Marie Manalansan-Bonn

Marie Bonn is the founder of Bonn Search Partners, a boutique Executive Search firm. She works closely with companies of various sizes, from startups with less than $1M in revenue to multi-global organizations with over $1B in revenue, to address their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Executive Search needs. As a trusted partner to Founders, CEOs, and Boards of Directors, she is instrumental in organizations seeking top-level diverse talent.

Marie’s dedication to breaking barriers and fostering an inclusive world inspired her to establish Bonn Partners, a company committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. With a profound understanding of DEI initiatives, she assists organizations in creating more equitable and diverse teams, one placement at a time.

Before founding Bonn Search Partners, Marie was a Senior Partner at Mogul, hailed as the “world’s largest platform for women and diverse professionals” by Business Insider and the “best partner for finding top talent” by Inc. and “top partner for marketing your company” by Forbes. In her role, she led Mogul’s Diversified Executive Search practice, successfully placing underrepresented senior leadership, including roles at the SVP, C-Suite, and Board of Directors levels across multiple sectors such as Technology, Media, Consumer Products, Retail, Private Equity, and VC-backed ventures. Marie was among the pioneers in Mogul’s Diversified Executive Search.

Before her tenure at Mogul, Marie spent 11 years at Lucas Group, a Korn Ferry company, as an Executive Senior Partner. She made successful leadership placements from the VP level to the C-Suite for a variety of companies, including Fortune 500 firms, fast-growing startups, and PE and VC-backed enterprises. During her time there, she was recognized with accolades such as the Platinum Elite (Top 10% in the company), President’s Club (achieved by only 5% of the company), and the Sterling Club. She contributed significantly to the company’s growth, helping it scale from $40M to over $100M in revenue.

Marie earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Given her extensive experience and dedication to fostering a more inclusive world, Marie is an esteemed advocate for building diverse leadership teams that drive success for both organizations and individuals.