We are looking for company builders. Entrepreneurs who are driven by the opportunity to directly impact the success of their clients and their firm. Collaborators who are true partners to their clients and understand that we grow faster as a team than individuals. Does this sound like you?

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For nearly 40 years, we have partnered with companies to build exceptional leadership teams by recruiting CEOs and other senior executives. Our enduring success is a direct result of building our own team along the way. We know that our people are our difference, so we are dedicated to the continuous development of each member of our team – from recent graduates to our founding partners – and we will continue to build our team with high-impact search professionals who share our passion and values.

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Professionals Across 5 Offices

After 14 years at a large global firm, I joined JM Search for the opportunity to help build an emerging practice area. The firm has provided the platform and resources to help me develop an outstanding client roster.

Abbee Phillips, Partner

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As our first hire in Southern California, I was drawn to the firm’s trajectory and reputation in the private equity community, as well as the entrepreneurial opportunity to help build our presence on the West Coast.

Jerry K. Fong, Vice President

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Through the market analyst role, I have access to board and c-level insights on organization building, as well as exposure to a range of industries, companies, and business models.

Erica Brown, Market Analyst

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Starting my career with JM Search, I’ve seen the firm’s dedication to professional development first-hand, as I’ve advanced from an intern to a vice president.

Robert Lee, Vice President

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We've built a firm that has the scale and sophistication required to work at the highest level without losing the entrepreneurial culture and hands-on approach that existed when I joined over 20 years ago.

Hayden Tewell, Partner

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I transitioned to JM Search from the financial services industry for the opportunity to engage directly with private equity investors and executives to build management teams that create significant shareholder value.

David Robinson, Vice President

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Our Culture

Each member of our team has contributed to defining our culture, which has been built and refined over nearly four decades. Collectively, we’ve identified four core values that drive our culture:

Teamwork
We prioritize team success over individual accomplishment.
Accountability
We hold ourselves and others accountable.
Trust
We are dedicated to earning the trust of our clients and colleagues.
Development
We encourage and enable professional and personal development.

Why Join?

Develop Your Expertise
Focus on the industries and functions that interest you to build subject matter expertise. Partner with teammates that possess decades of experience in specific segments to build upon existing practices or help build new practice areas.
Build Deep Client Partnerships
Become a true partner and trusted adviser to companies that matter. With an emphasis on enduring client relationships, you’ll have the opportunity to help build companies over time and focus on partnerships instead of projects.
Focus on Delivering Exceptional Work
In order to deliver exceptional work and build thriving relationships, you must completely dedicate yourself to each search. To help support this focus and level of dedication, our consultants work on no more than 4 searches at a time.

Help Build Exceptional Companies

Boardriders is the world’s leading action sports and lifestyle company, bringing together the Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, DC Shoes, RVCA, Element, VonZipper, Xcel, Kustom and Palmers brands that have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate.


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Help Build Exceptional Companies

From developing the space suits that first walked on the moon to providing flexible containment solutions for a diverse range of industries, ILC Dover has provided innovative engineered solutions to complex customer problems since 1947.


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Help Build Exceptional Companies

From Bankruptcy to an IPO, to a successful sale to the largest meat processor in the USA, JM Search partnered with Oaktree Capital Management and AdvancePierre Foods at each stage of the company’s 9-year transformation to build an executive team that drove exceptional growth.


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Help Build Exceptional Companies

KeyMe is using technology to revolutionize the way we manage and copy keys.


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Offices & Clients Nationwide

Grow With Us

Whether you’re just starting your career or you have decades of experience, there is an opportunity to thrive at JM Search.

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