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Stanton Chase Executive Search Turns 30 Years Young

May 2020
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Firm Celebrates Friendship, Dedication, and Innovation

Stanton Chase, a premier global provider of executive search and leadership services, celebrates 30 years of partnering with client organizations to attract, develop, retain, and sustain top leadership capital.

Especially in these difficult times, a strong foundation built on trust is key to weathering the challenges of the current coronavirus pandemic.

“Here at Stanton Chase, we take our values seriously, and so in this current time of crisis we prioritize the safety, health, and continued productivity of our extended corporate family around the world and the community of clients and candidates that we have been proud to serve and work closely with over the past three decades,” said Mickey Matthews, International Chair of Stanton Chase.

The firm, founded in 1990 by four core offices – Amsterdam, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and London – has experienced rapid international expansion over 30 years, leading to its current presence in 45 countries.

This growth is attributed to the development and maintenance of deep relationships both internally in the firm and with top leaders in all industries across the globe. Executive search consultants at Stanton Chase come from leadership backgrounds with extensive networks in their respective industries, giving them the access and insights to tap into top talent.

“Stanton Chase is proud of our heritage and 30 years of service excellence to our valued clients,” Matthews proclaimed. “The challenge of finding and developing leaders who can succeed in today’s global, dynamic, and multifaceted business environment is more daunting than ever, and Stanton Chase continues to serve as a strategic partner in our clients’ ongoing effort to attract and retain the best and the brightest.”

Since its inception, the evolution of Stanton Chase has included the key principles of being client-centered and people-focused. A culture of “friendship and trust” became the firm’s hallmark for international client business and consultant interactions early in its history. In order to promote an internal culture of collaboration, Stanton Chase holds two global meetings each year; these meetings strengthen cooperation that directly impacts and benefits services for clients.

In 2002, Stanton Chase developed specialty practice groups, now numbering 16 practices, providing clients with consultants who possess deep, specialized expertise and a laser focus on each mandate. Each of these practice groups is led by a global practice team leader. At present, Stanton Chase is recognized among the top 10 firms in executive search consulting, and it has a presence in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia/Pacific.

“At 30 years old, we epitomize both a youthful culture and sustainable firm,” said Matthews. “Our local teams around the globe are built around experienced, senior top executives working across generations. This wealth of deep experience mixed with the dynamism of cutting-edge technological advances in the new digital age is what makes us a unique executive search firm.”

Stanton Chase is future-focused and client-driven. Executive search experts assess the leadership talent needed by top businesses in their industries to master the challenges of the future. Consultants identify “fit-for-purpose” leaders for Executive Board of Directors, CEO, President, C-Suite, Vice President positions, and more, always with an eye for diversity and inclusion. Stanton Chase ensures excellence in executive search with its adherence to the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) code of ethics and professional practices.

Unlike most executive recruiters, headhunters, and search consultants, Stanton Chase develops close, effective, and long-term working partnerships with clients. Return business from existing clients represents over 70% of the firm’s fee revenues, making Stanton Chase a unique executive search firm.

“Our firm is youthful, experienced, and robust, and I look forward to our firm’s continued growth and success in the global talent acquisition and leadership services industry,” concluded Matthews.

To hear from Stanton Chase International Chair on what makes the firm unique, visit:


Board of Directors of Stanton Chase

Mickey Matthews
International Chair
Fiona Lavan
Vice Chair Regions
Christopher Arnold
Vice Chair
Patricia Flipsen
Vice Chair Business Excellence
Flemming Riber
Vice Chair Practice Groups






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