ON Partners Named to Private Equity Recruiting Power 100

Apr 20, 2024

ON Partners is named, for the fifth consecutive year, to Hunt Scanlon’s annual roundup of the 100 most prominent executive search firms serving the private and growth equity sector

Updated April 20, 2024 — ON Partners, the pure-play retained executive search firm, is proud to be named to the 2024 Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 list by market research firm Hunt Scanlon for the fifth consecutive year.  The list encompasses the nation’s leading executive search firms driving leadership results in the private equity sector.

In the last year, ON’s experienced consultants have placed a diverse group of C-level executives and board members at a wide range of PE and growth-backed organizations, including Arcline, Carlyle, Francisco Partners, Vista Equity, Incline, JMI, and more.

As the conversation around leadership and talent management takes center stage in the evolving PE landscape, the question arises: “How does PE address the need for a human capital strategy?”. Applied anthropologist and C-suite talent & leadership advisor Cher Murphy recently partnered with ON Partners and co-president Matt Mooney to shed light on three imperatives to address the changing landscape of private equity’s human capital strategy.

“The last few years have represented a major period of expansion and growth for ON Partners within the PE market,” noted Matt Mooney, co-president of ON Partners. “And the executive shifts we’re making illustrate our commitment to building the most innovative and disruptive pure-play retained executive search firm in the industry for our PE clients.”

Additionally, partners Seth Harris and Travis Rivers provided more insight in their recent recap of the Annual Private Equity Boston Forum held by Markets Group, supporting the continued development of the private equity investment industry along the Northeast, bringing together industry leaders, experts, and investors to discuss the current landscape, challenges, and opportunities in the private equity (PE) market.

In case you missed it, ON Partners, in collaboration with Hunt Scanlon sponsored a live interactive webinar, discussing the rise of the operating partner in private equity with Anna Tye from Carlyle, Ed Richards from Marlin Equity Partners, Steven Berman from Accel-KKR, and Ryan Greene from Francisco Partners. The session was moderated by Tindall Hein and Jeff Hocking from ON Partners.

The webinar examined how PE firms view the importance of the Operating Partner role, how it has shifted over the years, and the impact the role has on portfolio companies’ success.

ON Partners Recognized as an Industry Leader


As the firm expanded over the last few years it also was recognized with prominent industry accolades and awards. In May 2023, ON Partners announced the company is No. 22 on Forbes’ “America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms” List.  The list is a prestigious ranking based on survey responses from more than 5,200 external recruiters, HR or hiring managers, and executive job seekers with recent experience working with a recruiting firm.

“ON Partners’ recognition with Forbes list proves that not only are we delivering in our commitment towards innovation and impact, but that our work is being acknowledged within the industry amongst our influential executive peers,” said Tim Conti, Co-President of ON Partners.  “ON Partners continues to rise in this ranking each year and prioritize our efforts towards the overall executive search experience, which is why we’ve consistently received a 4.9 out of 5.0-star experience rating from clients and executive placements over the last two years.”

The firm was also ranked 12th on the C-Suite CV Secure 2023 ranking of America’s Top 49 Retained Executive Search firms. This is the third consecutive year ON Partners has been ranked on the list.

In addition, ON Partners was named once again to Hunt Scanlon’s CleanTech/Sustainability Top 25, HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65, and Life Sciences & Healthcare Power 50 lists.

View more recent executive search appointments by ON Partners in the private and growth equity space.

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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