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 Benefits of Having a Diverse Skill-Set

Regardless of industry, size, or goals, every organization will face its own set of ongoing challenges, from new competitors and market fluctuations, to media scrutiny, to evolving technologies. A leadership team and board that embraces a diverse combination of skill-sets and perspectives is better equipped to navigate challenges as they arise. A recent analysis by

Six Misconceptions About Executive Search Firms

Perhaps no industry is as misunderstood as executive search. For many senior executives, their understanding of the industry is based on only one or two experiences, often with large, brand name firms. But a new report from The McCormick Group’s Stephen Nelson notes that the world of executive search is much more extensive and diverse.

The McCormick Group Opens New Office in Houston

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,

Economy Adds 850,00 Jobs as Recovery Continues

Employment rose by 850,000 in June as the U.S. unemployment rate now stands at 5.9 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, public and private education, professional and business services, retail trade, and other services. “It is promising to see the

Press Releases

TMG Once Again Ranks Nationally

(April 5, 2022) The McCormick Group has been recognized once again by The National Law Journal as one of the leading legal recruiting firms based in the D.C. area.  The results are published in the NLJ’s Best of 2022 issue that ranks the top legal services providers in the U.S. TMG was also recognized as

TMG Assists Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area in a CFBDO search

(March 22, 20222) The McCormick Group has been retained by the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area to assist in recruiting for the newly created position– Chief Financial and Business Development Officer (CFBDO). Reporting to the President/CEO, the CFBDO will work closely with the President/CEO in realizing the Consortium’s vision of developing un-paralleled

TMG Assists Cengage in Government Affairs Search

(Dec. 2, 2021) The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Rosemary Lahasky as Senior Director of Government Affairs for Cengage Group. Rosemary has held a number of leadership positions in the federal executive branch and the US Congress, working closely with policymakers across both sides of the aisle to advance

Lyles Carr Honored by Leadership Greater Washington

(June 1, 2021) TMG Senior Vice President Lyles Carr will be honored by Leadership Greater Washington as the Leader of the Years at the 2021 Celebration of Leaders on October 12. A member of the inaugural 1987 class, Carr is being recognized for his 35 years of service to Leadership Greater Washington and the broader

D.C. Lateral Market Report: Lateral Moves Remain Steady, But No Groups Moved in April

(June 1, 2021) This is the latest update on lateral partner and counsel moves in the Washington, D.C. area. The data included in these reports is primarily derived from Firm Prospects LLC. For more details and analysis, please contact TMG’s Steve Nelson (snelson@tmg-dc.com) or Dave Ris (dris@tmg-dc.com). Lateral movement dipped slightly in April, as 64