MCDA CCG combines our proven methodologies with a custom tailored focus on your business to successfully achieve the best fit for your executive search.

Outstanding leaders drive business performance and impact. We provide the detailed insight organizations need to make confident decisions about who to hire, develop and promote, and advise on how to improve the performance of their top teams and boards.



Through our portfolio of services and deep industry, functional and geographic expertise, we help build and enhance high-performing boards and executive teams who make a real difference in their organizations and beyond.

We provide the insight to help you make informed decisions about the leadership you need to build an organization that outperforms, engages a broader set of stakeholders and grows.

Industries We

The best leadership decisions come from deeper insight into industry dynamics, stakeholder expectations of the role businesses need to play today, and a company’s critical needs. Backed by a proven executive search process, MCDA CCG consultants bring hands-on experience in the industries they serve to help you find leaders who best fit your organization’s unique needs and can meet the demands of a competitive landscape. Our experience, reputation and deep relationships with outstanding leaders give us access to the most sought-after candidates around the world.


We understanding the emerging trends shaping functional roles and leadership capabilities today and understand what it takes to succeed at the top levels of an organization. Because executives trust us to bring meaningful assignments to them that represent a good match for their talents, work style and professional aspirations, we are able to attract the best candidates — those who have the ability to turn around a business, increase the organization’s impact and create a culture that fosters innovation.

Executive Search

Establish Search Priorities
Analyze the challenges unique to the organization and the role

Determine the skills, knowledge and abilities required, offering insight and fresh perspectives on how clients can think about their needs; when appropriate, challenge client assumptions and present alternative ideas for how to conceive a role

Develop a customized position and candidate specification, detailing the company, the role, responsibilities, goals and key challenges of the position as well as the experience, qualifications and competencies required for success

Determine the client priorities that will shape the search process
Determine Search Strategy
Conduct targeted research into companies and sectors to find those with relevant skill-sets and qualifications, supplementing our extensive knowledge of and relationships with board directors and senior executives across industries and functions

Develop a long list of prospects best qualified for the role, with the goal of providing real options for clients to consider

Talk with third-party contacts to identify and qualify prospects; core to our approach, this preliminary referencing work makes for more productive long-list discussions
Attract and Evaluate Candidates
Approach potential candidates to test their interest in the role, drawing on our insights about candidate interests and aspirations to persuade strong prospects to consider new opportunities

Conduct rigorous competency-based interviews with candidates based on the proven skills, knowledge, abilities and aptitudes outlined in the position specification

Develop a short list of candidates with the qualifications and interest in the position
Present Top Candidates for Client Interviews
Present the most qualified candidates based on in-depth written analysis and appraisal against the specification

Drawing on informal external views on each candidate to confirm and enhance our knowledge of the candidate’s achievements and track record, provide meaningful insight into past performance and reputation

Perform in-depth executive capabilities assessment leveraging proprietary Executive Intelligence (ExI®) evaluation methodology in high-stakes finalist selection situations

Verify each candidate’s academic qualifications
Complete the Search
After the client has selected its preferred candidate, conduct thorough background checks and referencing to further assess competencies, strengths and weaknesses, and to provide external views of the individual

Assist in negotiations over compensation and other terms to help finalize the search

Communicate regularly with client and placement during transition

Conduct client satisfaction survey to improve service and refine approach

Periodically follow up with client and candidate once search is closed, checking in on the placement’s fit with the organization and the progress of the transition
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