M&A Leadership

After serving 10+ years with one of the most successful retained executive search firms in Minnesota. Together, our team includes seasoned search professionals that have over 30 years of executive search experience.


  Chandler McCoy , President & Founding Partner
Email: cmccoy@maexecsearch.com

Chandler McCoyMr. McCoy is the President and a Founding Partner of M&A Executive Search, conducting his national search practice out of his Minneapolis office. He conducts senior executive level and Board of Director searches for profit and non-profit organizations. He has 20 years of executive search experience serving international Fortune 500 clients such as General Mills, ConAgra, Toro, SUPERVALU and Clairol (now a division of Procter & Gamble), as well as small and mid-cap companies such as Blow Mold Specialties, Len Busch Roses, Wilbert, and Fabcon. He has also served non-profits including the University of Minnesota and the city of Blaine, Minnesota – among others.

Prior to founding M&A Executive Search, he spent 11 years in total and 8 years as President of Sathe Executive Search, one of the Midwest’s most respected retained executive search firms. There he consulted in all areas of consumer goods, manufacturing, professional services and non-profits. He started in the search industry in 1994 where he conducted national searches for a variety of consumer-good and related companies. Prior to practicing in executive search he was a General Manager for a division of PEPSICO.

Mr. McCoy was named one of the “Forty under 40" by The Business Journal in 2004 and in January of 2008 was named WCCO’s “Good Neighbor." Mr. McCoy’s commitment to the community has been significant. He is currently a Board member to Bolder Options, President Council with the Northern Star Council/Boy Scouts of America. He is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, was the President of the Minneapolis Jaycees and Chair of the Board. He served as an Ex- Officio Board Member of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce (now the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce) and has served on several of the area’s largest charity fund raisers.

He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business from the University of Wisconsin.


  Greg Albrecht, Managing Partner
Email: galbrecht@maexecsearch.com

Greg AlbrachtGreg Albrecht brings over 30 years of executive search and human resource management experience to M&A Executive Search.

Prior to starting M&A Executive search, Mr. Albrecht was a Senior Partner at Sathe Executive Search where he worked with manufacturing companies, professional services, telecomm, construction, city municipalities, and non-profits assisting client companies in recruiting and hiring positions from Senior Manager to President level searches on a retained basis.

Mr. Albrecht’s expertise includes manufacturing operations, procurement, sales and marketing, human resource management, finance, and information technology as well as city government.

Prior to joining Sathe Executive Search, Mr. Albrecht worked as Team Leader for McGladrey & Pullen’s search practice for six years focusing on CFO, finance, technology, non-profit and manufacturing management searches. Prior to McGladrey & Pullen, Mr. Albrecht worked as a Human Resources Director and in other human resource roles for a specialty chemical manufacturer, an electronics manufacturer and the world’s largest manufacturer of picture frames. Mr. Albrecht played a key role in establishing the human resource functions, facilitating company-wide reorganizations, and recruiting management talent in the areas of finance, information technology, and manufacturing operations.

Mr. Albrecht has a Business Administration degree from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota and an MBA in Human Resources Management from Dominican University in Chicago.

Albrecht was President of the Rotary Club of Eden Prairie and served on the Board of the Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce and several other non-profit Boards including Eden Prairie ABC Foundation and the Eden Prairie Foundation. Additionally, he has served as a mentor for the Carlson School of Management for the past 10 years and won the prestigious “Mentor of the Year Award" for 2003-2004 from the Carlson School of Management.


  David Magnani, President, Consulting Services
Email: dmagnani@maexecsearch.com

David MagnaniMr. Magnani is the President of the Consulting Services for M&A Executive Search and Consulting operating the national practice out of our Minneapolis office.

His practice helps clients solve problems and advance difficult initiatives by providing knowledge and expertise from highly experienced professionals. M&A’s 10,000+ professionals work on a project or interim basis and provide targeted knowledge and expertise to your team on a flexible and affordable basis. Mr. Magnani has 20+ years of professional services experience in a broad number of industries and in various capacities ranging from consulting to managing a $50M professional services organization. He is dedicated much of his recent career to solving the problem of building efficient marketplaces that enable the “Gig Economy”, helping effectively bridge freelance consultants that have “been there and done that” into companies to provide incredible value.

Prior to M&A Executive Search and Consulting, he was with Patina Solutions and was a founding member of the Minneapolis office that grew the business from start-up to $2M+. Prior to Patina, he spent 20 years managing and growing several professional service businesses. This experience includes over 5 years with McKinsey & Co. Throughout his career, Mr. Magnani has been successful in building and growing new professional service businesses from start-up to high value client focused organizations.

He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Management in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern’s J.L. Kellogg School of Business.

Accolades & Achievements

Minneapolis and Saint Paul Business Journal Top 25 Retained Search firms five years in a row!


Chandler McCoy
• Good Neighbor, WCCO-AM
• Forty under 40, Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
• Boy Scouts of America
• Minneapolis Jaycees, President and Chair of the Board

Greg Albrecht
• Eden Prairie Rotary Club, President
• Eden Prairie Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
• Distinguished Rotarian Service Award • A Better Chance Foundation, Board of Directors
• Mentor of the Year Award, Carlson School of Management