Based in Chicago, McCarthy has more than a decade of experience serving as a strategic partner to public, private, and venture-backed organizations, including global leaders in lodging, dining, gaming, cruise, and travel operations. The breadth of his business expertise is drawn from experience at both boutique and global recruiting firms, conducting searches for executive leaders and their direct reports.
Prior to joining AETHOS Consulting Group, McCarthy led the Travel, Hospitality, and Leisure Sector for the FutureStep line of business at Korn Ferry. He regularly supports cross-functional search efforts and has placed transformative executives in Digital, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Human Resources, and General Management leadership roles. McCarthy began his executive search career as a consultant at Russell Reynolds Associates and was previously an advisor to the hedge fund and legal community.
McCarthy attended Gettysburg College and received a Master of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“I aspire to influence economies,” says McCarthy. “While a lofty goal, every day I have the opportunity to change lives and transform companies. Whether placing a single executive or building a high-performing team, every hire has the capacity to influence success in his or her organization, and those organizations can shape economies.”
Says Kefgen, “Bringing Brian into the AETHOS family will allow us to expand our presence across the United States and take on even more business in our executive search discipline.”