About Us

Magruder Executive Search is an execution focused retained executive search firm. 80% of our work is for private equity firms and growth oriented public companies. As a generalist firm, our ability to work nationally across sectors is unique. Coming out of the downturn of 2008, the growth of private equity firms exploded. We recognized the need for entrepreneurial leaders and managers within private portfolio companies who shared a similar appreciation for operating with a sense of urgency.

Our practice evolved to align ourselves with entrepreneurial firms that really value people. We believe that the right leaders retain the right teams that ultimately drive a business. The collaboration between our firm and our clients separate us. We listen first and by actively listening to our clients, we understand what will fit them. Our partners are able to identify and articulate our client’s value proposition in the marketplace which uniquely positions our clients. Because only partners contact prospective candidates, we ensure that our clients are represented correctly. Integrity throughout the search process is imperative which is a differentiator for a boutique retained executive search approach.

Extraordinary service, continuous client engagement and relentless search execution define Magruder Executive Search.

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Our Team


Magruder Executive Search was founded by Mark D. Magruder after a successful 15-year stint as a partner with a boutique retained executive search firm he formed with other partners in 2002. Mark has more than 20 years of experience in the retained executive search business executing retained search nationally.

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Extraordinary service, continuous client engagement and relentless search execution define Magruder Executive Search

As a boutique retained executive search firm, Magruder Executive Search is committed to the life-cycle of the search process. Understanding a client’s business and introducing complementary candidates for critical leadership roles is the essence of retained executive search. 

Magruder Executive Search focuses on partnering with clients to identify candidates who are not in the market, but might consider a new opportunity.  Successful retained executive search is more than simply identifying qualified candidates. The challenge is introducing candidates that fit the culture and make-up of the leadership team. Client’s businesses which thrive on innovation requiring different leadership, or a fresh approach make-up a majority of our search practice.

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Jobless Claims Fall to Lowest Level in COVID-19 Pandemic Era

The Labor Department reported this morning that 547,000 Americans filed new claims for state unemployment benefits. This is the lowest level for initial claims since March 14, 2020 when it was 256,000. The previous week’s level was revised up by 10,000 from 576,000 to 586,000. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg expected 603,000 filings. Since last February,

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Carriage Services Announces The Appointment Of President and CEO

December 2, 2019 – William (Bill) Goetz joins Carriage as President, CEO and Board Member. To put a Being The Best ending to this press release, I am honored and excited to announce that William (Bill) Goetz has joined our company as President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of our Board of Directors.