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Dec 23, 2021 | Diversity, Featured Successful Placements, ON Accolades & Awards, ON In The News, Partners

For the second year in a row, ON Partners is named on Hunt Scanlon’s most prominent executive search firms in HR and Diversity list

ON Partners, the experience-driven retained executive search firm, is proud to be named to the HR and Diversity Power 65 Recruiting list, announced by market research firm Hunt Scanlon.  The list encompasses the leading executive search firms specializing in human resources and diversity, equity & inclusion. This is the second year in a row that ON has been placed on this prominent ranking.

As a values-driven executive search firm, we believe a better experience starts with a more diverse experience. We understand that our role in placing senior executives and board members is an important driver of organizational change. As part of ON Partners’ commitment to building more diverse organizations, we’re actively listening to our community of leaders and executive influencers to understand what actions they are taking, where the challenges are, and how they have progressed in their DEI journey.

Industry leaders from the ON community – spanning private and public companies across multiple marketplace sectors including technology, consumer, life sciences, industrial, and private/growth equity – continue to respond to our ongoing DEI survey. We encourage you to complete the survey if you haven’t already done so.

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And, the following is a summarized report from our ON community and our executive search partners on the overall DEI progress made in 2021 and what can be expected in DEI initiatives moving into 2022 across leadership teams.

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In 2021, 39% of all executive search assignments ON Partners completed were diverse leadership placements, up from 37% in 2020. And we have placed over 200 diverse executives in leadership positions in the last few years for clients including Logitech, NVIDIA, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, ADT, Papa John’s, and more.

Notes partner Matt Mooney, “Today, every search has to be a diverse search. Having a “diversity practice” is inherently antiquated – it’s not one of the things we do it’s everything we do, and it should cut across every aspect of every search assignment.”

The HR/Diversity Power 65 Recruiting list is the latest of several accolades ON Partners has received in the past year. Earlier this year, ON Partners was named to Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing companies. In addition to the Inc. 5000 listing, ON Partners was also again named by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and was ranked in Executive Search Review’s list of Top 40 Cyber Technology Search Firms. The firm was also named to Hunt Scanlon’s first annual roundup of the top 25 most prominent executive search firms serving the cleantech and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) sectors, along with being consecultely named to the Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 list.



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 eight 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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