An Independent Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of No One

From the beginning, we set out to create the most efficient client centric-model in the retained executive search industry. Our goal was to transition from the search industry's long-standing project-based work to our relationship based-work approach. To accomplish this, we needed to collaborate closely with clients to acquire a working knowledge of their culture, strategy, and competition, in addition to their product and service offerings. 

A Stimulus To Better

Our job isn’t to fill a management spec; it’s to excite the client with new ideas, directions, possibilities, and of course high-powered leadership options.

Optimistic Outlook; We see possibilites where there are barriers.

The Outcome; We have successfully conducted thousands of searches to closure, for an ever-growing client roster ranging from mid-caps to multinationals. We're inspired by, and work with ambitious brands and believe our relationship-build approach enables us to deliver more impact, insight, and value, in less time.   

Making The Cut

We consistently make the Forbes Best List

Quoted in the WSJ & Yahoo! Finance

Rated #1 in Cincinnati by Business Courier

Executive Search Hall of Fame

A hive of activity, never a lull in the action


#1 Business Courier 2017 & 2018, Forbes " America's Best Recruiting Firms" 2017 & 2018,  Quoted and Interviewed in; Advertising Age, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal. Forbes, Yahoo! Business, U.S.News & World Report, Dow Jones Online, Linkedin Pulse, Executive Recruiter News,  Business Firstnumerous industry and trade publications.  

Unignorable Numbers

Headquarters; Cincinnati, OH Est. MCMXC

Geography covered; North America

Sectors and disciplines served; Delivering Senior Leadership Teams across all disciplines to Public and Private companies, and Private Equity sponsored portfolio companies. 

A sampling of markets served; Home Goods & Building Products, Consumer Goods & Services, Manufacturing, Wholesale, Retail, Restaurants & Emerging Brands, Consumer Facing Brands

Our Executive Search & Assessment Expertise; CEO, Division P&L Leaders, Vice Presidents & Senior Level Assignments Across Most Functions; Marketing, Merchandising, Sales, Operations, Finance, HR, Supply Chain & Legal

Total active client relationships 60+

Highly targeted; cultivated & maintained CEO, Senior HR & Functional Executive relationships 4000+

Accepting approximately; 50-55 retained assignments per year
Sustained capacity for 15 high-level concurrent searches

Completed; Executive & Board Director search 1200+

80% of our successful candidates were gainfully employed, not actively seeking a new position

Repeat corporate client ratio 85%

Forbes "America's Best Recruiting Firms" 

Recognized by; Business Courier Magazine; Retained Executive Search Firm Hall of Fame

Featured in; The Wall Street Journal and Business Week 

The average team member tenure; 12 years

Results; 92% placement rate

Five year average of time to placement; 105 days