M DeCosta recruiter professional services legal

Michael DeCosta

  • mdecosta@caldwellpartners.com
  • +1 203 348 9581


Michael DeCosta is a Partner in Caldwell Partners’ Stamford office, and leads the firm’s Professional Services practice and is a member of its Legal practice. With nearly twenty years of experience in executive search, Michael focuses on recruiting senior-level executives for consulting, accounting and law firms.

Michael joined the firm from Korn/Ferry International, where he was a senior client partner in both the Legal Specialty Practice and Services Sector. Previously, he served as senior recruiting manager for Deloitte, where he helped launch a highly successful senior-level recruiting group focused on attracting partners and directors into the firm’s global leadership team. Michael began his career in the emergency medical services industry, where he served as director of marketing for one of the largest ambulance service providers in the U.S.

Michael is frequently asked to speak about professional services and legal career management at prominent industry conferences, including events organized by the Legal Marketing Association, Catapult Partner’s Professional Services Industry Conferences, NYU Stern School of Business, American Legal Media, and the New York City Bar Association. He has also written and contributed to numerous white papers, and professional services publications including Consulting Magazine, and presently writes a career column for legal industry newsletter Marketing The Law Firm, and serves on its board of editors. He has also served on several community boards, including the local Tax District and the Charter Revision Commission.

Michael earned his master’s degree in American studies with a concentration in labor history from Fairfield University, graduating summa cum laude, and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Marist College.