AESC Welcomes Howard & O’Brien Executive Search into its Global Membership of Leading Executive Search and Leadership Advisory Firms

NEW YORK, March 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New York – March 6, 2019 – The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), the global professional association representing the quality standard in executive search and leadership consulting, announced the approval of Howard & O’Brien Executive Search into its global membership. The firm’s acceptance follows extensive vetting, including reference checks, site visits, votes by AESC regional councils and commitment to the AESC Code of Professional Practice.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Howard & O'Brien Executive Search is an award-winning executive search firm specializing in senior-level assignments. The firm conducts executive searches for CEOs, CFOs, HR executives, general counsel, executive VPs, boards of directors, and more.

A recognized leader in executing high caliber, personalized executive recruitment assignments with a diverse client base, the firm's focus is matching clients with “perfect fit” candidates through its proprietary FIT³® process. Howard & O’Brien clients range from Fortune 500 corporations to privately held and family-owned businesses in industries including manufacturing, consumer products, retail, financial services, and healthcare.

The firm’s CEO, Lee Ann Howard, commented: “AESC members work at the highest caliber in the field of retained executive search. Being a member solidifies that our hard work and dedication are being recognized. The team at Howard & O’Brien Executive Search is committed to providing our clients with candidates who are the “Perfect Fit” for their organizations. We measure our success beyond the individual hire to the retention length of the executive. Being a member of AESC will help ensure that we are on the cutting edge of advances in the search industry as we continue to perform at the levels that we set for ourselves.”

About AESC

Since 1959, AESC has set the quality standard for the executive search and leadership advisory profession. AESC Members, ranging in size from large global executive search and leadership advisory firms and networks to regional and boutique firms, represent 9,000+ trusted professionals in 1200+ offices, spanning 70+ countries. AESC Members are recognized leaders of global executive search and leadership advisory solutions. They leverage their access and expertise to place, find and develop more than 80,000 executives each year in board of directors and C-level positions for the world’s leading organizations of all types and sizes. Dedicated to strengthening leadership worldwide, AESC and its members share a deep commitment to the highest quality standards in executive search and leadership consulting—for the benefit of clients and the profession. We Shape. Connect. Educate. Learn more about us at

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