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

McCormick Group Places Director of National Security at Buchanan & Edwards
McCormick Group Timothy Healy director national security Buchanan & Edwards

The McCormick Group, an Arlington, VA-based executive recruitment firm, has helped to place Timothy J. Healy as director of national security for Buchanan & Edwards, an information technology consulting company. Principal Tim Ward conducted the search. Mr. Healy, a Marine Corps veteran who served in various roles with the FBI for more than 25 years,

The McCormick Group Finds COO for REMADE
McCormick Group recruited Michelle Schlafer COO REMADE

Arlington, VA-headquartered executive search firm The McCormick Group has recruited Michelle Schlafer as chief operating officer of the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute. Principal Tim Ward led the assignment. Ms. Schlafer has worked in a variety of leadership positions for Xerox Corp. over the past 24 years. Most recently, she served as a global program manager,

McCormick Group Taps Technology Leader for Juniper Federal

Executive search firm The McCormick Group has recruited David Mihelcic as chief technology and strategy officer at Juniper Federal. Principal Tim Ward led the assignment. In his new role, Mr. Mihelcic will drive technological innovation and new product development for the company’s federal customers and across the entire organization. He will also provide counsel on infrastructure modernization programs that

McCormick Group Lands Executive Director for DirectWomen

The McCormick Group has recruited Christina M. Knowles as executive director of DirectWomen. Ms. Knowles, a leading voice on issues affecting women, has a decade of experience in non-profit and government management. Prior to joining DirectWomen, she served as the inaugural executive director for the Boston Women’s Workforce Council. She has also held a variety of other leadership