Matthew J. Schwartz

Founder, President & CEO

Dynamism. Passion. Creativity. Analytics. Innovation. These are the characteristics of an ideal marketing candidate—and they’re what keep Matt Schwartz hooked on his job. After nearly two decades in retained executive search, Matt has an instinctive and thorough understanding of what his clients actually want. And time and again, he has been able to meet their challenges. Matt honed his technical knowledge during the 90s dot com boom. He began at Gundersen Partners, LLC, then moved to Heidrick and Struggles, where he became a principal in the Global Consumer Practice. He grew adept at finding key executives in fast-moving consumer goods, retail, fashion and luxury, sports /media and entertainment, and corporate communications. In 2003, he founded MJS Executive Search.

Despite those lean times, the new firm thrived from the start. Now, two recessions later, MJS has established itself as a leading retained executive search firm that knows how to find the right executive—even in the most unexpected places. Matt knows when a client’s objectives are achievable—and when they are impossible. He relishes difficult searches, while setting realistic expectations. Matt is also passionate about leading edge technologies. If it’s digital, social, new, and cool, Matt speaks the language. Not only can he interpret it, he can also leverage it to teach, inform, and most importantly, to persuade. In this way, Matt helps his clients remain or become leaders in their realm.