Fred Crawford Joins JM Search Advisory Board

Fred Crawford, Senior Vice Chair and Board Member at Alix Partners, joins Advisory Board of JM Search  

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania – December 14, 2020: JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, would like to welcome Fred Crawford to the firm’s Advisory Board. Fred joins current Board Members Charles Weiss (Board Chair)-former Sr. Partner Global Strategic Accounts and Board Chair, CSC Consulting, Rebecca Baker-former CMO, Alvarez & Marsal, Matt Brubaker-CEO FMG Leading and Rich Kurkowski-former CFO, Spencer Stuart.

Mr. Crawford is currently Senior Vice Chair and member of the Board of Directors at Alix Partners. Mr. Crawford was CEO of the firm from 2008-2015.  Fred is an internationally recognized strategist and operations restructuring specialist who has been involved in many of Alix Partners’ most-high-profile situations. He is the architect, board sponsor, and senior mentor of Alix Partners’ global leadership program. Prior to joining the firm, Fred held senior positions at other major consulting firms and worked in operations and brand management in industry. Prior to consulting, he was in the areas of supply chain and brand management in roles of increasing responsibility.

Mr. Crawford commented, “As JM Search continues to build on its impressive momentum in the marketplace, I hope that my experience in growing human capital firms while reinforcing the positive aspects of the culture will be useful.  I am looking forward to working with John and the team.”

“We are fortunate to have Fred join our Board. Fred’s experience and leadership style along with his affability and humility is exactly what our firm needs.” said John Marshall, JM Search’s Chief Executive Officer.

Fred lives with his wife and four children in New Canaan, CT. Fred has a BA and BS degrees from Michigan State University and an MBA from Indiana University.

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JM Search ( is a premier retained executive search firm and trusted advisor to CEOs, investors and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing and delivering high performance leaders and transformational leadership teams.  JM Search clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses, and publicly and privately held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors. With national reach and local market depth, the firm’s partner-led approach enables JM Search to deliver exceptional leaders who enhance organizational performance and drive shareholder value.