This recognition is based on over 36,000 nominations from external recruiters, and an additional 16,000 survey participants, including clients, candidates, and other recruiters, and measured by Statista on behalf of Forbes.

NEW YORK (May 7, 2024) – Acertitude, the global executive search firm unleashing human potential, is proud to be recognized on the prestigious Forbes 2024 list of “America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.”

“Year after year, our brand continues to grow, and it is an honor to once again be recognized as one of America’s premier executive search firms. This achievement underscores the dedication and talent of everyone here at Acertitude around the globe,” said Kevin O’Neill, co-founder and managing partner. “The success of recruiting exceptional talent and building strategic relationships with clients is a collective endeavor. This milestone is a testament to the collaborative efforts of our entire team, each contributing significantly to transforming our clients’ visions into tangible outcomes.”

In 2015, O’Neill, together with Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Rick DeRose, launched Acertitude driven by their mutual dedication to revolutionizing client experiences and outcomes in the industry. With a vision to redefine executive search, the firm prioritized investments in a team of motivated professionals, developed an innovative, adaptable platform, and established a purpose-driven brand committed to unlocking human potential.

Another output has been a thriving client base, including some of the world’s premier private equity firms, large global enterprises, fast-growing mid-sized businesses, and innovative startups across Business Services, Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrial, Infrastructure, Private Equity, Professional Services, and Technology sectors.

Offering an array of services across the investment lifecycle, from pre-deal to pre-exit, the team’s expertise lies in conducting searches for Board & CEO, Financial & Corporate Officers, Operations Officers, Technology Officers, and more.

This recognition was fueled by nominations from a group of satisfied clients combined with candidates and other recruiters. The complete ranking is based on over 52,000 nominations from survey participants and measured by Statista on behalf of Forbes.

“We owe our success to our incredible clients, who share our vision and entrust us with their critical leadership needs,” said DeRose. “Ultimately, our mission is to empower them to achieve their goals, whether it involves operational enhancements, transformative initiatives, or expansion. We are honored to be their partners in progress.”