Cheryl Bedard
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Three Thoughts On


Free downloadable e-book offering insight on the hiring process to connect the objectives of candidates, companies and recruiters, by Cheryl Bedard



Cheryl specializes in executive searches for people who make things happen in areas of operations, business development, accounting, finance, and administration. Her tenacity and persistence make her particularly adept at difficult assignments. Cheryl demonstrates great insight into the needs of both employers and candidates, and uses those insights to drive mutually convenient solutions for both parties.

Working with a wide range of employers from global consulting firms, to public companies, to small businesses, Cheryl brings an understanding of the critical challenges facing each firm. Whether searching for a CEO, a vice president, a practice leader or a business developer, Cheryl identifies the compelling components of client opportunities and matches it to the interests of confidential candidates. She regularly represents candidates transitioning from government to the private sector, as well as key executives in the public sector market.

Cheryl came to The McCormick Group in 1999 after 15 years of experience in accounting and operations. She was an accounting systems consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. During the first administration of President Clinton, she served as Chief of Operations and Special Assistant to the Secretary at the United States Department of Energy. She was Regional Controller for Earle Palmer Brown and controller at several smaller advertising agencies.

She is the lead singer and songwriter for the band Mojo Hounds and is the proud grandmother of two girls and a boy.


Sample placements:

Chief Library Officer

$50 million company under new leadership
Recruited a credentialed librarian with a record for innovative programming and transformational leadership to lead 1,100 employees, serve as an industry thought leader, and strategize about new business development.

Energy Efficiency Business Development Managers

$4 Billion Utility/Energy Services Company
Recruited experienced business developers from key competitors to lead the company into expanded markets for distributed generation, CHP, microgrid, and solar projects.

Vice President, Risk Management

Fortune 100 technology Company in financial services industry
Recruited several people from outgoing Presidential administration to serve in key roles.


Three Thoughts… A Series of Articles Offering Insight on the Hiring Process. Click below for individual topics, or download the free e-book compilation.

Three Thoughts On Onboarding: Welcome to the Family

Three Thoughts On What to Expect from a Recruiter

Three Thoughts On Diversity Part Two

Three Thoughts On Diversity Part One

Three Thoughts On Resumes: Would You Call You?

Three Thoughts On Counteroffers

Three Thoughts On Preparing Your References to Help You Get the Job

Three Thoughts On Delivering News When the Answer is NO

Three Thoughts On What to Do When the Answer is NO

Three Thoughts On How Planning a Job Search is Like Planning a Vacation

Three Thoughts On Facing Adverse Information About Yourself

Three Thoughts On Acing The Interview

Three Thoughts On Resumes: Good, Better, Best

Three Thoughts On Measuring Your Value

Three Thoughts On Connecting Your Experience to a Company’s Needs

Three Thoughts On Employee Attributes All Companies Want to Hire


Finance, Accounting, & Investment Services
Government Contracting