North America

North America

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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Graham R. Beatty

Graham R. Beatty serves as President of Ferguson Partners, based in the firm’s New York office. In this role, he leads the growth of the firm’s global search business, helping drive the success of the North American platform, as well as supporting the international business. In addition, he is  a member of the firm’s Board,

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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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Veronica Pastor

Veronica Pastor is a Managing Director in the Executive Search Practice of Ferguson Partners and works across North America.  She has been leading executive-level searches in the areas of real estate, seniors living, hospitality and restaurants, and infrastructure since 2004. She has worked on behalf of integrated real estate firms, investment managers, private equity firms,

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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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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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