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. 



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. Previously, Matteson spent 18 years in a succession of executive roles at IBM. Matteson holds a BA in Economics from Central Washington State and has completed programs at the Wharton.


Jerry Schmidt


Jerry Schmidt joined Matteson Partners in 2010 and devotes the majority of his time to 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. 



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. 


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.  David is also a founding Partner of ExactSource, a sister firm to Matteson Partners, specializing in technical and leadership searches in the engineering industry.  He has also held positions in sales and sales management for two venture backed software start-ups and a Fortune 500 telecommunications company. David is a native Minnesotan graduating from the University of Minnesota. He is married with three children and enjoys spending time with his family. 


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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 is now Managing Partner. His focus is in C-level searches in addition to working with Engineering and Architectural Firms, Sports, Non-Profit Organizations, Sales and Marketing Professionals. McDonald holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Indiana University.


Dana B. Williams


Dana Williams joined Matteson Partners in 2013 specializing in new business development of executive-level retained searches across multiple verticals. Williams brings a strong knowledge of software solutions, including Applicant Tracking Software 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.



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