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
- Education Technology
- Financial Services
- Healthcare / Life Sciences
- Industrial / Manufacturing
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:
- General Management
- Human Resources
- Information Systems/ IT
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer,
Jim led significant finance, supply chain, and government contracting improvements at Textron Systems and now doing same at Bell Flight.
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.
B&O Railroad Museum
Kris is leading the charge entrenching B&O RR Museum as one of Baltimore’s top tourist attractions.
Director Global Military Sales & Strategy
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.
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.
Director Total Rewards, Workforce Planning, Strategy & Development
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.
“Chuck is literally the architect of executive recruitment in my mind……meticulous attention to detail”
Chief Human Resources Officer, City Furniture
“Ended up hiring a complete rock star…..experience I had with Durakis is by far the best that I’ve had….”
CEO & President, RocketDocs, Client
“….you dug in deeply….thanks so much for all the help. It’s been a great pleasure working with you and next time I have a search for sure I’ll be looking back to you.”
President & CEO, Century Engineering
“He nailed it…simply put….couldn’t have been a better fit…..a phenomenal professional.”
Chairman & CEO, Advanced Decorative Systems, Client
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Chuck for twenty years now, placing 15-20 positions—maybe more”
Chief Human Resources Officer, Sabert Corporation