We’re an Environmental Executive Search Firm

About Jonathan Paul Associates

JPA is one of the nation’s leading environmental search firms and is dedicated to enabling people and companies to reach their full potential in all disciplines that affect air, water and soil.


Mission Statement

We strive to understand and integrate ourselves into our clients’ culture and to become strategic consultants to help them grow and to stay apprised of the current and ever-changing environmental market conditions. We pride ourselves on being consultants to our clients and not a “resume house.”

In times of economic prosperity or downturn, we are in an age of this being a candidate-driven market. With the steadily increasing retirement of the baby boomers and the gap in technical expertise in our current workforce, this will be a candidate-driven market for many years to come. We help our clients stay ahead of market conditions like this with top performers that will keep their firms growing and profitable.

How can JPA help you?

We know a resume only represents a 1/3 of what makes a candidate a fit. The second 1/3 is the candidate’s motivation. Are they truly motivated to make a change, and have they exhausted all opportunities for remedy at their existing firm? The final 1/3 is the candidate's cultural fit to the potential destination firm. What size, style, and location? Are they publicly traded, privately held, conservative, or entrepreneurial in nature, etc.? By the time we present a candidate, you can consider them vetted, and the first interview—DONE!

For clients with permanent staffing needs, we stand behind our permanent placement talent with a 100% guarantee.

For candidates who desire to make a permanent change, we can offer career advice and even play a major role in placing you in your next career opportunity; for those candidates who’d like to remain in the workforce after retirement (due to necessity or want), or for those candidates who are looking for lifestyle balance.


Our Principal

Paul Palazzolo, Founder and President

https://jpamri.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Picture1.jpgAs Founder and President, Paul directs the firm with a focus on enabling and maintaining the highest level of professional standards for its clients. In addition to his management responsibilities, Paul remains an active executive search consultant for clients in both the public and private sectors. By leveraging the last 20+ years now of experience as an accomplished executive for several Fortune 500 companies, Paul has emerged as an authority in environmental consulting for client companies and candidates alike for over 20 years now.

Prior to founding the firm, Paul held top-tier management positions through which he developed a strong skill set and reputation as an expert in the areas of change management, cost containment, and process innovation, among others. Paul’s unique perspective enables him to represent the firm’s environmental and engineering client companies and candidates with an understanding of the tangible and intangible aspects of a perpetually changing business climate.

Personal Philosophy“I believe in the importance of the intangible as well as the tangible. These are often the characteristics that separate good from great. I believe that, in this world of impressive technology, too many companies forget that their most important asset is their people.”

There is no secret to being a highly successful search firm.

  • We truly listen to our client’s needs.
  • We find all candidates with qualified backgrounds.
  • We communicate effectively with all the candidates and probe deeply into their life and career.
  • We then present those candidates with whom the timing and fit are a match for our client.

Our Recruiters

Our recruiters are highly trained and passionate professionals trained in the disciplines of air, water and soil. They are up to date with the latest trends in the environmental marketplace, both from a recruitment process and technical orientation. They regularly attend seminars, conferences, and trade shows related to these arenas and the most efficient search process procedures.