January 2019

Slayton Search Partners Announces Promotions to Kick Off the New Year




Slayton Search Partners, a globally respected leader in retained executive search, is proud to announce the promotions of Ryan Prepelica, Jim Ipema, and Marisa Jungels, all effective January 2019.


Ryan Prepelica joined the Slayton team in May 2015 and has been promoted from Senior Associate to Vice President and Principal. His prior experience as a Director of Executive Search for a boutique retained executive search practice in the finance function serves him well in his expanded role. His new responsibilities include managing client relationships for senior executive level searches, specializing in recruiting senior leaders in the life, health and property-casual insurance industry as well as healthcare systems.


Jim Ipema has also been promoted from Senior Associate to Vice President and Principal. Prior to joining Slayton in December 2015, Jim gained significant experience at a prominent, international search firm, adding to his decade of executive search experience. With a focus on Retail and Consumer Goods, Jim has successfully executed over 200 executive search assignments for Fortune 500, private equity-backed and family-owned organizations. In his new role, he will develop and expand client relationships in addition to building relationships with key and upcoming executives.


Marisa Jungels has been promoted from Associate to Senior Associate after joining the Slayton team in October 2013. She has continued to build a wealth of experience and expertise in the HR sector, across functions including CHRO, Group Level HR Business Partners, Compensation & Benefits, and Talent Acquisition/Management. In her expanded role, she will support Slayton partners with searches for large publicly-traded companies and PE-owned portfolio companies.


“We are delighted to award these promotions to Ryan, Jim, and Marisa,” comments Rick Slayton. “They have each proven their expertise and passion in their existing roles, and we look forward to great work from them going forward. Further, these promotions represent a significant growth phase for Slayton Search Partners in 2019, as we continue to expand our reach and serve our clients in an even greater capacity.”


For more information about the Slayton team, visit the profiles of our Search Executives.


About Slayton Search Partners

Slayton Search Partners is a top retained executive search firm, serving some of North America’s most recognized companies. Slayton’s limit-less® approach to executive search has made the firm the first choice of U.S. businesses and organizations who demand the best possible search results. By focusing on a structure that balances the size needed to do the job with the size needed to deliver personal attention and service, Slayton avoids restrictions that limit traditional search firms. This helps transform the relationships with our clients into a limit-less® opportunity for high-quality solutions.


Slayton’s combination of highly experienced and focused search professionals, coupled with its record for attentive personal service, has made it one of the most highly-respected retained executive search firms in the country.