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Aug 12, 2020

For the 7th Time, ON Partners Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 3212 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 116 Percent



August 12, 2020Inc. magazine today revealed that ON Partners, the experience-driven retained executive search firm, is No. 3212 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the seventh time ON Partners has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

ON Partners received several accolades in 2020 due to its 116% three-year growth, including a top 20 ranking in market research firm Hunt Scanlon’s annual roundup of the top 50 recruiters in the Americas, and inclusion in Forbes list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms. Additionally, ON Partners ranked in the top 10 executive search firms by both Atlanta Business Chronicle and Minneapolis / St.Paul Business Journal. The firm is proud to be named to Hunt Scanlon’s Private Equity Recruiting Power 75 list, along with being named to the first annual list of the Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firms.

In the first half of 2020, ON’s team of experienced consultants placed C-level executives and board members at a range of organizations, including Pizza Hut Digital Ventures, NVIDIA, Bazaarvoice, AECOM, Marlin Equity Partners and Information Builders. Serving the healthcare and life sciences sector since the firm’s inception, ON consultants build executive leadership teams for organizations such as IGM Biosciences, Illumina, Sangamo Therapeutics, SOC Telemed and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The firm’s collective expertise spans industries and functions, including C-level and board leadership search assignments in tech, consumer, industrial and life sciences in the private and public sectors – with over 150 C-level and board leadership placements in 2019 alone. When surveyed about working with ON, clients ranked the firm an average of 4.7 out of 5 for “overall experience.”

“Eighty-five percent of our searches over the past year were with clients who have worked with us more than once, which speaks volumes to the importance of the experience in the search process,” noted ON Partners co-founder and managing partner Tim Conti. “Right now, we’re striving to help clients and candidates make the most of these uncertain times we’re all living and working through.”

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ON developed a series of experience-driven tools designed to help clients and candidates, including an executive assessment and onboarding guide; tips on how to interview virtually; and a collective forecast from ON consultants about what to expect post-pandemic across several industries, including supply chain, ecommerce, private equity, telecom and telemedicine, software and life sciences.


More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000



The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit




ON Partners propels an organization’s mission by building C-level and board leadership teams. Founded in 2006 by like-minded consultants as a values-driven alternative to the multi-service global firms they were leaving behind, ON delivers a better executive search experience. Named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms and to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists seven times, the firm is consistently ranked among the top 20 retained executive search firms in the U.S. For more information, see our results here.

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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