Founded in 2012 by father and son Bill and John Holodnak, Occam is a global strategic professional services firm built on rigorous objectivity, elevated ethics and artfully applied energy; Occam's process is relationship-based, data-driven, and intellectually comprehensive. Our professional judgments are inspired simultaneously by instinct and pragmatism.
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NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDERS
‘We sit in the mud...and reach for the stars’ - Ivan Turgenev, “Fathers & Sons”
Each in our own fashion, we sat in the mud in 2012. I had just retired from a 25-year career at Fidelity Investments and moved from Boston to New York. John had just completed his MBA without much of a clue as to how to build his career anew after having toiled for a decade on Wall Street.
With common resolution, an intergenerational conspiracy was hatched, one which allowed us to reinvent ourselves. We reached for the stars in creating a family business. I would find a new creative platform to ply a trade honed over three decades in Boston and John would get a fresh start in a business which he had witnessed me practice throughout his youth.
Thus, Occam was born. A fusion of hard-earned wisdom and amorphous creative vigor. Our collaboration has yielded a richly successful global search firm, one dedicated to helping entrepreneurs realize their vision. Occam’s culture is rooted in intuitive team play, mutual respect, warmth of spirit, uncompromising ethics and clarity of purpose – family values.
Again from ”Fathers and Sons” - ’What's important is that twice two is four and all the rest's nonsense.’
BILL & JOHN HOLODNAK