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About Onward Search

We are an award-winning staffing and talent solutions provider for the world's leading brands.

Our Mission

To connect companies with the best creative, marketing, and technology talent.


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Our Story

For over a decade, Onward Search has been a trusted partner to top brands and talent. We help the nation’s leading companies hire vetted experts, build scalable teams, and engage on-demand consultants.

Our passion lies in bringing the right people together to thrive in the future of work. We proudly represent a network of diverse and talented individuals. And we strive to create long-term, meaningful partnerships with our clients that result in mutual success.

We’ve built our company around knowledgeable, driven professionals who live to our core values. We encourage them to explore their passions, evolve their skill sets, and evoke their entrepreneurial spirit to help grow their careers and drive meaningful contributions to all of our stakeholders.

Our Values

Our core values are our compass. They define our beliefs, dictate our actions, and guide us forward.

Deliver amazing results.

We always strive to exceed expectations for all stakeholders. We are determined to work hard, face challenges head-on and win.

Think and act like an entrepreneur.

We take initiative, maximize opportunities, and embrace our passion to focus on rapid growth and innovation.

Wow our customers.

We are customer-obsessed. We make our clients and talent our top priorities because when they succeed, we succeed.

Do things the right way.

We operate with honesty and integrity and hold ourselves accountable for our actions and commitments.

Be different together.

We’ve created a space where all belong. We celebrate diversity, embrace inclusivity, and promote equity inside and outside our walls.

Love where you work.

We’ve built a culture that inspires people to take pride in what they do, support one another, and win as a team.​

Our Leadership Team

Our senior leadership team has 25+ years of experience serving top brands across every major industry.

Ken Clark

CEO & Co-Founder

Orris Long

SVP, Sales

Kim Shatzer

SVP, Delivery

Don Weis

SVP, Operations

Our Culture

At Onward Search, we’ve built an inclusive environment that aligns with our core values. Employees are encouraged to celebrate their differences, support one another, and take ownership of accelerating their careers.

We hire and develop the best talent from all backgrounds. Through career pathing, management training, diversity education, and women’s leadership programs, we empower our people to grow as individuals and thrive professionally.

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Our Awards

We are proud to be recognized as an industry-leading staffing agency from coast-to-coast.

Our News

View the latest announcements and press from Onward Search.

Onward Search Wins Best of Staffing 2024

Onward Search Wins ClearlyRated's 2024 Best of Staffing Awards

Kate O'Connor Practice Leader, Digital Accessibility & Experience Design

Onward Search Names Kate O’Connor as Digital Accessibility & XD Practice Leader

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Onward Search Named Top Staffing Company to Work For in 2024

Move Upward at Onward

Advance your career alongside fun, passionate people at the nation's leading staffing agency.