NEW YORK, February 17, 2016 — Odgers Berndtson, one of the world’s top executive search and organizational leadership firms, announced the acquisition of Charleston Partners, an executive search and talent advisory firm that exclusively recruits and advises Human Resources and Human Capital Professionals. Francis “Fran” Luisi, founding principal of Charleston Partners, will helm the Odgers Berndtson U.S. HR Practice, based in New York and Houston.
Fran Luisi is a recognized leader in retained executive search and talent acquisition across a wide variety of industry sectors, helping organizations build the depth, breadth, and quality of their human resources talent and functions around the world. Mr. Luisi recruits human resources and human capital executives and professionals ranging from Chief Human Resource Officers to broad-based senior level HR business partners and functional specialists. He has achieved unmatched results in meeting the growing demands for global human resources talent at multi-national companies in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets.
“This acquisition and new relationship strongly bolsters Odgers Berndtson’s global HR recruiting expertise,” said Steve Potter, Managing Partner for Odgers’ U.S. operations. “Fran understands the power that his numerous relationships can have on a multi-practice firm such as Odgers Berndtson. His connections span every business at the highest levels and his unparalleled experience will greatly enhance our success in recruiting across all of our practices.”
Mr. Luisi added, “The attraction to Odgers Berndtson is that it is one of the few sophisticated strategic boutique search firms on a global platform that touches every market and industry sector.”
Mr. Luisi has appeared frequently in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, Human Resource Executive, and Workforce Management, discussing human resources and global talent acquisition issues.
About Odgers Berndtson in the U.S.
Odgers Berndtson is a leading global executive search and organizational leadership firm, with more than 210 partners managing client engagement from offices in 51 cities across 29 countries. Its diverse team of experienced search consultants in the U.S. provides executive search, leadership consulting, and candidate assessment services to organizations in an equally broad range of industries and sectors, both here and abroad. They have the depth and breadth of experience and knowledge to serve all the major industrial sectors, with particularly strong market expertise and penetration in: financial services, including alternative investments, asset management, investment banking, and venture capital; technology, information and communications; healthcare and life sciences; mining; consumer products and services; media and entertainment; and sports.