About Us

We connect great companies with amazing talent.

Our Mission

To connect companies with the people who power creative excellence, brand engagement, and digital innovation.

Onward Search

Our Story

At Onward Search, we’ve made our home in the space between job search and hiring needs. Yes, we help great companies find the creative, marketing, and Technology talent they need (fast!), but to us, our work means much more than that.

We are all about loving what we do. Our commitment to, and passion for, helping our talent connect with the perfect career opportunities is what makes us successful and keeps us on the cutting edge of the staffing industry.

And, despite the hours of hard work that go into making each and every match, our ultimate commitment is to providing the best customer experience possible. Simply put, we’ll never refer a candidate to a job that doesn’t exactly match their experience and career goals, and we don’t offer our clients talent that won’t precisely fill their hiring and cultural needs.

Our Values

Our values

Our core values are our compass. They guide our decisions, define what we believe, and how we interact with each other, our customers, and our talent.

We think, and act, as entrepreneurs.

We have the courage to take initiative, pursue our ideas, and we are not afraid to fail.

We do things the right way.

We operate with honesty and integrity and the way we run our business will never change.

We provide amazing customer service.

We recognize this is the single most important thing that we can do, and it is the responsibility of every single employee in our company.

We are a team that supports each other.

We take the time to listen, collaborate, and do everything we can to make each other successful.

We communicate with honesty and transparency.

We build relationships by being thoughtful in our approach and respectful at all times.

We have fun!

We work hard, but we make sure there’s always time for fun and the occasional cold beer.

Our Leadership Team

We have an expert management team with over 25+ years experience in the creative, marketing and tech space.

Eliana Hassen, Group President, Onward Search

Eliana Hassen

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Blanche Woodbridge, SVP, Onward Search

Blanche Woodbridge

SVP, Recruitment
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Tom Hull, Onward Search

Tom Hull

SVP, Direct Hire & Corporate Recruitment
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Reilly O'Donnell, Onward Search

Reilly O’Donnell

SVP, Business Analytics
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Brian Guidry, Onward Search

Brian Guidry

SVP, Enterprise Sales
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Don Weis, Onward Search

Don Weis

SVP, Operations
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Tara Feighery, Onward Search

Tara Feighery

VP, Human Resources / DE&I
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Orris Long, Onward Search

Orris Long

Practice Leader, Product
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Lee Andrese, VP, Learning and Development, Onward Search

Lee Andrese

VP, Learning & Development
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Kate O'Connor, Onward Search

Kate O’Connor

VP, Enterprise Staffing
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Brett Chaloupka, VP, New York

Brett Chaloupka

VP, New York City
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Matt Lavin, Onward Search

Matt Lavin

VP, Delivery, New York City
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Gretchen Stanford, VP, Delivery - East

Gretchen Stanford

VP, Delivery, East
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Dominique Goulet, VP, Onward Search

Dominique Goulet

VP, Business Development, West
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Melissa Walsh, VP, Onward

Melissa Walsh

VP, Business Development, East
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Salvatore Petronella, VP, Enterprise Sales

Salvatore Petronella

VP, Enterprise Sales, East
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Chris Guild - VP, Enterprise Sales

Chris Guild

VP, Enterprise Sales, West
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Holly D - VP, Sales

Holly DeSouza

VP, Sales
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Kim Shatzer, Onward Search

Kim Shatzer

Managing Director, Onward Play
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Connie Dye, VP, Marketing

Connie Dye

VP, Marketing
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Steve Dobrowski, Onward Search

Steve Dobrowski

VP, Brand Strategy
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Juan Arroyo, VP, Onward Search

Juan Arroyo

VP, Technology
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Our Culture

We leverage employee-led committees to ensure we are continually focused on making this a great place to work.

Onward Search Culture Score
Onward Search eNPS Score
Eliana Hassen Top CEOs
Onward Search Gender & Diversity Score

Our Awards

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

Best CEOs for Women
Best Professional Recruiting Firms
Hearst Top Work Places
San Francisco Best Temp Agencies
Up City Top Staffing Agency NY
Up City Top Staffing Agency LA
Randstad Preferred Supplier
Kelly Service Excellence Award
Best Company for Women
Onward search best of staffing client 2021
Onward Search best of staffing talent 2021
Onward InHerSight Award

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