Joseph McCormack

Founder & Managing Partner

Joe McCormack is founder and Managing Partner of McCormack+Kristel. He is also a founding partner of McCormack & Farrow, the largest retained search practice in Orange County, California.

As a partner in this practice, he specialized in financial services and healthcare recruiting. His over 30 years of search experience include positions in New York and Los Angeles as partner with Ward Howell International, vice president with Ray & Berndtson and with Billington, Fox & Ellis, and manager with Ernst & Young. He has served clients in nearly every sector of American business, filling senior management and board positions in higher education, health care, public policy, financial services, and not-for-profit organizations.

Clients have included Southern Methodist University, Washington State University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the American College of Physician Executives, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, PacifiCare, Fluor Corporation, Sea-Land Corporation, U.S. Borax, The Walt Disney Company, Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital and Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound. Earlier, Joe McCormack was a program director with the Young Presidents’ Organization, an 8,000 member international educational association of corporate chief executives.

As a staff executive with the Young Presidents’ Organization in the 1970’s, Mr. McCormack recruited corporate CEO’s to the Boards of hospitals, colleges and museums. He managed community relations and special events for Rockefeller Center in New York and promotion for American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc.

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