Bernard Layton

Global Practice Leader, Industrial

Managing Director

Bernard has 22 years of experience in the executive search business. He began his career at a national firm and, as Partner and Division President, started the Chicago operation for the organization. In 1992, Bernard founded Morgan International, Inc. and subsequently Nicholas Partners, which rebranded as Peoplenext in October 2004. As of July 2008, Peoplenext became Stanton Chase Chicago.

Bernard has successfully performed more than 750 searches spanning a wide range of senior and mid-management positions such as Presidents, Chief Executive Officers, Partner and Senior Vice Presidents across a number of industries, with particular expertise in Engineering, Construction, Management Consulting, Consumer Products, Industrial and Financial Services.

Bernard earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

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60606 Chicago, Illinois
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