When we founded Allerton Heneghan & ONeill
in 1978 we knew that many search firms would be larger, but that
none could offer clients better service on their most challenging
We built our future on this simple premise. Clients
responded and the business continues to grow year
While we purposely remain small, our efforts on
behalf of clients and our contributions to the profession enable
us to compete with much larger firms. For example, weve
appeared on the list of Americas Fifty Leading Search
Firms by Executive Recruiter News based on our reputation,
professionalism, firm growth, and quality of work.
Since our founding, Allerton Heneghan & O'Neill
has been privileged to serve a diversified client base of
Weve successfully completed search assignments
for senior executives in a wide variety of disciplines, in
most major industries, nationally and internationally. Repeat
business represents 85% of our practice.
We believe an open, professional process is the
best approach to executive search.
We strive for the highest level of professionalism
A partner is personally responsible for managing your search and
recruiting the executive who best fills your position. Each assignment
also has a research associate who is responsible for research
and logistics. This is your in-house person who always
knows the status of your search.
We regularly communicate the status of your search throughout
the assignment. This information helps you monitor our progress
and helps us both flag potential obstacles during the search process.
We work closely with you to develop a range of solutions. Just
like you, we hate to see a minor problem turn into a crisis and
then into excuses.
We return your calls promptly. The partner will always call you
back, We will always respond to your call with the information
you need promptly. Also, our home telephone numbers appear on
our business cards if you need to reach us after hours.
We pride ourselves on our creative approach to identifying, qualifying
and recruiting the right executive for your position. We use the
detailed position specifications we develop together as a search
blueprint for conducting original research in the marketplace.
This is augmented by our experience, our proprietary industry
and functional databases, published sources, and industry contacts.
Because of our manageable size, we are not hampered by the hierarchy
and structure of our larger competitors. We limit the number of
clients in each industry to avoid off-limits conflicts.
You can depend on us to fill the position. Our goal is client
satisfactionthat means finding the right executive in the
shortest time frame. If the right candidate doesnt surface
immediately, we will work as long as it takes until he or she
is recruited and hired.
You expect a high return on your search investmentthat
means hiring a key executive to help the organization increase
profits and shareholder value.
As consultants whose service is a part of this investment,
we apply our experience, expertise, and research resources to
manage an effective process to produce this return.
For our efforts, we charge a competitive professional
fee. Any out-of-pocket expenses we incur are itemized and are
directly attributable to the search.
Regarding such expenses, we recognize our fiduciary
responsibility to manage the money we spend on a search assignment
as if it were our own. Our common goal is to seek out and recruit
the best possible candidates from whom you can choose the right
executive for the job.
We believe the key ingredient to performing a successful
search is developing a close working partnership between consultant
We would be happy to discuss with you examples
of such relationships and the successful searches that resulted.
We can also refer you to our clients for additional
information about us and the effectiveness of our