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Craig Macdonald

President, Corporate Strategies Search


Member Profile

Craig Macdonald, President, Corporate Strategies Search, LLC, is a native of Tacoma, Washington, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Puget Sound (English), and a Masters degree from the University of Iowa (Journalism / Communications).  He has been recruiting managers and executives since 1975, including six years with Weyerhaeuser Company as a Human Resources Manager in both the Forest Products and Paper Companies.  For a period of three years, he was Human Resources Manager for Weyerhaeuser’s Bleached Paper/Consumer Packaging Division that manufactured and marketed milk cartons both domestically and internationally, and for Weyerhaeuser’s Secondary Fiber/Recycling Division.

After leaving Weyerhaeuser, Craig was a co-owner and operator of a personnel consulting/executive search firm in Federal Way, Washington.  His consulting emphasis was centered on assisting small businesses with human resources policy and procedure development, interview and selection process development, communications facilitation, performance appraisal systems, outplacement and career counseling, and organizational planning.  Craig was also a partner in the Bellevue search firm of Houser Martin Morris, for 12 years where he headed the firm’s retained, senior-management search practice.

Over the last 30 years, Craig has conducted successful searches in wood products, pulp and paper, heavy manufacturing, construction, environmental engineering, food and beverage, technology, retail and not-for-profit organizations.  He has specialized in consulting with Boards of Directors on CEO/Executive Director searches in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Craig, and his wife Leslie are residents of Kirkland, Washington.


Company Profile

With experience that spans more than a quarter century, CSS provides a customized, reliable and common sense approach to the boutique retained executive search field in the Pacific Northwest. Our specialty is in understanding the nuances of the recruiting-qualifying-interviewing-selection-due diligence-negotiation spectrum, and in establishing long lasting relationships with clients that have endured over as many as two decades, in several instances. Our clients know that we understand their cultures, and come back to us again and again because they appreciate that we don’t have to “reinvent the wheel” with each project.

CSS has conducted searches from the Director level through C-levels for clients in industries as diverse as Forest Products, Distribution, Construction, Food Service, Education, High Technology, Native Alaskan Corporations and the Non-Profit sector. While we recruit nationally, our client focus and historical experience is in Washington (both Western and Eastern), Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Northern California and Alaska.


Specialty Areas

Forest Products, Construction, Non-Profits

Contact Information

Company: Corporate Strategies Search
Address: 10900 N.E. 4th Street, Suite 2300
City: Bellevue
State: Washington
Zip Code: 98004
Phone: 425-274-7834
Website: www.corporatestrategiessearch.com
Email: macdonald@irsaonline.com
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