Finding The Right Fit

Since 1987


Professionalism and Integrity have been the hallmarks of our success since our inception, and they are the keystones on which we conduct business every day. 


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Katy Young


Katy Young joined Matteson Partners in 2007 and manages all client services for the firm, directs marketing and thought leadership for the firm, and runs technology and operations. Young holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Georgia, where she majored in Journalism at the prestigious Grady College. 

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David Schmidt


David Schmidt joined Matteson Partners in 2012 and provides executive level sales and sales management search, having held positions for two venture backed software start-ups and a Fortune 500 company. Schmidt is a native Minnesotan graduating from the University of Minnesota. 

Traci Cupp


Traci Cupp specializes in senior level and C-suite retained searches for public and privately owned, small and mid-sized companies across functional areas and industries. Her expertise lies in aligning herself in organizations as a trusted search partner and consultant. Cupp holds a BS from Michigan State University. 

Wayne McDonald


Wayne McDonald has more than 30 years of business experience, including roles in ownership and executive management at both public and private companies. He joined Matteson Partners in 2003 and focuses on C-level searches and manages the AEC practice. McDonald holds a BA in Marketing from Indiana University.


Michele Stewart


Michele Stewart joined Matteson Partners in 2017 with 20+ years of experience in corporate, agency and government recruiting efforts. She serves as a trusted business partner to senior leadership planning and executing headcount needs and creating candidate pipelines to meet those needs.


Candace Bird


Candace Bird joined Matteson Partners in 2015 and focuses on sourcing and recruiting for technical industries and disciplines. She is specifically responsible for screening, interviewing, candidate presentation to clients, and client service management. Bird earned a Bachelors in Management and Communications from Concordia University.

Hope Bozec


Hope Bozec joined Matteson Partners in 2009 and acts as key liaison to partners of the firm, all the while keeping in close contact with candidates. Her experience in Information Systems, Human Resources and Administration, she ensures an excellent experience and search process for each candidate we work with. 

Dana Williams


Dana Williams joined Matteson Partners in 2013 specializing in the administration of executive-level retained searches across multiple verticals. Williams brings a strong knowledge of hiring solutions and talent assessments, and plays an integral role in vendor management and partnerships. 


Bill Matteson founded Atlanta-based Matteson Partners in 1987 and announced his retirement in late 2017. Bill continues to advise on important matters in the firm. Matteson holds a BA in Economics from Central Washington State and has completed programs at the Wharton. 


Matteson Partners is currently seeking a Senior Partner. This is a rare opportunity in the firm, click to learn more