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We strive to deliver greater value and a far better experience. See what some of our clients and candidates have to say about our work.

I have used Modern's services in a number of separate searches. In every case, they did an exceptional job managing the overall search and the candidate quality as well as keeping me abreast of the candidate flow, the pipeline and any market feedback that could affect the results of our search. A real delight is how they stay in touch with candidates long after their hire date. This has helped ensure their engagement and, in some cases, course correct any miscommunication early to ensure the individual’s success.

Marcelo Modica, Chief People Officer

Robinhood

Working with Modern on my first major hire was a great experience. From start to finish they treated us first class, and they were very flexible. I really appreciated their insight into the individual candidates. They were very thoughtful, and it showed in the candidates they presented. The process, summaries of candidates, and communication allowed us to make an excellent choice. It was evident they thought through how the candidate would fit and why.

Brett Yormark, Commissioner

Big 12

I have partnered with Modern and the innovative approach they bring to the Executive Search industry is nothing less than refreshing. Mark and the team go above and beyond to secure quality placements, creating a real win for the employees and companies they serve.

Julie Loegar, Former EVP, President US Card

Discover Financial Services

I have gotten to know the team, both as a prospective candidate and a client. They bring a highly empathetic relationship-based touch to both sides of the business. Coupled with deep expertise in the market, this enables them to deliver top class results at speed in today’s agile world. A true “matchmaker” in the genuine sense of the word.

Rahul Samant, Group CIO

Delta Air Lines

As with many other industries, executive search is ready for real transformation and Modern stands ready to be the firm that will lead the way. Building upon the best the industry has to offer, the team recognizes the importance of transparent, frictionless experiences that also focus a sharp lens on diversity and true inclusion.
Heather Cox, Chief Digital Health & Analytics Officer

Humana

I've known Mark for several years and always enjoyed his innovative approach to the search industry. His organization understands the candidate network extremely well and have an incredible depth of knowledge on each individual, which can only be captured through strong long-term trusted relationships and deep dive assessment. They are laser focused on diversity, both in terms of gender/under-represented minorities and diversity of thought, finding candidates outside of the usual network and looking for compatible capabilities.

Susan Schmitt, Group VP, Head of Human Resources

Applied Materials

Modern delivers an innovative solution that integrates deep market intelligence, organizational design, talent assessment, and managed on-boarding of new diverse talent. Given my own experience of managing large scale complex transformations, Modern’s approach to CxO optimization is a game-changer and will transform the search industry for the better.
Darryl West, Senior Advisor

Boston Consulting Group

Modern is a trusted and strategic advisor and always goes above and beyond a typical search. They add value that far surpasses what you would typically see in this field, as a thought partner in overall talent strategies along with research and insight that are invaluable. A true partner, Mark and his team care about the long-term solution and the authentic approach immediately builds trust and confidence.

Teresa Tanner, former CAO

Fifth Third Bank

I’ve worked with many search firms over the years and Mark's approach is one that stands apart as differentiated in terms of breadth, depth and quality of the research. The process itself is also unique and provides high quality intelligence upfront that supports the optimization of the organization thinking and design before moving into the talent agenda. Mark and his team consistently deliver an exceptional experience to both the candidates and clients and his engaged approach has enabled me to successfully hire unique talent in the past.

Monique Herena, Chief Colleague Experience Officer

American Express

The team has always shown a capability to dig deep in order to uncover world class talent. Rather than waiting for gaps, we have been able to proactively build our bench with a great supply of diverse talent. In addition, they spend a lot of time assessing the candidates to ensure our hires are successful long term.

LJ Brock, Chief People Officer

CoinBase

A major differentiator is the extent to which the team at Modern is able to harvest and report deep insights on both candidates and organizations. With respect to the latter, I engage the team to acquire market intelligence. The depth and breadth of the research, in conjunction with the quality of the work product, is truly outstanding and yields actionable insights that keep you ahead of your competition.

Todd Mayhew, Senior VP - Human Resources & Internal Communications

Credit One Bank

I was drawn to Modern because I believe in opening doors and providing avenues for creating greater diversity in leadership; Modern, to me, represents a new beginning for how all hiring organizations need to think about their search for talent in 2021 and beyond.
Karen Larrimer, CEO, Retail Banking & Chief Customer Officer

PNC

I have worked with Mark and his organization on both sides of the recruiting and placement process and I know them to be the consummate professionals. Mark is passionate about his work and drives for the success of not only each executive he places, but also for the organizations that will benefit from their leadership. I have watched as Mark repeatedly demonstrated critical, strategic, ethical and innovative thinking to address challenges we presented to him, always resulting in positive outcomes. I reserve my highest recommendation for Mark and his team.

Tom Harrington, Former Managing Director & CISO

Citi

We all know that the key to every business is strategy, structure and talent. Once the first two are clear, it is on you to ensure that you have the right team. It is great working with Modern. They are true partners.

Don Callahan, Executive Chairman

TIME

I have had the privilege of working with the team at Modern on numerous successful executive searches and market intelligence projects. I have always found them to be professional, diligent, and incredibly knowledgeable about the markets and our specific business needs; spending the time necessary to understand the corporate culture to find the right people for critical roles. 

Corey Woods, Retired Managing Director of HR, Citigroup Consumer Operations & Technology

Citigroup

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