North Wind Partners

Paramount Performance. Proven Trust. Powerful Results.


The currents of change

and headwinds of competition

are strong and often crushing


What will be the greatest differentiator
between companies that navigate
the market successfully
and those that don’t?


Talent will be the big differentiator
between companies that succeed
and those that don’t.”

~Bill Conaty, Former Head of HR, General Electric

~Ram Charan, World Renowned Business Guru


Helping our clients attract, develop and

retain the right talent has resulted in a

track record unmatched by

any competitor.


>>See Our Track Record


Let NorthWind Partners
help propel you toward success
with the right talent.

Welcome to NorthWind

Our DNA Defines our Culture


People Are the Solution

Leadership Team

Mark HuYoung : Managing Partner

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Deborah Ricci Joins Centerra Group as CFO; Paul Donahue Comments

Deborah Ricci, formerly chief financial officer of A-T Solutions, has joined Centerra Group as CFO. She was most recently responsible for A-T Solutions’ financial affairs, government contract pricing and compliance […]

Private Equity Firms Turn to Headhunters to Grow Portfolio Companies

NorthWind Partners, a boutique search firm focused on tapping talent for the private equity sector, has recruited David E. Kopf as president of Anaren, Inc.’s Space & Defense Group. Anaren is […]

Professional Services Council – Hospitality Suite

NorthWind Partners is a proud sponsor of The Greenbrier – Hospitality Suite. Please click the image to RSVP.

Vencore’s Mac Curtis on the 2015 Greater Washington Heart Walk

Every year millions of Americans have experienced, or are related to someone who has experienced, various forms of heart disease. Vencore, Inc. is partnering with the American Heart Association to […]

Lou Von Thaer Named CEO of DynCorp International

On June 22, Delta Tucker Holdings, Inc., the parent company of DynCorp International, Inc. (DI), released that Lewis “Lou” F. Von Thaer has been named chief executive officer (CEO). Von […]

Riverside Research Adds Stu Shea to Board of Trustees

Earlier this week Riverside Research announced that K. Stuart (Stu) Shea has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Shea has over 30 years experience in the intelligence community and […]

George Schindler Appointed to COO of CGI

According to the CGI website, George Schindler has been appointed to COO of the company. From 2006 to 2011 he served as President of the US-Canada division of GGI where […]

2015 GOV CONference

“In this LPTA environment, government contractors are forced to take actions that shrink and streamline their operations in order to achieve the lowest possible bid.  Join us for an informative […]

Camber Corporation Names Philip Nolan CEO

“Phil is returning to what he does best: guiding a good company on the path toward growth,” NorthWind Partners Managing Partner Mark HuYoung said. “He led Stanley to almost $1 billion by […]

SAIC Appoints Deborah Dunie to Board of Directors, HR and Compensation Committee

“Deb joined CACI when Jack (London) and Paul (Cofoni) recognized the need for the CTO role,” Northwind Partners Managing Parter Mark HuYoung said. “She pushed the organization to develop a […]

Venkatapathi “PV” Puvvada Named President of Unisys Federal Systems

Mark HuYoung: “The truth is that PV has been doing a great job in that role for almost a year,” Northwind Partners Managing Partner Mark HuYoung said. “They just need to […]

2015 Market Outlook: Northwind Partners’ Mark HuYoung — Meaningful Analytics Will Play an Increasing Role

Mark HuYoung: “Thankfully, 2015 looks to be a busy year for everyone. Out of the gates, our firm is covered up with leadership rebuilds, replacements, successions and additions, which tells me […]

GovCon Executives Announce Patrick Gray as One of Their “Top 10” Recruiters for 2014

“Patrick Gray is a partner and managing director at NorthWind Partners‘ Virginia office. He previously served as a partner at Korn Ferry, is a former U.S Army intelligence officer and served at the branch’s Intelligence […]

CSC Modifies Leadership Structure to Cut Overhead, Improve Customer Relations

“Larry has been an integral part of Dave’s efforts to reshape NPS over the past year and a half,” Northwind Partners Managing Partner Mark HuYoung said. “They’ve had great alignment […]

Randy Fuerst Takes Helm at Oceus Networks as CEO, President

“Being a deeply experienced, visible leader in the community and an existing, integral member of the C-suite at Oceus, Randy is a logical choice to take the reins from Doug,” […]

KeyPoint Government Solutions Appoints Eric Hess Chief Executive Officer

LOVELAND, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 31, 2014– KeyPoint Government Solutions (KeyPoint) today announced the appointment of Eric A. Hess as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He succeeds Jeff Schlanger, who has been CEO […]

Leidos President, COO Stu Shea Resigns; Company Releases Fourth Quarter, FY2014 Results

With his deep networks, board experience, and personal involvement in the community, I have no doubt Stu will find a number of exciting things in which to get involved. His […]

Serco, Inc. Appoints Al Pisani as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development

With a 30-year career segued between operations and business development leadership and experience supporting a broad range of customers, Al Pisani is a strong fit to lead all corporate development […]

Patrick Gray Featured in Automotive News

Patrick Gray’s Outlook: Superior Industries races time in naming next CEO. Written by Vince Bond Jr. on March 14, 2014 in Automotive News Sometimes, the process can hit a speed […]

Mark HuYoung Featured in WashingtonExec

Mark HuYoung’s 2014 Outlook: An increase in the number of mid to lower mid-market deals but says companies will struggle with organic growth. Written by Michelle Davis on December 27, […]

Dr. John Hillen Named Executive in Residence and Professor of Practice of GMU’s School of Management

John Hillen’s experience managing the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs coupled with a number of diverse successes as a private sector business leader makes him a superb addition to the academic […]

Serco, Inc. Announces Leadership Changes: Dan Allen Named Chairman and CEO

Dan is the right individual to guide the North American business through this next phase of growth, especially given the current market turbulence. Dan understands how to take calculated risks that […]

NorthWind Partners Announces New Hire

It is our privilege to announce Brian Thomas as the Managing Director for NorthWind Partners! Based in the Reston, VA office, Brian partners with a diverse clientele to develop and […]

NorthWind Partners Launches Refreshed Online Presence

At NorthWind Partners, we’re excited to share our newly refreshed online presence. We engaged Zatori Branding and Marketing to conduct an in-depth analysis of  our “Organizational DNA” and then transmute […]

Mark HuYoung Featured in WashingtonExec

Mark HuYoung’s 2013 Outlook: Growth in Cyber, Health, Energy and Budget Streamlining Initiatives Written by Srimathi Sridhar on January 9, 2013 in Execs to Know, News – Comments Off WashingtonExec […]

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