Executive Search

McAleer Gray’s executive search services focus on confidential high-level engagements to fill executive positions including Boards of Directors, C-level executives, and their direct reports. Having roots as partners with Korn/Ferry International, McAleer Gray embraces the term “headhunters” and attracts top-tier executives who aren’t looking to be found.

Our reputation, pedigree and process have built a firm with clients across the country. Our tagline “Search in the First Person” emphasizes that the senior partners do the work rather than delegating candidate development of difficult-to-access top-tier executives.

Executive Search Positions

  • CIO
  • CRO
  • CTO
  • PRESIDENT
  • EVP SALES & MARKETING
  • VICE PRESIDENT
  • Board of Directors
  • CEO
  • CFO
  • CHRO
  • CMO
  • CTO
  • COO
  • CIO
  • CRO
  • CTO
  • PRESIDENT
  • EVP SALES & MARKETING
  • VICE PRESIDENT

National Reach

We’ve become a national boutique with client locations in New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, South Florida, Chicago, San Francisco/San Mateo, Los Angeles, Medford/Portland, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Nashville, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Kansas City, Raleigh, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Detroit, Richmond, and of course, Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs.

Colorado Market

Although McAleer Gray is a national boutique based in Denver — all our search projects source national candidates, and almost half our clients are outside of Colorado — we know the Colorado market extensively and have placed C-level roles for our local clients over the past 24 years.  Our access and reach in the local corporate, non-profit and government sectors is unrivaled.  We’re also effective in relocating national candidates (and their families) to Colorado with helpful guidance of real estate, schools, and other issues related to moving here.

Hands-on Execution

There is no substitute for the “heavy lifting” involved in reaching out to hundreds of candidates and sources for any given project.  Our co-founders and Managing Partners handle this work including candidate development, screening, interviewing, and referencing first hand.  Unlike many larger firms, we do not assign this critical work to “junior” associates.  We work directly with our clients and candidates along every step of the process to ensure maximum return on our partnership.

Board of Advisors

We have innovated the use of a Board of Advisors to bring added value, expertise, and experience to our clients.  Combining high-end senior retained search processes with our Board’s expertise and perspective creates a compelling and unique experience for our clients.

Our Advisory Board consists of C-Level industry veterans who have attracted and developed great talent throughout their careers.  Advising our search process with industry and functional know-how attracts tough-to-get executives to our clients’ businesses, and it helps us and our clients vet and validate finalists in the process.

Focused and Client Centric

We’re a high-end boutique focused on conducting a limited number of C-Level and direct report searches for companies across many industries.  Limiting our engagements avoids company “off limits” and eliminates large firm “competing candidate” conflicts.

We get to know our clients well, and we communicate their value propositions effectively to difficult-to-reach candidates.

Top Management Access

Our national, large-firm experience and C-level relationships have plugged us in to top management throughout the country.  Our approach to personal attention has frankly developed stronger relationships with key executives who have avoided becoming a number in the stale databases of larger firms.

Our Clients

  • CARLYLE GROUP
  • BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY
  • DIGITAL GLOBE
  • AT&T WIRELESS
  • CENTURY LINK
  • COMCAST
  • MESA LABS
  • DAVITA
  • EXCEL ENERGY
  • SPACE FOUNDATION
  • NATURAL GROCERS
  • HARRY & DAVID
  • DIXIE BRANDS
  • IHS/MARKIT
  • YWCA

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Let’s Help Fill Your Executive Positions

McAleer Gray represents a tremendous alternative to working with big firms, yet we provide many of the advantages (reach/contacts/experience) normally associated with larger, more expensive, and less-responsive firms. We are dedicated to 100% client satisfaction and we have a passion for recruiting that translates into superior results for our clients. Reach out to us below to set up a free consultation for McAleer Gray to help with your executive position search.

Our Clients

  • CARLYLE GROUP
  • BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY
  • DIGITAL GLOBE
  • AT&T WIRELESS
  • CENTURY LINK
  • COMCAST
  • MESA LABS
  • DAVITA
  • EXCEL ENERGY
  • SPACE FOUNDATION
  • NATURAL GROCERS
  • HARRY & DAVID
  • DIXIE BRANDS
  • IHS/MARKIT
  • YWCA

View a more comprehensive list of our executive search clients