About Us

Madison Wells is a retained and contingency executive recruiting firm placing quantitative marketing professionals—which include market research insights, advanced analytics, and data science professionals. Established in 2012, with a deeply experienced leadership team, the firm’s client base includes Fortune 500 brands, global agencies, start-ups, and boutique consultancies.

Utilizing their deep-rooted network to source top-tier talent, they offer two points of maximum leverage to client partners: approaching highly-qualified candidates and converting mutual fit into a hire. By investing in the relationship of both candidate and employer through every step of the search process, and employing a single-source contact model to strengthen these relationships, Madison Wells provides strategic, credible, and insightful recruitment counsel. Their win-rate and stellar track record inspire clients to trust the firm as a long-term growth partner. Madison Wells has built a premier client portfolio and candidate network, earning a reputation for accountability, confidentiality, integrity—and a relentless focus on the success of their clients.

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Madison Wells recruiters work relentlessly to uncover and capture top talent and new opportunities. Across a range of market research, data science, and marketing analytic recruitment assignments, we deploy disciplined recruiting methods with the goal of delivering successful results for our client and candidate partners.

Solutions And Expertise

We apply expert industry knowledge and insight into each market research or analytics tailored search. We identify current market trends, consider methodological techniques and requirements, cultural fit, and utilize career and talent mapping intelligence to efficiently solve even the most complex search.

Madison Wells nationwide network of employers and candidates is primarily focused in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York. Our client partners are primarily consumer facing brands in gaming, technology, CPG, retail, grocery, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech., media, entertainment, advertising, travel, hospitality & leisure.

  • Executive Search
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemicals
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Consumer Services
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data & Analytics
  • Energy
  • Engineering & Archit.
  • FinTech
  • Healthcare Services
  • High Tech
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Products
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Luxury
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Medical Devices
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Travel, Hosp. & Leisure
  • Utilities
  • Data/Analytics
  • Market Research Insights

News Briefings

Here’s Why Counteroffers are On the Rise

Companies in 2021 are in a mad dash to understand the post-COVID consumer landscape and eager to hire top research and analytics talent, among so many other specialists, to help decode the way forward. But this talent rush has been made more complex by hiring challenges, particularly robust counteroffers from candidates’ employers, according to a

Workplace Diversity Through Recruitment

Diverse companies have 19 percent higher revenue, and according to Harvard Business Review, are 70 percent more likely to capture a new market. With diversity hiring a top priority for employers, the first step to building a diverse workforce is straightforward: Hire more diversified candidates. Sounds simple — but sometimes what sounds simple can be vexingly complex,

Press Releases

Morgan Samuels Hires Joanne Pauley as Senior Client Partner

(Feb. 8, 2021) Leading executive search firm Morgan Samuels today announced hiring Joanne Doyle Pauley as a senior client partner. She is based in Los Angeles, CA. Joanne joins Morgan Samuels from The Oxbridge Group, where she led a private capital and financial practice and spent more than 19 years delivering results-oriented solutions in executive



Madison Wells recruiters ensure the success of their client partners because they think of every search assignment as a new challenge. Research insights and advanced analytics markets are nuanced, every recruitment campaign has a unique set of variables that require a knowledgeable and dedicated approach. Their insights content reflects this; they are constantly monitoring the evolving landscape so that they can prepare their clients and deliver the best possible talent solutions to lead them into the future.

What 10 Influential CEOs Really Think About Remote Work
Workplace Diversity Through Recruitment: How the Frontline of Hiring Can Make Big Change Happen
Tackling Unconscious Bias in Recruiting
How to Craft a Smart Virtual Talent Acquisition Plan
Change is the Only Constant: Why Consumer Insights Research Matters More Than Ever
Crisis Communication is Brand Communication in the Age of COVID-19
COVID-19 Living in a VUCA World
Impact of COVID-19 Market Research & Analytics Survey
What is the Future of Virtual Work
COVID-19: Impact on Hiring, Interviewing & Onboarding