About Us

JM Search is the leading retained executive search firm for private equity, and other growth-oriented private and public organizations.

With over 40 years of experience, our partners are immersed in your search every step of the way, supported by a passionate, cohesive team of recruiting experts.

With deep sector and functional-specific expertise, our partners have built expansive professional networks from decades of firsthand experience to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients and their businesses.


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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

JM Search Recruits CIO for Subaru of America

The chief information officer is considered one of the most strategic roles in any organization. Still, recruiting within the function remains challenging, as skilled C-suite IT professionals are among the toughest to find, and move. JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies, and Fortune 1000s, recently helped to recruit Aurelian Sin

JM Search Recruits CEO for Starwest Botanicals

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies, and Fortune 1000s, recently placed Brian Jansen as the new CEO of Starwest Botanicals, Inc. Alissa Moody, Kristian Shannon, and Phil Menzel led the assignment. “We are excited to share the placement of Brian Jansen as CEO of Starwest Botanicals,” said JM Search

JM Search Recruits CEO for Colony Display

JM Search has assisted in the recruitment of Craig Marton as the new CEO of Colony Display in Bartlett, IL. Partner Trista Bleers McCarthy led the assignment. “We could not be more thrilled to welcome Craig to the Colony family,” said Suzanne Yoon, founder and managing partner of Kinzie Capital Partners, investors in Colony Display. “We

JM Search Appoints COO and CHRO

JM Search has named Seth Gillespie to chief operating officer and Ashley Jaspersen to chief human resources officer. “This announcement follows another year of impressive organic growth for the firm, which has more than doubled in revenue and size over the past three years,” JM Search said. “These promotions will empower this collective group to play a

Press Releases

JM Search Ranks in Top 40 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firms

April 24, 2024 (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) — JM Search, the leading retained executive search firm for private equity, and other growth-oriented private and public organizations is named a Top 40 Healthcare & Life Sciences Search Firm by market research firm, Hunt Scanlon Media.  The firm’s Healthcare & Life Sciences practice has grown to a team of more than 30

JM Search Recognized for Impressive Organic Growth & Ranks in Top 12 Retained Executive Recruiting Firms

April 10, 2024 (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) — JM Search, a premier retained executive search firm is recognized for its continued impressive organic growth amid a challenging year for the broader executive recruiting sector, which declined 12.2% in 2023 according to Hunt Scanlon Media. JM Search was named on the prestigious Financial Times list of The Americas’ Fastest

JM Search Names New Class of Partners & Announces Executive Leadership Promotions Amidst Continued Growth

Award-winning top-5 retained executive search firm announces series of key promotions, including naming seven new partners, a chief operating officer & chief human resources officer January 25, 2024 (King of Prussia, Pennsylvania) —JM Search, a leading retained executive search firm for private equity, and other growth-oriented private and public organizations, announces key promotions across the firm.

Women Rising: Pursuing Professional Goals with Confidence

November 6, 2023 By Cathy Sutherland, Principal For many women in leadership, the path to the C-Suite is often filled with adversity. At JM Search, our work as a premier executive search firm lends us the privilege of hearing their stories each day—and our Women Rising Series enables us to share their incredible insights and experiences with you.

How to Avoid Unintended Bias During the Executive Hiring Process

October 24, 2023 By Charles Egoville, Managing Partner & Louis Montgomery Jr., Partner Hiring at the C-suite and executive level typically involves considering many variables when evaluating candidates. To find the strongest “fit” for an executive role, candidates must undergo a gauntlet of interviews, assessments, and referencing. Along the way, they are vetted against key