J. Michael Kirkman
Mike Kirkman is Founding Partner of the executive search
firm Lochlin Partners, in McLean, Virginia. With over three decades
of executive search experience, Mr. Kirkman has conducted
assignments across a broad range of industries and functions,
assisting companies of all sizes at all stages of development.
Industry experience includes financial services, defense
contracting, technology, healthcare, associations, education and
general non-profit. He was also an active member of the firm's
Financial Officer Practice.
From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Kirkman helped launch and establish
Spencer Stuart's Washington, D.C. office. Prior to that, Mr.
Kirkman was the Office Managing Director for the Mid-Atlantic
region for the Washington, D.C./Tysons Corner offices of Korn/Ferry
International. Earlier in his career, he co-founded one regional
executive search firm, Kirkman & Searing, and was partner in
another, Interface Group, Ltd. Prior to executive search, Mr.
Kirkman worked in financial services, consumer packaged goods and
Mr. Kirkman has been a member of the Federal City Council and
the Economic Club. He also is involved with Capital Hospice and the
Virginia Volunteer Emergency Family Care program. He previously
served in an advisory capacity to the Boys & Girls Clubs of
Greater Washington and the Greater Washington Initiative, and was a
member of the board of the Graduate Management Admissions
Mr. Kirkman holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago's
Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in political science, with
distinction, from the University of Virginia.