There is no lack of search firms when you’re ready to make your decision. What separates Francis & Associates from the rest?

We’re specialized. We stay focused on placing senior level executives. By not trying to be everything to everyone, we're able to be the best at what we do.

We’re seasoned. We've been successfully solving our client hiring needs for over 30 years, so you know you'll be working with a team that takes its track record very seriously.

We’re successful. Upon completion of over 650 assignments, more than 75% of our assignments are with repeat clients. Some of our existing clients have entrusted us with us as many as 75 assignments over the years.

We’re smart. We’ve performed a wide variety of assignments in all types of industries. As a result, we know the best ways to identify and recruit the talent you need to successfully move your business forward.

We’re selective. Limiting the number of assignments we work on at any given time allows us to provide a superior level of service to our clients.


Positions We Help Recruit

Senior Business Executives

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • President
  • Vice President
  • General Manager


  • General Manager
  • Vice President, Manufacturing
  • Business Manager
  • Plant Manager

Finance and Information Systems

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Vice President, Finance
  • Treasurer
  • Controller

Human Resources

  • Vice President, Human Resources
  • Vice President, Benefits
  • Director, Compensation


  • Sr. Vice President, General Counsel
  • Chief Patent Attorney
  • Division Patent Attorney
  • Chief Environmental Attorney

Science and Technology

  • Vice President, R&D
  • Senior Formulations Scientist
  • Research Department Head
  • Director of Development
  • Corporate Manager - Environmental