Odgers Berndtson hires head of aerospace, defense & national security practice

Executive search firm Odgers Berndtson has announced it has hired Jon Barney as a partner and the head of its Aerospace, Defense & National Security Practice, the company said.

Barney, who has more than 20 years of executive search, leadership development and management consulting experience, will be based in Odgers Berndtson´s Washington DC, office.

The newly formed practice builds on the firm´s existing relationships in the Industrial, Aviation, Technology, and Government sectors and broadens its global reach. In leading the practice, Barney will bring to bear his deep industry expertise to address the most pressing strategic talent requirements facing senior leaders in the global aerospace, defense and national security sector.

Barney will lead the expansion of the business and build on the reputation and expertise of the well-regarded Odgers Berndtson Aerospace, Defence & National Security Practice in London, led by Clare Glackin.

Before joining Odgers Berndtson, Barney was a Senior Partner at another global executive search firm where he advised Aerospace and Defense clients.

Odgers Berndtson has delivered executive search, leadership assessment, and development strategies to the world´s biggest and best organizations. Odgers Berndtson´s 250+ partners cover more than 50 sectors and operate out of 59 offices in 29 countries.