ON Partners Increases Number of Diverse Executive Talent Appointments

Oct 25, 2022

49% of Executive Search Assignments in September Resulted in Diverse Leadership Placements; Diverse Slate of Candidates Key to Every ON Search

ON Partners understands hiring diverse executive talent within an organization can lead to fresh ideas, values, perspectives, and experiences. We take seriously our responsibility in helping to shape what the future of business looks like, and we have been focused for the past several years on helping clients build diverse leadership teams.

Virtually half of our executive placements in September – 49% – were diverse talent, and so far this year, 40% of all search assignments ON has undertaken have resulted in diverse executive placements. We have placed more than 200 diverse executives in leadership positions in the last few years.

ON Partners is proud to be consistently ranked on the Hunt Scanlon HR and Diversity Power 65 list, which encompasses the leading executive search firms specializing in human resources and diversity, equity & inclusion.

Every Search is a Diverse Search


Unlike other executive search firms that have created “diversity practices,” every search ON conducts on behalf of its clients is a diverse search, with diverse talent making up a significant percentage of the candidate slate considered for every senior executive role.

Over the last several years, we have worked with the ON community to focus not only on increasing the number of diverse candidates who are considered for executive leadership and board positions, but we have also worked to educate our community about how to build diverse leadership teams.

Recent Diverse Executive Placements


ON Partners consultants place a diverse talent group of senior executives within organizations across many market sectors. We are proud to collaborate with organizations that are committed to their DEI progress. Following are a few of the new diverse leaders we recently placed; click on the links to learn more about each of them:

Boris Amegadjie, Chief Product Officer, 365 Retail Markets

Aakash Mankani, VP of Software Engineering, 365 Retail Markets

Fahad Khan, Head of Product Management, Blue River Technology

Megan Winfield, VP of Technology, Campspot

Tosin Okojie, CFO, Niche

Stuti Bhargava, Chief Customer Experience Officer, OneSpan

Jaclyn Ruelle, VP, Head of Brand, Papa John’s International

Bhavin Shah, CFO, Rentable

Christina Shannon, Vice President, CISO, SPS Commerce

Kimberly Anstett, Global CIO, Trellix

Ongoing Diversity Survey


For the past few years, we’ve been listening to our ON community to better understand where they are in their diversity journey and ultimately to help them build more diverse organizations. Our ongoing Diversity Survey has been shining a light on what actions they are taking, where the challenges are, and what organizations they admire for their diversity and inclusion initiatives.

To continue to build on these learnings, we want to hear from you.

DEI Video Series of Interviews with Diverse Leaders


Over the last few years, we created the DEI Video Series to recognize organizations and leaders in our community that have made great strides in building diverse leadership teams. We’ve interviewed a growing roster of diverse executives about their experiences, including:

  • Papa John’s CHRO Marvin Boakye
  • Jignasha Amin Grooms, former EVP, CHRO/Legal at Epicor Software
  • Supply chain executive Christina C. Loh
  • Oris Stuart, EVP, Chief People & Inclusion Officer at the NBA, and
  • Benoit de la Tour, CEO and Sunaina Lobo, Chief People Officer, formerly from Navis

You can watch the video interviews here.

For more information on our community’s progress in building diverse talent leadership teams, read our first half of 2022 diverse talent report.

About ON Partners

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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