Northbound Executive Search connects talented professionals with well-run organizations in and around New York City, on a permanent and temporary or consulting basis.

Who We Are

We are a team of dedicated professionals motivated by providing a much higher level of commitment, expertise, and service to the companies and professionals we partner with.

The proof is in what our clients say – we gain a total picture of their needs and deliver through a customized, rigorous search process.

Of professional recruitment experience across the Executive Leadership Team
Candidates to access in our network
Average starting salary for placed candidates
Clients across the most sought after industries in and around NYC

Our Values


People are at their best when they are genuinely excited about what they do. Our team thrives on the idea of rallying around a uniformed commitment to making our clients happy – it’s why we’re here.


The sum is so much greater than the parts - we are better together and are highly accountable to each other first. We learn from our diverse perspectives, which allows us to achieve a common goal cohesively.


We make things happen because they won’t if we don’t. Being relentlessly committed to this requires greater thought, discipline, effort and a strong desire to succeed, every day.

What We Do

We are searchers – we constantly find the best talent by mining our existing network and making connections. Our goal is to identify a select group of talented professionals who possess the knowledge and experience to impact our client’s bottom line positively. We take our responsibility as a strategic partner seriously and have refined our recruitment process to ensure the highest level of service for both the candidates and clients we serve.

For candidates, identifying the right recruitment professional to work with is critical. Partnering with us provides access to the most sought-after firms and positions available. We become your advocate in the marketplace.  This becomes essential to making the right, informed decision. If you are a candidate looking to take your career to the next level, or a client looking to hire strong talent, Contact Us.

Our Services

Our Approach

A Partner

Unlike other firms that act as vendors, our Recruiters act as a true partner to you, managing a highly effective process. We recognize the value of spending time getting to know you and your needs, beyond what a job description or resume provides.

A Match

So much goes into making a successful hire that keywords and search phrases never capture. When asked, most people value who they work with as much as what they do. Genuinely getting to know our clients and candidates ensures we are not only making a functional match, but also the right fit.

A Better Experience

We listen, evaluate, provide insight and help prioritize what is most important to both the clients and candidates we serve. Not only does this result in a much higher level of success, it also makes for a more enjoyable, professional experience.

We'll Help You Find the Right Fit

For Employers

In today’s fast-paced business environment, the ability for new talent to assimilate and perform quickly in the organization they join is how we measure our success.

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For Job Seekers

We pride ourselves on connecting great talent with great companies. Whether actively or passively looking, having an informed advisor to partner with is essential to effective career management.

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Management Team
Check us out on LinkedIn to get to know the full team!

Shana Applebaum

Managing Partner

Justin Brower

Managing Partner

Jay Kondrup

Managing Partner

Tyler Trilling

Managing Partner

Dean Patane, CPA


Valerie Attar

Senior Vice President

Tamie Brenner

Senior Director

James Carroll


Mae Comerford


Joyia Johnson

Senior Director

Aly Montgomery

Vice President

Thomas Mouton

Senior Vice President

Laura Pirrone

Senior Vice President

Brian Reid

Senior Director

Grace Russo

Vice President

Chris Scialo

Senior Director

Angela Uzzo

Senior Vice President

Ashley Zernich

Senior Director
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Join Our Team

Are you a motivated individual and interested in being considered for a position on our team, awesome!

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