financial services headhunters

Focused on executive search and talent acquisition.

SearchTower has years of proven experience helping local, national and global organizations to source, search and recruit top talent for their most critical leadership roles. Each member of our team brings their own unique perspective, deep industry knowledge and experience, and valuable connections in the business communities.

Wm. Watson Straub


“Retained search isn’t just about finding talent – it’s about connecting an individual’s passion, expertise, and leadership style to the right culture.”

Meet Watson

Donald R. Foster, AIF

Managing Director

“The goal of an executive search partner isn’t simply to fill an opening, but also to cultivate meaningful relationships among industry leaders.”

Meet Don

Carol Essig, PHR, sHRBP

Director, Talent Acquisition

“In a vast world of talent, SearchTower has the necessary resources and specialized experience to navigate your search with precision.”


Meet Carol

Jeffrey L. Whitaker

Director, Talent Acquisition

“My focus is on finding and placing some of the most talented professionals with firms that have partnered with SearchTower.”

Meet Jeff

Lisa Marie Ardagna

Director, Talent Acquisition

“I advise clients and executives to Always Be Cultivating (ABC) by thinking of recruitment as a sales process. If you want A-players on your team, your company must spend as much time and effort attracting and retaining employees as it does on finding and keeping customers.”

Meet Lisa Marie