Backstory.

At Allen.Associates, we believe great things happen with the right people.

For more than 20 years we've helped clients assess their business leadership needs, identify and recruit the executive talent needed to win in the highly competitive markets they serve. 

From the beginning, we set out to create the most effective, client centric model in the retained executive search industry. Delivering more value, to more clients, in less time.   

We see ourselves as a fiercely independent privately held firm, purveyors of exceptional executive talent. We have a deep working knowledge of the market, channels and disciplines. Further, we've cultivated a network of high value off-the-grid relationships with the top performers by segment. 

Our job isn’t to simply fill a management void; it’s to excite the client with new ideas, directions, possibilities, and of course high-powered leadership options. We strive to provide clarity and focus, never confusing hard work with results. 

The outcome; We have successfully conducted thousands of searches to closure, for an ever-growing client roster ranging from intriguing startups to multinationals.

 

Newsworthy.

Frequently quoted & profiled in: BusinessWeek, Advertising Age, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo! Finance, Executive Recruiter News, U.S. News & World Report, Dow Jones Online, LinkedIn Pulse, Business Courier and Business First.

Our Numbers.

HeadquartersCincinnati, OH Est. MCMXC

Geography coveredNorth America

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

Sampling of markets served; Home Goods & Building Products, Consumer Goods & Services, Manufacturing, Wholesale, Retail, Restaurants & Emerging 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 senior level concurrent searches

Completed Executive & Board Director searches 1200+

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

Repeat corporate client ratio 85%

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

Average tenure of our research team members 12 years

Results; 92% placement rate

Performance; Average time to placement 101 days