Richard A. Murray

Financial Officer & Search Consultant

Mr. Murray is responsible for financial matters, manages support staff and assists those who work as a team on each search project. In addition to search consulting assignments, he assists and advises on business matters and technical aspects related to web research and database management. Dick has been involved in over 600 search projects that include candidate recruitment and the entire search process.

Richard has spent much of his professional life in higher education as a professor at University of California, Santa Cruz and at Fresno State University. Prior to the purchase of the firm, Dick worked as a consultant to nonprofit organizations in the Detroit area, Washington, DC, and in San Diego where he provided clients assistance in the training of office staff with computer system programs and applications. Dick wrote several custom donor records database management systems, guided clients through the conversion process when new database systems emerged, and worked on team building concepts to make the fundraising process efficient and effective.

With Paschal•Murray, Dick wrote the software that drives the business and developed all the business tools to make the corporation effective. This would include the development of search database tools, overseeing the implementation of remote access capabilities and the first international search firm to have a systems approach to the handheld e-mail device.

Mr. Murray advises on company advertising, promotions, and sponsorship activities. He writes copy and creates graphic images for final form publications and he assists with the maintenance of the company website.

Our logo—an empty chair—represents an open position that we work with our clients to fill.