MU named one of Americas Best Recruiters 2024

By Darcie Murray Sofia Hjort Lönegård

We are pleased to share that Hunt Scanlon Media has named MU as one of “America's Best Recruiters 2024”.

Hunt Scanlon shares

The Executive Search industry continues to grow and expand as companies prioritize talent. Selecting the right executive search and talent acquisition partner is crucial in meeting today’s demanding human capital needs. Contrary to the past belief that bigger is better, firms of all sizes and specialties are now poised to effectively address the ongoing and unique needs of hiring organizations.

The 2024 Select Guide to America’s Top 250 Executive Search Firms offers expertise from recruiting industry thought leaders to help clients navigate today’s complex hiring terrain. Their insights and perspectives are invaluable to anyone turning to search firms for talent acquisition support.


Darcie Murray, Senior Vice President & Head of the Americas 

We are privileged to be included in Hunt Scanlon’s list of the top 250 executive search firms in America.  Our passion exists around helping companies in the U.S., and globally, ensure they have the right leaders in the right seats…every time.  In a world where 50% of executive placements fail within 18 months, MU’s 55+ years of experience and development of our Leader Selection Science™, has had a huge effect on pivoting this statistic for companies, with a 94% success rate at 18 months.  As a burgeoning business and team in the U.S., we are excited to bring this level of sophistication and quality in our executive search process to the market.  Now more than ever, in a time when the competition and access to talent is steep, MU’s enhanced executive search solutions provide broader, more diverse access to candidates to align with our client’s strategic goals.  We look forward to continuing to positively impact our clients with their long-term talent needs as we strengthen our business in the Americas.

To view the list of ‘Americas Best Recruiter 2024’ ranking, visit their site here.

About MU

The only global Executive Search and Leadership Advisory firm based in the Nordics

  • Founded 1967, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 3000 clients served each year; leading global corporations and public sector institutions to SMEs, digital start-ups, and local government
  • Expert teams worldwide, performing assignments for clients in more than 60 countries each year
  • Operating in all major markets; working without boundaries in person and online, worldwide

A true pioneer in leader employment, development, and business advisory

  • The MU Research Institute, through its continual research and development work, ensures MU Experts have access to the latest:
    • Science-based Executive Search and Strategic Recruitment services, methods and tools
    • Science-based Leadership Advisory Solutions for leadership and organisational development
  • Pioneering leadership selection and development capability with unrivalled accuracy and independently verified quality standards (ISO 10667-2)

Foundation-owned Partnership "Stiftelsen Mercuri Urval"

  • Mandate to ensure the company remains independent and strong
  • Appoints Partners
  • Chaired by a Board of well-known and respected leaders