In a Global Executive Search

Achieve More With Cornerstone

Cornerstone’s member offices are owner-managed, regional leaders and share best practices worldwide. As a retained executive search firm, this means not just sourcing the best person but getting him or her contributing to your success in the shortest time.

That’s why we say Speed Counts.

But it’s not just speed. Hiring someone who looks superbly qualified doesn’t always stay that way.

So Fit Counts as well, maybe even more.

There’s one more thing that many recruiters overlook. We have to be able to communicate really well with you. If we don’t understand your needs, and if we both don’t understand what is important in candidates, the exercise is doomed.

So, yes, Communication Counts.

There’s more – a lot more. But we wanted to start with the core values that we will bring to the task of finding the best candidate for your opening. Learn More »

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Meet Our Consultants

  • Pat Atkinson

    Pat Atkinson is Partner at ECS Partners International and Executive Consultant, based in Miami, FL and specialized in the Financial Services and Insurance industries.

  • Cynthia Barbera

    Cynthia Harrison Barbera is a Senior Consultant with Cornerstone Vancouver, covering San Francisco and the US west coast in addition to Vancouver.

  • Anne McNutt

    Anne brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Cornerstone Atlanta, heading up a new practice specializing in recruiting for community colleges.

  • Christine Gao

    Christine Gao is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and Director of Cornerstone Executive Coaching in China, located in Beijing.

  • Carol Safran

    Carol Safran is a Partner at Cornerstone’s member office in Miami and Managing Director of Global Talent Research.

  • Yolanda LI

    Yolanda is a native Chengdu, China and began her executive search career as researcher and consultant at Vastea, Bó Lè Associates & ManGo Associates  as a Consultant.

  • Sunny Zhao

    Sunny has 18+ years of experience in IT of which 15 years
    in IBM & she focuses on searching for talents in ICT, Auto, and the Heavy Machinery industry throughout Central China
    As office head of Wuhan, she manages a team of consultants and provide

  • Mike Clancy

    Mike is an experienced Board level recruiter with a specialism in Chair and Non-executive Director roles.

  • Dave Denny

    Dave moved into executive recruitment in 1988 when he joined Ward Executive on its inception, becoming MD 10 years later.
    As a recruiter, he has always been a generalist and has handled a very broad range of projects in a wide variety of sectors.

  • Jack Smith

    Jack Smith, President & CEO of Cornerstone International Group – Milwaukee, has served a broad base of small, medium, and Fortune 500 sized companies in the industrial, manufacturing, supply chain and human resources sectors.

  • Susanne Falk

    Susanne is the founder of Falk Search, considered the leading firm in Sweden focusing exclusively on legal recruitments.
    She is a former lawyer, and has completed several hundred successful recruitments during the last 14 years.

  • Susanne Willfors

    During her 20 years career as a sales and marketing executive, Susanne has held senior management positions at corporations such as Kelloggs, Nestlé and Aller Media.
    She has also been on the board of a number of companies.

  • Eduardo Comella

    Eduardo Comella is President of ECS Partners International, a Miami-based boutique retained executive search firm and Cornerstone’s member firm in Florida East.

  • Richard Jackson

    Richard has over 15 years’ experience in client management roles, and after five years in Thailand, has recently taking on the GM role at RLC Recruitment, Cornerstone’s member firm in Thailand and one of the country’s leading Technical

  • Markus Wehrhahn

    Formerly with BearingPoint Management & IT Consulting based in Japan (now known as PwC Consulting Inc.

  • Ales Jirec

    Aleš is a Managing Partner of Cornerstone Prague, our member firm in the Czech Republic & Slovakia.

  • Mila Kubikova

    Mila is a Managing Partner of Cornerstone Prague and Managing Director of Challenge CZ Prague, Cornerstone’s member firm in the Czech Republic.

  • Ruchika Gokarn

    Ruchika is an Executive Recruiter and HR Consultant who brings over 17 years of experience in Human Resources within established as well as new organisations in different sectors in UK, India and Indonesia.

  • Mark Ashton

    Mark is a well-respected business leader, developer, advisor, entrepreneur and turnaround specialist with a passion for creating, growing or restoring great businesses that continually outstrip customers’ expectations and thereby produce outsta

  • Clive Steeper

    Clive has over 30 years of experience as a business leader which clients find invaluable, whether they engage him as a coach, consultant, facilitator or executive recruiter. He is based in the UK and works globally.

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THE CORNERSTONE EAGLE is the newsletter for senior executives, friends and partners of the Cornerstone International Group around the world.