Clients : Who We Are

Moyer, Sherwood Associates, Inc. is a retainer executive search firm serving client companies throughout the country. We maintain a specialty practice in public relations/communications, investor relations, and related fields. We offer our clients highly personal, high-level attention, rooted in the combination of three approaches: traditionally thorough, confidential executive search consulting; a modern, technology-driven search process; and our own belief in the importance of unique creativity to effect truly superior quality search. From 1992 to 1997 we were headquartered in the Landmark Square office complex in Stamford, Connecticut. In 1997 the firm moved to the UBS Building in New York’s Rockefeller Center, and was based there until 2010. In 2011 we moved to our current space on West 44th Street. We are a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants.

David S. Moyer has over twenty years of recruiting experience, including over eight years with two of the country’s leading executive search firms. In 1983, he joined Paul Stafford Associates, a medium-sized, general management firm. Founded in 1959, Stafford had offices in New York, Chicago,Washington,San Francisco, and Atlanta. Moyer later moved from Stafford to Fenwick Partners, one of the country’s most technologically sophisticated search firms. Fenwick was acquired in 1998 by Heidrick & Struggles. At Fenwick Partners, he split his time between theNew York and Boston areas. Both Stafford and Fenwick were members of the AESC.

At both organizations, Moyer specialized in the public relations/corporate communications area, for clients located throughout theUnited States and Canada. He typically handled assignments from Fortune 100 companies and leading not-for-profit organizations to attract talented senior communications management and executive speechwriters. Some of the searches he has completed include finding the Vice Presidents of Communications for Weyerhaeuser, Skanska, GE Capital, Pitney Bowes, Mutual of Omaha and the Rockefeller Foundation. He recruited Directors to the Associated Press, Deloitte & Touche and New York Medical College. Moyer brought speechwriters to IBM, United Technologies and Northrop.

Prior to Stafford, Moyer worked for a recruiting firm that specialized in corporate communications and investor relations, first in New York, and then Los Angeles. He began his career in the Public Affairs Department of Grumman Corporation. He earned a B.A. in history from the State University of New York at Purchase. Moyer is the author of several articles in business publications, has given speeches to a number of professional groups, and is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Industry and Finance.

Our affiliate is Parallax Ventures, based in Asheville, North Carolina. Bradford W. Shaffer was a partner with Kremple & Meade in Los Angeles for six years, following nearly a decade of experience in corporate human resources. Shaffer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a master’s from the University of Southern California.