ON Named Prominent Cyber Security Search Firm

Dec 22, 2020

ON Partners named for the third year in a row on Hunt Scanlon’s roundup of the 40 most prominent executive search firms in cyber security and technology

ON Partners, a pure-play retained executive search firm, is proud to be named, for the third year in a row, to the Cyber Security and Technology Top 40 list announced by market research firm Hunt Scanlon.  The list encompasses the leading executive search firms dedicated to cyber security and technology – a nod to the ever-expanding convergence of web, cloud, social and mobile technologies.

ON Partners’ executive search consultants Seth Harris and Matt Mooney were also featured in Hunt Scanlon’s recent thought leadership around the war for talent in the cyber security and technology space:

“I’m aligned with my clients who see COVID-19 as a temporary setback but one that has allowed them to reassess strategy, go-to-market, and product-market mix, among other things,” said Seth Harris, a partner with ON Partners.


“Over the past 12 months the reliance on strong financial acumen (CFOs), product/solution rationalization or development (chief product officers), and revenue generation (CRO) will continue to be in demand. That is followed by CHROs who bring vision and guidance to the C-suite in navigating the needs of the existing workforce in light of COVID and beyond, hiring top talent whether pre-identified via a formal search or not, and the creation of a platform that assess talent demand shifts, best-in-class training, and a better level of engagement with the workforce.”

“Candidates still have leverage in this war for talent, but a growing wave of layoffs has the potential to turn that tide quickly,” Mooney said. “The key will be for companies to remain nimble, be transparent, and attempt to communicate a philosophy that matches the current market conditions. Many companies appear to be pushed into a reactionary mode which is not well received by current or potential employees.”

ON Partners was once again named to the Forbes list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms as the firm reported a record 81% growth rate over the last year. Additionally, ON was named to the Cleantech/ESG Top 25, Hunt Scanlon’s first annual roundup of the 25 most prominent executive search firms serving the Cleantech & ESG sectors, and for the third consecutive year to Hunt Scanlon’s Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 list, its annual list of the top 100 executive search firms serving the PE sector. ON Partners was also named for the third consecutive year to Hunt Scanlon’s Life Sciences & Healthcare Power 50 recruiting list and for the second consecutive year to its HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65, with 40% of the firm’s executive appointments in the last year being diverse executives in leadership positions.

To view recent executive search appointments by ON Partners, view the latest Executive Talent Report highlighting new insights, senior placements, and market trends from the first half of 2022.

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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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