About Us

JM Search is a premier retained executive search firm and trusted advisor to CEOs, investors and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing and delivering high performance leaders and transformational leadership teams.

JM Search clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses, and publicly held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors.

With national reach and local market depth, the firm’s partner-led approach enables JM Search to deliver exceptional leaders who enhance organizational performance and drive shareholder value.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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Our commitment to these principles, combined with our collective experience, distinct market expertise, and executive networks across industries, enables us to deliver the best possible outcome to every client, on each search.

We make sure that each client receives our complete focus and effort by limiting the number of searches any consultant conducts at a time. Our selectivity guarantees that each search is executed with quality, urgency, and unyielding focus, while assuring that we are free from the extensive “off-limits” restrictions that prevent large search firms from recruiting a substantial number of elite executives. Our ability to bring the best, most qualified candidates to the table for any search, regardless of position, industry or location, is unrivaled.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
Industries
Functions
  • All Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • CFO
  • CHRO
  • COO
  • CRO
  • CSO
  • IT
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Operations

News Briefings

JM Search Recruits CMO for TrueLearn

As business becomes more global and complex, and power shifts from producers of goods and services to consumers, the chief marketing officer’s job of planning and coordinating marketing activities has become more challenging — and much more influential. JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, recently assisted in

3 Strategies for Adding More Diversity to Your Talent Model

Since the 1990s, much has been written about the business case for diversity and inclusion in the workplace. More recently, “the concept has gained traction in the corporate world as the benefits become increasingly clear,” said Louis Montgomery Jr., leader of the human resources and diversity officer practice at JM Search, in a fresh report

JM Search Expands CFO / Financial Officers Practice

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has added Stephen Thompson and Ryan Tomei to the firm’s CFO / financial officers practice. “We are thrilled to add Stephen and Ryan to our team,” said Drew Pressmen, leader of the CFO/financial officer practice. “I’m proud of the exceptional talent we are

JM Search Recruits COO for Clark Capital Management Group

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, has assisted in placing Jim Warren as chief operating officer of independent asset manager Clark Capital Management Group in Philadelphia. JM Search fintech and financial services leaders Tom Figueroa and David Speicher led the assignment. “Jim’s depth of industry knowledge will help us continue

Press Releases

JM Search Continues Focused Expansion of CFO/Financial Officers Practice with the Hiring of Stephen Thompson and Ryan Tomei

(May 11, 2021) JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, today announces the hiring of Stephen Thompson and Ryan Tomei to the CFO/Financial Officers Practice. With a 40+ year history in the recruitment of CFOs and their teams, JM Search has been expanding its dedicated financial leader-focused practice to meet the demands of clients

JM Search Announces the Hiring of Jamey Cummings, a Recognized Leader in the Recruitment of Technology, Security, and Risk Management Executives

(May 5, 2021) JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, today announces the hiring of Jamey Cummings as a Partner in the Firm’s Cybersecurity and Information Technology Officers Practices led by Partners Tom Figueroa, Kevin Kernan, Bill Hogenauer, and Ben Millrood. Based in Dallas, Cummings will bolster JM Search’s presence and capabilities in the

JM Search Continues Growth with Hiring of Jennifer Snapp as Principal

(April 13 2021) JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, today announces the hiring of Jennifer Snapp as a Principal in the firm’s expanding Consumer Practice led by Partners MaryJeanne Scott and Phil Menzel. Snapp joins a seasoned team of practice members that includes: Abbee Phillips, Mike Neff, Liza Stokes, Pete Haessig, and a

JM Search Forms Legal Practice

(March 31, 2021) JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, would like to welcome Dan Figueroa as Partner to lead the new Legal Practice. Dan brings more than 14 years of experience placing attorneys at AM Law100 Law Firms, as well as having placed many associates and in-house counsel. Dan has successfully placed lawyers

Louis Montgomery, Jr. Joins JM Search as Partner to Lead the Human Resource and Diversity Officers Practice

(March 16, 2021) JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm, would like to welcome Louis Montgomery Jr. as Partner to lead the firm’s Human Resource and Diversity Officer Practice. Louis is joined by current members Phil Menzel, Troy Vincent, Chris Grimmig and Anne Sidio. Louis brings more than 30 years of experience as a