A World Made Better by Differences


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.

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Current Searches

Chief Executive Officer
San Diego LGBT Community Center

Director of Queer Resource Center
The Claremont Colleges

Chief Health Services Officer
Los Angeles LGBT Center


Recent Placements

Bill VanHemert
Desert AIDS Project
Director of Grants

Daniel Tietz
Bailey House
Chief Executive Officer

Preeti Kulkarni
ACLU of Southern California
Chief Financial/Administrative Officer


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