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Trusted Advisors of Boards & Executives


The relationship is everything.

We focus on relationships, not transactions. We build a deep understanding of you and your goals, and only accept engagements when we are confident we can maintain our unblemished track record of success. It is all about the relationship and delivering on your expectations.

As a client, your access to targets is unfettered given the limits we place on active engagements, our highly favorable “off-limits”, and the relationships we have built with executives and board members over 60 collective years of dedicated service.



Board Talent Pipelining

In anticipation of a future need for a new director, this innovative service provides the board the luxury of getting to know prospective candidates over time. It fosters a proactive and ongoing dialogue for the board to develop…

Board Recruitment

This service is a traditional retained board search where we engage with the board to recruit new board members. It is employed when immediacy of timing precludes pipelining. Our market position enables us to provide unrestricted…

Reverse Board Search

Our Board Agent ™ service is a highly personalized offering to advise and represent a well-qualified executive on achieving their goal of corporate board service. We closely guard our 100% success rate in these efforts, and only qualified candidates are…

CEO Succession & Recruitment

The selection and appointment of a CEO is one of the most important responsibilities of a Board of Directors. We have helped many board search committees with assessments of potential …


Unique About Us

Our clients – boards and executives from around the world – appreciate our overarching focus on building trusted relationships. They respect our authenticity, insights, accountability, transparency, precision and knowledge. They also benefit greatly from the boutique nature of our firm, which provides unrestricted access to the best options, thoughtful attention and availability, and truly customized services.

Our Team

Suzanne Sinclair – Elsass

+1 212 294 0027

Suzanne built her practice and reputation in board search and advisory services following twenty years of executive experience with leading global companies. Prior to co-founding Marie Norman, Suzanne led…

Bruce Halbeck

+1 312 981 8897

Bruce brings thirty years of experience serving corporate boards and executives, including as an industry practice head for three of the world’s largest executive search firms. Prior to co-founding Marie Norman, Bruce…

Simon Harrison

+44 20 7738 8240‬

Based in London, Simon has been a close colleague of ours for more than a decade. He brings more than thirty years of experience serving executive teams and corporate boards around the globe. He is our dedicated…