Succession Partners
Global Executive Search and Management Consulting

Succession Partners

Transforming Boards & Senior Leadership Teams


We help our clients navigate the sea change of disruption and support the transformation of their boards and leadership teams…

Founded in late 2016, Succession Partners offers an innovative new business model designed to assist clients strategically and proactively manage their organization and succession plans. We conduct Board Director, C-Suite and senior-level executive searches of the highest quality but at significantly lower fees than retained search industry standard fees.

Our full suite of services includes: board assessment, succession, transformation, and director search; C-Suite and senior management executive search; and confidential strategic and proactive organization, succession plan, and related management development consulting.

Frederic “Ric” M. Comins, Jr., our founder, is a deeply-experienced retailer, C-Suite human resources executive, and highly skilled retained search industry practice leader, who is a trusted advisor and strategic, value-added partner to his clients.

Get in touch with us to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to enquire whether our services are right for you.




Miami, Florida
New York, New York

+1 (917) 363-0662


Areas of Expertise

Board of Directors

We offer board assessment, succession, transformation, and director search. We conduct Board Director searches of the highest quality for a flat fee which is significantly lower than retained search industry standard fees which are based on size of client. Importantly, we have a proven track record of bringing outstanding diverse talent to the Boardroom table; and last year, all of our placements were women. Two of our director search projects ended with double placements, a testament to the high quality of our slates. We also provide high touch client service and move rapidly to deliver the competencies, skill sets, and cultural fit important to success in your boardroom. For board assessment, succession, and transformation services, we charge a project fee a portion of which may be credited against resulting director search assignments.

Executive/Senior Leadership Team Search

We conduct retained executive search services, including confidential assignments, for up to 25% less than search industry standard fees. We also provide a 24-month guarantee of our placements and place your organization off limits for a similar 24 months – twice industry norms.

Succession Planning Services

We will assist you in evaluating and upgrading your organization and succession planning processes; or, if appropriate, we will partner with you to put one in place. For these and related services (executive assessment, individual development planning, mentoring, coaching, etc.), we will charge a monthly retainer based on the size and scale of the project. We may also apply a portion of these project fees against future retained search retainers.

Our Innovative New Business Model

Our innovative business model is designed to dramatically change the relationship between you and your search firm to support your organization and succession plans. When you identify a “high risk role” – a position without a ‘ready now’ or ‘ready within 12 months’ successor for which you anticipate turnover (promotion, termination, retirement, resignation, or health) – we will execute a totally-confidential search, from start to finish, to identify, recruit, and hire the right successor for that post. We work strategically and proactively, well ahead of need, and follow a time-tested, disciplined process to protect your organization’s identity. For this form of search project, our monthly retainer fee will be 40-50% less than what clients typically pay for a fully “open” search (one billed in 3 equal installments). Ultimately, the final retainer will be 25% of the successful candidate’s first year’s estimated cash compensation.


Successful people become great leaders when they learn to shift the focus from themselves to others.
— Marshall Goldsmith


Let's Chat.

Use the form below to contact us with your enquiry. Please be as detailed as possible and include your industry along with any specific document requests. To help us best service your enquiry, we recommend that you first describe the issue you’re having before telling us what you want to achieve. You may also email or call us for an appointment.

For job opportunities, please email us your resume. We’re always looking for new and exceptional talent.

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