About Us

A Leading Executive Search Firm

In 1993, McCormack & Associates was founded to recruit senior leadership for the many AIDS research, advocacy & human services organizations growing exponentially in response to the nationwide pandemic. Often run by volunteers, these organizations were beginning to receive substantial government and private sector funding. All needed top-flight professionals in key management positions, and McCormack & Associates was retained to fill over 100 such positions in its first five years of business.

From the very beginning, diversity recruiting was high on the firm’s agenda, as its clients demanded and expected this kind of leadership to reflect the populations it served by:McCormack+Kristel is a NGLCC Certified LGBTBE

  • Race and Ethnic Origin
  • Gender
  • Age
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Physical Ability

Since the advent of effective treatments for HIV/AIDS, keeping people with the infection healthy longer, and indefinitely in some cases, the need for many of these organizations has diminished. McCormack+Kristel has long since broadened its client base into:

  • Social Justice
  • Healthcare
  • Women’s Issues
  • Higher education
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender
  • Civil Rights
  • Local & County
  • Government
  • Philanthropy
  • Corporate Diversity
  • Board Recruiting

McCormack+Kristel collaborates with minority-owned Wesley, Brown & Bartle on searches of national significance where there is an emphasis on diversity. Our firms have partnered as WBB+McCormack to recruit leadership and C-suite executives for Amnesty International, AIDS United, the Chicago AIDS Foundation, the New York LGBT Community Center and other high profile clients.

We are proud to have been recognized by “Executive Recruiter News” as “one of America’s 50 leading retained executive search firms.”