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William J. Ferguson

William J. Ferguson serves as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ferguson Partners. Mr. Ferguson conducts senior management recruiting assignments, with a specialization in President/Chief Executive Officer searches and recruiting assignments for Boards of Trustees/Directors. He also conducts CEO succession planning assignments and facilitates public company Board assessments and senior management assessments. In 2022, Mr. […]

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Sarah Cullins Nezamis

Sarah Cullins Nezamis is a Senior Managing Director at Ferguson Partners, based in the firm’s Chicago office, where she oversees the Midwest region. Her practice focuses on C-Suite and Board recruitment across the commercial real estate industry. She leads the firm’s Retail Real Estate Practice and Financial Officers Practice, and she also participates in the

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David Thalhamer

David Thalhamer is a Senior Managing Director at Ferguson Partners. His focus is executive search within all areas of real assets including development, investment, construction, and infrastructure. His clients across the globe include private equity investors, sponsors, developers, and financial institutions. David also serves as leader of the firm’s Development Practice. Prior to joining Ferguson

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Charlie Barton

Charlie Barton is a Managing Director at Ferguson Partners and leads the firm’s Europe business. Based in the firm’s London office, Charlie specializes in real estate and real assets assignments at the Board and senior management levels, and his client profile includes listed REITs, private equity firms, private landlords, investment banks and advisory firms operating

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Matthew Hardy

With 20 years of experience managing key appointments in real estate and infrastructure, Matt leads the Ferguson Partners Australia office. As Head of Australia and New Zealand, Matt’s clients include a broad range of real estate fund managers and investment groups including REITS, investment banks, private equity, advisory groups, superannuation funds and sovereign funds. Matt

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Carleigh Price

Carleigh Price is a Managing Director at Ferguson Partners, based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Carleigh leads executive search assignments across the U.S. on behalf of real estate owners, operators and developers, real estate investment managers, real estate investment trusts, private equity funds and family offices. She co-leads the firm’s Multifamily Practice and participates

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Julia Sweeney

Julia Sweeney is a Managing Director in Ferguson Partners’ Leadership Consulting Practice and is based in the Chicago office. Julia advises clients on matters of talent strategy aligned to business strategy. She has earned a reputation for providing her clients with pragmatic insight toward talent decision-making and development. She is particularly astute at aligning motivations

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Cara Bianchini

Cara Bianchini is a Director based in Ferguson Partners’ New York office. She brings to the firm over ten years of experience in executive search and asset management. Prior to joining Ferguson, Cara founded Highlands Partners, a retained executive search firm focused on the asset management industry. Prior to that, she worked at Jensen Partners,

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Michele Goldstein

Michele Goldstein is a Director based in Ferguson Partners’ Chicago office, specializing in Board and CEO succession-related client assignments. Her expertise encompasses candidate sourcing, development, and evaluation, along with client engagement and project execution. With over 25 years in talent acquisition, Michele brings significant experience in recruiting top talent across diverse industries, including Financial Services,

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Dionna Johnson Sallis

Dionna is a Director on the Leadership Consulting team and the Head of Ferguson Partners’ Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion practice and is based in the firm’s Chicago office. Dionna’s primary area of focus is to lead strategic initiatives – based on industry best practices – informed by her subject matter expertise. Creatively, Dionna offers customizable

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