Mary Matthews


Mary Matthews is an accomplished executive search partner who has worked successfully across industries and regions with a focus on senior leaders and Board of Director placement.

Mary has worked with clients across industries but primarily in the Consumer, Software Technology and Industrial verticals.  She has recruited world-class senior talent and board members for US, multinational corporations and private equity investors to drive growth, turnaround operations and refresh or strengthen leadership.  Her clients have ranged from middle market private and public companies to large multi-national corporations.  She has also enjoyed success working with international companies to recruit American board members and leadership who can contribute to cross-border-global opportunities and advise on related challenges.

Prior to joining DHR, Mary was a Managing Director with other notable search firms and founded and led her own search firm for several years, CovenantES Partners.  Earlier she contributed to the growth of Korn Ferry International as a Senior Partner working with global clients and private equity investors.  Mary’s corporate career included marketing positions with Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation and Florida National Bank.

Mary graduated in business administration from Florida State University and studied for her master’s in organizational psychology at Columbia University.  Currently, Mary serves on the Board, Musical Masterworks, and on Stewardship for St. Ann’s Episcopal Church.  She previously served on the 30% Club Steering Committee, New York and was a Member of the Board,  Lyme College of Fine Arts.  She has been an active parent volunteer for Dartmouth College, Deerfield Academy and The Chapin School.

  • Board Services
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Mgmt. Consulting