Overview

On-Ramps is a full-service search and consulting firm serving organizations in the social sector. Our passion for social change fuels our determination to put the right people in the right positions. And our track record of successful placements reflects our hard work and high standards.

Why work with On-Ramps?

On-Rampers Imani Doyle and Alana Althans laugh together as they work on an executive search

Because we're really good at:
Exceeding Expectations

In a recent survey of On-Ramps clients, 96% of respondents said we met their expectations, and 59% went on to say that we surpassed them. They praised our thorough process and thoughtful approach, which results in positions that not only stay filled, but also in employees who bring more to the table than what's listed in the job description.  Read more about our process.
On-Rampers Imani Doyle and Alana Althans laugh together as they work on an executive search
On-Ramper Les James works on her laptop

Challenging Assumptions

We're not afraid to ask hard questions: What are your underlying assumptions and are they right? Who besides the obvious candidates could do this job? How could we help you change the way you look for or interview candidates? We investigate all angles to ensure we provide you with the best possible solution.
On-Ramper Les James works on her laptop
On-Ramps Partner Robert Mayer and On-Ramper Kristen Poemer talk at their desks. On-Ramper Saad Qureshi smiles in the back

Providing access to robust, diverse networks

We work with a broad range of organizations and candidates nationwide. We view success as bringing you a highly qualified slate of candidates from a variety of sectors with a wide array of personal and educational backgrounds, career experiences, and content expertise. Because our expertise and networks span both private and public, corporate and nonprofit, we know how to identify and assess transferable skills.
On-Ramps Partner Robert Mayer and On-Ramper Kristen Poemer talk at their desks. On-Ramper Saad Qureshi smiles in the back
On-Ramps Partner Sarah Kwon Johnson and On-Ramper Kristen Poemer laugh together as they work on a new executive search

Helping to create diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplaces

Our commitment to DEI is a fundamental aspect of our work throughout the search process. Specifically, we work closely with you and your team to understand how DEI shows up in your work and culture. We use this understanding to inform our efforts to build a diverse candidate pipeline that reflects your organization’s priorities. In addition, we advise you on designing a selection process that mitigates bias and is inclusive to candidates of all backgrounds. Learn more about our process and how DEI is integrated into it.
On-Ramps Partner Sarah Kwon Johnson and On-Ramper Kristen Poemer laugh together as they work on a new executive search
On-Ramper Josh Baquedano looks at his laptop, talking on his phone with a potential executive search candidate

Cultivating transformative candidates

Many of the candidates in a typical search process are not active job seekers; they’re qualified professionals who first hear about open roles from our team. We have a dedicated team of Research Specialists that drives high-quality research to find them. These researchers develop archetypes of different candidate profiles and then develop strategies to reach them. We examine conferences, events, speaker series, podcasts, and political appointments to help identify transformative candidates.
On-Ramper Josh Baquedano looks at his laptop, talking on his phone with a potential executive search candidate