ON Partners Records 115 Percent Growth, Appoints Co-Presidents

Entering the new year, the executive search firm continues to expand and grow at an impressive rate, meeting demand for top leaders across its key sectors, including life sciences, consumer, sustainability & cleantech, and private equity.

January 12, 2023 – ON Partners has recorded 115 percent three-year revenue growth rate. The search firm has also built out its executive leadership team to continue its expansion into growth markets, including the appointment of partners Matt Mooney and Tim Conti as co-presidents.

ON has also promoted Vicky Wilkens to chief commercial officer and Greg Kleeh to chief operating officer. They join Mr. Conti, Mr. Mooney, and chief training and development officer Caryn Avante on the executive leadership team.

“2022 represented a major period of expansion and growth for ON Partners, with demand for C-level and board executives across several sectors, including life sciences, consumer, sustainability and cleantech, and private equity,” said Mr. Mooney. “The executive shifts we’re making illustrate our commitment to building the most innovative and disruptive pure-play retained executive search firm in the industry.”

With more than 30 years in executive search, Mr. Mooney has completed over 500 board and senior executive search assignments for public and private companies across his consulting career. Prior to joining ON Partners, he consulted at Russell Reynolds Associates, Korn Ferry International, and Ray & Berndtson before starting his executive search firm, MPI Eden. Mr. Mooney is also the incoming chair of the national board of directors for the Arthritis Foundation, where he has served on the executive committee since 2014.

Mr. Conti has completed hundreds of C-level and board searches across a range of industries as co-founder and managing partner of ON Partners. Before establishing the firm in 2006, he served as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers’ intellectual property group, where he developed expert witness opinions for cases litigated before various federal court districts. Previously, he practiced intellectual property litigation for one of the largest law firms in Chicago.

“After a strong 2022, we’ve built momentum going into the new year and the new leadership team has already been hard at work,” said Mr. Conti. “We’re excited about expanding our work into growth markets and continuing to deliver a premiere executive search experience for our ON community, and we’ve never been better positioned to do that.”

With over 15 years of marketing and strategic experience for leading organizations such as IBM, The Weather Channel, Mizuno, and Active, Ms. Wilkens joined ON Partners in 2019 as its first ever CMO. She has repositioned the firm and increased sales year-over-year. Ms. Wilkens is also an executive advisory board member of AMA Atlanta, an Atlanta chapter leader for UPWARD Women and founding member of the Women’s Purpose Community. She was named a top 100 executive marketer by Alumni Spotlight in 2022.

Formerly ON’s CFO, Mr. Kleeh has been responsible for the internal financial, HR, IT, and operational workings of ON Partners since 2013. Prior to joining ON, he was CFO of the Century Group, the YMCA of Youngstown, and Mill Creek Companies. Previously, he held roles with The Kroger Co. and Coopers + Lybrand.

Proven Search Firm

With a primary focus on technology, consumer, industrial, and the life science sectors, ON Partners recruits C-level and board talent for public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. Founded in 2006, the firm’s consultants work from offices in Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Dallas; Menlo Park, CA; Minneapolis. MN; San Francisco; and New York.

Executive Hiring Predictions for 2023
With market uncertainty on the minds of senior executives as we move into the new year, ON Partners recently asked its consultants to offer predictions and insights about the executive jobs they expect to be in demand in 2023. The past few years have seen one of the most volatile business environments in memory. Political, social, economic, health, and regulatory factors combined to form the perfect storm, creating a turbulent path for boards and those in the C-suite to navigate.

According to ON consultants, embracing transformation in an uncertain landscape, continued digital transformation efforts, and building strong financial organizations are among the key factors expected to drive executive hiring in the coming year.

As the firm grew it also was recognized in 2022 with prominent industry accolades and awards. For the ninth time, ON Partners was named to Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies. The firm was also ranked No. 11 on the list of America’s Top 49 Retained Executive Search firms from C-Suite CV Secure Inc., a resume sharing and tracking technology company for C-suite executives.

In addition, ON Partners was named once again to Hunt Scanlon Media’s CleanTech/Sustainability Top 25, HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65, Life Sciences & Healthcare Power 50 and Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 lists.

Related: Hiring Top Talent in Unprecedented Times

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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