Take the Uncertainty out of Executive Search.

Put Our 98% Success Rate to Work for You!

O’Connor O’Connor Lordi specializes in helping small- to mid-cap companies find, hire and retain leadership talent.

Founded in 1984, O’Connor O’Connor Lordi has been recruiting top-tier executive talent nationwide for small- to mid-cap organizations. Our team has vast experience and a deep understanding of how global businesses are organized, how they operate and what it takes to succeed in leadership positions. As a fully retained executive search firm, our Engagement Managers are accountable from project inception to closure, combining experience and innovation with precision research and focused attention. We value your time and are conscious of the considerable investment associated with the hiring decision. We’ll ensure “the right fit” for your organization.

Our team routinely conducts executive searches for:

Supply Chain

Supply Chain



Human Resources

Human Resources



We’re a recognized leader in attracting what we call “Academy-Trained Talent.”

These top-notch executives are transitioning from large (Fortune 1000) corporations to bring their proven skills and broad experience to smaller organizations where they can have the greatest impact.

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Our success in executive placement is 98%, but it’s not just about the numbers. It’s also about the quality of the candidates and making the best use of your time.

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We’ve uncomplicated the process of finding you the right candidates. And our 82% candidate retention rate will give you the confidence that you made a safe choice.

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Finding great talent requires great skill. From search and find, to hire and retain, our team of dedicated professionals is with you every step of the way.

Results that Bring Success

  • Since 2010, we’ve maintained a 98% success rate with our placements.
  • Since 2016, 86% of our placed candidates have remained within our clients’ organizations.
  • Since 2018, 67% of our placed candidates were diverse, and 100% of our final candidate pools included one or more diversity candidates.
  • We’ve established a solid track record of our placed candidates being promoted to C-Suite roles.

Sure, you can find bigger firms. But will they treat you like their biggest client?

Working with Tom O’Connor helped me take my career to the next level … he did a great job of matching mine and the company’s needs to find the best fit for both. Ten years later and I’m still with the company, even advancing to the role of CEO after five years. Mission accomplished!
Leroy M. Ball, President and Chief Executive Officer, Koppers

OOL doesn’t just recruit on my behalf – they understand my business and our culture, and in doing so they are my true partner and representative in the employment marketplace.

Over more than a decade, FCF has transitioned a half dozen C-suite and executive business leaders. O’Connor O’Connor Lordi served as a valued search partner as we navigated through change. The firm listens to the client needs, studies their culture, counsels on best practices and executes in a timely manner. More impressive is the retention record of these placed Leaders and the impact they have provided.

T. Michael Price, President & CEO, First Commonwealth Financial Corporation

O’Connor O’Connor Lordi practices a personal touch to build a customer relationship that immediately transforms into a strong business partnership.

Having worked with OOL in both a large corporate setting and as a small business owner, I can attest that they treat all clients, large and small, with the same quality approach. Their team has a keen eye for talent, are very focused on identifying candidates who will be a cultural fit, and they communicate very well along the way.

Vince Pelini, Owner and President of DNV Investments, LLC

The professionalism, responsiveness and market knowledge of O’Connor O’Connor Lordi places them far ahead of their competition in the area of executive search and recruiting.

Are You Looking to Keep Your Search Confidential?

There are many reasons why your organization might prefer to keep your search under the radar. Whether you’re replacing an employee for performance reasons, don’t want to prematurely reveal a new position, or simply don’t want to tip off your competitors, investors or other stakeholders, O’Connor O’Connor Lordi is committed to maintaining your confidentiality. And we can do so without compromising our ability to find you ideal candidates. It’s no easy task to maintain confidentiality while engaging resources, coaches and candidates. But, we have a proven track record of doing just that while being sensitive to the privacy concerns of our clients.


An Essential Part of a Successful Business Model

Having a diverse staff is not only the right thing to do, it is also good for business. As businesses become more global, they are benefiting from a broader pool of qualified candidates who bring valuable social perspectives with their skill sets. Moreover, a recent international McKinsey Report shows that “the relationship between diversity on executive teams and the likelihood of financial performance has strengthened over time.

Diversity and inclusion are nothing new to O’Connor O’Connor Lordi. They have been a long-time focus of our team, which has gained us a reputation of successfully assembling qualified and diverse candidate pools for our clients. In fact, since 2018, 67% of our placed candidates have been diverse. We’re proud of our achievements in placing female and minority candidates into key leadership and C-Suite roles. Diversity is a win for everybody. And we’re here to help you bring it to your organization.

Let’s Get to Work!

Nothing brings us greater satisfaction than a successful match between our client and an all-star candidate.