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About the Association​​

International Retained Search Association (IRSA) members have been through a selection process to ensure they run a retained executive search firm and have maintained an exemplary reputation in their field.

At IRSA, we discuss current topics and leverage the groups significant experience while trying to address impending issues to avoid disruptions in our business. Our discussions are interactive and participation is encouraged to ensure all ideas and perspectives are addressed.


Forbes 250 Firms


Current Members




Years of Experience

Meet the Board


Cliff Miras

Cliff is a Managing Partner of Miras Search Partners, a highly specialized pharma & biotech focused search firm.


Tim Spidel

Tim is the founder and owner operator of Spidel Burnfin, a leading executive search firm in the Wealth Management industry.

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Judy Kirby

Judy is president of Kirby Partners, a retained executive search firm in healthcare information technology and cybersecurity.


James Abruzzo

James is the founder of JGA Partners, a firm specializing in Executive Search Industry Services.


Brent Verriez

Brent is the Executive Vice-President of Verriez, a Retained Executive Search specializing in C-Suite roles and Senior Financial Officers

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