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Experience a better way to search

Insurance | Manufacturing


We're redefining the executive search industry by truly partnering with companies to help them recruit the most talented leaders.  We use a unique methodology called Partnership Search® to ensure the best possible fit — for both company and candidate.

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“I worked with The Madison Group for over ten years. During that time we recruited in excess of 100 leaders using their Partnership Search methodology. Together, we had great success assembling one of the best, if not the best, group of talent in our industry.”
— Debbie Mathews Finch, VP of Executive Talent Acquisition (retired)
The Hanover Insurance Group

Our Approach

The Partnership Search® concept allows us to focus on what companies want, an expert in the search process. The search process includes developing an understanding of the client company’s business, their specific recruiting needs, researching and identifying the best individuals in target companies, and screening, qualifying, and selling top candidates on the client's opportunity. Unlike traditional search firms, once we have presented the final candidates, our clients are asked to partner with us using their existing human resources infrastructure and expertise to take a lead role in the hiring steps. The hiring steps include selling final candidates on the opportunity, checking final references and developing and extending the offer. Although the client company takes ownership of the hiring steps, we counsel them through the hiring phase and facilitate bringing the chosen candidate to a successful hire.

Partnership Search® Process


The Facts

Partnering Improves the Process and the Results



About Us



Joe Flaherty, co-founder of The Madison Group, leads our Insurance Practice.  Learn More


Jonathan Goddard, co-founder of The Madison Group, leads our manufacturing practice. Learn More

Contact Us

Joe Flaherty

Partner, Insurance Practice

Jonathan Goddard

Partner, Manufacturing Practice

Matt Knoettner