Welcome to Industrial Search Partners

We are a contemporary breed of executive recruiting firm specializing in targeted talent acquisition dedicated to the Industrial, Energy and Infrastructure sectors.

Tap Into Our Experience & Network

We are veteran partners with deep industry experience. We understand your business and can speak to candidates at the level needed to assess true competency and fit. We know the success of our candidate reflects our success as a search firm, and we present only the most qualified candidates that will work within your culture.

Patrick Ference
Managing Partner
Pat has over 30 years of experience in corporate leadership and senior executive search. A former CHRO, he recruits senior executives within all of the major functions.
Jason Ward
Managing Partner
Jason has more than three decades of industrial and international business experience, with a focus on assignments across the industrial and transportation market segments.
Sarah Stewart
Managing Director
Sarah has over 30 years of executive recruiting experience, and is our resident expert in Board Services. She has conducted board search engagements for companies in a broad range of industries including industrial manufacturing.
Kate Murphy
Senior Associate
Kate brings nearly fifteen years of experience recruiting a wide range of professionals. She has first-hand knowledge of retained, contingent, and high volume staffing within manufacturing and industrial environments.
Nancy O'Malley
Senior Associate
Nancy O'Malley brings over 20 years of recruiting experience with a background in search firms and corporate recruiting within various disciplines and industries.
Janet Brown
Marketing Director
Janet leads Industrial Search Partners’ digital marketing and communications efforts with a mandate to accelerate business development through outreach to all fields of industrial manufacturing and services.
Allison Keller
Business Manager
Allison is a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of experience in business management, financial management and human resources. She is responsible for our day-to-day operations and accounting.

See Our Work

Our size and structure enables agility, speed and personal touch. With only seven team members, we act faster than the institutional investor-controlled big firms. Clients have a dedicated team working on your search beginning to end.

Let's begin a dialogue today to build a better future for you and your organization.