About us

BOB VAN OLST- President 


Bob entered executive search in 1981. He was an associate with two New York City based search firms where he served clients in Advertising, Aerospace, Automotives, Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals. He started RVO Search in 1984 serving clients in Medical Devices, Biotech, Financial Services, Advertising and Electronics. He holds an MA in Human Resources from The New School for Social Research and an AB from Lafayette College. Bob is married and has a daughter who has a two year old and a son who is a casting director in Los Angeles. His pro bono work focuses on development issues in the third world. He serves as a liaison to the editorial board of The New York Times.  

SUSAN MARTIN-Partner 


Susan joined RVO in 1985. She manages our recruiting assignments in the marketing and sales arena. Susan has seven years of prior experience as a commodities broker. Active in local government affairs, Susan is married, a mother of two and holds a BA from Brooklyn College.  

 We have four associates.