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Founded in 2006, Sterling Martin Associates (SMA) is a leading executive search firm that focuses on finding talented leaders for the nation’s associations and nonprofit organizations. Over the last seven years, Sterling Martin Associates has been engaged by nearly 100 clients throughout the United States; our staff consists of 15 professionals located in Washington, DC, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. We feel this is an ideal size, giving us the broader reach of a larger firm while still being small enough to provide a level of service for which we are continually complimented by both clients and candidates. Our clients represent a wide range of organizations — both large and small.  We work closely with our clients to provide high-quality executive search and customized recruiting solutions by combining the best practices of traditional executive search with industry expertise, the latest technologies, national scope, and the personal approach of a boutique firm.

Sterling Martin’s consultants’ combined experience includes senior roles with global executive search firms and executive management positions in nonprofit organizations, associations, and the corporate world. Our Partners and Consultants are also volunteers who serve a wide range of nonprofit governing boards. This combination of hands-on executive experience, executive search expertise, governance, and corporate background provides a deep understanding of the issues and challenges faced in recruiting senior executives.

We know that finding the right executive can be challenging. We also know that no two organizations are alike. How will you find that unique blend of skills and experience to fill your particular position? How do you find and attract top performers who aren’t actively seeking a career change and may not be familiar with your organization? How do you ensure that the candidate you like best will also be the best fit with your organizational culture? Sterling Martin Associates will work in partnership with you to address these challenges. Our consultants have successfully dealt with these and other executive recruitment issues for many years. Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

Sterling Martin Associates. Leadership DELIVERED.