On Partners Named To Top Executive Search Firms

Aug 23, 2021

Topsearchfirms.com has named ON Partners to the shortlist of best sales and marketing executive search firms

ON Partners is proud to be named to the shortlist of top sales and marketing executive search firms by topsearchfirms.com and recently published in Digital Journal.

According to topsearchfirms.com, “Finding experienced sales and marketing leaders, specifically Chief Revenue Officers, Chief Marketing Officers, VP Sales and VP Marketing, for private, public, pre-IPO, and venture backed companies is more important than ever. Further areas of expertise include B2C sales, B2B sales, SaaS, software, technology, enterprise sales, demand generation, digital marketing, product marketing, public relations and communications.”

ON Partners consultants completed a range of high-level sales and marketing executive placements in the first half of 2021 for organizations including ADT, Ball Corporation, Logitech, OneIdentity, and more. Over the past two years, the firm’s sales and marketing practice has experienced 16% growth compared to the previous two years, and 45% growth in the past year. Overall, the firm has grown 89.3% over the previous three-year period.

“As the world continues to migrate to the cloud, we have seen a convergence of all GTM functions (sales, marketing, and customer success) and the need to collaborate more than ever,” noted Aaron Clark, partner at ON Partners. “And with this convergence, the demand for experienced sales and revenue operations leaders has emerged as well. Historically, sales operations was more of a reactionary role but in today’s SaaS environment it has become one of the most critical functions requiring very defined skill sets & expertise and a trusted advisor and partner to the Chief Revenue Officer.”

Noted partner Danny Bolger, “The demand for go-to-market leadership in B2B Saas is at an all-time high, particularly in the marketing function, with marketing demand generation and product marketing being the most sought after skill sets. Candidates are seeing all-time high inbounds for VP/SVP marketing and CMO roles, 3-4 times higher than they have ever seen. Candidates are busier than ever with their day jobs and are incredibly selective on opportunities they chose to engage in, and compensation expectations are also at an all-time high. At resignation, current employers are countering with massive pay increases to retain executives because of the competitiveness of the market, since it’s easier to pay more than to launch a new search.”


Bolger continued, “Employers are willing to let marketers stay in their current location vs relocating, with a focus on hiring the best talent in the market. This is becoming an expectation for top candidates – to live wherever they want to live, particularly those with geographically dispersed teams.

Added partner Jake Espenlaub, “We’ve seen a significant uptick in search count for sales/marketing/customer ops over the last year. As sales organizations change given remote teams and phone/video selling becomes more common, it’s important that GTM teams are aligned.”

View the recent article from Digital Journal on the top sales and marketing executive search firm rankings here.

The sales and marketing ranking is the latest of several accolades ON Partners has received in the last year. Once again, ON Partners was named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms. Recently, Inc. magazine revealed that ON Partners once again was named on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the eighth time ON Partners has been ranked on the Inc. 5000 list. The firm was ranked 17th in Hunt Scanlon’s annual roundup of the top 50 recruiters in the Americas based on revenue – the highest organic growth rate among the nation’s top 20 executive search firms and outpacing the annual industry average. In addition, ON Partners is proud to be named to Hunt Scanlon’s Private Equity Recruiting Power 75 list that encompasses the nation’s leading executive search firms driving leadership results in the private equity sector.  Hunt Scanlon also has consistently ranked ON Partners to its list of the Top 50 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firms, Cyber Technology Top 40 search firms, Clean Tech/ESG Top 25 ranking, and New York Power 60 list which encompasses the leading executive search firms driving leadership results in the New York market.

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