Ben joined Slayton Search Partners in January 2009 as an Executive Vice President in the Firm’s Consumer and Industrial Practice Groups. Ben brings 30+ years of senior-level professional experience including a decade in executive search. His clients include Fortune 50, leading family-owned corporations and select private equity-backed portfolio companies. He has successfully recruited for a range of positions including: board of directors, presidents, chief executive officers, chief financial officers and senior roles in sales, marketing and business development.
Previously, he was President of a boutique search firm, where he managed all aspects of the business, working closely with a talented group of search professionals to strategically grow each of the practices. Prior to that, Ben was Managing Director, Chicago and Global Managing Director of the Industrial Markets Practice at a large, global search firm.
He has held various senior management positions with leading corporate organizations and was also the CEO of a 30+ unit, Midwestern restaurant chain. Ben’s experience in both the corporate and entrepreneurial arenas enables him to offer clients unique perspectives and insights into the assessment and recruitment of extraordinary executives. Ben’s clients find him to be a knowledgeable, highly talented, personable and collaborative leader who is passionate in his commitment to build long-term client partnerships through service excellence.