Our Approach.

Executive search for the way you work. This is how we do it.

Our approach is untraditional – by choice.

ON Partners is a pure-play retained executive search firm building C-level and board leadership teams. The company was founded in 2006 with a mission to rebuild executive search to make it an easier, better experience for clients and candidates and the way they work.

We don’t follow tradition, we create a new path.

Our partners are less limited in what types of companies and candidates they can work with or how they grow their practices. Each of our partners brings specialized expertise across industries and functions at the C-level and board.

Think of our partners as a team of MVPs who are free to build their own portfolios and team up to give you the best combination of marketplace expertise, prioritized consulting and a wider range of candidate networks.

The result is untraditional, original executive search. That works.

Our Approach Can Best Be Summed Up By These Key Promises:

Present Partners

Our partners are present during all phases of your search – from the first brief to the final decision. We don’t hand our clients off to junior staff to execute. We don’t believe in quotas and we don’t impose limits on who our partners can work with. So when you come on board, your partner and team are fully committed to your search. Start to finish.


Our recommendations are sometimes unexpected. In the best possible way. Rather than just letting an algorithm or past playbooks tell us which candidates are a good match, our partners consider a 360-degree view of your company. This includes where your company is today and where it is heading, your company culture, and the intangibles that are common to successful leaders at your company.

In addition, we get to know your company so well that we can position it in a way that attracts the right candidates. We are your storytellers in the market, which is key to finding a candidate who will succeed at – and stay with – your company.

97% of our executive placements are still in their positions two years later
Easier Experience

Your time is valuable and your business shouldn’t have to wait. We got rid of playbooks, outdated practices, and unnecessary layers such as long contract processes and the result is simple: an easier executive search. Faster too.

So if you want to create a new path – ON Partners knows how to help you get there.

Our Approach Works

Take a look at just a few case studies that detail how ON Partners crafted solutions and delivered the right results for our clients.