Our DNA

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At NorthWind Partners, we believe a genuine commitment to diligence, performance-earned trust, and a battle-tested, defined, repeatable process yields unsurpassed results.

We are passionate about helping organizations realize or increase their potential for success by delivering high impact human capital solutions where they are needed most.

While domain expertise is important, it takes much more than technical credibility to achieve superior outcomes. We consider our success to be the direct results of 1) Our team’s unique capability to build sincere rapport quickly and secure a meaningful long-term connection with investors, boards, enterprise leaders, and executives; and 2) Our Absolute Alignment™ process, which provides a structured framework for position definition, extensive market / target diligence, and science-based analytics and examination methodologies that transcend static networks, one-dimensional resumes, and basic technical, cognitive, and experiential evaluation to help ensure the right executive hears the right narrative to accept the right role.

Teamwork

We firmly believe that genuine teamwork yields unsurpassed results and individual satisfaction. As a single, firm-wide P&L, every aspect of our firm is structured to function and thrive on collaboration, collegiality, and loyalty. Our team members are incentivized and motivated to serve one another. Self-interest doesn’t go far here.

Performance

Meeting or exceeding the expectations of clients and colleagues is the only standard by which performance can be measured. NorthWind intrinsically and financially remunerates consistent, dependable performance.

Generosity

Ours is a culture that views individual passions, family, and various external pursuits as an integral part of a well lived life. In keeping with this belief, we strive to generously bestow time and rewards upon the talent that comprises our team. Generosity simply cannot exist – nor can it thrive – without integrity, teamwork, and performance.

 

OUR EXTERNAL PURPOSE

The work we do ultimately gives clients the confidence to move forward with their plans.

The successful results of our efforts provide investors, leaders, and organizations the ability to realize their tactical and strategic plans through the identification, assessment, selection, and development of leaders that can help them achieve those goals.

Our goal is to earn trust from clients through the success of our endeavors. We understand that, to achieve our goal, we must help clients achieve theirs.

 

OUR INTERNAL PURPOSE

As a firm, we will encourage, esteem, and mentor one another, at all times, so we can give our colleagues the confidence to move forward with their plans.

Our best path to growth is to recognize the tremendous value of our team members, which means transcending shabby rhetoric and taking action, regardless of convenience or desire. It means we will foster and laud an environment of service, not only to our clients, but to one another.

Each team member will lead, mentor, and engage, foremost, by example in the capacity they are able as well as to challenge themselves to be more than any limitations they or the market may place upon them.

Our goal is to be known as a leader in internal trust & loyalty and personal & professional growth.

DNA: Track Record

NorthWind's diligent effort to produce quality search results speaks for itself with a win rate that is unmatched by our peers.

99%

successful-placement rate versus industry average of 80%

95%

of all placed executives remain through exit

40%

of all placed executives diversity hires

1%

Firm performance in the top 1% of peers in benchmark

Core Values

Teamwork

Teamwork

We firmly believe that genuine teamwork yields unsurpassed results and individual satisfaction. As a single, firm-wide P&L, every aspect of our firm is structured to function and thrive on collaboration, collegiality, and loyalty. Our team members are incentivized and motivated to serve one another. Self-interest doesn’t go far here.
Performance

Performance

Meeting or exceeding the expectations of clients and colleagues is the only standard by which performance can be measured. NorthWind intrinsically and financially remunerates consistent, dependable performance.
Generosity

Generosity

Ours is a culture that views individual passions, family, and various external pursuits as an integral part of a well-lived life. In keeping with this belief, we strive to generously bestow time and rewards upon the talent that comprises our team. Generosity simply cannot exist – nor can it thrive – without integrity, teamwork, and performance.
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Our Team

With more than seven decades of combined experience, our team has successfully completed hundreds of assignments. Your trust in our expertise is appreciated.

Mark HuYoung

Managing Partner, Private Equity, Board & CEO
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Hunter Murray

Partner, Technology/Tech-Enabled Services
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Brian Thomas

Partner, Practice Leader, Industrials/Aerospace & Defense, Government Services
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Myron Radio

Partner, Leadership Development
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