Executive Search

Talent that Truly Fits

Connecting great people to great opportunities

Our results confirm what our clients tell us… a partnership with Ratliff & Taylor equals
an efficient search with exceptional outcomes. Talent that truly fits.

Why Ratliff & Taylor?


Check out what our customers have to say.

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.

Steve Becker

Chief Human Resources Officer - Signet Jewelers

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.

Robin Kilbride

President & CEO - Smithers-Oasis

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.

Irene Pastorcic

Director of Human Resources - Mid-West Forge

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.

Kevin Clere

North America Talent Acquisition Manager - Bendix


The proof is in the numbers

Ratliff and Taylor gets results.
Our success metrics on leading indicators are clearly superior compared to national averages.

A Closer Look

Graphic analysis of our search results





Recent Successes

Highlights from our list of recently completed engagements

Director of Clinical Services,   Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Financial Solutions Market Leader

Human Resources Director – Fowlerville, MI

Senior Director Total Rewards


Director of Human Resources, The Americas

Senior Revenue Analyst, Healthcare

Economic Development Director

President and CEO – Non-profit, Akron, OH

Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Consumer Products – Cleveland, OH


View more of our Search Successes »


Executive Search Team

Larry Miller

Senior Vice President/ Practice Lead, Executive Search

Linda Gray

Vice President, Executive Search Operations

Mark Little

Vice President, Executive Search

Leigh Mars

Senior Consultant, Executive Search

Karen Nichols

Senior Consultant, Executive Search

Michelle Gyure

Senior Consultant, Executive Search

Gail O’Rourke

Executive Search Consultant

Traci Barone

Senior Consultant, Executive Search

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