About Us

The McCormick Group, Inc. is a national executive search consulting firm and the largest independent executive search firm in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Since 1974, they have delivered highly-qualified candidates to fill their clients’ needs for strategic hires from mid-management to the executive suite across all functional disciplines. Clients rely on them as partners to fill their critical needs for talent at all levels. As a result, over 70% of their engagements come from prior and continuing clients.

The McCormick Group offers clients a full range of human capital services: retained and contingent executive searches for executive/manager positions; human resources strategic planning and consulting; compensation studies and surveys; management succession consulting and restructuring; and outplacement consulting. These services are designed to provide maximum flexibility in the development of relationships, pricing, and customized service offerings for clients.


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We partner with organizations to understand and define their vision of what a new hire must accomplish to be successful. We take a comprehensive approach to source, find, and evaluate talent. Finally, we execute the job offer, negotiation, and acceptance.

We connect with candidates to discover their motivations for a career change. We learn what their expertise and abilities are and how it may solve our client’s needs. We prep for interview, provide feedback, and ease steps during offer and acceptance.

We facilitate the entire hiring process for both sides. The best outcomes occur when the fit is right for both the employer and employee.

Solutions And Expertise

  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
  • CEO/President
  • Development
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Research & Develop.

News Briefings

The McCormick Group Assists Pacific Science & Engineering Group with CEO Search

The public sector is in the midst of major transformation. It faces an array of challenges that range from shifting public expectations to budgetary pressures and a growing demand for operational efficiency. To successfully navigate these issues, government organizations need leaders who are focused, tenacious and adaptable, with the capacity to deal with significant scale,

How CEOs Can Best Prepare to Leave the Top Post

The privileged position of a chief executive officer (CEO) brings many benefits and rewards. But it can also be isolating and intensely demanding. Research conducted by Heidrick & Struggles found that only 13 in every 1,000 CEOs of publicly listed companies move on to a comparable position. So where do they go — and how

When to Turn to an Executive Search Firm

Employers typically use an executive search firm when a top job opening is important enough, senior enough and when discretion is at a premium. There are times when your gut simply says that a C-level executive opening will be tough to fill. Sometimes a start-up has hit the hockey-stick inflection point in its growth and needs

McCormick Group Seeks COO for Steptoe & Johnson

The McCormick Group, an Arlington, VA-based executive recruitment firm, has been enlisted to find the next chief operating officer for the international law firm Steptoe & Johnson. Stephen Nelson, executive principal, and Cassie Battle, principal, are leading the assignment for the search firm. Steptoe & Johnson, based in Washington, D.C., wants an experienced management professional

Press Releases

The McCormick Group Hosts COO/CFO/C-Level Roundtable on Feb. 5

(Jan. 28, 2021) The McCormick Group is proud to be a sponsor of the 5th Annual COO/CFO/C-Level Roundtable, to be held in “virtual” Zoom format on February 5, from 9am to Noon EST. The Conference, organized by Sandpiper Partners LLC, will be the only briefing that approaches the state of the legal market from the

The McCormick Group Assists Holland & Knight’s International Trade Group in Partner Search

(Sept. 14, 2020) The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Nasim Fussell as a partner in Holland & Knight’s International Trade Group, residing in the Washington, D.C., office. Nasim comes to Holland & Knight after serving as the Senate Finance Committee’s chief international trade counsel. She was appointed to that

Cheryl Bedard, Principal for The McCormick Group, Honored By ExecutiveBiz

ExecutiveBiz is pleased to recognize the most significant executive recruiters of consequence influencing the government contracting (GovCon) industry with its seventh annual list of the Top Ten Executive Recruiters for 2020. Each year, the elite GovCon firms of all shapes and sizes reach out to the most notable executive recruiters to assist them in their

DP Facilities, Inc. Hires New Senior Vice President of Sales to Lead its Rapidly Growing Commercial Segment

ASHBURN, VA. April 23, 2019 – DP Facilities, Inc., owner and operator of Mineral Gap, the 65,000-square-foot, Tier III Uptime Institute data center located in Wise, Virginia, announced today that it has hired industry veteran Jhoan Checo as its new Senior Vice President of Sales. Prior to joining DP Facilities, Mr. Checo spent three years

Kamran Khan Joins IMRI as Senior Vice President of Federal Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 01, 2018 – Information Management Resources, Inc. (IMRI) (http://www.imri.com), an industry leader and one of the fastest growing cybersecurity and information technology businesses in the country, welcomes Mr. Kamran Khan as its Senior Vice President of Federal Programs. Based in IMRI’s Washington, DC office, Mr. Khan will lead IMRI’s strategic growth initiatives