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J. Michael Kirkman

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 higher education.

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 Council.

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.

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