New Face for Cornerstone Kansas City

Top executive search firm celebrates re-branding with website upgrade

Kansas City, January 9, 2014 – One of the most successful executive search firms in the American Mid-West is changing names and broadening horizons.   The former Michael Shirley Associates is now Cornerstone Kansas City with new research depth and global reach from its membership in the Cornerstone International Group.

To mark the occasion  a new website has been launched. The new site is located at and is the fifth online brand upgrade by Cornerstone member firms.

“One thing we have not changed is our focus,” says Dan Heiman, President and Managing Partner. “We’re still the high-quality, personal service firm that has built a proud track record over 33 years.

“Our business orientation remains primarily local, regional and national. We’ve just added some muscle to global.”

The Kansas City firm is one of the top achievers in the U.S., with over 1,600 successful search assignments and a completion ratio of 94% — significantly higher than the industry average of 80%.  It has a broad portfolio with particular strength in Industrial, Banking and Financial Services, Healthcare and Non-Profit sectors.


Benefit to all clients

“Cornerstone International Group represents a huge benefit to our clients, not only those operating in different markets,” says Heiman. “All our customers will benefit from our access to a vast storehouse of expertise and from our sharing of best practices“.

Cornerstone International Group is a leading network of five-star executive search firms with members in over 70 locations around the world.  Heiman has been an active member for three years and is one of two co-chairmen responsible for the U.S. region.

The firm’s dominant retained search business is supported by complementary services in Executive Coaching, Onboarding, Psychometric Assessments and CEO Advisory Services.

Michael Shirley, founder of the company in 1990, remains active with the firm as Senior Partner.

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