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Our Company

Our Niche

Our specialty is retained search for Director-level and above positions for Fortune 500 companies and VP to C-Level roles for mid-market organizations.

We know from experience that both public and private companies face similar hurdles attracting top senior talent. First, these candidates are typically being groomed for leadership positions by their current employer. Second, there are few search firms dedicated to this level that can offer the network, process and tenacity necessary to produce results.

We focus exclusively on this pivotal level.

Our History

Roberts & Ryan was founded in 2000 by three search executives who saw an opportunity in the market to create a different type of retained firm. Our combined experience would allow us to conduct searches across a variety of both industries and functions. But it’s our values that would define us.

The ideas were simple, but they remain our driving force:

• Offer a retainer model triggered by tangible results, thereby ensuring accountability.
• Focus on long-term partnerships with clients.
• Provide a balanced work environment that values its employees.

We are self-funded, with a national clientele and network. Our philosophies and diverse offering have allowed us to withstand post-9/11 uncertainty and the credit crisis of 2008. Moreover, they’ve differentiated us amidst a cluttered, shifting search industry.

Initiatives and expectations have changed for us over the years. But our core values remain the foundation of our success.