The Baltimore/Washington DC office of Stanton Chase, a global retained executive search firm, was recently honored for having one of the best “Corporate Cultures” among companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

The award was presented by the “SmartCEO 100” organization, which honors leading executives and firms for having “exceptional vision, character and performance”. The awards program is sponsored by SmartCEO Magazine. Winners were selected by an independent panel from more than 400 companies from the Mid-Atlantic Region (Philadelphia suburbs to northern Virginia, including Washington DC).

The award was presented to Ted Muendel, Managing Director of the Baltimore/Washington office and co-founder and former chairman of Stanton Chase, which has more than 70 offices in 45 countries.

“This award is particularly valued,” said Muendel. “As executive search professionals we are continually striving to place senior and mid-level executives into companies worldwide. To do this in an effective manner it is critical for us to match our candidates with a specific corporate culture so that our clients and the candidates can succeed. It is a given that our candidates have the skills necessary to succeed. But can they thrive in the specific culture of our clients?”

Muendel explained that matching talent with a culture involves a variety of factors.

“Do our candidates prefer a formal vs. informal work environment?” he said. “Some prefer a certain type of reporting system. These are all things we must consider.”

As one of the leading offices in Stanton Chase, the Baltimore/DC office has gained a reputation as a team player, one that continually displays a commitment to the organization in terms of education, best practices and business.

“As the founder of this office, Ted has always created an environment that stresses teamwork and that everyone’s opinion matters,” said Mickey Matthews, Stanton Chase International Chairman and Managing Director of the Baltimore/Washington office. “It is quite fitting that Ted and this office are recipients of this award.” This culture has extended to the worldwide offices of Stanton Chase.

“All of our offices gather in different worldwide locations every six months,” said Muendel. “In so doing, we reinforce our culture of friendship. We recognize our business development activities and present annual awards to various offices for their successes. At these meeting our consultants enjoy team-building outings as well as tours of cultural sites and evening social events. We have a similar culture here in our office. We are proud of our culture, which has sustained us now for more than 25 years in the fast-paced global marketplace.”

Several years ago, the Baltimore/Washington office was named by Smart CEO Magazine as one of the “Best Run Companies” in the Mid-Atlantic Region.