Brad Westveld



"I represent you, the client, plain and simple. I drive your growth results by recruiting the right leader to develop your company’s path to success. Consider me an extension of your staff, your culture, and your team."

ON Partners Co-founder and Partner Brad Westveld specializes in the recruitment of C-level opportunities for public and emerging high growth companies.

Brad leverages his expertise in the technology space to build executive teams in fields where technology and business meet, including software, semiconductors, consumer electronics, digital, Internet of Things, M2M, A.I., cloud/big data, manufacturing, and related industries.

Brad’s search practice and executive talent network serves global technology corporations, start-ups, and promising companies backed by industry-leading venture capital and private equity firms in Silicon Valley and other major innovation hubs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Recent marquee clients include Akamai Technologies, Samsung Electronics, Amazon, Infineon Technologies, NETSCOUT Systems, Indeed, Jabil, Universal Music Group (UMG) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Prior to ON Partners, Brad worked for the advanced technology practices of three top-tier executive search firms, and became the youngest Senior Partner and Sector Leader of Korn/Ferry International’s Global Technology Practice.

He holds an MA in Communications Management from Bond University, Australia, and graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BS in Communications.

Along with his wife and two children, Brad enjoys golf, travel, kids’ sports, and is an avid fan of college football. Charities of special interest include St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Family Legacy Missions.

Recent News

The Evolution of Wireless

Our Top 5 takeaways from Rutberg’s Wireless Influencers Summit 2017   Recently we attended the exclusive Rutberg Wireless Influencers Summit, the world’s premier multidisciplinary forum for senior executives to examine what’s next for business, technology, and mobile. The conference, held in in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, is an invitation-only, destination meeting recognized for its exclusivity; […]

Successful Placement: SkyWater Technology

SkyWater Technology Foundry Appoints Thomas Sonderman as President BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SkyWater Technology Foundry has named Thomas Sonderman as the company President. Effective immediately, Sonderman will be responsible for leading the operations of the semiconductor wafer manufacturing company. Interim-CEO Gary Obermiller, will continue to serve the organization as Chairman of the […]

5 Limiters of Executive Success and Advancement

ON PARTNERSHIP | SOCKWELL PERFORMANCE ADVISORS Share: Follow:   INTRODUCTION By Brad Westveld, Partner ON Partners and Sockwell Performance Advisors have a long and trusted partnership. The following thoughts, written by Allen Sockwell, Founder, could not be more true — and echo much of what we at ON Partners interview against, look for, and gauge […]

Basic mistakes

Attention to detail is critical for candidates exploring executive roles Smart Business Brad Westveld + Danny Bolger interviewed by Adam Burroughs Share:  Follow: x The hiring market for executives is robust in select industries. There seems to be more opportunities than there are candidates to fill them, which has led many candidates to make rudimentary mistakes that […]

A Measured Approach

Navigating the executive search process Smart Business Matthew A. Mooney + Brad Westveld interviewed by Adam Burroughs Share:  Follow: x There are numerous challenges when attempting to fill a senior level executive position: the lack of qualified candidates; mountains of data, which may not fully articulate the candidate’s capabilities; time; and the pressure to make the […]