We Deliver Powerful Problem Identification and Effective Solutions at Your Highest Levels of Leadership.


We Create Sustainable Cultures that Align People and Strategy to your Vision, Mission, and Values.


We Identify, Coach, and Develop Adaptable High Performance Leaders for 2014 and Beyond.

Client Commentary

The Allen Austin experience is an enjoyable, interactive, educational and lasting relationship with a partner who helps identify and solve the right problems.

Don Benson
Chairman of the Board, CHR Solutions

Allen Austin is pound-for-pound the best executive search firm that I dealt with over a 40 year career -- no contest.

Jim Eggleston
Board member, Silberline Manufacturing Company

we can recommend Allen Austin to any company, in practically any situation.

John Dennis
Managing Partner & Founder, WoodRock & Company

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Integrity. Transparency. Partnership. Results.

Since 1996, Allen Austin, has been dedicated to building lasting relationships and delivering real value to our clients - not simply completing transactions.

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As a global executive search firm, our mission is to provide fully integrated global leadership solutions that allow our clients to unleash the full potential of their organizations and deliver outstanding business results. Our fundamental commitment is to do the right thing, for our people, our clients and for the global communities in which we work.

We treat our clients as we would want to be treated. We are committed to providing a unique and satisfying client experience, leveraging the total resources of the firm to achieve the best possible outcomes. We treat our associates as family. We value, respect and take care of one another; for we believe delivering outstanding client service requires an internal culture committed to enhancing the lives, effectiveness, wellbeing and fulfillment of our own.

You, our client and your desired results are the focus of every fully customized retained executive search, board services, leadership advisory and development, change management strategy, talent mapping, employee assessment, executive coaching, or management consulting engagement we conduct.

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Build Star Performers

The Keys to Talent Success That Drives Results

Complimentary Webinar - December 17, 2014

The "War for Talent" still rages across all industry sectors, but the question remains: HOW do you create star performers in your company where smart execution, effective team collaboration, valued leadership and top notch performance are the norm, not the exception?

Join presenters, Mark Hordes and Polly Shrewsbury, partners at Allen Austin, as they raise the curtain on best practices and lessons learned in establishing the critical components that unleash workforce discretionary effort and potential - yielding significant leadership employee and organizational collective gains.

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Featured Industry Practice

Private Equity

Private equity (PE) firms are operating today in an increasingly uncertain environment. After the global financial crisis, the most important lesson learned was: expect the unexpected.

Competition in the private equity sector is intensifying. Asset managers are moving into the PE space, and PE managers in emerging markets are building capacity and starting to expand geographically.

High Performance Human Capital Leadership

For better than thirty years, Rob Andrews has studied what is currently being called Human Capital Leadership.

Buzz words, trends and pop expressions come and go. What Rob talks about in this book is getting things done through people. This book reveals real world solutions that lead to high performance and retention.

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