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Homerun candidates.
Again and again.


Many Industries, all functional areas

We work in many industries, having matched star executives to organizations in sectors ranging from high-tech to non-profit, and education to consumer products. We also work with private equity firms to find executives for their portfolio companies.

And while we don’t limit ourselves to specific sectors, we have extensive experience with these industries:

  • Consumer Products
  • Defense
  • Education Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare / Life Sciences
  • Industrial / Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Technology

We’ve also placed executives at the C-suite, vice president, and director level in most functional areas. We know how to find and recruit the best fitting candidates for any executive role, giving our clients access to experienced talent with exceptional leadership abilities.

We have placed successful candidates in many roles, including:

  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems/ IT
  • Medical/Technical/Engineering
  • Operations/Manufacturing
  • Sales
  • Marketing

Executive Search for Private Equity

Private Equity firms have unique needs when it comes to executive recruiting. The demand for transformational leaders is significant, especially when it comes to navigating the unique challenges faced in the fast-moving Private Equity landscape.

The kinds of candidates that Durakis Executive Search finds are leaders who exhibit the following traits:

  • The ability to foster an organizational culture that is distinct but also reflective of the parent company’s DNA.
  • The ability to lead and execute at the marathon-sprint cadence of Private Equity.
  • An understanding of the milestones unique to Private Equity and ability to strategically manage to a five-year horizon (not just to quarterly earnings).
  • The ability to wear multiple “hats” within an evolving organizational dynamic where resources are often unpredictable.

Durakis Executive Search helps meet this demand, specializing in CEO and direct-report-to-CEO candidates for portfolio companies, listening and looking until we’re able to match the unique DNA and values of the company’s culture with the candidate. We understand that Private Equity professionals are truly invested in finding great talent, and we’re right there with them every step of the way.

A Legacy of Executive Search

Our track record of finding the best fit for executive roles is unquestioned. Explore the positions we’ve filled and the companies, industries, and functional areas those professionals are leading.

Explore the list of positions we’ve filled.


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Executives Making an Impact

When Durakis connects proven business leaders to new opportunities, our clients feel the impact. Take a look at a few of our placements, and the results and value they’ve generated.

Brian Kennedy

Brian Kennedy

VP Sales & Marketing Operations, Sabert

Brian is leading the way for Sabert to leveraging “big data”; making huge positive impacts on the top and bottom lines.

Jim Tarallo

Jim Tarallo

Chief Financial Officer,
Bell Flight

Jim led significant finance, supply chain, and government contracting improvements at Textron Systems and now doing same at Bell Flight.

Matt Freedman

Matt Freedman

Chief Development Officer, The Y in Central Maryland

Matt leads all of the Y’s fundraising initiatives and recently completed the Y’s $16mm Invest in Baltimore’s Future Mission Expansion campaign.

Kris Hoellen

Kris Hoellen

Executive Director,
B&O Railroad Museum

Kris is leading the charge entrenching B&O RR Museum as one of Baltimore’s top tourist attractions.

Recent Placements


Clark Lindner

Director Global Military Sales & Strategy

Textron Systems

Clark is responsible for identifying, developing, and capturing new business. Prior to his current role, Clark served 28 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel (“06”). Clark has developed extensive expertise in reconnaissance & security operations, as well as armored warfare.


Jason Kaplan

Head of Revenue


Prior to joining RocketDocs, Jason was co-Founder and CEO of Milestone Sports, a FitTech company that was sold to Zwift. Before starting Milestone, Jason spent 20+ years in senior sales, business development, and marketing roles in companies such as Akamai, Nominum, Digex, Sensics, and Motista.


Cara Lundquist

Director Total Rewards, Workforce Planning, Strategy & Development

Bell Flight

Cara is entrusted with maintaining the happiness of employees through professional development, perks, and/or benefits. Employees at Bell rate their leadership an A+, ranking them within the Top 10% in Dallas.

Our results speak for themselves.

Time and again, we prove our approach works by spending personal attention on every match, building deep trust with every client, backing everything with years of expertise, and achieving success with our clients and for our clients.

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