CEO Executive Search


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.

Partnering with you

With deep functional and sector-specific expertise, our partners have built expansive professional networks from decades of firsthand experience.

Executive positions recruited

Our team is comprised of former C-level executives and deeply experienced executive recruiting experts that know how to assess top talent across the following key roles:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Board of Directors
  • President
  • Senior Vice President (SVP)
  • Vice President (VP)
  • General Manager

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.

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