Client Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for assisting me in my search for a new position at Compassion & Choices. I appreciated your professionalism and support during the search phase. I have been in the fundraising business for over twenty years and have used many search firms, but this was by far my best experience. I think for me, what stands out the most, was the constant communications and always had an awareness of where I stood in my candidacy. The conversations were honest and always helpful. A special thank you to Joe and Michelle. Your support was very much appreciated! As I’ve said before, what a long strange trip it’s been…but the results are fantastic!”

Ken MintzerChief Development OfficerCompassion & Choices

We had an excellent experience with them. Our organization has used them twice. Everyone is very professional, thorough and easy to communicate with. I found everyone to be very available for questions. I highly recommend engaging McCormack+Kristel.

Carol HorvitzExecutive DirectorChildren’s Burn Foundation

We hired McCormack+Kristel to fill a critical position with our health and mental health services. The search resulted in the hire of an exceptional candidate from another HIV/AIDS services agency. We were so pleased with the attentive service and thoroughly vetted candidates, that when a second important position became available, we reached out to McCormack+Kristel again. We are so thankful to Joe and the entire team for making the process smooth and enjoyable start to finish.

David BrinkmanCEODesert AIDS Project

I’ve been using the services of McCormack+Kristel for a decade. Over the years, I’ve tried many search firms but none have provided the consistent level of service that I get from Joe and his team. The most recent search was a terrific example. I was looking for a new Development Director—in my experience one of the most difficult positions for which to find stellar candidates. To add to my worries, several organizations in our sector were looking to fill the same position. Thus, I was very concerned about how the candidate pool would develop. As it turned out, we ended up with a small group of finalists, any of whom could have done the job. Instead of having only one finalist, I had several really good ones to choose from! The person we hired had not been looking for a job. He applied because Joe called him and talked to him about the position. McCormack+Kristel excels at that kind of strategic recruitment.

Lorri JeanExecutive DirectorLos Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center

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 the process equally well. They respected the role and deliberation process of the search committees and they handled the flow of communication and paper without a hiccup.

Rebecca ÁvilaAssistant Dean of Administration and FinanceUniversity of California Irvine Law