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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.
Vice President, Campaign Director
Desert Aids Project
Director of Institutional Giving
Compassion & Choices
Chief Development Officer
Compassion & Choices
National Director of Development
Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles
Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Division Director of the Suicide Prevention Center
“We had an excellent experience with them. Our organization has used them twice. Everyone is very professional, thorough and easy to communicate with. I found everyone to be very available for questions. I highly recommend engaging McCormack+Kristel.”
“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.”
“McCormack+Kristel conducted a thorough search for our Vice President of Development, using original research to identify qualified prospects locally and regionally. They didn’t just rely upon an existing database of people already known to the firm. The quality of our final candidates reflected this strategic and comprehensive approach, and we had the happy challenge of having to select our finalist from two exceptionally qualified candidates. I would recommend them highly as search professionals.”
“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’ve participated in three searches with McCormack+Kristel – two executive director positions and one CFO position – for two very different organizations. In each case, Joe and his team quickly came up to speed on the challenges facing the organization, delivered well-qualified and diverse applicant pools, and provided terrific support and advice to the search committees. In contrast to my experience with other firms, McCormack+Kristel managed both the high level and the detail parts of the process equally well. They respected the role and deliberation process of the search committees and they handled the flow of communication and paper without a hiccup.”