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Secret Tech Sauce Podcast

a medium to long form podcast hosted by Ben Martinez with friends and guests that have included Olympic athletes, comedians, entrepreneurs, musicians, founders, recruiters, CEOs and many others. 

#36 Matt Schwartz — Behind the Scenes of Executive Search

 Matt Schwartz - Founder of MJS Executive Search

Matt Schwartz - Founder of MJS Executive Search

Tune in ladies and gents. Learn how someone thinks when they are recruiting highly compensated execs who get paid in the range of $500K to $2M in total compensation. Simple but not easy…

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Matt Schwartz started his executive search firm back in 2003. After looking for his next gig working in a search firm he quickly realized that he could go out on his own. Fifteen years later and growing his firm “one logo at a time” his company is known for bringing “Transformative Talent” into companies.

Matt’s mindset when he first started MJS Exec Search — “Building MJS Search, one logo at a time” — great mindset and helpful for anyone who is looking up the mountain to build a business.

His recruiting firm recruits some big players in the executive space who make anywhere from $500K to $2M in total compensation. He gets the work that must go in when recruiting and helping companies transform their talent. He has worked with some of the biggest brands — Pepsi, Fila, American Express and Groupon.


  • Ben/Matt find common ground with coffee, Sumato Coffee of course
  • Matt talks about how he came to start his own business 15 years ago
  • Matt’s background — from formative years to now
  • Importance of employment branding and recruiting
  • Key Trends coming in 2018 — AI, employee engagement, etc.
  • Matt’s friend who gets a bag of Sumato Coffee.
  • Out


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