Ranked on 2022 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company List

Aug 17, 2022

The ranking marks ON Partners’ 9th appearance on the Inc. 5000 list with 115% three-year growth as demand for executive talent accelerates

ON Partners, the leading pure-play retained executive search firm, has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 annual list, the most prestigious ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. 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.

“Business has been historically good for ON Partners,” said Matt Mooney, partner at ON Partners. “We continue to grow at unprecedented organic rates and solidify our partnerships with top brands across a range of industries. Companies are still hungry for top talent, and even where we are seeing early adversity, companies are simply adapting to the type of talent that may be needed in a more challenging economic environment.”


“Top roles are hard to fill and will remain difficult for the foreseeable future. Adding economic uncertainty to an already evolving environment only makes hiring that much harder. Great firms will always adapt and position clients to acquire the necessary leadership to fit what looks to be ongoing opportunities in the market.”

As non-conformists focused on taking an untraditional approach to executive search, ON consultants continue to place C-level, board, and senior executives across multiple industries and functions, with an increasing focus on senior executive placements in the cleantech/sustainability, private equity, consumer, and life sciences sectors.

Recent placements include C-level appointments for companies including AdeptAg, IGM Biosciences, Indeed, Intelycare, Logitech, Sunworks, and Tailwind Capital. The firm published its first half Executive Talent Report last month covering talent-hiring trends and the most recent executive appointments across industry sectors.

In addition to the Inc. 5000 ranking, 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.

Furthermore, 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.

“We’ve seen 40% growth in our life sciences practice over the last year and our consumer practice has doubled,” said ON Partners co-founder and managing partner Tim Conti. “Plus, we continue to see tremendous demand, particularly in CEO, C-level and board searches not just in sustainability and clean tech, but in PE as well.”

Last year, ON celebrated its 15th anniversary and commemorated its years in executive search at an all-company gathering this past April in Florida.

“We’ve gone from seven to 60 people since I’ve been here,” said Bryan Buck, partner at ON Partners. “It was a bit surreal sitting in our last companywide offsite, looking around, and seeing just how far we’ve come. Most companies don’t make it past five years, and even fewer past 10. Through a lot of hard work – and luck – we’ve been able to build something really special  and resilient around great people.”

Find out more about ON’s approach and how the firm has rebuilt the institution of executive search.

About the Inc. 5000



Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2021. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2021 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. The top 500 companies on the Inc. 5000 are featured in Inc. magazine’s September issue. The entire Inc. 5000 can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc.

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 & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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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