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The Executive Recruiting Agency with High Client Satisfaction

Companies and organizations looking for an executive recruiting agency don’t want to take chances. They want a firm with a proven portfolio. Howard & O’Brien Executive Search is the right executive recruiting agency for overall client satisfaction.

Our clients are the type of companies that would not settle for average performance. They need the right fit. They want a fit that lasts. And they keep coming back, at a client repeat rate of 69%. Working with executive recruiting agency Howard & O’Brien, they benefit from finding superior executive talent.


We are committed to shaping a diverse workforce that drives organizational excellence. To that end, 100% of our slates include qualified and interested candidates from underrepresented groups so our clients can make the best hire for their organization, not just for today but for tomorrow.

Our diverse client portfolio ranges from publicly traded corporations, private and family-controlled companies to private equity firms, non-profits, and academic institutions. Our executive recruiting agency experience includes consumer and products and retail, industrial manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, banking and finance, business services, medical devices and equipment, education, printing and publishing, healthcare services, transportation services, food and beverage manufacturers, legal, construction, sports and more.

We’re proud of our executive recruiting agency experience with our clients, which include:

A. Schulman
Ajax Tocco Magnethermic Corp.
AK Steel
Aleris International, Inc.
American Greetings, Inc.
APAC Customer Services
Avery Dennison
Center for Families and Children
Cintas Corporation
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Cuyahoga Community College
Dawn Food Products
E.W. Scripps
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Ferro Corp.
FirstMerit Corp.
ForTec Companies
Fresh Mark
GCA Services Group
General Electric


Heico Companies LLC
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Huntington Bank
Invacare Corp.
Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Kirtland Capital Partners
Lincoln Industries
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
Myers Industries, Inc.
O-I Inc.
OM Group
Omnova Solutions
PolyOne Corp.
Ryder System, Inc.
Staples, Inc.
Steris Corp.
Thompson Hine, LLP
UGN, Inc.
University Hospitals Health System, Inc.
Vitamix Corp.
VSM Group
WW Holdings, LLC

If these companies can trust Howard & O’Brien as the right executive recruiting agency, so can you. Contact us today or learn more about our board of directors search practice.