Cornerstone’s member firm in Kansas served the US Midwest for more than three decades as Michael Shirley Associates before becoming Cornerstone Kansas City in 2013.

Our mission has remained constant;  we serve the talent acquisition needs of our clients in an integrity-centered way by attracting, retaining and developing new leaders who significantly contribute to their return on investment.

An unwavering commitment to serving our clients has aided us in becoming a dominant player for Retained Executive Search in the four-state region of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.  We have completed over 1,600 search assignments for Midwest-based companies seeking senior level executives that are both credentialed and match their individual needs and cultures

Most impressive is our 94% completion ratio in an industry that measures 80% as a default success rate.  The majority of our business comes from satisfied clients and their referrals.

Engagements have been completed in most industries and job functions but we have become highly regarded for our specialization in small to middle market banking/financial services and commercial/industrial manufacturing organizations . Salaries range from $100,000 – $350,000+.