Daubenspeck and Associates has executed hundreds of search assignments for our clients worldwide. Our clients are diverse, ranging from the largest state owned enterprises to the world’s foremost education institutions, from the largest publicly-traded corporations to privately owned businesses. We are able to reach and recruit the most insulated, diverse, and highly valued candidates on behalf of our clients.

To better serve the needs of our multi-national clients, Daubenspeck and Associates is a partner firm of IMD International Search Group. Founded in 1972, IMD International Search Group is a Top-20 global search partnership of international retained executive search firms with more than 40 offices and 150 consultants across the globe.

Blending the resources and capacity of a corporate firm with the service, flexibility, and speed of a boutique; Daubenspeck and Associates’ membership in the IMD International Search Group benefits our clients through more robust research capabilities, expeditious access to in-depth local knowledge and expert market intelligence, and instant access to a talent pool of the globe’s most diverse and qualified candidates.

Daubenspeck and Associates is a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants. The AESC represents the gold standard in retained executive search consulting. Membership is granted following rigorous scrutiny of a firm’s practices and reputation.

Client’s Testimonials

“Remarkably proficient overall, with admirable professionalism and outstanding ability to deliver quality. We have used them multiple times and would unhesitatingly do so again and/or recommend them to similar organizations. Key traits underlying this proficiency are: results focus; excellent customer service (both the paying customer and the folks being placed); seasoned and attentive listener; problem solver; relentless commitment to open, honest dialogue and finding win-win solutions.”

Executive Director; Massachusetts Institute of Technology

“I have a very strong team at NiSource and [Daubenspeck and Associates] are responsible for many of them (including myself). I won’t hesitate to give you a call should the opportunity arise again in the future to have you support me. As I have said in the past, [Daubenspeck and Associates] is of unquestionable integrity and has real talent for identifying the right people.”

Vice President of Service and Delivery; NiSource

“I have utilized Daubenspeck and Associates search services for over twenty years. Ken and his organization have helped me find outstanding talent in Finance, Technical and Senior Management positions. Daubenspeck’s level of service, responsiveness and professionalism has always been superb. I will certainly use their services again in the future and would unhesitatingly recommend them to others for consideration in filling mission critical positions.”

Executive Vice President; Steelhead Corporation

“Daubenspeck and Associates is very service oriented and possesses a high degree of integrity and confidentiality. I rank this firm as world class, one of the best in the industry. Overall delivery and end result was beyond my expectations.”

Head of Human Resources; Zurich North America

“What impressed me most at the time I was making my decision was [Daubenspeck and Associates’] deep knowledge of both industries (banking and higher education), experience with similarly challenging career changes, excellent listening skills and communication skills in general, and credibility. I also appreciated [the consultant’s] enthusiasm, sense of humor and persistence.”

Associate Professor Emeritus, Former Dean, and Illinois Professor of the Year; DePaul University

“This firm is head and shoulders above the rest. They so favorably impressed me because of their excellent experience, knowledge and background, their high sense of ethics; their results oriented approach without being a high pressure firm; their availability (almost 24/7) and excellent communication skills; and, their excellent advice.”

Executive Director of Facilities & Services; University of Illinois

“They show a genuine concern for the culture and the value system of the client they are serving. Unlike other firms, the account executive who secures the search is the individual who supports us through the successful completion of the assignment…I appreciate their advice and willingness to go beyond just the search and to understand the organization. They are true organizational advisors.”

Chairman & CEO; Council for Adult & Experiential Learning