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

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.

Serving Clients Across The Nation

Headquartered in Altanta, Georgia but our clients are nationwide.


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