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TMG Tech Practice Places the Next CEO/President of PS&E

Deborah Page, Managing Principal of our Tech Practice, and Jim Gibson, Senior Consultant, completed the search for Pacific Science & Engineering, placing their new CEO and President, Scott Tait. PS&E made the following announcement: Announcement of President and Chief Executive Officer Pacific Science & Engineering Group, Inc. (PSE) is pleased to announce the selection of Scott Tait as its next President and CEO. Scott recently completed a distinguished, 27-year career including command of the USS Mustin (DDG 89) and the [...]

May 27, 2020|News, Placements|

Webinar: Lateral Hiring in Hard Times

With the Covid-19 recession, the risks of hiring lateral partners are more pronounced than ever. Compressed margins leave less room for mistakes or bad hires. With stakes so high, the temptation for many law firms is to take a ‘wait and see’ approach. But some firms will see an opportunity to attract new talent, strengthen practices, and position themselves for the “new new normal," as heightened pressures disrupt the legal marketplace. Join us as we discuss market projections along [...]

May 26, 2020|Legal, News|

TMG’s Linda Segal Participates in Rosslyn BID Webinar

On April 23, Linda Segal was joined by Mary-Claire Burick, President of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District, to discuss the ways job seekers can improve their resumes, whether they are a seasoned executive or an entry-level candidate. Linda Segal is a Principal and the head of our life science practice with 23 years of experience in the executive search industry. She offered insights from the perspective of a veteran recruiter and spoke about the qualities that make a resume stand [...]

May 13, 2020|Community Involvement, News|

TMG Places Principal of Gray Global Advisors

The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Stephen L. Sayle as Principal at Gray Global Advisors Before joining Gray Global Advisors, Stephen was the Founder and CEO of Sayle Consulting, a bipartisan, bicameral boutique lobbying firm. Sayle uses his over 25 years’ of experience in Washington to strategically position clients and to tactically implement winning strategies. Recognized as a leader in energy and environment issues, Sayle Consulting has also successfully represented clients in telecommunications and [...]

May 11, 2020|News|

Ringer Awards 2019

The McCormick Group celebrated our 45th anniversary with the Ringer Awards dinner, 2019. Thanks to our clients, candidates, best in the business account executives, the support staff, and management. A special thanks to Dave Ris for photography, Barbara McCormick and Sarah Carr for organizing, and the staff at the Intercontinental at the Wharf for a wonderful time.         davidrisphotog@gmail.com  

October 9, 2019|Community Involvement, News|

Three Thoughts on What to Expect from a Recruiter

  As an executive recruiter for the past twenty years, I have had many discussions with clients and candidates about my role as their recruiter. The crux of those conversations is about their experiences with other recruiters. Especially any time a recruiter has failed to meet their expectations.   What should you expect from a recruiter? Whether you are the client or the candidate, there are basic things you should expect from a recruiter. Just as we all know what to [...]

May 16, 2019|Community Involvement|

DP Facilities hire

DP Facilities, Inc., owner and operator of Mineral Gap, the 65,000-square-foot, Tier III Uptime Institute data center located in Wise, Virginia, announced that it has hired industry veteran Jhoan Checo as its new Senior Vice President of Sales. The placement was handled by The McCormick Group's Deborah Page, Managing Principal and Technology Practice leader.   Deborah Page Managing Principal, Technology Practice Leader 703.312.6749 dpage@tmg-dc.com

April 23, 2019|News|

TMG places director regulatory affairs at national biodiesel board

The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Kate Shenk as Director of Regulatory Affairs at The National Biodiesel Board.   The placement was handled by: David Ris Principal 703-312-6750 | dris@tmg-dc.com Steve Nelson Executive Principal 703-312-6744| snelson@tmg-dc.com

January 24, 2019|News|

Steptoe & Johnson COO

  POSITION SUMMARY Steptoe & Johnson is seeking an experienced management professional with demonstrated success leading the operations of a law firm, other professional services firms, or other business organizations.  The ideal candidate must have strong business acumen and human resources skills, and bring a “firm first” approach to this position.  Importantly, the Chief Operating Officer will be given considerable authority in helping to achieve the firm’s strategic goals and objectives, including improved operating efficiencies, revenue growth and enhanced profitability.  [...]

December 11, 2018|Legal, News|

Cohen Milstein Director of Human Resources Search

TMG Assisting Cohen Milstein in Director of Human Resources Search   The McCormick Group has been retained by Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll, PLLC to assist in recruiting a Director of Human Resources, who will be responsible for the effective execution of all HR functions within the firm and will oversee the HR team. The Director of Human Resources will provide strategy and direction to the Firm’s human resources function and related support services, promote an energizing and motivating work [...]

October 9, 2018|News|

Digital Transformation Disrupting HR

  The McCormick Group's Nicolette Kuba Hurd hosted Washington DC’s first local Hacking HR Chapter Meeting   Digital transformation is no longer just optional. It encompasses every discipline, every function and just about every role. – The digital age does not bypass any organization. At the intersection of technology, organizations and people, Hacking HR Forum, a vibrant, rapidly growing global community of tech evangelists, transformation strategists and HR leaders, brought together in D.C. by Enrique Rubio, met for the first [...]

September 24, 2018|News|

The McCormick Group Places NOVA Chamber CEO

The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in placing Julie Coons as President and CEO of Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.   “As the Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, the Northern Virginia Chamber has an outstanding reputation serving and representing Northern Virginia’s robust business community in our region and beyond,” said Julie Coons, incoming Northern Virginia Chamber President and CEO. “I am very excited to work with Chamber members, leadership, key stakeholders, and regional partners to build upon the [...]

August 16, 2018|News|

Managing Director Placed at Steptoe & Johnson LLP

The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of George Callas as a Managing Director with Steptoe & Johnson LLP.   George Callas, who served as senior tax counsel to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and was one of the chief architects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), has joined Steptoe & Johnson’s Government Affairs & Public Policy and Tax Groups. He will serve as a managing director in Steptoe’s Washington office. Callas is a [...]

August 3, 2018|News|

Perkins Coie Chief Diversity Officer Search

The McCormick Group has been retained by Perkins Coie LLP to assist in searching for a Chief Diversity Officer, who will be responsible for the strategic direction of the firm’s diversity initiatives. The CDO will work with firm management, practice group chairs, committees and administrative professionals to further the implementation of the firm’s diversity goals, which includes the furthering of the commitment to recruiting, developing, retaining, and promoting diverse attorneys. The CDO will work with office management and practice groups to [...]

July 30, 2018|News|

IMRI names VP of federal programs

Information Management Resources, Inc. has named Kamran Khan the new senior vice president of federal programs, a role in which he’ll lead strategic growth initiatives and further expand the company’s presence within the federal sector.   The Placement was made by Deborah Page and Eric Shott of The McCormick Group.    

July 12, 2018|News|

The McCormick Group Launches Legacy Succession Planning

  In light of the well-documented need for succession planning in the legal industry, The McCormick Group has launched Legacy Succession Planning, an end-to-end solution specifically designed with law firms in mind. “The McCormick Group had been an authority in the law firm world for over 45 years. We are among the largest and most recognized executive search firms focusing in the legal area, specializing in working with law firm leadership to provide up to the minute industry insight. The [...]

June 18, 2018|News|

Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce CEO Search

The McCormick Group has been engaged to handle the search for the President & CEO of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce . The search team includes McCormick Senior Vice President Lyles Carr, Department Managing Principal Elizabeth Humphrey, and Principal Susy Howard. The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce recognizes Northern Virginia as a singular economic unit led by a world-class business community rather than as a series of localities defined by jurisdictional boundaries. The Chamber believes success for Chamber members, business [...]

May 14, 2018|News|

TMG Places Partner and Counsel with MMM

The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Andrew Mohr as Partner and Kelly Kroll as Of Counsel with Morris Manning & Martin LLP.   Andrew Mohr will lead the firm’s Government Contracts practice. He has more than three decades of experience that spans the entire range of federal, state and local government contract formation and administration. Mr. Mohr represents clients in every stage of the government procurement process, from analysis of the risks associated with [...]

March 22, 2018|News|

New Excise Tax Targets Big-Money Nonprofit Executives

The McCormick Group's K Street specialist, Ivan Adler, was quoted in Roll Call's article covering new taxes on compensation packages over 1 million for tax-exempt organizations in both the House bill and Senate draft. Adler predicted associations would increase member dues or cut costs to cover the new tax bill. “There’s definitely a war for talent within the association world,” said Ivan Adler, a longtime K Street headhunter. “And they’re not going to let compensation get in the way — it’s [...]

November 29, 2017|News|

Anticipating Career Transitions

Andi Cullins, Principal with The McCormick Group, presented Anticipating Career Transitions at the Association of Corporate Counsel's National Capital Region Career Development Forum: Career 360 Fair. The event featured one-on-one meetings between Professional Growth Partners and attendee members, as well as break out sessions on a variety of career topics. For a conversation on career transitions or to discuss hiring needs at your law firm, contact Andi: 703.224.1447 acullins@tmg-dc.com    

November 7, 2017|Community Involvement|

Law Firm Exits – Two Sides to Every Story

Creating an effective team environment is more important than billable hours, rainmaking, or portable business. When expectations are misunderstood or poorly communicated by the law firm or the lawyer, neither side is satisfied and both have their own version of why it went wrong. Co-authors Karen MacKay and Steve Nelson explore a few scenarios and offer ideas on how it could go differently. Read the full article, published in the November/December 2017 issue of Law Practice Magazine, and co-authored by: [...]

November 1, 2017|News|

Understanding the Dynamics of Business Transformation

What Leaders Must Do To Adapt […]

October 3, 2017|News|

TMG Places COO with The REMADE Institute

 The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Michelle Schlafer as Chief Operations Officer with The REMADE Institute, Rochester, NY […]

October 2, 2017|News|

TMG Places Former Ambassador and State Department Veteran at Buchanan & Edwards

The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Jay Anania as Director, Foreign Affairs Business with Buchanan & Edwards. […]

September 21, 2017|News|

TMG Places General Counsel with The REMADE Institute

The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Kevin Kepner as General Counsel with The REMADE Institute, Rochester, NY […]

September 12, 2017|News|

The McCormick Group Nominated as Best Legal Search Firm

The McCormick Group has once again been nominated by The National Law Journal as one of leading legal search firms in the Washington, D.C., area as part of the Best of Legal Times reader ranking survey. […]

July 25, 2017|News|

Impact of BigLaw Bias Suits Discussed in Law360 by TMG’s Steve Nelson

Legal and Government Affairs Managing Principal Steve Nelson spoke to Law360 about how suits against law firms may affect lateral recruiting. […]

July 25, 2017|News|

TMG Assists DLA Piper in Key Professional Development Search

The McCormick Group has been retained by DLA Piper to assist in recruiting a Director of Professional Development. […]

June 27, 2017|News|

TMG Assists Cleary Gottlieb in Key Business Development Search

The McCormick Group has been retained by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, a pioneer in globalizing the legal profession, to assist in recruiting a Business Development Manager for Litigation, Restructuring and Intellectual Property. […]

June 20, 2017|News|

The McCormick Group in Forbes Top Executive Search Firms List

The McCormick Group is recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation’s prominent executive search firms. […]

May 31, 2017|News|

Counter chaos by boosting advocacy efforts

“You really need to dig your well before you’re thirsty.” Continuing to wait before making hiring decisions is a mistake, according to Ivan Adler, who spoke on a CEO Update panel. […]

May 30, 2017|News|

‘What am I worth?’

TMG Consultant Nicolette Kuba Hurd discusses how to evaluate your value in today’s job market at UMD’s Smith School of Business EMBA panel. […]

May 24, 2017|Community Involvement, News|

Lobbyists represent your interests, whether you know it or not

In an interview with Federal News Radio, TMG’s Ivan Adler makes a case for the importance of advocacy – despite its bad reputation. […]

May 8, 2017|News|

James Comey May Find Soft Landing in Big Law

” [Comey’s] mistakes for the most part are tough judgment calls,” says TMG’s Steve Nelson in an article by The National Law Journal. “The question will be, will firms worry about their corporate clients?” […]

May 7, 2017|News|

TMG Managing Principal to Present at Legal Conference

Steve Nelson will present on practice group management and legal project management at the Legal Marketing Association’s 2017 P3 – Practice Innovation Conference on May 17th, 2017. […]

May 1, 2017|News|

In Washington, lobbying is an unappreciated economy opportunity

Advocacy benefits citizens, says Ivan Adler to The Washington Post. “If you have a job, own a home, or a car or even have a pet, you have somebody in Washington representing your interests.” […]

May 1, 2017|News|

How Chaffetz could get rich on K Street

” [Rep. Jason Chaffetz] will be a good rainmaker for K Street,” says GR recruiter Ivan Adler to The Hill. That position “combined with some media work and boards, will give him the lifestyle he wants.” […]

April 25, 2017|News|

Bio+Tech17: Innovation at the Speed of Life

McCormick Group Principal Linda Segal will moderate two panels at the Bio+Tech17 Conference, which will take place April 27 – 28 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. […]

April 17, 2017|Community Involvement, News|

Checks and Balance: Return of the ‘Swamp’ People

“The welcome sign is on for lobbyists in this administration,” says lobbying recruiter Ivan Adler for CQ Magazine. […]

April 5, 2017|News|

TMG Alumnus Hosts Tech Event

Members of The McCormick Group team attended an event hosted by TMG alumnus Stacy Hayes, Co-Founder and CEO of Assured DP. […]

April 3, 2017|Community Involvement, News|

TMG Principal to Present at Federal Bar Association Luncheon

Legal executive recruiter Andi Cullins will be the featured speaker at an interactive luncheon for the Capitol Hill Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. […]

March 28, 2017|News|

Hunt Scanlon Highlights McCormick Group CTO Placement

The human capital news network published an article on David Mihelcic’s placement at Juniper Federal, and featured an analysis by Tim Ward and Deborah Page on the rising demand for Chief Technology Officers. […]

March 15, 2017|News|

TMG Principal Featured on Recruiters Panel

Cheryl Bedard will take part in a recruiters panel on Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30PM at the McLean Bible Church. The program is hosted by the Career Network Ministry (CNM). […]

March 10, 2017|Community Involvement, News|

TMG Principal to Moderate Cybersecurity Diversity Panel

Technology Practice Group Leader Deborah Page will moderate a panel on diversity and recruiting at the 2017 ICMCP National Conference. […]

March 9, 2017|Community Involvement, News|

TMG Consultant Featured on Business School Recruiting Panel

TMG consultant Nicolette Kuba Hurd participated in an executive recruiter panel discussion at UMD Smith School of Business, held at the Greenbelt Marriott on March 3. […]

March 7, 2017|News|

U.S. Trust Chief Marketing Strategist Headlines Event

The McCormick Group’s Brian McCormick co-organized the Annual Harvard Business School Executive Dinner, which featured Chief Marketing Strategist Joseph Quinlan of U.S. Trust Bank of America, Private Wealth Management. […]

March 2, 2017|News|

TMG Places Former DISA CTO at Juniper Networks

The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of David Mihelcic as Chief Technology & Strategy Officer at Juniper Federal. […]

March 2, 2017|News|

Nothing Works Anymore? A World in Transition

Making sense of dizzying change: TMG consultant Nicolette Kuba Hurd discussed global management and business transformation at the Georgetown Center for Continuing & Professional Education. […]

February 28, 2017|Community Involvement, News|

TMG Attends HBS Club of DC New Venture Competition

The McCormick Group’s Brian McCormick and Deborah Page attended the 2017 New Venture Competition (NVC) Alumni Track, which was hosted by the Harvard Business School (HBS) Club of Washington, DC. […]

February 27, 2017|News|

Uncertainty at White House dampens association hiring

“There is uncertainty on what the policies are going to be and what they are going to do,” says TMG’s Ivan Adler for CEO Update. […]

February 21, 2017|News|

TMG Principal to Lead Workshop on Interviewing

Government Contracting Principal Cheryl Bedard will teach a workshop on interviewing skills at 6:30PM on February 21, 2017. […]

February 21, 2017|Community Involvement, News|

Why A Norton Rose Fulbright-Chadbourne Merger May Work

Legal and Government Affairs Managing Principal Steve Nelson spoke to Law360 about the possible merger between international law firm Norton Rose Fulbright and New York-based Chadbourne & Parke LLP. […]

February 8, 2017|News|

TMG Places Prominent Public Relations Leader with Hogan Lovells

The McCormick Group is pleased to have assisted in the placement of Mark Irion as Senior Advisor with Hogan Lovells. […]

February 7, 2017|News|

TMG Celebrates Nestlé U.S. Relocation to Rosslyn

TMG’s Paul Rothenburg attended a major press conference by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who announced on Wednesday that Nestlé U.S. will be moving its headquarters to 1812 N Moore St. in Rosslyn. […]

February 6, 2017|Community Involvement, News|

More holes in the lobbying ban

Ivan Adler and John Hesse were quoted on lobbying strategy and regulations in Politico Influence. […]

February 3, 2017|News|

Lobbyists adjust to Trump’s new rules

A new executive order restricting the lobbying efforts of political appointees is unlikely to deter lobbyists from joining the administration, according to government affairs recruiter Ivan Adler. […]

February 1, 2017|News|

TMG Managing Principal Featured in CMO Trends Webinar

The McCormick Group’s Steve Nelson was a featured panelist for “Current Trends for CMO’s: From Comp to Staffing to the Ever-Changing Role”, which was organized by the Legal Marketing Association’s CMO Shared Interest Group (SIG). […]

January 31, 2017|News|

TMG Celebrates Power Players Featured in Book of Lists 2017

TMG Executive Vice President Brian McCormick attended the Book of Lists Celebration 2017, which brought together the most influential, connected, and informed people in Washington. […]

January 30, 2017|News|

GOP Staffers Are Waiting to Hear, ‘You’re Hired’

Government affairs recruiter Ivan Adler weighed in on the upcoming hiring spree – and who will be hired – under the new administration. […]

January 30, 2017|News|

Lyles Carr in “Our Town” Podcast: “We need a civic infrastructure”

In the podcast, The McCormick Group Senior Vice President lauded the DC region’s dedicated community service leaders and called for civic collaboration. […]

January 19, 2017|News|