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EXECUTIVE SEARCH CONSULTANTS
McCormack+Kristel is a national provider of executive search consulting services for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Established in 1993, as McCormack & Associates, by veteran search consultant Joseph A. McCormack, the firm was among the first national search practices to specialize in diversity recruiting.
In 2013, Michelle Kristel joined the firm following a career in nonprofit leadership. The McCormack+Kristel partnership offers clients the complementary benefits of Joe’s seasoned recruiting expertise and Michelle’s nonprofit executive experience.
With offices in California and New York, the firm serves a broad spectrum of public health, human services, advocacy and social justice organizations.
Chief Executive Officer
Senior Director, Oceans Division
Natural Resources Defense Council
East Bay Community Law Center
Board of Directors
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Chief Programs Officer
“McCormack+Kristel was instrumental in helping us expand our pool of passionate and enthusiastic potential trustees from which to draw, as we engaged in board expansion. The firm was very attentive to our requests and tried to get candidates whose characteristics best fit the needs of our agency. They listened carefully and got the work done very quickly and well. After they identified potential candidates, they diligently screened them to ensure that their background was appropriate to 4CS’s needs. They were easy to work with and the process took less time than anticipated. They have created a sound bench of board candidates who will serve as board committee members before being formally asked the serve on the full board. We are deeply grateful.”
“When our Executive Director of eight years decided to retire, we knew we would have a tall order of replacing our exceptional leader. Our Board of Directors retained McCormack+Kristel because they knew the Coachella Valley Community and they came highly recommended by trusted sources. They brought us a talented group of candidates, delivered as scheduled, and we hired a seasoned executive who can take Guide Dogs of the Desert to the next level. The process was thorough, well managed and satisfying for all concerned. The Board of Directors from Guide Dogs of the Desert would highly recommend them.”
“I’ve been using the services of McCormack+Kristel for a decade. Over the years, I’ve tried many search firms but none have provided the consistent level of service that I get from Joe and his team. The most recent search was a terrific example. I was looking for a new Development Director—in my experience one of the most difficult positions for which to find stellar candidates. To add to my worries, several organizations in our sector were looking to fill the same position. Thus, I was very concerned about how the candidate pool would develop. As it turned out, we ended up with a small group of finalists, any of whom could have done the job. Instead of having only one finalist, I had several really good ones to choose from! The person we hired had not been looking for a job. He applied because Joe called him and talked to him about the position. McCormack+Kristel excels at that kind of strategic recruitment.”
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for assisting me in my search for a new position at Compassion & Choices. I appreciated your professionalism and support during the search phase. I have been in the fundraising business for over twenty years and have used many search firms, but this was by far my best experience. I think for me, what stands out the most, was the constant communications and always had an awareness of where I stood in my candidacy. The conversations were honest and always helpful. A special thank you to Joe and Michelle. Your support was very much appreciated! As I've said before, what a long strange trip it’s been…but the results are fantastic!”
“We hired McCormack+Kristel to fill a critical position with our health and mental health services. The search resulted in the hire of an exceptional candidate from another HIV/AIDS services agency. We were so pleased with the attentive service and thoroughly vetted candidates, that when a second important position became available, we reached out to McCormack+Kristel again. We are so thankful to Joe and the entire team for making the process smooth and enjoyable start to finish.”