Matthews Joins DHR International as Partner

May, 2019

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NEW YORK – Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce that Mary Matthews has joined as Partner with a focus on the Board and C-Suite Practice.

Matthews is an accomplished executive search generalist who has worked successfully across industries and regions with a specialization in Board, C-Suite and General Counsel placement. She has worked with clients in Consumer, Software (SaaS), Healthcare and Industrial.  She has recruited world-class board members for both US and European multinationals to diversify gender, age or add technology depth and defend against activists’ investor activities.  Her board clients have ranged from middle market private and public companies to large multi-national corporations.  She has also enjoyed success in working with German and Dutch companies to recruit American leadership or board members who can contribute to cross-border business opportunities and challenges. 

Prior to joining DHR, Matthews founded and operated Covenant Executive Search Partners for several years and served as Managing Director and led the Board Practice of other Top 12 firms.  Earlier, Matthews contributed to the growth of Korn Ferry International as a Senior Partner working with global clients and private equity investors. 

Matthews graduated in business administration from Florida State University and studied for her master’s in organizational psychology at Columbia University in New York.  Currently, Mary is a member, National Association of Corporate Directors, and serves on the Board, Musical Masterworks.  She previously served on the 30% Club, New York Steering Committee, committed to gender diversity on boards; as a Member of the Board, Trustees Committee, Lyme College of Fine Arts; and as a parent volunteer for Dartmouth College, Deerfield Academy and The Chapin School. 

For 30 years DHR International has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly-owned offices spanning the globe.  DHR’s renowned consultants specialize in all industries and functions in order to provide unparalleled senior-level executive search, management assessment and succession planning services tailored to the unique qualities and specifications of our select client base. For more information on DHR International, visit

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