We are a team of experts with our hands and minds in all industries, functions, geographies and more. Our established relationships across the globe, our prowess as search and leadership consultants, and a commitment to continuous learning allow us to deliver the most diverse, talented and successful leadership to our clients.
CONNECTIONS Our international team is comprised of experienced and effective consultants focused on many industries and markets. Brownestone clients enjoy our extensive backgrounds in consumer, fashion, hospitality, retail and other industries. At startups and the largest international corporations alike, boardrooms and C-Suites around the world are full of our candidates, clients and contacts.
FEWER RESTRICTIONS & MORE OPPORTUNITIESThe Brownestone Group is a fast and nimble consultancy with unlimited reach. We are leaders in the recruiting and leadership thought industry, trained by the world’s most prestigious companies and now free of their infamous off-limits lists. Minimal off-limits means a more thorough search, complete with many additional top-tier prospects that the largest firms cannot reach.
"I have known and worked with Tim Boerkoel for close to twenty years. During the years of rapid and complex global growth for the Ralph Lauren Corporation Tim worked with me and our senior team as a fully engaged partner. Through his in-depth understanding of the Ralph Lauren culture, he was able to make position specifications and requirements come alive. His approach was highly consultative, enabling him to successfully complete numerous key senior level positions across the global enterprise. Tim’s creative approach to identifying talent, going well beyond the list of usual suspects, coupled with his comprehensive understanding of the multi-channeled universe of contemporary retailing, enabled him to make enormous contributions, helping us build global capability. I would without hesitation seek Tim out should I once again be on the search for first class talent."
Mitch Kosh – Former EVP & CAO, Ralph Lauren Corporation
"Tim is a wonderful combination of a smart, savvy, strategic leader. I've had the pleasure to work with Tim, admiring his exceptional search process, resulting in recruitment of top talent. He is a phenomenal executive with outstanding listening skills bringing companies to the next level. Tim has passion in all aspects of life, professionally combined with being a caring friend... truly a rare combination! I'm so proud of Tim founding The Brownstone Group, continuing to serve companies and executives worldwide."
Terri Eagle – President & CEO, Michael Aram
"I have known and worked with Tim Boerkoel for many years, both as a client and a candidate. He has successfully placed me and many executives at companies at which I’ve worked. Tim is a unique recruiter in that he strives to have a deep understanding of the DNA of a company, and the chemistry and culture that define it. Only then does he begin the process of identifying the missing pieces needed to complete the puzzle, yielding a fully-functional organization that is equipped to succeed in the modern, competitive world. Tim is a professional, a diplomat, a coach and a sounding board. He uses both head and heart to help businesses thrive."
Stephen Croncota – Chief Marketing Officer, Versace
"I have worked with Tim as a candidate, a client and a source. He is unlike any other executive search consultant I have interfaced with, and his industry knowledge is expansive. Tim's interest in learning about and representing a brand, combined with an innate curiosity for company organization and leadership, make every search successful and enjoyable. Additionally, his passion for getting to know candidates, their backgrounds and interests, is unparalleled. Tim has extremely high standards, is a consummate professional and is truly focused on partnering with all parties involved in order to ensure a successful match. I have very much enjoyed relying on his honesty and straight-forward approach over the years, and look forward to working with Tim and watching him expand his knowledge and global relationships in the future."
Robert Hanson – CEO, John Hardy