Our Team

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.
Meet Our Team.

  • David Schmidt

    Managing Partner

  • Wayne McDonald

    Senior Partner

  • Hope Bozec

    Associate | Candidate Services

  • Dana Williams

    Dir. of Admin & Finance

David Schmidt

Managing Partner

David Schmidt joined Matteson Partners in 2012 and serves as Managing Partner, leading the firm’s strategic growth initiatives. With over 30 years of experience in sales and management roles from venture-backed startups to Fortune 500 companies, David brings a wealth of successful, real-world knowledge to the Executive Search industry. David’s “servant heart” mentality is present in everything he does, from family life to community service to corporate leadership. David currently resides in Atlanta with his wife, Kim, is a native of Minnesota, and holds a BS from the University of Minnesota.

Wayne McDonald

Senior Partner

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 with expertise in the A&E practice. McDonald holds a BA in Marketing from Indiana University.

Hope Bozec

Associate | Candidate Services

Hope Bozec joined Matteson Partners in July 2008. She acts as an essential liaison between our partners and our candidate network. Hope’s experience in Information Systems helps ensure a smooth search process for our partners and her Human Resources background provides an excellent experience for each candidate. Her project management skills are beneficial, as she wears “many hats” for the firm. Hope is happiest when she is multi-tasking; whether that is creating reports for a new client, researching the latest trends in technology for the team, or assisting in marketing efforts. Hope is a Chicago-transplant living in North Georgia with her husband and a menagerie of rescued pets.

Dana Williams

Dir. of Admin & Finance

Dana Williams joined Matteson Partners in 2013 and specializes in the administration of retained searches. She oversees the operations of physical offices and acts as a key resource for clients. Williams has a strong knowledge of hiring solutions and talent assessments, and plays an integral role in vendor management and partnerships.

Serving Clients Across The Nation

Headquartered in Altanta, Georgia but our clients are nationwide.


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