Adison Partners

About Us

Adison Partners is a global, boutique talent management consulting firm focused on the identification, selection, and development of disruptive and innovative talent in North America, Europe, and Asia. The ever-changing dynamics of the world in which we live affect every aspect of how companies operate, forcing companies to rethink their strategy for sourcing, acquiring, developing, engaging, and retaining top talent. Modern businesses must continue to renew themselves around core principles that address all aspects of the future of work and take bold, innovative approaches to talent. At Adison Partners, we find and develop “uncommon talent” for companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 organizations.

Jim DiPietropolo

Founder & Managing Partner

As a Founder & Managing Partner at Adison Partners, Jim DiPietropolo has a sincere respect for the pressures faced by his clients and a commitment to getting the job done effectively and efficiently, while developing long term, deep client relationships. Building on many years in the recruiting industry, Jim has developed an appreciation for the skills required to succeed – assertiveness combined with professionalism, the ability to truly listen to and understand a client’s needs.

While serving as a close business partner for his clients, Jim has uncovered and placed high value, innovative candidates with strong growth trajectory for Fortune 500 organizations. Jim’s extensive recruiting experience includes Director and Vice President level placements within the Marketing, Sales, and Financial disciplines across the CPG, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Industrial and Business Services industries.

By providing valuable insight into the labor market from a geographical, functional and industry perspective, Jim prides himself on a success rate that is second-to-none, using measurements of candidate quality and cycle time. Jim is also responsible for the training and development of Adison’s research staff and is the prime architect of Adison’s research-based recruiting model.

Before co-founding Adison Partners in 2005, Jim gained extensive recruiting experience with one of New Jersey’s most established executive search firms. He holds a BA in Liberal Arts and MA in Corporate Communications from Seton Hall University. In addition to his work at Adison, Jim has developed a number of career workshops for Seton Hall Student Athletes and the general student population, which he delivers quarterly. Additionally, Jim is a mentor to multiple undergraduate and graduate students at the University each year.

Scott Sannito

Founder & Managing Partner

As a Founder & Managing Partner, Scott Sannito is a valued business partner to Adison Partners’ Fortune 500 clients and a trusted advisor to candidates. Scott has a deep understanding of client needs, values and culture, and extensive experience in attracting “uncommon talent” to iconic global brands. Scott co-founded Adison Partners in 2005, leveraging his leadership capabilities and insights gained from his years of diverse experience at Fortune 500 companies and boutique executive search firms.

Scott’s honest, straight-forward approach to the recruitment process, as well as his integrity and forthrightness have allowed him to develop an extremely high interview-to-hire ratio. He specializes in large-scale recruitment projects as well as retained executive search, and consults clients on building and utilizing an effective approach to recruiting senior-level candidates.

Scott partners with clients, providing insight and identifying opportunities in the recruiting process. This interaction allows his clients to stay ahead of their recruiting process, enabling them to build proactive strategies that combat changes in the market and candidate pools. The interactive partnership Scott creates with his clients results in a competitive advantage for his clientele as they attract and retain the very best uncommon talent.

Scott embarked on his career in executive recruitment in 1996 after gaining valuable experience as an auditor with PwC and a manager in Wyeth Pharmaceuticals’ compliance department. He later joined one of New Jersey’s most established executive search firms. Scott graduated with honors from the University of Scranton, where he was a first team Academic All-American athlete.

Mark Cilli

Managing Partner

Mark Cilli is a Managing Partner at Adison Partners and leads the Talent Advisory Services practice area.  Mark has over 25 years or experience working with senior executives and HR leaders to design and deliver individual, team, and organizational talent-based solutions to accelerate business results.  His expertise lies in integrated talent management solutions from succession management to executive coaching, team development, and executive search.

Mark has worked with executives from world-renowned organizations in the consumer, industrial, chemical, and financial services markets.  He has provided consulting and advisory services specific to change management, business transformation, strategy implementation, and top-team alignment.

Prior to joining Adison Partners, Mark was a senior client partner with Korn Ferry and a partner with a boutique management consulting firm. Before his consulting career, he was the global director of leadership development at Mars, Incorporated and the global head of talent management for Trane Commercial Systems (a subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand) where he led global teams in both Talent Development and Talent Acquisition.

Mark began his career in professional services with Deloitte & Touche and PwC in a variety of auditing and human resources roles. He has a masters of business administration in management from Columbia University and bachelors of science degree in accounting from Montclair State University.

Uncommon Philanthropy

At Adison Partners, we encourage our team to make a positive difference in the world.

Each month, we select a small charity with a big global vision to change the world, and we make a donation. This is core to our mission and who we are as a company.

Over the years, there have been many “uncommon” causes and charities that have deeply inspired us. Each month, we will highlight the great work of one of these organizations.

This month, we are supporting The National Organization on Disability, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 57 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life.


Through the Disability Employment Innovation Lab, the National Organization on Disability partners with leading employers and educational and philanthropic institutions to design and pilot innovative approaches to disability inclusion, evaluate them, and share leading practices for broader impact.

Uncommon Fees / Guarantees

At Adison Partners, we take an uncommon approach to uncovering, sourcing and placing exceptional talent.

We break the rules to improve the client experience and deliver exceptional results, using a flexible model for timelines, fees and guarantees. We pride ourselves on our speed-to-market talent solutions and our culture of service to clients.

While our world-class competitors take up to 45 days to present the first candidates, we operate on an unconventional 14 Day timeline that is designed to produce the quality you deserve in the timeframe you need. Within 14 days of engaging Adison, we commit to our clients a slate of 2-3 fully vetted “bulls-eye” candidates.

Our highly flexible retained search fees take a more measured, pay-for-performance approach to ensure that our clients are fully satisfied throughout the entire process.

Upon engaging Adison, you commit to an initial 30-day retainer. At the 30 Day mark, if for any reason you decide to cancel the search no additional fee is due.

Our uncommon guarantee is twice the industry average to 1 year. We eliminate the fear of the “wrong hire” based on our deep client relationships, our approach to candidate assessment, and our personal commitments to candidate quality and fit.