“Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.”
-Stephen Covey

Chartwell Partners is a retained executive search firm focused on identifying and recruiting senior executives and board members for Clients in four specific industries. Our Partners and dedicated executive search team bring professional search expertise as well as deep industry knowledge to each engagement.

Chartwell Partners was founded in 2005 by a group of global executive search firm professionals who were interested in partnering to create an executive search firm with a more highly-engaged experience for both Clients and candidates. Today, the firm has a national Client base supported by offices in Chicago, Dallas, Milwaukee, and Philadelphia.



Chartwell Partners’ executive search Professionals bring the personal attention of a Client-focused, industry-specific boutique search firm to every engagement while using our national presence and highly collaborative model to exchange ideas for the benefit of our Clients. Our unique combination of industry specialization, Partner-led engagement, and in-house research team offers the following advantages to every search assignment.

In-Depth Expertise in Specific Industries

Our deep expertise in select industries enables us to strategically serve our Clients and significantly enhance our search execution, speed, and efficiency.

Few “Off-Limits” Conflicts

Unlike the global search firms, Chartwell is not encumbered by Client conflicts which create candidate blockage for the large firms. Being smaller by design allows our Consultants to access the broadest candidate pools for the benefit of our Clients.

Partner-Led Engagements

Our firm is Partner-led and Partner accountable. Each Partner has significant search and operating backgrounds that they bring to Chartwell Partners and each focuses on this specific area of expertise.

National Reach and Presence

Our search experience is national as is our Client base and candidate pool. 

Our Professionals understand the “art” of executive search, but also value proven methodologies and sound process. We have the experience and track record to “partner” with our Clients and deliver the best results. At Chartwell, we remain vigilant about our search for new talent. Our success and reputation are based on your experience with Chartwell. Our executive search Professionals consistently deliver on every engagement for our Clients.