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Peter Bell
General Partner
Highland Capital
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Aasted & Associates

Aasted & Associates is a retained executive search firm performing corporate officer level assignments in technology and financial services markets. We conduct high impact retained executive searches differentiated by extraordinary service and rapid project completion. Aasted & Associates was founded in 2001 by Kris Aasted, formerly a Partner with the world’s largest retained executive search firm, Heidrick & Struggles. Since then, Aasted & Associates has earned the reputation as one of the leading retained executive search firms in North America.


Across North America, Aasted & Associates fills key leadership positions, including Chief Executive Officers, General Managers, functional heads and Board Members. Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to top venture capital funded startups.

ScanSoftStar VenturesAdvanced Technology VenturesCharles River Ventures


Aasted & Associates combines the professionalism, analytical capability and resources found in the largest global retained executive search firms with the urgency, commitment to quality and personalized service associated with the best boutique firms.

Aasted & Associates completes projects in an average 70-75 day timeframe and has a 100% Success Rate across all assignments since its inception. For projects with the highest degrees of urgency, when failure is simply not an option, Aasted & Associates is the clear choice. What makes us different from other firms? See our core principles.


Retained executive search is our passion. Nothing excites us more than collaborating with our clients to recruit “A” level management teams. Many former clients rehire us as they move into senior positions in new industries and seek to recreate past successes. Read what they have to say about us in our client testimonials.