About Our Firm
Ronald Dukes Associates is the retained executive search firm focused on your organization’s success. Our service combines traditional values, unparalleled expertise, and sophisticated assessment methodology and communications technology. We build a long-term productive collaboration with client organizations seeking the independent, expert counsel only Ronald Dukes Associates can provide:
Expertise gained from “in the trenches” industry experience
Firm Founder Ron Dukes came up through the management ranks at several prominent U.S. global manufacturers before honing his consultation skills during nearly 20 years as a partner with Heidrick & Struggles and several years with Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Results-oriented capabilities of an established practice providing consultation during manufacturing’s best – and toughest – times
During 19 years as partner with global retained search firm Heidrick & Struggles, Ron served the world’s foremost manufacturers. Since founding his own firm in 1999, he has continued to serve a broad scope of Industrial Products, Consumer Durables and Packaged Goods, and Automotive companies. Clients include start-ups, growth, and established organizations with public and private ownership.
Practice focus on entities having long-term collaborative relationships with manufacturing: Education, Public Policy, and Nonprofit
Like leadership in the industries that have continuously demonstrated dedication to community and nation, Ron has devoted personal and professional energies to assisting organizations in the Education, Public Policy, and Nonprofit arenas. Decades of experience as a nonprofit board member enable Ron to provide clients with insightful consultation and timely results.
Successful track record of recruiting VPs in every function (sales/marketing, engineering, operations, manufacturing, HR), general managers, presidents, CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and other key positions
Candidates for your organization receive the same caliber of personalized attention as you do. Ron Dukes takes personal responsibility for all interaction with them. Candidates appreciate Ron’s professional, gracious treatment and confidentiality. Clients value his ability to assess talent while providing potential team members with a positive introduction to the organization and opportunity.
Personalized service possible only with a finite, exclusive client roster
Ron’s personal management and execution of every step of the search process is the reason many clients repeatedly retain him. Ron knows their challenges, company strengths, goals, and culture. He shares their commitment to realizing goals with the right talent. That’s why Ronald Dukes Associates accepts a select number of assignments from a limited number of clients who desire long-term relationships.
Our clients range across industries from small, privately-held companies to large public companies and entrepreneurial start-ups. Our industry practices include in-depth experience in Industrial Products, Consumer Durables and Packaged Goods, Automotive and Education, Public Policy and Nonprofit.