Founded in 1994, Reffett Associates is a privately held executive search and HR solutions provider with six offices throughout the U.S. Our consultants utilize their professional backgrounds and expertise to provide our clients with customized services and solutions across the talent management spectrum. As one of the premium boutique firms in the executive search industry, we work with our clients to help them build a stronger organization by incorporating the most effective leaders of today into the firms of tomorrow.
The firm’s Managing Directors are comprised of senior industry executives whose expertise focuses primarily on the retail and consumer products; private equity; technology; and government and federal services areas. Additionally, our diversity practice is one of the premier in the industry.
As a Veteran-Owned small business (VOSB), our firm is proud to have been selected by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to assist them in fulfilling the five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement for (placing or helping them build) their healthcare professionals (team).
Our focused and disciplined executive search process is founded on listening to the client and then customizing that process to best fulfill their needs. This has enabled us to consistently deliver outstanding results, and to achieve unparalleled client satisfaction.
RECENTLY COMPLETED SEARCHES
President/CEO Portfolio Company — ACON Investments President/CEO & SVP Merchandising/Marketing — Homeland Stores CFO — Northgate Gonzalez EVP, Supply Chain — The Schwan Food Company President/CEO & VP, Marketing — Strack & Van Til Managing Director — The Food Partners VP, General Manager — Dean Foods COO — National Association of Black Accounts COO — Touchstone Energy Cooperative President/CEO, Aerospace — Kaman Aerospace Division Director & 7 Deputy Office Directors — U.S. FDA
HUNT SCANLON NEWSWIRE BRIEFINGS
Executive search firm Reffett Associates has helped to place the new chief executive officer of Bartell Drugs, a family-run drug store chain in Washington State. The search was led by founder and managing partner Bill Reffett. Kathi Lentzsch is just the fifth CEO in Bartell’s 128-year history. She had been serving as the interim CEO for Gump’s,
Executive search firm Reffett Associates has appointed Thomas Young as director of operations based in its Seattle office. Previously, Mr. Young was district director and counsel for U.S. Representative Dave Reichert of Washington State. He oversaw constituent services, casework and was the district office policy lead for business, energy, environment and transportation issues. He assisted the
Reffett Associates has been awarded a five-year blanket purchase agreement by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a national effort to recruit clinical executives and medical personnel. The assignment includes recruiting for medical center and network director positions, as well as physicians, nurses, specialists, and other healthcare providers in the department’s 1,233 healthcare facilities, which includes
Chelsea Partners and Reffett Associates have assisted USA Swimming in selecting Timothy Hinchey as its president and CEO. He becomes the organization’s third leader, replacing the late Chuck Wielgus. The search was led by Andy Knox, managing director at Los Angeles-based Chelsea Partners, and Bill Reffett, managing partner at Reffett Associates in Seattle. The USA Swimming shootout was
LATEST PRESS RELEASES
BELLEVUE, WA, November 2017 – One of Reffett Associates’ Managing Directors, Raymond Arroyo, who leads our Diversity Practice, was recognized with the Maestro award for Diversity Advancement by Latino Leaders magazine. This award is given to individuals who have demonstrated thought leadership and innovation in the area of diversity. The recipients come from every discipline
BELLEVUE, WA, March 2017 — Reffett Associates is pleased to announce that they have assisted in the selection of Financial Executive Janice Murphy to be VP, Pensions and Investments of Kaiser Permanente. The search was led by Raymond Arroyo, Managing Director and Head of Diversity. Murphy is a seasoned financial executive with over 35 years’
BELLEVUE, WA, December 2016 – Executive search firm Reffett Associates has placed Trevor Gooby as Vice President, Ballpark Operations for the Seattle Mariners. The search was conducted out of the Seattle office, and was led by Bill Reffett and Jennifer McCorey. In the position, Mr. Gooby will be responsible for the overall operations strategy for Safeco