Locally Owned, Globally Connected


Michael Shirley Associates, Inc. is now Cornerstone Kansas City!

With a track record of 33 years, we have been one of the leading executive search firms in the Central Midwest.  Now we’ve taken it a big step forward.

The name change to Cornerstone Kansas City recognizes our membership in one of the world`s leading executive search organizations.  We are one of approximately 50 other regional market leaders in 70 locations around the world.

Before I list the benefits, let me tell you what has NOT changed.

  • Our business orientation remains local, regional and national, in that order.
  • We simply added global for those clients who need it.
  • We are still just as obsessed with quality as we’ve been for three decades.
  • Our customer service orientation remains squarely on delivering satisfaction.
  • We still live for innovation and the excitement of achievement.

What we can now add to that list are two important, extended capabilities.

All of our current and future clients will directly benefit from our privileged access to the best thinking in the search and talent management business.  Members of Cornerstone International Group interact continually sharing ideas and best practices.  Collectively, advanced technologies become more obtainable.

A few of our current and future clients will benefit from our global reach.  Through our network we can help you source or place executive resources on every continent except Antartica.  You can have qualified local management or coaching with one reporting and administrative window.

The business world keeps shrinking and talent management becomes increasingly global.  But the real win for our clients, I feel, is in the added expertise and local knowledge now at our fingertips – and therefore also at yours.

I hope you`ll browse our web site and check us out.  Don’t hesitate to call me personally or any of our skilled consultants whose co-ordinates are listed here.  We consider it a privilege to represent our clients.


Dan Heiman, President and Managing Partner

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