Jul 12, 2022

ON Partners has been named among the largest retained executive search firms in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle

ON Partners, the only pure-play retained executive search firm building diverse C-level and board leadership teams across industries and functions, has once again been ranked #4 on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Retained Executive Search Firm list. The list encompasses the largest and most prominent leading retained executive search firms in Atlanta, GA.

ON is proud to partner with many of Atlanta’s premier high-growth companies including BetterCloud, OfficeSpace, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, OneDigital, Tricentis, ParkMobile, and Rent.

Atlanta-based partner, Matt Mooney, recently provided insights to Hunt Scanlon on executive talent strategies moving forward in 2022 and beyond.

“Candidates still have leverage in this war for talent, but a growing wave of layoffs has the potential to turn that tide quickly,” Mooney said. “The key will be for companies to remain nimble, be transparent, and attempt to communicate a philosophy that matches the current market conditions. Many companies appear to be pushed into a reactionary mode which is not well received by current or potential employees.”


“Business has been historically good for ON Partners,” said Mooney. “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.”

Jake Espenlaub, an Atlanta-based partner with ON Partners, executes C-level, board, and VP searches for growth, private equity, and public organizations in the SaaS, e-commerce/retail, and consumer marketplace sectors. As a native of Atlanta, Espenlaub has seen firsthand the transformation of the Atlanta market from a Fortune 500 stomping ground and emerging technology hub to a leading technology ecosystem exploding with billion-dollar tech businesses. In a recent publication, Espenlaub provided key insights has become a magnet for executive leaders and walks through what executive functions are in high demand as businesses in the market lead the tech transformation.

“Go-to-market roles (sales, marketing, customer experience) have become more intertwined than ever, and the need for an operational leader for all three of those functions is vital. Go-to-market positions such as chief revenue officer, chief marketing officer, and chief customer officer, responsible for the growth of new business and retention of existing customers, are in all-time high demand in Atlanta and other similar markets.”


“Similarly, go-to-market operations jobs like VP/SVP of revenue operations that are focused on aligning and enabling go-to-market teams are in demand to help support this tech growth.”

The Atlanta ranking is the latest of several accolades ON Partners has received in the past year. ON Partners was once again named to the Forbes list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms as the firm reported a record 81% growth rate over the last year. Additionally, ON was named to the Cleantech/ESG Top 25, Hunt Scanlon’s first annual roundup of the 25 most prominent executive search firms serving the Cleantech & ESG sectors, and for the third consecutive year to Hunt Scanlon’s Private Equity Recruiting Power 100 list, its annual list of the top 100 executive search firms serving the PE sector. ON Partners was also named for the third consecutive year to Hunt Scanlon’s Life Sciences & Healthcare Power 50 recruiting list and for the second consecutive year to its HR/Diversity Recruiting Power 65, with 40% of the firm’s executive appointments in the last year being diverse executives in leadership positions.

To view recent executive search appointments by ON Partners, view the latest Executive Talent Report highlighting new insights, senior placements, and market trends from the first half of 2022.

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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