Odgers Berndtson Acquires HR Specialist

Odgers Berndtson has acquired Charleston Partners, an executive search and talent advisory firm that exclusively recruits HR professionals and advises on human capital management issues. 

Francis Luisi, founding principal of Charleston Partners, will lead the Odgers Berndtson U.S. HR practice and working in the firm’s New York and Houston offices.

Fran Luisi is a recognized leader in retained executive search and talent acquisition across a wide variety of industry sectors, helping organizations build the depth, breadth, and quality of their human resources talent and functions around the world. Mr. Luisi recruits human resources and human capital executives and professionals ranging from Chief Human Resource Officers to broad-based senior level HR business partners and functional specialists. He has achieved unmatched results in meeting the growing demands for global human resources talent at multi-national companies in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Emerging Markets.

“This acquisition and new relationship for us strongly bolsters Odgers Berndtson’s global HR recruiting expertise,” said Steve Potter, managing partner for Odgers’ U.S. operations. “Fran understands the power that his numerous relationships can have on a multi-practice firm such as ours. His connections span every business at the highest levels and his unparalleled experience will greatly enhance our success in recruiting across all of our practices,” he added.

Mr. Luisi has appeared frequently in the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company, Human Resource Executive, and Workforce Management, discussing human resources and global talent acquisition issues.