A 40+ year history guiding organizations through CEO selection, transition, and succession
A CEO hire is often the most important hire a company can make. In recent years, the criteria for what makes a successful CEO has (and is continuing to) evolve. Where a CEO candidate’s previous experience within a particular industry, environment, or company size was once a nonnegotiable prerequisite, this is no longer always the case. With 40+ years of CEO recruiting expertise, we are finding that past performance will still offer analytical insight, but we’re entering a new era where precedents are not the reliable predictors they once were. When complex systems like the economy or job market bring uncertainty to the business landscape, corporations need to recruit a new generation of leaders who bring fresh, creative, and outside-the-box perspectives to the C-Suite.
That’s why at JM Search, we’ve built a highly experienced and deeply connected team of CEO recruiting experts dedicated to matching exceptional CEO leaders with high-growth and transformative businesses across private equity-backed, private, and public companies. Our specialized recruiting teams include former CEOs that know first-hand the critical importance of getting it right when working at the executive level and we are dedicated to supporting the ever-evolving needs of our clients and their businesses. Since 1980, we’ve expected nothing less and neither should you.
“We are thrilled with the combination of leadership experience and deep industry knowledge that our new CEO brings. The JM Search team took the time to fully understand the unique needs of the business, present a highly qualified group of candidates to our search committee, and then guided us through an in-depth diligence and interview process to ensure we chose the right person for the position.”
“The pipeline development was fantastic. We felt comfortable investing in the strongest candidates knowing there was a strong pipeline to fall back on. It really made it clear that your team had a strong sense of search strategy.”
“JM Search has recruited several successful C-suite executives for us over the years, including two very accomplished and talented CEOs. They invest time up front to really understand a portfolio company’s unique business model, fully develop the specifications and needs of the role, and then are able to identify and present multiple candidates that match our requirements. We are extremely happy with the results of their efforts and will continue to view them as a critical strategic partner in helping us manage human capital and create value for our investors.”
“The Media practice team at JM Search were the collaborative partners I needed during my CEO candidacy. They were attentive and thoughtful about the opportunity. Throughout the process, they were prompt in providing transparent feedback and vital insights.”
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With deep functional and sector-specific expertise, our partners have built expansive professional networks from decades of firsthand experience.
Building diverse, equitable & inclusive leadership teams
JM Search is committed to helping build more diverse and inclusive organizations – where all voices are heard and valued, and where employees can comfortably bring their whole selves to the workplace. We understand that each organization is at a different stage of their own DE&I journey. We strive to support clients with advancing their goals through a collaborative, thoughtful, and actionable human capital strategy, and are committed to bringing a diverse slate of qualified candidates to each search.