that drive major breakthroughs for your company.

By implementing a consistently analytical and data-driven approach, we identify exceptional leaders with the skills and qualities essential to reaching your organization’s goals.

We pursue that vision through our deep industry knowledge, proactively seeking out and engaging top performers with the strengths that uniquely match your company’s needs.


Top candidates are hard to find – and harder to recruit.

Because of ON Partners’ innovative small-by-design business model, we aren’t constrained by the “off-limits” restrictions that hamper large headhunter firms. We leverage that unique advantage to find prime talent that other firms miss.

We pinpoint the best C-Suite, Board and senior executive talent for both public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms.


In the search for breakthrough talent, our mission is clear: recruit only those candidates who fit your unique culture, expectations, and business challenges.

To ensure a perfect match, we utilize state-of-the-art behavioral interviewing techniques to test personal leadership styles, interpersonal skills, and future performance potential.

Our rigorous assessment process identifies talent that will thrive within your organization and take your business to the next level, providing lower turnover, longer retention, and a more energized workforce.



Top 15 Acquisition Stories of 2017

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 15 Acquisition Stories of 2017

“If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” The truth of that adage is open to debate. Rather than argue the fine points, one business leader altered that statement to this: “If you’re not growing,” he said simply, “you’re not growing.” In other words, no matter how one slices it, growth and expansion matters. At Hunt Scanlon

ON Partners Jeff Hocking San Francisco

ON Partners Expands San Francisco Office

Executive search firm ON Partners has bolstered its San Francisco operations with the appointment of Jeff Hocking as partner. An experienced consultant, Mr. Hocking identifies board members, chief executive officers and other senior-level talent across functions for technology companies and private equity firms. He joins the firm from Korn Ferry, where he was regional market leader for

ON Partners CTO Krishna Vedula 365 Retail Markets

ON Partners Taps New CTO for 365 Retail Markets

Demand for top technology executives continues to gain momentum. Chief technology officer hiring, in fact, is expected to grow by 18 percent by 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It’s a trend that has kept executive search firms well occupied. Executive search firm ON Partners recently recruited Krishna Vedula as CTO of 365

ON Partners places Shelly Cerio SVP of Nvidia Corp

ON Partners Finds SVP Human Resources for Nvidia

Executive search firm ON Partners has placed Shelly Cerio as senior vice president of human resources for Nvidia Corp., a Santa Clara, CA-based visual computing technology firm. Partner Bryan Buck led the international search. Nvidia, considered among the hottest firms in the technology sector, was recently rated first in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s rankings

ON Partners Finds New CEO for Rackspace

Executive search firm ON Partners has recruited Joe Eazor as the new chief executive officer of Rackspace, a managed cloud company. Rackspace president Jeff Cotten has served as interim CEO since the company’s previous chief executive, Taylor Rhodes, departed in early May. Co-founder and managing partner Tim Conti and partner Seth Harris led the assignment. Mr. Eazor will be


Michael Wurster, Founder and Managing Partner of Wurster Partners, Has Merged With ON Partners

CLEVELAND, OH, March 16, 2017 — ON Partners, the results-driven retained executive search firm, today announced the successful merge with Wurster Partners Ltd., a global boutique leadership advisory firm. Founded in 2010, Wurster Partners has worked closely with both public and private companies across the consumer industry. The firm has also developed a reputable foothold in corporate

John Morrow Joins ON Partners in San Francisco

CLEVELAND, OH, February 22, 2017 — ON Partners, the results-driven retained executive search firm, is pleased to announce John Morrow has joined the firm as partner. John, an experienced search consultant focused on technology, will lead the firm’s San Francisco office. Backed with over a decade of executive search experience, John has led hundreds of senior executive assignments

Year Ends on Sour Note With Digital Hiring at Five-Year Low

NEW YORK/BOSTON, February 21, 2017 — ON Partners, one of the country’s fastest growing retained executive search firms, has compiled the results of its quarterly Digital Jobs Index. Both Boston and New York had their worst hiring figures in the past five years. New York’s digital headcount increased 11.0% in 2016, down from 17.3% in 2015. Fourth quarter headcount only

C2 Education Names New Vice President of Marketing

ATLANTA, GA, January 9, 2017 — C2 Education announced the appointment of seasoned marketing professional Rich Pompilio as their new Vice President of Marketing. Pompilio is responsible for maintaining current marketing initiatives and leveraging new opportunities for C2 Education as it expands in current and new markets across the United States. Pompilio has over 25 years of marketing

ON Partners Reports Top Executive Moves of 2016

CLEVELAND, OH, December 23, 2016 — ON Partners, the results-driven retained executive search firm, today reported its ON the Move list of the biggest corporate executive moves in 2016. The Top Five list reflects the resignations of influential tech executives, the leaders of the world’s largest coffeehouse chain and an embattled financial institution, and the election of a