MARCH, 2009: Michael Shirley Associates, Inc., locally owned managed by its founder and partners, Michael Shirley, Dan Heiman and Bob Vedder, has agreed to become a strategic alliance partner of Cornerstone International Group, one of the top ten networks of independently owned and operated Retained Executive Search Firms in the World. They will continue to handle client Retained Search assignments based in Kansas City as well as other locations in the U.S. where the firm’s expertise is needed by client organizations. The alliance will expand Michael Shirley Associate’s reach and resources.
From its world headquarters in Los Angeles, Cornerstone’s Chairman and CEO, William Guy, stated, “Michael Shirley Associates brings to Cornerstone a great depth and 29 years of functional and industry expertise. The decision by Michael Shirley Associates to partner with the Cornerstone Group will help us all expand our markets to include additional clients, both in the Central Midwest and elsewhere in the world.” Michael Shirley Associates has completed engagements in the U.K., New Zealand, Australia, Panama City, Quebec, Montreal as well as in New York City, Los Angeles and other major metro locations from coast to coast.
Cornerstone International Group is one of the world’s largest Retained Search organizations with approximately 100 independently owned offices strategically located in virtually every major geographic market around the globe.
According to Dan Heiman, “For over twenty-nine years and 1,600 retained engagements, we have worked closely with client organizations from various industries to include banking and financial services, healthcare, manufacturing/agri-business, utility energy services, higher education and not-for-profits to satisfy their individual and important recruitment needs. Our new alliance partner will allow us to expand the scope of resources we offer our clients which has always included 100% client satisfaction and Professional. Personalized. Results!”