Seth Harris



"We define our success by the depth and breadth of the connections we share with our clients. Trust, integrity, communication, commitment and quality are the keys to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."

Seth is an expert on building elite management teams at growth companies. His perspectives on leadership, talent, executive assessment and succession have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Financial Times, CNN Money, and other leading publications.

He has completed over 350 senior assignments for C-level and top-functional officers. His industry expertise includes software (SaaS), cloud enabled technologies (PaaS, IaaS), business process outsourcing, data analytics technologies, and mobility tools and platforms.

Seth’s clients range from prominent multinational corporations to portfolio companies of leading venture capital and private equity firms.

Prior to ON Partners, Seth was a Managing Partner with Cook Associates and a founding member of Christian & Timbers (now CTPartners). Seth’s career began at IBM Corporation where he served in sales management and marketing roles. During his 10 year career, he was recognized for his sales achievements by receiving numerous national awards, including IBM’s Leadership Award.

Seth earned his MBA from Boston University and a BS in Management from Keene State College. He currently serves on the board of advisors for On | Corps, a provider of real-time performance diagnostics solutions. Outside of work Seth enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathy, and their two daughters in Lynnfield, MA. He is an avid New England skier and enjoys working on his golf game, collecting guitars, and staying physically fit.

Recent News

Successful Placement: Bluescape

Bluescape Taps SaaS Industry Veteran, Peter Jackson, as CEO to Lead Next Phase of Growth SAN CARLOS, Calif. – October 23, 2017 – Bluescape, an innovator in visual collaboration software, today announced that Peter Jackson has been appointed as the new CEO of the company. Mr. Jackson takes over the role from Scott Poulton, who […]

Successful Placement: Aptos

Aptos Bolsters Executive Leadership Team With Addition of Retail and Technology Veteran Steve Aulds ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, today announced the appointment of retail and technology veteran Steve Aulds to the role of development leader. Aulds will serve on the company’s executive leadership team and oversee global product […]

Case Study: Rackspace CEO

Unique culture, shifting market dynamics and a condensed time-frame contributed to a challenging but successful search   The Client: Rackspace, the #1 managed cloud company, helps businesses tap the power of cloud computing without the complexity and cost of managing it all on their own. Rackspace engineers deliver specialized expertise, easy-to-use tools, and Fanatical Support® […]

Successful Placement: Rackspace

Rackspace Names David Meredith President, Private Cloud and Managed Hosting SAN ANTONIO – June 1 – Rackspace® today announced that it has named David Meredith president of private cloud and managed hosting at Rackspace, effective June 1, 2017. Meredith will lead the company’s single-tenant business, the largest revenue-driving business at Rackspace, with the goal of […]

Successful Placement: Rackspace CEO

Rackspace Board Appoints Joe Eazor as New CEO SAN ANTONIO – May 24, 2017 – Rackspace® today announced that the company’s board of directors has appointed technology industry veteran Joe Eazor as the new CEO of Rackspace, effective on June 12. As CEO, Eazor will be responsible for the company’s global strategy and operations, spanning […]

Successful Placement: Datasource

Datasource Announces Phil Schoonmaker as New CEO KANSAS CITY, MO–(Marketwired – May 24, 2017) – DataSource, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end integrated branded supply chain managed services, today announced the appointment of Phil Schoonmaker as Chief Executive Officer. “I’m very excited to join the DataSource team,” said Schoonmaker. “DataSource’s enterprise management model combines leading […]

Successful Placement: Datapath

Datapath appoints Darin Crosby as VP of Global Sales World leaders in the field of computer graphics, video capture and video wall technology, Datapath Ltd, is pleased to announce the appointment of Darin Crosby as its Vice President of Global Sales. The appointment of this new role underscores Datapaths success and its ambition for international […]

Take out the guesswork

Using data, strategic hiring framework, to reduce risks inherent in hiring Smart Business Seth Harris interviewed by Adam Burroughs Share:  Follow:   Data is driving the executive search process, helping companies reach the right decision point faster and with confidence. “Hiring the best candidates today involves more than just reviewing resumes or searching LinkedIn,” says Seth Harris, […]