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

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

The Keys to Recruiting Passive Candidates

If you’re a chief executive officer or a hiring manager today, finding a way to attract talent is top of mind. Since the onset of The Great Resignation, how to attract top talent has been a key focal point for leaders and recruitment teams—especially when it comes to executive search, according to a new report from JM Search. This candidate-driven

JM Search Assists Black Rifle Coffee Company with Chief Technology Officer Search

JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies, and Fortune 1000s, recently placed Christopher Clark as the new CTO of Black Rifle Coffee Company (BRCC) in Salt Lake City, UT.  Partner and co-IT executive practice leader Ben Millrood led the assignment along with partner Jamey Cummings. “Chris’s tremendous breadth of technology and supply chain experience

How to Avoid Losing a Hire During the Final Stage 

The intense competition for executive talent has exploited another facet of the executive hiring process – the treacherous time period between offer and start date. While losing a candidate to a last-minute competing offer was not previously unheard of, the frequency and aggressiveness of incidents happening today requires CEOs, boards, and hiring teams to respond

Press Releases

Protecting Your Supply Chain: Key Actions for Mitigating Security Threats

Doug Bower & Jamey Cummings | September 14, 2022 The movement of raw materials and physical goods from Point A to Point B still faces regular disruption, even two-plus-years removed from the start of COVID. S&P Global suggests the slow recovery is a product of uncorrected shocks to crucial economic systems, as well as geopolitical conflicts and growing pangs in the

4 Best Practices for Launching a Successful Executive Search in Today’s Market

Andrew Henry | September 8, 2022 In today’s candidate-driven, highly competitive talent market, an effective launch process is critical to a successful executive hire. Alignment at the onset between the company (client) and search partner is critical. Key deliverables, including a well drafted position specification that clearly captures key functions of the role and attributes of

Growth-Oriented Credit Unions: Preparing for Sustainable Growth

David Speicher | September 7, 2022 The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 was a watershed moment for credit unions. The overreach of banks had been exposed, and the EESA set regulation in place to prevent it from ever happening again. In the wake of this period, credit unions became more attractive to consumers by comparison and began growing

The New Profile of a Successful CRO in Private Equity

Sanja Sama | September 1, 2022 The Right Go-to-Market Perspective Provides a Winning Framework for CRO Searches Conducting your sales executive search in the traditional way will yield traditional results. Yes, you’ll likely find someone who has the experience of “managing a (potentially) great sales team,” but you’ll likely miss out on the person more aligned

4 Key Trends Shaping the Executive Talent Landscape in 2022

John Marshall | August 30, 2022 A lot can change in six months. Since the start of 2022, 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


Healthcare RCM Leaders–The New Executive Profile
Culture Fit Versus Culture Add: Hiring For Growth
An Operator’s Guide to Optimizing your Boardroom
CISOs & Cybersecurity: 7 Best Practices for Effective Board Communications
Hiring in Today’s Market: How to Avoid Losing a Hire During the Final Stage
The Evolving Role of HR in Private Equity
Private Equity Healthcare CFOs: Which Type is Right for Your Business?
Preparing for the Next Step in Your CIO Career
Next Over Now: The New Formula for Candidate Success in Chemical Technology
The Passive Candidate Playbook
3 Reasons Why Recruiting Executive Sales Leadership Requires a Unique Approach in Private Equity
PODCAST: The CMF Podcast
How Is Social Media Affecting Workplace Mental Health?
The “New Normal:” Trends Shaping the Executive Talent Model in Private Equity
From Board Advisor to Board Member: Evolution of the Modern CISO
A Guide to Securing Your First Board Seat
How To Position Your Company To Avoid The Great Resignation
How Healthcare Business Leaders Can Navigate the Advent of the Payvider
5 Key Concepts That Should Drive Your Search for a Marketing Leader
The Future of Agribusiness
Talent Solutions for Today’s Packaging Industry Challenges
Why Hiring Business Leaders Today Is Different Than in The Past
Six Cybersecurity Trends Influencing CISOs Today
From Fortune 75 Company to Cannabis Start Up
6 Referencing Best Practices for Your Next Executive Search
Four Challenges Your Boardroom Will Handle Better with an HR Executive on the Board
5 Critical Attributes of a Successful Private Equity CFO
Healthcare Technology Innovation and Leadership: A Conversation with JM Search