Sustainability Executive Talent Report 2022

Jan 19, 2023

  • Highlights of executive talent appointments and partnering organizations across sustainability, energy, cleantech, renewables, ESG, and more

  • ON reports 115% three-year growth revenue rate with a strong focus on sustainability, cleantech, private equity, consumer, and health & wellness sectors

  • Recent insights from partners on evolving roles in executive leadership and predictions for 2023

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ON Partners Sustainability Executive Talent Report 2022

ON Partners releases its 2022 Sustainability Executive Talent Report, highlighting executive search work across leading sustainability, energy, cleantech, renewables, and ESG organizations. With record growth over the past year, ON Partners highlights & celebrates a sample of the organizations and individual executives we collaborated with this year.

“The year 2022 represented a major period of expansion and growth for ON Partners, with demand for C-level and board executives across several sectors including health & wellness, consumer, sustainability and clean tech, and private equity,” noted Matt Mooney, co-president of ON Partners. “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.”

This year alone, ON placed 400+ executives in leadership roles, 97% of our placements stayed in their roles for more than two years, 80% of our clients have worked with us on multiple searches and 41% of our closed searches were diverse executive appointments. Additionally, ON Partners has been named multiple times to the Cleantech & ESG Top 25 list by research firm, Hunt Scanlon.

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 driving sustainability initiatives. Recent placements include C-level appointments for companies including onsemi, Blue River Technologies, Honeywell, Baker Hughes, Noveon Magnetics, Voltyx, Rothy’s, PDC Machines, and more.

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“After a strong 2022, we’ve built momentum going into the new year and the new leadership team has already been hard at work,” noted Tim Conti, co-president of ON Partners. “We’re excited about expanding our work into growth markets and continuing to deliver a premiere executive search experience for our ON community, and we’ve never been better positioned to do that.”

2022 Sustainability Executive Search Highlights


ON Partners consultants have placed a diverse group of senior executives within leading organizations committed to sustainability across many market sectors this year. Following are a few of the new leaders we placed; click on the links to learn more about each of them:


Alan Daines, CISO, Baker Hughes

Viji Subramanyam, CFO, Noveon Magnetics

Matt Tormollen, CEO, POWWR

Sarah Acker, COO, Voltyx

Natalya Davick, CFO, Palmetto

Vijay Rentala, VP, ASG, onsemi

Bill Rossi, CEO, Bellwether Coffee

Faha Khan, Head of Product Management, Blue River Technology

Ronald Timperio, COO, PDC Machines

Nilesh Mohan, SVP, Supply Chain Technology Implementation, GXO Logistics

Matthew Hoerner, Supply Chain Operations, IronOx


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Insights, Trends, and Awards of 2022


Additionally, our executive search consultants released thought leadership insights across 2022 including evolving executive leadership roles and predictions for executive hiring in 2023.

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ON released the NEXT series this year, exploring the evolution of executive leadership roles. Virtually every organization has had to evolve its leadership structure to accommodate the demand and evolution of executive roles including supply chain, adding an ESG component, marketing, and sales, to name a few.

ON researched the various consulting assignments we’ve taken on these past few years to summarize the evolution of specific executive roles and the attributes and experience required to take on a leadership position in this ever-changing business environment.

Want to check out the NEXT Series and learn how these roles have evolved?

Another popular insight this year was our sponsored live interactive webinar, in collaboration with Hunt Scanlon Media, 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 are viewing the importance of the Operating Partner role, how it has shifted over the years and the impact the role has on portfolio companies success.

Additionally, industry recognition for the firm increased amidst our growth from the likes of Inc. 5000, C-Suite CV Secure, Forbes, and Hunt Scanlon.

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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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