Esmina Perdiew

Vice President
773.481.9660
esmina@whitelakepartners.com

Esmina is responsible for executing tailored recruiting programs at the mid-management level, as well as providing candidate development support on select executive level assignments. With a specialty in the renewable energy, manufacturing, and industrial markets, Esmina has recruited across all levels of client organizations and brings more than fifteen years of search experience to her role.

Her background includes the successful completion of CEO and General Manager assignments, as well as functional Vice Presidents across Sales, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Operations, Sourcing, Engineering, Construction, and Legal. She has also managed numerous assignments at the Director and Manager levels, as well as high impact individual contributor roles.

Previously, Esmina served as a Vice President with RSMR Global Resources, Inc., a boutique search firm focused on the renewable energy, financial services, A/E/C, and capital equipment manufacturing industries. She was responsible for the total search life cycle and managed research, marketing, and recruiting to provide the highest level service to her clients.

Esmina began her career in the executive search industry with Cook Associates, Inc. During her tenure, she built a significant recruiting and staffing organization that operated across the firm’s key practices including consumer, chemical, industrial, manufacturing, and professional services. As Director of the Corporate Research Group within Cook Associates, Esmina managed a team of account managers and research professionals that delivered a high-touch, customizable name generation and recruiting service. She developed and deployed the firm’s first Diversity hiring initiative with Fortune 500 clients.

She earned a BA from Loyola University, and is a member of the American Wind Energy Association. Originally from Montenegro, Esmina is fluent in Serbo-Croatian. She lives in Chicago with her husband Corey.