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.


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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

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

News Briefings

Transforming Portfolio Companies and Driving Value Creation via Human Capital

At the beginning of last year, Gartner predicted a 20 percent rise in turnover rate across industries. Heightened inflation, rising interest rates, post-pandemic priority shifts, and hybrid work preferences have created a fierce scrimmage for companies worldwide trying to hire the people necessary to drive long-term profits. These challenges are compounded for private equity firms with

Supporting PE Growth & Valuation During Market Volatility

At the start of 2022, boards advised CEOs to take an aggressive approach to growth in all forms: top line revenue, margin expansion, and market share. As the year has unfolded, variables ranging from the war in eastern Europe, divisive mid-term elections in the U.S., inflation, and rising interest rates have created a drag on

Successfully Hiring Your First Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader

In the past two years, there has been an unprecedented focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Prompted by the 2020 murder of George Floyd, followed by months of Black Lives Matter protests, business leaders have finally begun to recognize the racial inequities embedded deep in the systems in which we operate each day, including

Four Trends That Will Shape the Future

Change can come quickly, as we have seen in 2022. Since the start of the year, the global economy has been buffeted by international conflict, supply chain shortages, mixed economic numbers, and frenetic turnover in the labor market. The C-suite has not only been expected to mitigate material risk during all this uncertainty but also

Press Releases

JM Search Reports Another Record-Breaking Year and Continues Expansion of Partner Roster to Support Continued Growth

January 31, 2023 (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) —JM Search, a premier retained top 10 executive search firm, announced the addition of six seasoned recruiting experts to its seasoned team of partners. This announcement follows a record year in the history of the firm, which more than doubled in revenue and in size over the past two years. The 2023 class

What Happens to Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) in a Downturn? We’re About to Find Out

Sanjay Sama | January 26, 2023 The last 12+ months have not been easy in the buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) market. What was once one of the hottest segments in fintech has fallen back to Earth after experiencing COVID-driven hypergrowth in 2020, when shoppers racked up $4.6 trillion in e-commerce transactions, nearly $100 billion of which were paid for with

4 Keys to Finding Your Next Generation of Sales Leadership

Robert Gross | December 16, 2022 With changing markets come changing demands on leadership and this is especially true in the venture capital and private equity ecosystem. As valuations and economic forecasts fluctuate, PE firms and Boards are reevaluating their approach to talent acquisition. At best, hiring the traditional way, with a focus on standard executive

3 Strategies to Support PE Growth & Valuation During Market Volatility

Chuck Egoville | December 12, 2022 At the start of 2022, Boards advised CEOs to take an aggressive approach to growth in all forms: top line revenue, margin expansion, and market share. As the year has unfolded, variables ranging from the war in eastern Europe, divisive mid-term elections in the U.S., inflation, and rising interest

4 Lessons Successful Enterprises Follow When Hiring Their First DE&I Executive

Louis Montgomery Jr. | December 7, 2022 Over the last couple of years there has been an ongoing, necessary, and unprecedented focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) prompted by the events of 2020 and protests demanding change. Business leaders have finally begun to recognize the racial inequities embedded deep within the systems we operate in


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