ON Named Prominent HR & Diversity Search Firm

Dec 23, 2021

For the third 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 pure-play 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 third year in a row that ON has been placed on this prominent ranking.

Virtually half of our executive placements in September 2022 – 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.

As executive search consultants who partner with organizations to place C-level and board executives across a range of industries, we understand our responsibility in helping to shape what the future of business looks like.

As a group of non-conformists, we recognize that you can’t craft effective solutions using outdated methods and practices. So, we don’t have a “diversity practice” and we don’t partner with a diversity firm. We consider every search we undertake to be a diverse search, and every slate of candidates we present to our hiring clients is a diverse one.

Here, in our first half of 2022 talent report, we look at the diversity progress the ON community has made; how we’re increasing diverse hires in a sector that has been historically homogenous, technology; building more diverse boards; and we highlight diverse leaders we’ve recently placed.

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.

Take The Survey Now!

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.

Recent Recognition


ON announced in a press release earlier this year its top 50 executive recruiting firm ranking in Forbes, along with being named one of America’s best executive search firms by Hunt Scanlon, listed as one of the only pure-play executive search firms in the top 20 with organic growth. ON Partners recently announced the firm has been ranked fifth on Crain’s Cleveland Business Best Employers 2022 list for small-to-medium-sized businesses.

Additionally, ON was named to the Inc. 5000 list this year. This marks the firm’s ninth appearance on the list, with ON Partners reporting an impressive 115% three-year revenue growth and 81% growth over the last year.

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.

Untraditional by Choice. Original by Design. Since 2006.


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