Named by Forbes as one of "America's Best Executive Search Firms"

Allen.Associates is a nationally ranked and recognized retained executive search firm with a depth of knowledge in the Building & Home Products, Consumer Facing Brands, Food & Beverage, Footwear & Apparel, and Private Equity sectors. Additional areas of passionate focus include Innovative Brands, and Omni-Channel.

Highly Tailored Executive Search.Thoughtfully Executed. 

We're an innovative executive search studio that begins with asking one question. "What would you like to have happened"? Then we work backward from there. We've found that our "yes, if ..." mindset coupled with working in smaller, highly focused collaborative teams,  yields more openness, possibility, better results and more engagement with the client. Admittedly, we like a sense of balance and order.

By design, our process is rigorous, thorough, transparent and timely. Every project and all client interface is managed by a seasoned Managing Director and backed by ongoing internal research, without reliance on junior associates. Recommendations based on years of developing business intelligence and benchmarking candidates at the most senior levels.

Simply put, our role is to craft and deliver dynamic leadership teams with the cultural adaptability that will drive enterprise value.

We Listen. We Advise. We Execute. 

We're obsessed with simplicity. Our single focus, and the company's reason for being; positioning our clients to achieve excellence in their market segments through effective leadership.

How Can We Help You Grow Your Business?

We execute C-suite and Senior Functional Leader searches including; CEO, President and Division P&L Executives, Marketing, Digitial, Customer Experience, Commercial, Human Resource, Supply Chain, and Operations Leaders. At the end of what we do, we're obsessed with results. We believe that actions speak louder than words. We have the potential to move freely and with tenacity to exceed client expectations. 

Verticals & Our Process, Explained


"making those that believed in us look brilliant "


Corporate Client Contact

If you’re with an organization interested in opening a dialog regarding an upcoming senior-level executive search, or just want to chat about the marketplace from our vantage point, please fill out and submit the form below. We will have a Managing Director make contact within two business days.

Docked in Cincinnati, serving clients throughout North America. 


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