Richard S. Slayton
Managing Partner & CEO
Rick joined Slayton Search Partners in 1990, and in 2005 took the helm as the company’s Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. Most of Rick’s time is spent on client engagements and he conducts searches primarily for major consumer product, financial service and industrial companies. Professionally, Rick has conducted more than 600 search assignments for presidents/chief executive officers/general managers, chief marketing officers, chief human resource officers, chief supply chain officers, chief research & development officers, chief customer officers (sales) and chief financial officers. In recognition of his success, Rick was named as one of the World’s 100 Most Influential Recruiters by Business Week. Rick also serves on the Americas Board of AESC, the worldwide association for the top retained executive search firms.
Rick has played a central role in building Slayton Search Partners into one of the most respected “super boutiques” in the country. With a dedication to top-notch execution and long-term client relationships, Slayton Search has earned a blue chip client roster and a track record of successfully recruiting the senior most executives in these companies. You will often see Rick quoted in major publications, such as the Wall Street Journal and Business Week, in regards to talent acquisition and talent management topics.
Rick and his wife, Meg, reside in Evanston, Illinois and have three children.
- Omicron Delta Epsilon academic honor society
- Beta Gamma Sigma academic honor society
- MBA, Lehigh University
- Martindale-Rauch Scholar at Lehigh University
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Michigan