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


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. 


William Matteson


Bill Matteson founded Atlanta-based Matteson Partners in 1987. Matteson works closely with the firm's partners, believing that teamwork and process are critical to the success of each search. Matteson holds a BA in Economics from Central Washington State and has completed programs at the Wharton. 

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Traci Cupp


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. Traci holds a BS from Michigan State University. 

David A. 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. David is a native Minnesotan graduating from the University of Minnesota. 

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 in addition to working with Engineering and Architectural Firms, Sports, Sales and Marketing Professionals. McDonald holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Indiana University.

Chuck Detling


Chuck Detling joined Matteson Partners in 2016 and brings a unique combination of skill-sets and over 15 years of experience in the engineering industry, including previous work as the Director of Operations for ESI. Detling takes a hands-on approach with his clients, getting to know their firms from the inside out and developing partnerships that go beyond the one-off recruiting project. Detling holds a BA from the University of Alabama. 


Dana B. 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 the Matteson Partners partnership with TalentQuest, a renowned industry leader in talent management software and solutions.

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. 

Candace Bird


Candace Bird joined ExactSource, a division on 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. Candace earned a Bachelors in Management and Communications from Concordia University.

Jerry Schmidt


Jerry Schmidt has advised Matteson Partners since 2010 and assists with the strategic direction of the firm. Schmidt has 22 years of experience in private equity and venture investing as the Managing Partner of Cordova Ventures. Throughout his career, Schmidt has held numerous Board of Director positions at both private and public companies. 


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