February 28, 2017 – Executive search firm ON Partners has appointed John Morrow as a partner and leader of its San Francisco office.
Mr. Morrow, a search consultant focused on recruiting technology sector leaders, brings over a decade of experience to his new role. He has led hundreds of senior executive assignments for clients that range from early stage startups and PE-backed companies to publicly-traded global organizations. His practice spans the Software-as-a-Service, infrastructure / IT software, connected devices, IoT, hardware / electronics, and energy sectors.
Prior to ON Partners, Mr. Morrow was a partner with Calibre One. Before that, he was a senior partner with NGS Global, where he focused on the firm’s technology and industrial manufacturing sectors. Earlier in his career he was recruiting manager within the technology division at Robert Half.
“We are excited to have John join our team,” said partner Brad Westveld. “He has a genuine enthusiasm for executive search, and is committed to providing his clients a great search experience. He’s a perfect fit with ON’s team and philosophy.” The dedication ON Partners has to its clients’ success, said Mr. Morrow, “sets a bar seldom met by others in the industry. I’m thrilled to be joining the team to lead our efforts in the San Francisco market.”
ON Partners Releases Executive Jobs Forecast for 2017
With a primary focus on technology, energy / clean tech and the life science sectors, ON Partners recruits C-suite, board directors and senior executive talent for public and private companies, as well as venture capital and private equity firms. The firm currently has consultants working from offices in Atlanta, Baltimore / Washington, D.C., Boston, Cleveland, Dallas, Minneapolis, Portland, and Silicon Valley ….. Here’s some further reading from Hunt Scanlon Media.
Top Jobs List
ON Partners has unveiled its list of executive jobs expected to be in demand this year in the technology, life sciences and industrial sectors. According to ON Partners consultants, the continued economic recovery, digitalization, and cybersecurity concerns are among the factors driving executive hiring in 2017.
Search Firms In Hiring Mode
According to the San Francisco Bay Area Professional Employment Forecast from Robert Half, 52 percent of San Francisco Bay Area executives say it is ‘somewhat’ or ‘very challenging’ to find skilled candidates for professional-level positions; 77 percent of hiring managers plan to hire for open roles in the next six months.
Recruiters say highly skilled candidates are in great demand throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, and they often receive multiple job offers with competitive compensation packages. As a result, there is growing demand for professional level candidates in accounting, finance, administration, technology and the life sciences.
Coming up with the supply are search firms, and they themselves have been in ‘hiring mode’ throughout the San Francisco Bay Area:
- Calibre One recently appointed Tom Crawford as a partner and Douglas Gladstone and Ryan Polich as vice presidents in its San Francisco offices. Mr. Crawford specializes in the digital media, healthcare, financial services, and software industries and has placed numerous senior level candidates, including CEO, CIO, CTO and VP-level executives, into both publically traded and privately held organizations. Mr. Gladstone is responsible for cultivating relationships with existing Calibre One clients as well as new clients and candidates. Mr. Polich focuses on financial services technology, internet and the industrial sectors.
- Toft Group, an executive search firm focusing exclusively on the life sciences and healthcare sectors, opened a new office in the San Francisco Bay Area to support continued growth and customer demand. The office is strategically situated in South San Francisco, among neighboring biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, and digital health companies.
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- London-based executive search firm Erevena established a new location in San Francisco. The office is led by partner Terry Shaw and principal consultant Max Levy, who relocates from London. Further additions the office are expected in coming months. Mr. Shaw has led C-suite and strategic go-to-market searches for enterprise software and digital clients in EMEA, the Americas, and Asia Pacific. He specializes in working with hyper-growth VC-backed businesses such as Zendesk, Yammer, Huddle, RhodeCode, Ebury, Socialbakers and Stack Exchange.
- London-based executive search firm Wilton & Bain recently named Diletta D’Onofrio as a partner in its San Francisco office. Ms. D’Onofrio has more than 15 years of experience in management consulting and she joins Wilton & Bain from Bialla & Associates, where she specialized in recruiting CEOs and C-suite executives across a wide array of industries and functions, with a focus on the technology sector. Earlier in her career, she was with KPMG Advisory Services in London, where she specialized in supporting technology clients during the implementation of restructuring plans.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media