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May 25, 2021 | ON Accolades & Awards, ON In The News, Partners, Tim Conti

ON Partners Named on Hunt Scanlon’s New Roundup of the 25 Most Prominent Executive Search Firms in Cleantech and ESG

May 25, 2021 – ON Partners, the experience-driven retained executive search firm, is proud to be named to Hunt Scanlon’s first annual roundup of the top 25 most prominent executive search firms serving the Cleantech & ESG sectors.

ON Partners’ managing partner, Tim Conti, was also featured in Hunt Scanlon’s Cleantech/ESG Special Recruiting Issue with the following sector insights:

The burgeoning demand in the sustainability and cleantech sector have been driven by several factors says Tim Conti, “These include policy, change of presidential administrations, and, I believe, an increasing commitment among executives toward positive climate impact,” he said. “All of these elements create a great growth trajectory for the space; market conditions are there now to attract the highest caliber candidates. When you can mesh high caliber leaders with mission-driven companies, great things tend to result.”

The CEO and CFO-level roles have been ON Partners’ biggest focus for searches across the sector. “With the market potential, several companies have chosen to upgrade the CEO, attempting to boost strategic thinking in order to create a differentiated positioning for the company,” said Mr. Conti. “And, with financing often serving as the foundation for these companies, the CFO role is now (and has been) critical to a company’s ability to capitalize on market opportunities.”

Given the demand, talent pipelines are expected to struggle to keep up. But in these moments, companies should also look internally at talent already within its ranks, talent that is often times untapped, added Mr. Conti. “Providing growth opportunities to your highest potential employees can serve as an accelerator for their career development and oftentimes solves for your leadership gap without the disruption and risk of integrating an external leader. A hybrid internal/external talent strategy is called for in a growth market such as this,” he said.

The Cleantech/ESG Top 25 ranking is the latest of several accolades ON Partners has received in the last year. Once again, ON Partners was named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms. In 2020, Inc. magazine revealed that ON Partners is No. 3212 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the seventh time ON Partners has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list. The firm was ranked 17th in Hunt Scanlon’s annual roundup of the top 50 recruiters in the Americas based on revenue – the highest organic growth rate among the nation’s top 20 executive search firms and outpacing the annual industry average. In addition, ON Partners is proud to be named to Hunt Scanlon’s Private Equity Recruiting Power 75 list that encompasses the nation’s leading executive search firms driving leadership results in the private equity sector.  Hunt Scanlon also has consistently ranked ON Partners to its list of the Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firms, its Cyber Technology Top 40 list, and its New York Power 60 list which encompasses the leading executive search firms driving leadership results in the New York market.



ON Partners propels an organization’s mission by building C-level and board leadership teams. Founded in 2006 by like-minded consultants as a values-driven alternative to the multi-service global firms they were leaving behind, ON delivers a better executive search experience. Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists seven times, the firm is consistently ranked among the top 20 retained executive search firms in the U.S. For more information, see our results here.

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