Founded in 1997, Hobbs & Towne, Inc. “hti” has been dedicated to supporting and transforming the most innovative technology companies around the world. Partnering with venture capital, private equity and family office investors, as well as large, global companies, hti has recruited across some of the most important and impactful technology categories, including but not limited to Aerospace, Agriculture, AI, Bio & Medical, Data Science, Energy, Food, IOT, Mobility, Robotics and Sustainability. Our dedicated team provides the highest quality of service and intimacy to deliver on our client’s most challenging and critical recruiting needs.

Managing Partners

  • Andrew “Andy” Towne

    CEO & Founding Partner

    Andrew “Andy” Towne is the Co-Founder & CEO of Hobbs & Towne, Inc. (“HTI”) and pioneered sustainability-focused executive search, building the top firm in the categ...

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  • Robert “Bobby” Hobbs

    Managing Partner & Co-Founder

    Bobby has been instrumental in establishing the firm as a market leader. As early pioneers in Executive Search within the Alternative Energy / Energy Technology and Sustainability ...

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  • Wesley H. Goldstein

    Managing Partner

    As Managing Partner, Wes focuses on advising organizations undergoing periods of considerable change, whether a rapidly growing startup or middle-market restructuring. While execut...

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  • John McInerney

    Managing Partner

    John McInerney is a Managing Partner of HTI Advisory Services, a boutique consulting and advisory firm serving private companies, private equity firms, and other institutions. He i...

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Advisory Board

  • Michael Naylor

    Advisory Board

    Michael Naylor is a Managing Partner of Hobbs & Towne, Inc., based in London. He holds an unparalleled track record in non OECD and emerging market executive search, specifical...

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  • Katie McGinty

    Advisory Board

    Ms. Kathleen A. McGinty, J.D. served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Strategic Growth at Weston Solutions, Inc. Ms. McGinty was an Operating Partner at Element Pa...

  • Robert Wolf

    Advisory Board

    Mr. Robert Wolf founded 32 Advisors, LLC in August 2012 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to 32 Advisors, Mr. Wolf is a Co-Founder of 32 Advisors and Measure. He spe...

  • Deborah Hopkins

    Advisory Board

    Deborah Hopkins is Citi’s Chief Innovation Officer and CEO of Citi Ventures. Ms. Hopkins founded and built Citi Ventures recognizing the critical role innovation must play in dri...

Team

  • Aubrey Kluyber

    Operations Administrator

    Joining the company in 2015 as an integral member of the Hobbs & Towne operations team, Aubrey helps facilitate the operations processes of the business. In addition to providi...

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  • Bailey Whitman

    Associate

    Bailey is a graduate of Connecticut College and was a double major in Economics and Environmental Studies with a focus in Sustainability. During his time there, Bailey was a four-y...

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  • Brandy Knox

    Director of Operations

    With more than 15 years of operations experience in recruiting, Brandy is the “master of things,” working behind the scenes to keep the search process running smoothly from bus...

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  • Chris Clements

    Vice President

    Chris joined Hobbs & Towne to support the growth of its West Coast operations. Since joining the team in 2014, he has approached each interaction as an opportunity to build a l...

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  • Daniel Cremins

    Senior Partner

    Dan has been conducting executive searches and building management teams for over two decades. He joined Hobbs & Towne in 2002 and has been a partner with the firm since 2007. ...

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  • Danielle Munley

    Partner

    Danielle joined Hobbs & Towne in 2014 and is a Partner where she shares her time between the Philadelphia and NYC office. She has an extensive background in executive recruitin...

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  • Douglass Smith

    Vice President

    Doug is a long-time industry professional and a senior member of the firm with over twenty years in executive level search in the energy industry. He has led searches for several h...

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  • Ed Saxman

    Vice President

    Ed joined Hobbs & Towne less than a year after its inception 20 years ago. Throughout his tenure his primary focus has been in the Packaging Industry placing senior sales and b...

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  • Gabrielle Marciano

    Senior Associate

    Gabrielle graduated from the University of Delaware with a double major in Animal and Food Science and Agriculture and Natural Resources. During her senior year at UD, she raised 2...

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  • Haley Preschutti

    Marketing Associate

    Haley joined Hobbs & Towne in 2020 after working in the investment management industry, specifically serving Endowments and Foundations. Over the course of her career she has d...

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  • Jessica Towne

    Senior Associate

    Jessica joined Hobbs & Towne after graduating from the University of Delaware with a degree in Business Management and a minor in dance. Since joining the HTI team, Jessica has...

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  • Justin E. Hauser

    Vice President

    With more than 18 years of executive search experience, Justin Hauser has executed on hundreds of successful search projects, helping his clients build high performing executive te...

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  • Keith Salamone

    Partner

    Keith has completed a number of Board, C-level, and VP- level search assignments at Hobbs & Towne, Inc. He has over eleven years of executive search experience in a variety of ...

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  • Kevin P. Brown

    Senior Partner

    An expert in executive search, Kevin has the unique perspective of having worked with some of the best-known companies in the world, including Pfizer, NRG, Johnson & Johnson, B...

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  • Kris Kennedy

    Director of Finance & Human Resources

    As an advocate for sustainability and technology innovation, Kris returned to the Hobbs & Towne team as Director, Finance and Human Resources. Overseeing the financial operatio...

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  • Leo Pound

    Operating Partner, HTI Advisory Services

    Restructuring & Interim Management Mr. Pound received his degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting from LaSalle University. Mr. Pound is a 10 year veteran o...

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  • Marc Salamone

    Senior Partner

    Marc is approaching his twentieth year at Hobbs & Towne. He is a people person who thrives on the human-element of what he does. His ability to build strong, lasting relationsh...

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  • Mary McQuirns

    Project Assistant

    Mary joined Hobbs & Towne in 2003 and has been an integral part of the project support team. She assists our recruiters by providing research assistance and data entry support....

  • Maureen H. Haley

    Business Administrator

    As Business Administrator, Maureen interfaces with our clients and candidates for expense processing, client accounts payable, and placement process support. Prior to Hobbs & T...

  • Mike Westcott

    Operating Partner, HTI Advisory Services

    Leadership Assessment, Organizational Development and Executive Coaching Mike is co-founder of the strategic HR consultancy Westcott & Judge, providing strategic HR Advisory se...

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  • Ndeh “Will” Anyu

    Senior Associate

    Will joined HTI from Storbeck Search and Associates, an executive search firm that places C-suite executives at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. While there, he has as...

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  • Paul Gilkerson

    Partner

    Paul brings a unique blend of skills and experience to Hobbs & Towne, leveraging years of work in global finance and his experience as a successful entrepreneur in the clean en...

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  • Roddy Vaughan

    Senior Associate

    Roddy is a product of Hobbs & Towne’s internship program and joined the firm after graduating from McDaniel College with a degree in Communications & Business. During his...

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  • Roland Olsen

    Senior Partner

    Roland Olsen joined Hobbs & Towne, Inc. as Vice President of Technical Resources in 2001, bringing a wealth of technology knowledge, project management and delivery experience ...

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  • Ryan C. Houder

    Partner

    Ryan quickly established himself as a pivotal member of Hobbs & Towne’s west coast team, helping grow the firm’s presence within several disruptive markets including better...

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  • Steve Bishop

    Senior Partner

    As a Partner at Hobbs & Towne, Inc. for over 10 years, Stephen is a key member of the New York operations, and is accomplished at working with a diverse client base, ranging fr...

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  • Stephen Kyryk

    Senior Partner

    Steve joined Hobbs & Towne, Inc. in 2006 to support the growth of its technology and energy practices. He has over 20 years of recruiting and consulting experience for a wide v...

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  • Tom Willie

    Operating Partner, HTI Advisory Services

    Restructuring & Interim Management Proven visionary and operational leader with the ability to scale and manage worldwide business in highly competitive technology markets. Tom...

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  • Tom Watchko

    Vice President

    Tom has spent the last 20 years immersed in the fields of human capital, executive search and recruiting. He has founded and managed multiple start-ups in industries spanning from ...

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  • Travis Zaleppa

    Senior Associate

    Travis has helped Hobbs & Towne’s clients in the placement of Sales, Marketing, & Technical Executives, spanning across many industries including: Agriculture, Chemicals,...

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  • Whit Bowles

    Associate

    Prior to joining Hobbs & Towne, Whit worked in the medical and legal fields where he developed strong communication skills and interpersonal connections. Whit was first connect...

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Testimonials

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“Outstanding people and organization capabilities are a source of value and competitive advantage. Winning organizations invest heavily in ensuring they have the right leaders in the right positions and are committed to their ongoing development. They have high performance cultures that engage and inspire their employees and have the organization capabilities and design to drive short term and long-term performance”

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HTI Advisory Services, Operating Partner