A World Made Better by Differences


McCormack+Kristel is a national provider of executive search consulting services for nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. Established in 1993, as McCormack & Associates, by veteran search consultant Joseph A. McCormack, the firm was among the first national search practices to specialize in diversity recruiting.

In 2013, Michelle Kristel joined the firm following a career in nonprofit leadership. The McCormack+Kristel partnership offers clients the complementary benefits of Joe’s seasoned recruiting expertise and Michelle’s nonprofit executive experience.

With offices in California and New York, the firm serves a broad spectrum of public health, human services, advocacy and social justice organizations.

What Our Clients Say About Working with McCormack+Kristel

I’ve participated in three searches with McCormack+Kristel – two executive director positions and one CFO position – for two very different organizations. In each case, Joe and his team quickly came up to speed on the challenges facing the organization, delivered well-qualified and diverse applicant pools, and provided terrific support and advice to the search committees. In contrast to my experience with other firms, McCormack+Kristel managed both the high level and the detail parts of th… Read more
Rebecca ÁvilaAssistant Dean of Administration and FinanceUniversity of California Irvine Law