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Each of Early Cochran & Olson’s principals offers more than 30 years of experience in corporate legal recruitment.  Both senior and seasoned, you can count on them for their insights, perspective and extensive network. We function as a team to support your recruiting process and work closely with you from the initial conversation until your new hire is successfully on board.

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Corinne Cochran


"We have a real passion about what we do, about our clients and the people we work with. When you find just the right candidate for your client, it's magical!"

Corinne Cochran began her career in executive search in 1983, specializing in the recruitment of senior lawyers for corporations and law firms. In 1994, she merged her firm with Bert Early Associates to form Early Cochran & Olson.

After more than 30 years, Corinne remains passionate about the business and the people. Her extensive network, seasoned approach and well-honed intuition are proven to deliver top legal talent to Fortune 500 and privately-held clients.

Corinne received her bachelor’s degree in English from The Principia College and she has been a long-time volunteer and leader in a variety of community and civic activities.

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B. Tucker Olson

Senior Consultant

"The search business is really about people. Our process is designed to eliminate surprises for both the client and the candidate so that when they make this critical career and personal decision it works extraordinarily well for both."

B. Tucker Olson entered executive search in 1988. In 1994 he became a principal in Early Cochran & Olson.


Tucker has experience across a broad range of entities, completing general counsel searches in industries as diverse as music, retail, manufacturing, energy and higher education. He has also represented law firms in search assignments. Previously he served as Executive Vice President/Law for the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, where for ten years he advised and consulted with retail corporations while representing the industry’s interests in the Illinois State House.

Tucker is an honors graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law and the University of Illinois.

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