our firm

JWC Partners was founded on the principles of superior client service with a focus on strengthening Boards of Directors and global executive teams. We focus on the recruitment of talented Board Directors and executives who work closely with the Board, ensuring a strong cultural fit. Our board placement and board assessment services enable executives to develop professionally and boardrooms to function effectively.

At JWC Partners, we specialize in executive search, Board Director recruitment, and board assessment. We work closely with our clients to understand their strategic needs and learn the company's culture to ensure we recruit the best candidates. Often we begin by meeting several Board Directors and executives to gain a full understanding of the company and the strategic direction. Our clients appreciate our assistance in aligning talent and organizational capabilities with strategic priorities.

Our commitment to high standards of excellence and professionalism are key elements of our recruitment and assessment services. Through strong relationships and strategic alliances around the globe, we bring a track record of success to our clients.

2016 Corporate Board Survey Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual corporate board survey.  To view the results, please click on the following link 2016 Survey Results.

2016 Agenda Article: Cyber Expertise Tops Most-Wanted List

Competition is high among boards to find directors who can fill skills gaps related to cyber security and digital technology. Boards want highly capable cyber-security experts who can help them oversee cyber risks and defenses from a risk-management perspective, as well as directors who can help execute strategic goals in such areas as e-commerce and digitization. Search experts say the smartest boards are recruiting directors with both types of skills. Read the full article here.

2015 MIT Webinar: A Board's Role in a Digital Economy

JWC Partners recently joined with MIT Sloan Management's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) to host a webinar discussing the changing role of a board in a digital economy.  If you are interested in viewing a recording of the video, please click  here.

2015 Agenda Weekly Article

Jennifer Christensen was recently featured in an article that discusses a report which finds that nearly 20% of board positions are held by directors who are likely to hit a retirement age in the next 5 years.  Jennifer addresses the importance of director succession planning here.

As a candidate I found Jennifer to be very thoughtful and analytical in her approach. She matched my skills and expertise to the position, but also focused on culture “fit". She was a valuable resource, staying in touch every step of the way.
Bonnie C. Lind
Chief Financial Officer, Neenah Paper, Inc.
Director, Empire District Electric Company
JWC Partners has conducted “traditional” searches for us but also performed a board level assessment. All work was done with the utmost professionalism, producing the highest quality results. The feedback assessment was extremely insightful and is a program we will work on together in the future.
David Greer, Managing Director
Keystone Capital, Inc.
In comparison to a large, global firm, JWC Partners was off the charts in responsiveness and personal touch. They recruited an outstanding board director for us and were always accessible.
Sally Chial
Former Chief HR Officer, Capella Education Company