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Since our inception, Youngerman Search Partners has been totally focused on building a collaborative, quality focused search practice.

Managing Director

The overriding business philosophy at Youngerman Search Partners is a relatively simple one:

“To provide clients and/or candidates with search capabilities, executive talent solutions or career counsel that adds value to either parties professional experiences in both a tangible and intangible manner.”

  1. We offer talent solutions to clients and candidates with a long-term focus that strives to maximize the human equity role in successful business.  

  2. We make every effort to partner in a collaborative, partnering style that is focused solely on strength of match and provides counsel both parties appreciate in content.


“All recruiting activities are always conducted in a straightforward, and ethical manner which enhances the recruitment/search process for all involved.”


Since our inception Youngerman Search Partners has been totally focused on intense talent evaluation, proper company culture identification, and providing on-point counsel to both client/candidate parties regarding the various tangible and intangible components that make up strength of match.


Having spent 30+ years in the executive search industry, David has learned what makes a strong, long-term match between his clients and candidates. He has transitioned the business in the past ten years to focus on private equity/privately held growth companies who seek true “difference makers” for their brands, organization, and businesses.


Candidates and clients alike have come to appreciate David’s passion for the business, his objective view of the intangibles which are so important to a good match as well as his overall sense of fairness to both parties, and his ability to facilitate a well managed process.


David’s experience in executive search began in 1989 with Atlanta-based Lucas Group, where David worked through the ranks from Recruiter to Senior Partner, and finally as a Managing Partner in the Atlanta office for six years. In December of 1999 David left to begin Youngerman Search Partners, Inc., a “boutique” firm specializing in  upper & mid level searches in the Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, and General Management functions.


Typical YSP searches range from President/CEO to COO/General Manager and functional leader rolls specific to sales, marketing and operations.

Prior to entering the executive search industry, David spent several years in management with the Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery thereby giving David a unique perspective of the consumer products industry and giving him a clearer understanding of the individual searches.


A native of Decatur, Ga., David is a proud father of two and grandfather of one.
He and his family currently reside in Athens, Ga. where he enjoys quality family time,
good & bad rounds of golf, as well as the Georgia mountain’s and coast.

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