ON Partners, the results-driven retained executive search firm, today announced the successful merge with Wurster Partners Ltd., a global boutique leadership advisory firm. Founded in 2010, Wurster Partners has worked closely with both public and private companies across the consumer industry. The firm has also developed a reputable foothold in corporate officer and diversity recruitment in areas of marketing, digital, information systems, human resources and finance.
Founder and managing partner of Wurster Partners, Michael Wurster, joins ON as Partner. Michael brings nearly two decades of global experience, and significant knowledge of both developed and emerging markets. He has advised international corporations, private equity and venture capital firms, and higher education and non-profit entities, specifically in areas of inclusion, succession planning and executive on-boarding.
Previously, Michael served as a senior member of the Board/CEO, Consumer, Financial Services and Diversity practices for two other global executive search and leadership consulting firms, Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart.
With this addition, ON Partners boasts a proven consumer practice with deep market knowledge and expertise. Michael has worked with a number of global brands, including MGM Resorts, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Hotels.com, Penn National Gaming, Jack Entertainment, Crown Resorts, Star Entertainment Group, and countless others. This complements ON’s consumer internet portfolio of board and C-suite placements with clients including AirBnB, Uber, Pinterest, as well as private equity/venture capital clients.
“Michael has created one of the most successful and respected consumer practices,” said Tim Conti, Managing Partner at ON Partners. “He is a thoughtful, trusted advisor that cares deeply about his clients and their success. We’re thrilled to have Michael join our team.”
“ON Partners is an incredibly powerful brand – the firm’s culture, collective approach, and strong execution methodology were key drivers in my decision to join,” said Michael Wurster. “I look forward to building and leading a world-class global consumer practice, and broadening our footprint with the support of the ON team.”