Experience the Power of a Trusted Partnership
Ratliff & Taylor is the largest full-service talent management firm in Northeast Ohio, providing tailored solutions through three distinct practice areas: Executive Search, Leadership Development, and Career Transition.
We extend our local expertise globally through formal memberships with Career Partners International (CPI), one of the industry’s largest career transition firms, and Cornerstone International Group, the world’s 4th largest executive search practice.
Founded in 1990 by Jim Ratliff, the firm originally focused on the career transition needs of senior level executives. Jim invited Rick Taylor to become his partner in 1993, and Rick immediately went about the process of expanding Career Transition and launching the Executive Search practice. Mike Milby, now President & CEO, joined Rick and Jim in 2002, expanding the firm yet again with the addition of Leadership Development. Today, Ratliff & Taylor employs a team of 25 professionals who support hundreds of people each year and partners with over 125 client companies.
Ratliff & Taylor gets results.
Each practice area is recognized for exceeding
indicators of exceptional performance.
- Executive Search clients benefit from our 95% completion rate versus an industry average of 65%; our searches average 86 days to fill as compared to the industry average of 120 days; and with a candidate retention rate of 96%, we demonstrate our ability to determine “fit.”
- Repeat customers make up more than 75% of our Leadership Development practice, a testament to successful engagements building leadership capabilities at all levels and in a variety of industries.
- Candidates in our Career Transition practice land new jobs 20% faster than the national average and consistently move into positions of greater satisfaction. We also boast exceptional quality results with more than 95% of our candidates choosing “extremely satisfied” or “satisfied” in describing their search experience.
- We adhere to the highest ethical standards and pride ourselves on being exceptional business partners, creative with our solutions and responsive to the needs of our clients.
- We are active members of the community and recognize the importance of participating, volunteering and providing local leadership.
These are some of the reasons our clients choose to partner with us, but don’t just take our word for it.
“Thanks ever so much for all of your assistance during my transition. I can’t say enough about the professionalism and compassion of the team at Ratliff & Taylor. I know that my colleagues with whom you worked have similar feelings. You really helped to make a very difficult time in my life easier to bear. I will be forever grateful!”
Marketing & Public Affairs Executive
Working with the team at Ratliff & Taylor is a privilege. They truly are a key business partner for us and have helped our people greatly during career transitions – whether they have stayed with Sage or moved to new opportunities. Mike, Nada and the rest of the team are class acts and I value their partnership in helping us help our people.
Ratliff & Taylor is a longtime partner of Seaman Corporation. They understand our business and appreciate our culture. This has enhanced their capability to recruit key executives to our Wooster, Ohio headquarters. Ratliff & Taylor also has an outstanding Career Transition practice which we have used when associate separations have been necessary.
Ratliff & Taylor has been a valued business partner for many years, and they never take this relationship for granted. Every engagement is handled with the same level of care and sense of urgency.
When it comes to guiding executives through the career transition process, Ratliff & Taylor is simply the best.
We expect a lot from our business partners. The professionals at Ratliff & Taylor have consistently delivered exceptional results on some very challenging assignments. They have worked hard to understand our culture and partner with our internal team. I am confident in their ability to represent our Company and effectively serve as an extension of our team.
Excellent fit with our company’s culture is of utmost importance to me. The executive search consultants at Ratliff & Taylor invested the time to learn how work gets done and decisions get made in our organization. Their ability to deliver top tier executives who match our culture is impressive, to say the least.
Ratliff & Taylor facilitated the development and implementation of a succession plan for our senior leadership team. Their consultants worked closely with our emerging leaders, executive committee and Board of Directors to ensure a smooth, successful transition of leadership.
Robert J. Klonk
Responsiveness is incredible…always on the minute, excellent accessibly…very effective in keeping updates and in touch; very passionate about recruiting and an excellent ambassador for our company.
Always thorough and very forthcoming; open, candid, truthful and accurate assessments in our discussions; extremely detailed (more than I have ever seen before) in candidate background overview so as to assist in getting a snapshot of the whole person; stays connected with placed individuals and constantly seeks follow-up and how to continuously improve.
Donna (senior executive recruiter) recently helped place three key positions into our organization. I worked extremely close with her on all of them and found her to be extremely responsive and understanding of our culture. She asked all of the right questions to ensure the candidates she submitted fit all of the criteria necessary for the role. Her follow up and responsiveness are unsurpassed and she seemed to work around the clock to service our account. I would highly recommend her services and will, no doubt, use her for future retained searches.