Untraditional By Choice.

Original By Design.

Since 2006.

ON Partners is a pure-play retained executive search firm. We rebuilt the institution of executive search for the way you work.

Our Approach

Our approach is designed to give our community of leaders what they want most in an executive search firm:

  • Present partners
  • Crafted solutions
  • Easier experience

Present Partners

Our partners are with you from the first brief to the final decision.

We don’t have quotas to meet and work with less “off-limits”. That means each partner is free to build their own portfolio, team up to solve your needs, and is fully committed to your search.

Crafted Solutions

ON Partners delivers unique and sometimes unexpected candidate solutions that are tailored to your company’s specific requirements and culture. We specialize in storytelling that accurately positions your company and attracts (and ultimately retains), the right candidates.

Easier Experience

Business is tough. Your executive search shouldn’t be.

We are a pure-play executive search firm that got rid of outdated practices, playbooks, and unnecessary layers. The result is simple: an easier executive search. Faster too.

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THE ENTERPRISERS PROJECT – CIO ROLE: DOES A CIO NEED A TECH DEGREE ANYMORE? – FEATURING VP JOE OLSON

THE ENTERPRISERS PROJECT – CIO ROLE: DOES A CIO NEED A TECH DEGREE ANYMORE? – FEATURING VP JOE OLSON

VICE PRESIDENT OF ON PARTNERS, JOE OLSON, SHARES INSIGHT ON THE CIO CAREER PATH There’s little debate that the CIO’s role has morphed from head of the tech order-takers to strategic business leader in most organizations. As part of digital transformation work, CIOs are refashioning business processes, creating new lines of revenue, and ensuring better communication with customers. That begs the question: Does the CIO even need a tech degree anymore?

Meet the Team.

Meet our partners, non-conformists building a better executive search experience.

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Our Approach Works.

ON Partners named by Boston Business Journal’s Largest Executive Search Firms and Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s Twin Cities Largest Executive Search Firms
Hunt Scanlon names ON Partners executive search firm to the Private Equity Recruiting Power 75 list
ON Partners six time Inc. winner by being name to the Inc. 500/5000 Lists and to the Inc. 5000 Hall of Fame
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ON Partners named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms