Why MS&S?


Established in 1968, Murphy, Symonds & Stowell (MS&S Search) is an executive search firm focused on identification and selection of key leaders for Northwest-based philanthropic and nonprofit organizations, associations and growth companies. The scope of a search can range from a regional to a national or global search, depending on the client organization’s need.

A hallmark of our firm's service is the successful and proactive identification and recruitment of key leadership talent for our clients. We do not take the traditional approach of developing candidates by merely running ads, reviewing applicants and placing people who seek their next job. Instead, we actively target and recruit, from our expansive and diverse networks, the most qualified candidates who meet our client's leadership, functional and organizational needs. Additionally, we seek leaders who will be culturally additive to client organizations.

Our unique client relationships and focused searches allow us to identify and bring in the best talent to an organization. Our success is defined by the quality of the executives whom we recommend and by the contributions they have made to the clients we serve. We bring over fifty years of success in our efforts to identify and attract professionals who lead with integrity and diversify representation at the senior level.

MS&S Search truly partners with its clients, working closely with decision-makers to make critical hiring decisions. It is innovative and forward thinking executives that propel a client organization to greater success.