Client Process

Client Testimonials

“I am very pleased with the results of the search. In the end we had some highly qualified candidates from which to choose. Thank you for your perseverance during the search.”

Heather, CEO

“You were prompt, responsive and thorough. As stated many a time, you provided a great slate of candidates for our consideration. I look forward to future work with you.”

V.C., Corporate Vice President of Compliance.

“You have done a tremendous job in targeting the right people for the openings which we contracted you for and were instrumental and very successful in understanding the hiring objectives of our organization and identifying suitable candidates that possess the skills and capabilities that the hiring managers you worked with were seeking.”

Amy, National Recruiter

“I would recommend Matthews & Stephens Associates as a business partner for your recruiting needs. Their commitment to finding qualified candidates & ability to present more than one applicant with those qualifications is impressive.”

Cynthia, Director of Human Resources

“The screening of candidates that you provide ensures that I’m not wasting my time, interviewing candidates who are not qualified. Your network of contacts and other search techniques means that we’re getting exposure to candidates we wouldn’t be reaching on our own.”

Tim, Senior Vice President

“This was a very positive experience and I felt as though I was your only client. The attention to detail, communication and overviews on each candidate were excellent.”

Paul, Director of Patient Financial Services

“The intensity and dedication of your recruiting process found the right candidates for our search.”

Ronald, Hospital Medical Director

“Matthews-Stephens was referred to me by our Chief Compliance Officer when she announced her retirement. I scheduled a call with Carrie Lombardi and Steve Baskowski, and they were quite positive that they could assist (organization). Overall, the experience was very professional and exceeded expectations. “

Jay, Chief Human Resources Officer

Employer Resource Guide

In a competitive market, where hiring the right talent is critical, you have to make the most of every recruiting opportunity. We have developed the Employer Resource Guide to assist you in strengthening the components of your hiring process.

Our Employer Resource Guide is designed to help you:

  • Interview candidates effectively
  • Question them skillfully and legally
  • Check their references with a specific track to follow
  • Write effective and compelling offers

The Employer Resource Guide provides an easy-to-use format. We break down each component to help you be more effective in your hiring process.

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Sampling of Our Clients

  • Adena Health System
  • AEGON/Transamerica
  • Affinity Health System
  • Baystate Health System
  • Bradford Regional Hospital
  • Bridgeport Hospital
  • BrightStar Care
  • Bristol Hospital
  • Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital
  • Butler Memorial Hospital
  • Caritas Norwood Hospital
  • Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)
  • CenterState Healthcare Systems
  • CCMC Faculty Practice
  • Coastal Women’s Care
  • Community Health Center
  • Community Health Network
  • Community Health Resources (CHR)
  • CT Children’s Medical Center
  • Danbury Hospital
  • Day Kimball Hospital
  • Ephrata Community Hospital
  • Falmouth Hospital
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center

  • Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital
  • Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center
  • Hartford Hospital
  • HealthPlan Services
  • Holy Cross Hospital of Silver Spring
  • INGHospital of Saint Raphael
  • John F. Kennedy Medical Center
  • Jordan Hospital
  • Lawrence & Memorial Hospital
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Littleton Regional Hospital
  • Lourdes Hospital
  • Madison Center
  • Masonicare
  • MassMutual
  • MedStar Health
  • Mercy Community Health
  • Middlesex Hospital
  • Middlesex Home Healthcare
  • Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism
  • Musculoskeletal Clinical Regualtory Advisors (MCRA)
  • New Britain General Hospital

  • Newport Hospital
  • New York Hospital
  • New York Life
  • Norwalk Hospital
  • NYU Medical Center
  • Our Lady of Fatima Hospital
  • Pennock Hospital
  • Phoenix Internal Medicine
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • ProHealth Physicians
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Robert Packer Hospital
  • Silver Hill Hospital
  • St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Saint Peter’s University Hospital
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • The Hartford
  • TUFTS healthplan
  • United Healthcare
  • UnumProvident
  • Waterbury Hospital
  • Wentworth-Douglas Hospital
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital

Contact Us

We welcome the opportunity to discuss our Executive Search Services in more detail – whether you are an employer with an important position to fill or a professional looking for the right career opportunity.

All inquiries and shared information are treated in strict confidence.

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Search Agreements

At Matthews & Stephens Associates we offer our clients three basic search agreement options; a Contingency, an Exclusive, and a Retained agreement. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and our ability to tailor our agreements, providing a customized strategic partnership to suit each client’s unique situation.

Overview of Each Agreement


Our basic search agreement which allows you to use other resources in your search such as your own internal means or other search firms. Our service charge is a percentage based on the first year’s total compensation or reasonable estimate thereof, including bonuses and incentives.


We are the exclusive agent and are fully partnered with you; this is the preferred method of the clients we work with on a regular basis.  We completely coordinate all aspects of the search so your time can be focused on interviewing the qualified finalists that we present to you. As with the Contingency Search Agreement, our fee is also a percentage of the first year’s total compensation or reasonable estimate thereof, including bonuses and incentives.  Since we are fully partnered with you, the fee percentage is lower than in that of the Contingency Agreement. A non-refundable engagement fee is charged at the time the agreement is executed, which is deducted from the invoiced total at the completion of the search.

Click the button below to read an article that offers a more comprehensive explanation of our Exclusive Agreement.

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This has the same benefits as the Exclusive Agreement. Our fee for the retained search is 1/3 of the total first year’s compensation upon retaining the search, 1/3 after a set number of candidates have been interviewed (typically 3-5), and 1/3 at the completion of the successful search.