Press Release – ON Partners Promotes Tara Flickinger to Partner

Jul 26, 2022

Tara Flickinger supports top-20 executive search firm’s venture capital/private equity, consumer & consumer tech, and industrial & manufacturing practices

CLEVELAND — (Business Wire) — July 26, 2022 — ON Partners, a retained executive search firm building diverse C-level and board leadership teams, today announced the firm has promoted Tara Flickinger to partner. Flickinger plays an integral leadership role in several of the firm’s key practice areas, including venture capital and private equity, consumer and consumer technology, and industrial and manufacturing.

Distinguishing her approach through deep client and candidate relationships and a thorough process, Flickinger prides herself on being a strong storyteller for her clients, serving as a true partner and an extension of their brand. With a 5.0 out of 5 stars experience rating from clients and placements, her attentiveness and accessibility have helped set her apart in a competitive industry.

“Tara really takes the time to listen, and there isn’t anything salesy about her at all, so you never feel it’s transactional. With her it’s all relational, and people can feel it 100%,” said Mara Edgar, managing director, human capital at global investment firm The Riverside Company.


“People trust her to understand the business, management, and the market, and they appreciate her ability to listen, translate and drive consensus. To me the biggest testament is if the CEO trusts you and keeps calling you, that’s a sign you’re doing your job well. She’s just a joy to work with and there’s a warmth about her that can’t be faked.”

Since joining ON Partners in 2019 as a vice president, Flickinger has helped expand ON’s reach through the acquisition of new clients, including Berlin Packaging, PlayOn! Sports, Policygenius and Tropical Smoothie Café, among many others. Her expertise and collaborative skill set have also helped ON maintain strong relationships with ongoing clients such as Panoramic Ventures, Clinical Education Alliance, and Momentum Textiles & Wallcovering.

“ON places a strong emphasis on a better, easier search experience, and that’s what Tara is all about,” noted ON Partners co-founder and managing partner Tim Conti. “We set ourselves apart because of our transparency, accessibility and collaborative spirit – and Tara lives and breathes those attributes every day.”

Before joining ON Partners, Flickinger served as principal at Parker Executive Search and has held positions at Goldman Sachs, Pfizer and Octagon. She received an MBA from The University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, serving as president of Carolina Women in Business, and her BA from Brown University.

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Jay Roberts, Roberts Buchanan Associates
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Since 2006, ON Partners is the only pure-play executive search firm building diverse C-level and board leadership teams. We rebuilt the institution of executive search for the way you work. Our approach includes present partners who engage with their clients from the first brief to the final decision, individually crafted solutions that are unique to each client, and an easier experience all around. Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists nine times, ON Partners is consistently ranked among the top 20 retained executive search firms in the U.S.

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