Steven Baumruk

Managing Director, Practice Leader Private Equity & Industrials

Steven is a key member of the NorthWind’s Private Equity Practice and heavily involved in sponsor work with the firm’s Aerospace/Defense & Industrials and technology & Services practices. Steven brings over 12 years of retained executive search and management advisory experience to the firm.

He is deeply versed in the US Private Equity markets and has a strong track record of helping clients attract and develop top performing management teams across their investment platforms. Prior to joining NorthWind Partners, Steven led executive search engagements for a top private equity focused retained search firm based out of the NYC office.

Previously, he managed the leadership strategy group at a large, distress-oriented Private Equity firm, where he successfully recruited high-performance leadership teams into a diverse group of over 45 portfolio companies. Steven holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Olin School of Business at Babson College and a BA degree from Clark University.

Prior to obtaining his MBA, Steven was an Associate at Heidrick & Struggles, responsible for executing a broad spectrum of searches across the alternative investment space. Steven is an active member of the New York chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and enjoys surfing, cycling, and long distance running. Born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany, he is fluent in both English and German. Steven resides with his wife in Arlington, VA.

  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Healthcare Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Equity
  • Professional Services
  • Technology
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Information/Digital