Ranked #5 Best Employer in Ohio

Aug 12, 2022

ON Partners, with headquarters in Cleveland, is ranked #5 on the Best Employers list published by Crain’s Cleveland Business

ON Partners, a pure-play retained executive search firm building diverse C-level and board leadership teams, announced the firm has been ranked fifth on Crain’s Cleveland Business Best Employers 2022 list for small-to-medium sized businesses.

The firm was founded in 2006 in Cleveland, OH and since expanded beyond its headquarters to a national footprint including offices in Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Boston, San Franscico, Annapolis, Minneapolis and Orlando.

The Best Employers in Ohio list has always sought to celebrate the unique companies that make Ohio a great state to live and work in, but this year’s list also celebrates the spirit of perseverance that has guided the top Ohio employers through a tumultuous period of workplace chaos and high turnover. While perks and well-rounded benefits plans can make a noticeable difference in how valued employees can feel by their company, one factor that has taken on a new importance over the last two years is the option to work remotely and set flexible schedules.

This is the fourth year Crain’s Content Studio-Cleveland has published the Best Employers in Ohio list in partnership with Best Companies Group. Best Companies Group has been conducting this survey since 2006.

In addition to the Best Employers award, 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.

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 clean tech/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.

“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 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.

Untraditional by Choice. Original by Design. Since 2006.


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