Ian MacNeil Joins Standish Executive Search as Principal

Veteran businessman, advisor and educator, Ian MacNeil, has joined Standish Executive Search – a New England based executive search firm that advises companies seeking accelerated growth, change or succession – as a principal of the firm. MacNeil brings over 20 years of corporate operations, finance and sales experience to the executive search firm.

“Our clients expect Standish to understand their operations and strategies, and to then identify and introduce the right candidates to realize ambitious outcomes,” said Standish Founding Principal Stanley Davis. “Ian brings the expertise, knowledge and discipline to meet or exceed these expectations.”

MacNeil has led large employee groups through new business start-ups, aggressive corporate expansions and challenging right sizing initiatives. He most recently served as a senior search consultant for a top five global executive search firm. MacNeil had previously served in key roles in the wine industry and in banking as a vice president. His depth of leadership and management experience led him to create the Hospitality Management Program at Napa Valley College. He continues to teach entrepreneurship, leadership and agriculture business to college students in New England and globally.

“It’s a great opportunity to work in a firm that understands the business of its clients, and the leadership talent they’ll need to realize their objectives. I am excited to join Standish Executive Search,” said MacNeil. “Working with Standish’s committed professionals and their effective search model will assure a good fit and lasting positive outcomes for every client.”

Standish Executive Search is a New England search firm that secures the right leaders for businesses positioning for accelerated growth, change or succession. The firm maintains an active presence in Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.