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

With Hiring in Full Swing, Job Seekers Remain in Control

Low unemployment and high demand for talent is feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers and new employees are more and more in control. CareerBuilder and SilkRoad have released the results of a new joint survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding. It is eye opening to say the least. Candidates today have higher

McCormick Group Finds CEO for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

Following a national search, the McCormick Group, an Arlington, VA-based executive recruitment firm, has placed Julie Coons as the new president and CEO of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Jim Corcoran, who led the organization since 2010, recently stepped down from the role. The McCormick Group’s senior vice president Lyles Carr, managing principal Elizabeth

McCormick Group Leads CEO Search for Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The McCormick Group, an Arlington, VA-based executive recruitment firm, has been selected by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce to spearhead the search for its next president and CEO. Jim Corcoran, who has led the organization since 2010, will be leaving the chamber by July. Leading the assignment for the McCormick Group are senior vice president Lyles Carr,

7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter

According to a report by talent consultant Kevin Sheridan, 86 percent of executive search firms feel they are doing a good job recruiting, yet only 60 percent of candidates report having a positive experience during the recruiting process with them. Mr. Sheridan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, a New York Times best-selling author and a sought-after voice

Press Releases

McCormick Group Principal Attends The United State of Women Summit

ARLINGTON, VA, July 5, 2016 — Legal Recruiting Principal Andi Cullins recently attended the first summit on The United State of Women, which was held on June 14th, 2016 and hosted high-profile speakers such as President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, Warren Buffett, and Oprah. The summit focused on key gender equality issues in six pillar

TMG Places Chief Administrative Officer with the Postal Regulatory Commission

ARLINGTON, VA, October 5, 2015 — The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Stacy L. Ruble as Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer of the Postal Regulatory Commission. Stacy L. Ruble is the former Director of Field Support Activity for U.S. Navy Headquarters, where he served as Comptroller for the Chief Naval Officer. His responsibilities