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Morgan Samuels Company is team of diverse leaders from multiple disciplines on a mission to place the best and brightest in industry-leading roles. We’re re-defining how our industry approaches executive search. Rather than simply filling roles, our team pinpoints a client’s specific needs and leverages our vast network to scour the entire talent market. Using our proprietary assessment tools, we deliver candidates who are both a great business and cultural fit for the organization. Our uniquely comprehensive process allows us to solve business problems other recruiting firms won’t or can’t—and in doing so, not only reduces risk but also delivers better, faster results.

We were founded in 1969, with a single idea in mind: to help people and organizations achieve their greatest potential. And this vision has become today’s reality. Today, Morgan Samuels offers a broad spectrum of results-driven solutions that leverages human capital, transforms businesses, and revolutionizes executive search. We deliver strategy, experience, expertise, and service to every client engagement and have been repeatedly recognized by Forbes, Hunt Scanlon, and multiple Business Journals as one of the top executive search firms in the nation.


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Morgan Samuels Company is a different kind of executive search firm. With a team as diverse as the clients we serve, our experts don’t just search for candidates. We immerse ourselves into your company so we can determine the exact talent needed to define your future.

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Simply put, we place exceptional talent into extraordinary roles. Why? Because we know that great leaders are the driving force behind transformative teams and revolutionary companies.

While we could find and place qualified candidates just to check a box and fill a role, we don’t. We go the extra mile (or miles, depending on where in the world your perfect fit might be) to track down diverse, top-tier talent. We work with you to assess your unique needs, identify your most challenging business problems, and deliver a best-in-class leader who will address these issues and elevate your organization.

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News Briefings

Morgan Samuels Appoints Chief Financial and Operations Officer

L.A.-based executive search firm Morgan Samuels has named Jarrod Gray as chief financial and operations officer. “We are delighted to have Jarrod on our team. His strong background in finance, human resources, and business development operations is in direct alignment with our growth strategy goals,” said Bert Hensley, CEO of Morgan Samuels. “He is a world class leader, and we

Avoiding Bias in Performance Management

Humans are inherently biased – it’s how our survival instincts enable us to make faster decisions. Thus, we make a majority of choices based on beliefs, biases, and gut instincts, rather than data, facts, and logic, according to a report from Morgan Samuels Company. While biases themselves aren’t good or bad, they can result in

Creating a Data-Driven Culture Starts at the Top

For the last decade or so, many companies have been on a mission to become data-driven, and for good reason. According to a new report by Morgan Samuels, the benefits to an organization are innumerable: The business gains a competitive edge, increases operational efficiency and effectiveness, scales the company, becomes more agile, makes more informed decisions,

Remote Work Gives New Meaning to Work/Life Balance

Facilitating a culture of transparency and over-communication is a critical component of a successful working environment. Working remotely allows employees substantial flexibility and freedom – assuming they get their work done. One trade-off for this flexibility is privacy, according to a new report by Morgan Samuels. “It’s much harder for a remote employee to expect

Press Releases

Morgan Samuels Company Recognized as a Top Executive Recruiting Firm

(May 7, 2021) Morgan Samuels, a leading executive search firm, announced today that it has been recognized for superior leadership in the industry. The firm has ranked on Forbes’ prestigious list of “America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms 2021”, Hunt Scanlon’s 2021 list of “Top 50 Recruiters”, and Nashville Business Journal’s list of “Top 10 Recruiting

Morgan Samuels Sees Strong Start to 2021

(April 8, 2021) Morgan Samuels, a leading executive search firm, today reported highlights from the first quarter, ending March 31, 2021. The firm realized its strongest quarter in company history, in both number of engagements and revenue, with a 267% increase in number of new engagements while also decreasing average cycle time by nearly 20%.

Morgan Samuels Managing Director Monica Bua to Join Forbes Human Resources Council

SAN FRANCISCO, March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Monica Bua, Managing Director at leading executive search firm Morgan Samuels, has been selected for the Forbes Human Resources Council, an invitation-only community for world-class HR executives. Monica, who built and leads Morgan Samuels’ Emerging Products and Technology practice, boasts a sixteen-year track record in placing outstanding executive talent

Morgan Samuels Hires Joanne Pauley as Senior Client Partner

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Leading executive search firm Morgan Samuels today announced hiring Joanne Doyle Pauley as a senior client partner. She is based in Los Angeles, CA. Joanne joins Morgan Samuels from The Oxbridge Group, where she led a private capital and financial practice and spent more than 19 years delivering results-oriented

Tim Dunn Joins Morgan Samuels as Senior Client Partner

(Dec. 14, 2020) Leading executive search firm Morgan Samuels today announced that Tim Dunn has joined the firm as a senior client partner. He is based in Philadelphia, PA. Tim joins Morgan Samuels from N2Growth, where he focused his time on supporting executive searches for high-growth private equity and venture-backed life science and technology firms.