Odgers Berndtson Minneapolis’s new leadership: Executive search firm relocating to accommodate growth strategy under new leadership

04 Jan 2023

Odgers Berndtson Minneapolis’s new leadership: Executive search firm relocating to accommodate growth strategy under new leadership

Odgers Berndtson, one of the fastest-growing executive search firms in the United States, today announced that Shawn Woessner was promoted to Managing Director of the Minneapolis Office.

To accommodate growth under Shawn’s leadership, the Minneapolis Office will relocate and expand its footprint.

The current Managing Director, Ron Woessner, passes the baton to his son, Shawn, after successfully establishing the Minneapolis branch of Odgers Berndtson in 2017. Ron worked closely with the Odgers Berndtson CEO, Steve Potter, to successfully penetrate the Minneapolis market, a key area of growth for the firm. Previously, Ron was the CEO of Woessner & Associates, one of the longest established search firms in Minneapolis, and also worked at two global search firms before joining Odgers Berndtson in 2017.  

In this new transition, Ron will be named a Regional Partner, focusing on business development and leading the firm’s Midwest growth. Shawn will manage the day-to-day operations of the local office. 

“Ron set up a strong foundation for the team in the Minneapolis region,” said Steve Potter, CEO of Odgers Berndtson. “We’re excited to see his family legacy continue with Shawn at the helm.” 

The team will relocate to 333 South 7th Street, Suite 2950, Minneapolis, MN, a new office space with more room for team collaboration, client engagement, and future growth.  

“The move, for us, is about more than a bigger footprint,” said Shawn Woessner. “It’s an opportunity to more effectively help clients make strategic talent decisions and create value in the marketplace.”