Young Search Partners


Young Search Partners is a boutique executive search firm uniquely positioned to provide highly customized and laser targeted search solutions. Our approach is as unique as the companies that retain us and the talent we source. Our size makes us agile, responsive and attentively poised to assist our clients as they face an ever changing business landscape.

We don’t just take on “search assignments”, we embrace a true business partnership that is built from long standing relationships, trust and integrity. We look at every search with a fresh lens and as a unique opportunity to align the right person with the right opportunity.

Katherine Young, Managing Partner and President, formed Young Search Partners -Executive Search in 2009 with over 20 years experience in the executive search industry, previously as Director of the Retained Search Division for Hudson Highland Group and prior as a Principal with Korn Ferry International. Katherine’s search experience has spanned across industry and functional roles to include search assignments in the consumer/retail, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing , and Nonprofit sectors, with a focus on critical leadership roles.

Based in Tampa, Florida with an expansive recruiting and research team across the US, we pride ourselves in the quality work we do and the relationships we value. Please visit our website at for more information

Recently Completed Searches


Why Chief Revenue Officers Are Rising In Influence

Boutique recruiting firm Young Search Partners has placed John A. Cunningham as chief revenue officer (CRO) at software innovator DiSTI Corporation. Managing partner and search firm president Katherine Young led the assignment. After a nationwide talent hunt, Mr. Cunninghan emerged as the top candidate. He comes to DiSTI with 25 years of experience in the IT and software

Interview: Young Search Partners Founder Discusses Retained Search Model

Katherine S. Young is managing partner of Young Search Partners, LLC, a retained executive search firm specializing primarily in the mid/senior markets and working with organizations across the consumer/hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, professional services and education/non profit sectors. Ms. Young has more than 20 years of talent management consulting experience, having worked for the largest global

Press Releases

Young Search Partners Recruits Chief Revenue Officer For Software Innovator – The DiSTI Corporation

ORLANDO, FL, March 2, 2017 — The DiSTI Corporation, a leading provider of graphical user interface software and customized 3D virtual maintenance training solutions, announces the appointment of John A. Cunningham as Chief Revenue Officer. After a nation-wide search, the DiSTI Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Mr. Cunningham to the position. Mr. Cunningham comes to

Young Search Partners Carves Out New Services and Markets For Retained Executive Search

TAMPA, FL — Although many companies put recruitment initiatives on hold during the past few years, the “War for Talent” never really went away, according to executive search expert Katherine Young, Manager Partner, & President of Young Search Partners, LLC. “Not only is the talent war still with us, but it’s escalating. Organizations have slashed their