Our industry expertise

Our committed team members are specialists. Collectively, we serve as strategic advisors to business leaders of consumer, financialhealth careindustrial, private equity, professional services, technology, and telecommunications businesses. We offer insights on every engagement to help clients make smart hiring decisions.


The colossal growth of social networks and digital has completely upended the consumer experience. With technology at their fingertips, consumers are increasingly resourceful, leaping between websites, social media, and mobile apps for price comparisons and product research. Threats of eroding brand loyalty, slowed growth in emerging markets, and an enduring recessionary mindset heighten an already challenging environment. To prevail, understanding and connecting closely with consumers is essential. Consumer players have to rethink traditional business models, exploit technology-driven opportunities, and build global scale and efficiency around every part of the value chain. Finding customer-obsessed leaders to drive new levels of value and innovation is vital to success.

Consumer products
Media + entertainment

Travel + hospitality

1-800-flowers Alex and Ani Costa Great Wolf Resorts Nestle Pepsico ReadyPac Swarovski


Rapid digitization, increased regulation, rising cyber-attacks, changing customer behaviors, and geopolitical uncertainty are transforming the financial services industry. Business leaders are consequently focused on innovating their business and operating models, investing in digital transformation, ramping up data security, and identifying new ways to meet customer demands. We work to understand your needs and then discover, evaluate, and recruit talent who can address these challenges and seize new growth opportunities so you can stand out and stay ahead.

Asset + wealth management
Banking + capital markets

Real estate

Altisource Berkadia Commercial Mortgage Confie Insurance Claims Management KPMG Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Lockton Dunning Benefits Loews Corporation

Healthcare + life sciences

Talent is often cited as the single source of sustainable competitive advantage. Never has this been truer for the health care and life sciences industry. With health care reform, outcomes-based accountability, regulatory requirements, coordination of care, disruptive technologies, and declining reimbursements, the market faces a period of unprecedented change and opportunity. This environment places a premium on executive leaders with new visions for innovation and growth that can rethink business models, motivate teams, navigate enterprise-wide complexity, and seize the challenge to drive transformative change.

Healthcare technology + services

Medical devices

Altruista Health CARgenix Care Hospice Group CVS Health HealthSCOPE Provant Surescripts Unified Physician Management


Today’s industrial firms realize that a great product, the right footprint, and the most efficient supply chain are not enough: Leadership is key to building sustainable competitive advantage in this complex global environment. Our team of industry and functional experts leverage an extensive network and comprehensive set of tools to connect you with winning talent – the versatile, creative and proven leaders who skillfully navigate rapidly changing dynamics of globalization, emerging markets, mobility, technological innovation, natural resources and environmental concerns.

Aerospace + defense
Building products
Construction + facilities services
Containers + packaging

Industrial manufacturing
Logistics + transportation

Amtrak BlueLine Rental C&S Wholesale Grocers CPG International DexKo Global Indigo Energy Gilbane Textron

Nonprofit + foundations

Nonprofit organizations, and their boards, face numerous 21st-century challenges including competition for funding, demand for greater transparency, improved efficiency, higher community engagement, and a shortage of executive talent. To drive sustainable impact and change, these organizations require innovative leaders who can balance an understanding of philanthropy and social enterprise with the financial acumen and management skills that fuel success in highly competitive private sectors. We intersect our vast network of nonprofit and cross-industry executives with our expertise identifying transformational leaders to help nonprofit organizations make a meaningful difference.

American Heart Association AMS APICS CSBS - Conference of State Bank Supervisors Futures Industry Association Rhode Island Commerce Corporation TIA - Telecommunications Industry Association YMCA

Private equity

Success in the private equity community is synonymous with value creation, driven by strategic planning and operational excellence. As the industry positions itself for continued growth, leaders who can accelerate performance amid expanding expectations for regulatory and operational risk management will be more important than ever. We leverage deep industry insight to connect private equity firms, hedge funds, real estate investment trusts, and venture capital firms with top-tier executives who understand today’s levers for value creation and think strategically about the industry’s emerging concerns. Our expertise spans diverse industries to deliver in-house and portfolio company leaders who will help our clients achieve their ultimate goal – a strong return on investment.

We have successfully placed portfolio company leaders to drive transformations, special situations, and exits such as:

Bolt-on acquisitions
High-growth strategies

Initial public offerings
International expansions

ABRY Partners Ares Management Centerbridge Partners HIG Capital Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Platinum Equity Ridgemont Equity Partners The Sterling Group

Professional services

In services, human capital is a firm’s most important asset. Companies are optimistic about hiring new executives as the improving economy gives a boost to revenue growth and profitability. At the same time, talent scarcity together with impeding regulations and increasing pressure to deliver results is making it difficult to flourish in this new world. Navigating these challenges – and delivering results amid complexities – is why clients value our team. Leaders with the potential to identify trends, change strategies, and leverage technological advancements are in high demand, and we can help you retain the best.

Business services
Consulting + advisory
Outsourcing + technology services


Atos Capgemini Ciber CSC Dimensional Data Genpact IBM Unisys


Technology is transforming our world at a blazing pace. As new innovations deliver higher functionality at a lower cost, organizations and their customers can engage anywhere, anytime with unprecedented ease. Influential trends in mobility, cloud, and the Internet of Things are redefining the skills and expertise needed to succeed. Expanding capabilities through talent is vital. Our experience spans engagements for prominent innovation leaders to high-growth start-ups, including several backed by the most well-known venture capitalists in the business. We bring a nuanced understanding of the dynamics shaping leadership selection in this rapidly changing market, as these firms reinvent the way businesses and consumers around the globe leverage technology to grow faster and promote a better life.

Big data + analytics

Enterprise software
IT services + solutions

Aspect Cellebrite Cengage learning ClickFox Costar IPC Systems, Inc. Rapid7 Seven10

Telecommunications + media

Transformation and innovation are driving the evolution of the telecommunications and media industry. Emerging technologies, IP convergence, cloud computing, big data analytics, and dramatic shifts in the competitive landscape are accelerating the need for savvy executives who can navigate this terrain. With our deep industry knowledge and network, we have proven success in quickly identifying leaders who have significantly impacted our clients' business in this disruptive marketplace.

Cloud services
Communication services
Contact center

Fiber networks
Hardware + electronics

Brightstar inContact Inteliquent Perseus Telecom Rise Broadband Time Warner T-Mobile Windstream

Specialty practices

Through our work helping organizations across a diverse range of industries, our firm has amassed a wealth of expertise in a range of specialty practice areas. Our practice experts are connected to a deep network of executives by functional roles and specialties, and offer proven solutions to help you accurately identify the leaders who are poised for success within each of our areas of expertise. We guide organizations on the vital developments and emerging market trends impacting leadership selection in the following areas:

Board solutions
C-suite officers
Human resources

Information technology
Supply chain management

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