ON Partners Reports 82% Annual Growth And Ranked As Top 20 Executive Search Firm

Apr 16, 2022

ON Partners ranked on prominent list as the only pure-play executive search firm with organic growth in the top 20

Hunt Scanlon recently launched its 2022 roundup of the largest, fastest-growing executive search firms in the Americas. ON Partners is proud to be ranked #17 on the list as the only pure-play executive search firm with organic growth in the top 20. The firm saw its business climb with more than 80% annual growth.  In addition, ON’s community of clients and placed executives awarded the firm an experience rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, measured monthly via an online survey.

Hunt Scanlon sat down with ON Partners’ managing partner, Tim Conti, to feature and spotlight the firm in its annual Executive Search Review report. In the feature, Conti discusses his experiences working in executive recruiting and provides his expectations for the rest of the year and beyond. Read excerpts from the full spotlight below:

“2021, qualitatively, was an incredible year,” said Conti. Search assignment volume was at a level the firm’s partners had never seen before, he noted. While it is probably still too early to say what this year portends, he said, everything is trending in the right direction.


”2022 is going to be another incredible year, with a ton of demand and significant competition for talent,” he said, as companies continue to top-grade their teams. For ON Partners, he noted, “this is not a time to be cautious; it is a time to be emboldened to grow and to aggressively pursue new markets.”

A variety of factors were at play, including a shift in how companies compete for talent. Geographically, COVID taught businesses that were quite skeptical of remote work that you could operate virtually and be successful – not just from a financial perspective, but also in terms of maintaining and even building culture.

Once companies started to see that, they opened up geographic recruiting opportunities that previously were not available. Whereas previously we were recruiting talent within a specific region or those willing to relocate, you can now take that off the table and connect to talent that previously was beyond reach. Companies have initiated a lot of top grading efforts under the belief that they can recruit talent that otherwise geographically was not available to them.

As challenging as it was, overcoming the problems that the pandemic posed gave companies the confidence that they could operate and navigate effectively through a sizable external threat. The pandemic emboldened leaders and their teams to work through challenges and obstacles, and to find new pathways forward, resulting in a ton of demand for leadership and competition for talent.

“We’ve seen tremendous growth across the board over the past year, particularly in CEO, board and C-level searches,” said Conti.

And don’t miss the latest executive talent report published by ON Partners, featuring the top executive search trends, insights, and successful appointments made in the first half of 2022.

2022 Executive Talent Report


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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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