The MJS Team

Matthew J. Schwartz – Founder, President & CEO

matt-schwartz-mjsearch-headshotDynamism. Passion. Creativity. Analytics. Innovation. These are the characteristics of an ideal marketing candidate—and they’re what keep Matt Schwartz hooked on his job.

After nearly two decades in retained executive search, Matt has an instinctive and thorough understanding of what his clients actually want. And time and again, he has been able to meet their challenges.

Matt honed his technical knowledge during the 90s dot com boom. He began at Gundersen Partners, LLC, then moved to Heidrick and Struggles, where he became a principal in the Global Consumer Practice. He grew adept at finding key executives in fast-moving consumer goods, retail, fashion and luxury, sports /media and entertainment, and corporate communications.

In 2003, he founded MJS Executive Search. Despite those lean times, the new firm thrived from the start. Now, two recessions later, MJS has established itself as a leading retained executive search firm that knows how to find the right executive—even in the most unexpected places.

Matt knows when a client’s objectives are achievable—and when they are impossible. He relishes difficult searches while setting realistic expectations.

Matt is also passionate about leading edge technologies. If it’s digital, social, new, and cool, Matt speaks the language. Not only can he interpret it, he can also leverage it to teach, inform, and most importantly, to persuade.

In this way, Matt helps his clients remain or become leaders in their realm.

Matt’s Active Memberships: Entrepreneurs Organization, Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC), PANG NYC

Hobbies: In his spare time, Matt trains for triathlons while raising money for various causes, coaches kids’ soccer, and spends time with his family and friends in Westchester, NY.

Randi Sperber – VP Search Operations

Randi Sperber

Randi Sperber is our senior recruiting leader and drives the research and candidate identification for MJS. Randi has spent the last 18 years in retained executive search and has extensive experience identifying and recruiting top talent across a wide range of functions and industries, from C-level executives to mid-level managers.

Randi is a passionate connector and her tenacious recruiting style enables her to consistently deliver high-quality talent for MJS clients. Randi transitioned into executive search following a 10-year career in banking.

Hobbies: In her spare time, Randi is active in her local school community, coaches her daughter’s softball team and enjoys spending time with her family and friends in Westchester, NY.

Functional Specialties:

  • Marketing
  • Digital/Interactive
  • Sales
  • Social Media
  • General Management
  • AI & Machine Learning

Industry Specialties:

  • Consumer Goods & Services
  • Healthcare & Insurance
  • Internet & E-commerce
  • Professional Services
  • Entertainment, Media & Sports
  • Financial Services