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May 25, 2021 | Joe Olson, ON Accolades & Awards, ON In The News, Partners

Experienced executive search professional helps lead top-20 firm’s financial officer practice

CLEVELAND–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 25, 2021 – ON Partners, the experience-driven retained executive search firm, today announced the firm has promoted Joe Olson to partner, a leader in the firm’s financial officer practice.

Bringing more than a decade of search experience to ON Partners, Olson builds out modern finance organizations for high-growth private technology companies and large, public consumer-facing brands. He has placed senior finance professionals with a wide range of organizations including Amazon, Crocs, Estee Lauder, Shake Shack, and Tesla.

“Over the past several years Joe has proven himself to be an incredibly valuable member of our team and has helped innumerable organizations to succeed with the finance executives he’s placed,” said ON Partners co-founder and managing partner Tim Conti. “This is well deserved and we’re proud to have him as part of the firm’s finance practice.”

Among the trends Olson is seeing as a result of his team’s collaboration with organizations and CFOs are:

  • an increasing demand for CFOs and finance leaders who come from public company environments and/or investment banking;
  • broad adoption of robotics process automation (RPA), requiring CFOs and their teams to be more tech-savvy;
  • a closer connection between risk management/facilities and the finance organization as a result of Covid; and
  • also as a result of the pandemic, the exposure of a massive gap between companies with strong finance leaders and those that have waited to build a proper set of controls.

“We’re in an exciting time, with new opportunities emerging post-pandemic,” said Olson. “It has been incredible to witness how quickly the market has recovered, and the demand for senior finance leaders has never been higher.”

To find out more about ON’s experience, please visit https://onpartners.com/experience/.


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.

Jay Roberts, Roberts Buchanan Associates
917.696.2142 | jay@robertsbuchanan.com