Ron Ciardiello Managing Director

Ron Ciardiello

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Because of my business acumen and years of broad experience as an in-house and general counsel, my clients have commented that they appreciate my deep understanding of their needs and have confidence that I will only submit candidates who will be highly successful. Many candidates who seek my career counseling have said they value my experience and trust that I will give them advice that I believe is in their best interest.

Ron Ciardiello is a Managing Director in our Boston office focusing on in-house placements of senior attorneys and general counsel, with an emphasis on the technology, healthcare and higher education sectors. He also places partners and associates at law firms.

Ron has more than nine years of experience conducting executive searches for top legal talent; he previously had a successful 21-plus–year career as an attorney at a major law firm and corporation. As a recruiter, he draws heavily upon his experience practicing law to select qualified candidates and to provide candidates with insight and advice on their careers.


Ron has received high praise from his clients, including a Senior Vice President of Human Resources who wrote, "Congratulations on a wonderful job in this [GC] search. I wish you did other searches beyond legal! Your follow through, presentation of candidates, attention to detail, was all excellent. The pool of candidates met our needs, and the [hiring] process with [the successful candidate] went smoothly."

Ron began his legal career as a commercial and employment litigator at Kirkland & Ellis. He left K&E to accept a position at NYNEX, which eventually became Verizon. Ron was subsequently promoted to vice president of corporate development and general counsel for a joint venture with R.R. Donnelley & Sons.


Recent placements have included General Counsel for:

  • IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
  • Cognex Corporation
  • First Wind Holdings
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock
  • Southcoast Health
  • Syracuse University


Northwestern University School of Law: J.D.

Published member of Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology

Cornell University: A.B., magna cum laude, with distinction