Producing Artistic Director, Pasadena Playhouse
Overall, working with Morris & Berger was easy – both as a candidate and a client. They bring such integrity and professionalism to the whole process, which is extremely organized and structured. The primary difference between working with M&B and other search firms is that they are invested in MY success and take the time to be informed and knowledgeable about the situation.
As a candidate, they sought me out based on my background and experience. Once in the process, they listened, asked great questions and got to know me and my background and capabilities. They helped me manage through the whole process by providing guidance, feedback, and insights all along the way and were personable, warm, and nurturing throughout the journey.
And, as a client, they were strong thought-partners and helped me to think strategically about the skills I needed to fill roles in the organization that would complement my background and management style. Based on those discussions they presented me with good, strong candidates.
Previous CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Their defining characteristic is that they know how to read an organization’s culture. They did it with mine and they can do that with ANY organization!
The boutique nature of M&B allows them to bring something special to each client and candidate and provide a personable and team-focused approach to any search. They are clear about expectations and give each project their attention and time. They have a specialized approach and a specific niche and are good at it! They are thoughtful and spend the time to find the right fit and have the confidence to deliver the right candidate.
Previous Managing Director, Center Theatre Group
The team at M&B are a group of really smart, savvy people who have in-depth, broad understanding of the nonprofit environment. They take the time to understand the subtleties of an organization and get an idea of the type of candidate that will be successful and prosper. They are not sales people – they are organizational analysts and spend the time to get the person with the right fit based on skill set and organizational needs.
They do a great job checking references and bring a well rounded, 360 degree view of the candidate from various points of views. And, their reports are so well done. I have not seen any other firm do it as well as they do! They take the time and give it a tremendous amount of thought.
Julie S. Tye
President, Hadley Institute for the Blind & Visually Impaired
The experience was awesome. I loved the approach of working with two consultants. They were both deeply invested and trustworthy, honest in our conversations and open and clear about expectations. They sincerely cared about me, my skills and helping me through the process.
Search Committee, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Morris & Berger does NOT take a cookie cutter approach to recruitment. They are personal, professional, and focused on the organization’s needs. They spend time getting to know the organization and tailor each search to the specific needs of that organization.
We were colleagues in the process every step of the way. They listen and act as advisors and coaches and are strategic in their approach. They look for the RIGHT and BEST candidate.
SVP and Chief Development Officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
The Morris & Berger team is very competent and knows its business. They are very thorough in their interviews and capture the true character, skills, and background of each candidate and collect all the relevant information. I have worked with them at two different organizations and they are a joy to partner with. They get to know the organization very well and understand the culture and the team dynamics across the institution.
Board Chair & Search Committee member for the Armory Center for the Arts
Morris & Berger puts amazing information together on the top applicants. Not JUST resumes and cover letters, but great insights, feedback, and points of view on each of the candidates. It helps to frame each individual and they are very detailed and thorough. The materials, background and information was great and provided detail to ask relevant questions and ultimately make an informed decision.
Joseph M. Lemond
Search Committee Chair, Bonnie Brae
I want to thank the entire Morris & Berger team for all of your guidance. Aside from the great end result, the process was efficient and the information you provided to us was user-friendly and effectively conveyed the key points about each candidate. I would enthusiastically recommend Morris & Berger to any nonprofit looking for an executive search firm.
Search Committee Chair, Child Abuse Listening Mediation
Our search committee at CALM in Santa Barbara sought to replace a beloved and respected retiring CEO. Their team came at the task with energy and commitment, and never wavered. They delivered on every step, remained flexible and open, and sensitive to our culture. We are very pleased with the outcome of the search and enjoyed the journey with Morris & Berger.
President, Princeton Theological Seminary
Morris & Berger was an incredible help in finding our new Vice President for Advancement. The firm did all the front end work in the search, researched our candidates, maintained constant conversation with us, and facilitated our final decision making process. Our school had a great experience with them, and will certainly use them for future searches.
Search Committee Chair, San Diego Museum of Man
I was impressed with the level of service and depth of resources. Many believed that the outcome of this search was one of the most pivotal events for our organization in its 95-year history. Morris & Berger quickly understood our needs and engaged in a comprehensive and methodical process that allowed the all-volunteer committee to perform its task in an efficient and focused manner. Our success in the process would not have been possible without Morris & Berger.