Ema Ostarcevic

last updated 4/10/2018

Ema Ostarcevic

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at SEARCH Group Partners Inc

Location:
515 South 700 East Suite 3Q, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
HQ Phone:
(801) 535-4620

General Information

Experience

Managing Director - Robert Half International Inc

Division Director - OfficeTeam

Public Relations Director - mPRm

Affiliations

Active Member - Junior League

Recent News  

News | Search Group Partners

Next time you're in downtown Salt Lake City, you might spot a photo of the founder and CEO of SEARCH Group Partners, Ema Ostarcevic.
Ema Ostarcevic arrives at work looking like a perfectionist professional, which she is. Chief Executive Officer of SEARCH Group Partners (SGP), a boutique recruiting firm with offices in Utah and Tennessee, this year she was named one of Utah Business Magazine's "Forty Under 40. In February, Ema Ostarcevic, chief executive officer of SEARCH Group Partners, received a Forty Under 40 Award from Utah Business Magazine. The award recognizes the best and brightest under-40 rising business professionals in the state. Ostarcevic, who also has received speaking and entrepreneurial awards, is an employment and human resources adviser for several media, television, [...] In 2012, Ema Ostarcevic, decided to take the entrepreneurial leap, rounding up a group of investors and launching SEARCH Group Partners. Ema Ostarcevic recognized as one of Utah's next generation of leaders February 4, 2015 / in Images , News , Recent News / by SEARCH Group Partners SEARCH GROUP PARTNERS CEO SELECTED AS "FORTY UNDER 40" BY UTAH BUSINESS MAGAZINE SALT LAKE CITY, UT- February 3rd, 2015 /SGP NEWS/- Ema Ostarcevic, CEO of SEARCH Group Partners, a leading recruiting firm, is named one of Utah Business Magazine's Forty under 40 Award winners. Each year, in a highly selective process, Utah Business Magazine [...] Read more http://searchgrouppartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/40-under.jpg 976 976 SEARCH Group Partners http://searchgrouppartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/HOME-_-SEARCH-Group-Partners3.png SEARCH Group Partners 2015-02-04 00:39:49 2015-06-09 04:36:43 Ema Ostarcevic recognized as one of Utah's next generation of leaders Ema Ostarcevic recognized as "Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year" SALT LAKE CITY, UT --SEARCH Group Partners CEO, Ema Ostarcevic, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in [...] Ema Ostarcevic recognized as "Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year" SALT LAKE CITY, UT-- Ema Ostarcevic, CEO of SEARCH Group Partners was named a Finalist in the "Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year" category in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award [&hell

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Modernae Woman: Ema Ostarcevic, Staffing Company CEO
When Ema Ostarcevic was 5 years old, her mother and three siblings packed for a two-week trip from Croatia, where they lived, to Utah, where her father was an international scout for the NBA. While they were in the United States, war broke out in the former Yugoslavia, leaving them unable to return home. "My family jokes that we're on a suspended two-week vacation," she says. Today, Ostarcevic is the founder and CEO of SEARCH Group Partners, a staffing and recruiting firm in Salt Lake City. She's also a new mom to 4-month-old Alexander and is growing her company in new markets with the support of her fiancé, Ryan, who is a full-time dad. She credits her father and her ballet training for the drive and discipline that helped her start her own business at 25. She's focused on growing a culture that empowers women, because in her world, the corner office includes a changing table and a bassinet. http://searchgrouppartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/modernae.jpg 321 321 SEARCH Group Partners http://searchgrouppartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/HOME-_-SEARCH-Group-Partners3.png SEARCH Group Partners 2016-08-29 16:40:27 2016-08-29 17:43:54 Modernae Woman: Ema Ostarcevic, Staffing Company CEO Search Group Partners wins Inavero's 2016 Best of Staffing® client award for the third consecutive year "The entire SEARCH Group Partners team is incredibly grateful to our clients for enabling us to earn this accolade for the third straight year", SEARCH Group Partners' Founder and CEO, Ema Ostarcevic said. Next time you're in downtown Salt Lake City, you might spot a photo of the founder and CEO of SEARCH Group Partners, Ema Ostarcevic. In the past twelve months they have been awarded the Inavero's Best of Staffing® Client Award and in February, the firm's CEO, Ema Ostarcevic, was nominated for Utah Business Magazine's 40 Under 40. Ema Ostarcevic arrives at work looking like a perfectionist professional, which she is. Chief Executive Officer of SEARCH Group Partners (SGP), a boutique recruiting firm with offices in Utah and Tennessee, this year she was named one of Utah Business Magazine's "Forty Under 40. In 2014, she won a Bronze Stevie Award in the Young Entrepreneur of the Year category for Women in Business. She steps into her Trolley Corners offices intimidatingly turned out in high-heeled pumps, a sophisticated up-do, and her favorite accessory: Duke, a Miniature American Eskimo dog, who is as well-groomed as Ostarcevic. She's not the only one in the office with a canine companion. A colleague frequently brings her Boston Terrier, Smithe, to work with her. In fact, on a given day, five tails could be wagging in the office. SEARCH has a detailed dog policy. "We think staff morale and therefore productivity increases when people are allowed to have their dogs with them," says Ostarcevic. "It's relaxing. "I never wanted to be one of 'those' dog owners," says Ema Ostarcevic. "One of those who leave their dog at home 12 hours a day." So she waited to get her dog Duke, a miniature American Eskimo dog, until she owned her own business. "He's always been a working dog," Ostarcevic says, brushing the white dog hair from her otherwise impeccable pants (not that Duke doesn't arrive at the office as impeccable as his owner, er, co-worker.) Ostarcevic believes her company's pet-friendly policy is an important part of team building. In February, Ema Ostarcevic, chief executive officer of SEARCH Group Partners, received a Forty Under 40 Award from Utah Business Magazine. The award recognizes the best and brightest under-40 rising business professionals in the state. Ostarcevic, who also has received speaking and entrepreneurial awards, is an employment and human resources adviser for several media, television, and publication outlets nationwide. "To be named to the Best of Staffing list again is a true honor for our entire team and a confirmation to our continued commitment to exceed the expectations of our clients and to be the preeminent recruiting firm in each market we serve", said SEARCH Group Partner's Chief Executive Officer, Ema Ostarcevic. Ema Ostarcevic recognized as one of Utah's next generation of leaders SALT LAKE CITY, UT- February 3rd, 2015 /SGP NEWS/- Ema Ostarcevic, CEO of SEARCH Group Partners, a leading recruiting firm, is named one of Utah Business Magazine's Forty under 40 Award winners. Each year, in a highly selective process, Utah Business Magazine chooses to highlight exceptional young professionals who are front-runners in their fields. This prestigious award recognizes the best and the brightest of rising business professionals in Utah under the age of 40. Ostarcevic has spent her career focused on various segments of the recruitment, search and placement arenas and has established herself as a proven leader, driving the success of SEARCH Group Partners and its clients. "Our passion for our clients and candidates serves as the foundation for our success. This award is a testament to the work of the talented team we've assembled and the relationships we've built throughout the Utah business community," said Ostarcevic. "This new generation of emerging leaders, who inspire me every day, are clearly well-positioned to continue to drive our ever growing business community forward." In her role at SEARCH Group Partners, Ostarcevic has been recognized for her accomplishments and has won both speaking and entrepreneurial awards, becoming an employment and human resources advisor for numerous media, television and publication outlets nationwide. Recently, Ema was awarded a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year category for Women in Business in 2014. Ema was also recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of 2013's 30 Women to Watch. http://searchgrouppartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/40-under.jpg 976 976 SEARCH Group Partners http://searchgrouppartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/HOME-_-SEARCH-Group-Partners3.png SEARCH Group Partners 2015-02-04 00:39:49 2015-06-09 04:36:43 Ema Ostarcevic recognized as one of Utah's next generation of leaders

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Salt Lake Chamber Q&A with Ema Ostarcevic
Ema Ostarcevic arrives at work looking like a perfectionist professional, which she is. Chief Executive Officer of SEARCH Group Partners (SGP), a boutique recruiting firm with offices in Utah and Tennessee, this year she was named one of Utah Business Magazine's "Forty Under 40. In 2014, she won a Bronze Stevie Award in the Young [...] SEARCH Group Partners CEO Receives Utah Business Award May 8, 2015 in News , Press , Recent News / by SEARCH Group Partners In February, Ema Ostarcevic, chief executive officer of SEARCH Group Partners, received a Forty Under 40 Award from Utah Business Magazine. The award recognizes the best and brightest under-40 rising business professionals in the state. Ostarcevic, who also has received speaking and entrepreneurial awards, is an employment and human resources adviser for several media, television, [...] A match made in Utah: Search Group Partners re-positions to re-invest in its home state April 28, 2015 in News / by SEARCH Group Partners FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SALT LAKE CITY- SEARCH Group Partner (SGP), a boutique recruiting firm headquartered in Utah, announces company recapitalization with private equity firm, Claritas Capital. In 2012, Ema Ostarcevic, decided to take the entrepreneurial leap, rounding up a group of investors and launching SEARCH Group Partners. Ema Ostarcevic recognized as one of Utah's next generation of leaders February 4, 2015 in Images , News , Recent News / by SEARCH Group Partners SEARCH GROUP PARTNERS CEO SELECTED AS "FORTY UNDER 40" BY UTAH BUSINESS MAGAZINE SALT LAKE CITY, UT- February 3rd, 2015 /SGP NEWS/- Ema Ostarcevic, CEO of SEARCH Group Partners, a leading recruiting firm, is named one of Utah Business Magazine's Forty under 40 Award winners. Each year, in a highly selective process, Utah Business Magazine [...] SEARCH Group Partners CEO Wins Bronze Stevie® Award In 2014 Stevie Awards For Women In Business November 20, 2014 in News / by SEARCH Group Partners Ema Ostarcevic recognized as "Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year" SALT LAKE CITY, UT --SEARCH Group Partners CEO, Ema Ostarcevic, has been named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year category in the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in [...] Ema Ostarcevic recognized as "Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year" SALT LAKE CITY, UT-- Ema Ostarcevic, CEO of SEARCH Group Partners was named a Finalist in the "Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year" category in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award [...]

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