Darlington Partners, Ltd. has led the retained recruiting industry in the presentation and placement of Women and Diverse leaders for twenty five years — long before it was the popular, preferred, or accepted thing to do. The Darlington Partners name is synonymous with honesty & candor and we have earned the trust of diverse executives and candidates at all levels. Our placements have often been pioneers in the hiring organization.

Diverse candidates have comprised more than thirty five percent of all executives presented by our company. Our enterprise level placement of diverse leaders includes:

  • President
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Credit Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Quality Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Investment Risk Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer

As a senior corporate officer Rick Darlington received numerous awards for the hiring and development of diverse, developmentally challenged, and veteran populations. He is personally credited with the identification, recruitment, and mentoring of two of America's most prominent African American business leaders. As a corporate executive committee member Rick was the sole member of management to receive a perfect cultural awareness score from all employee groups. His leadership included long standing Board membership on one of the country's foremost rehabilitation organizations.

Linda Brown has long been active in Women's groups and has provided leadership to a variety of professional and not-for-profit groups. Linda has guided a number of women's organizations in structure and process activities. She has a long history of involvement with special needs programs and is active in Special Olympics in Illinois and Wisconsin.