the hidden talent.

About Us

Our team has over 20 years of combined experience uncovering experienced and well credentialed executives within Fortune 1000 companies.

Our main areas of focus are: Accounting & Finance, Analytics, Strategy and Operations with the majority of those searches at the Manager level and up to the C-Suite.

Lockstep is a boutique executive search firm based in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX.

Through the years, we have achieved a systematic and quantitative process for uncovering passive talent in all of our searches, no matter the level. One trait above all that has made us successful: We listen.

We realize that we cannot help every company or person. Only by listening throughout the lifeline of a search can we achieve success.

“One trait above all that has made us successful: We listen.”

Why us? Who are we? What do we value most?

Systematic and Consultative Approach to Every Search

We take an active approach in listening, learning, and delivering talent. In listening, we are able to offer solutions and gain the best understanding of what is most beneficial and productive. We cannot be successful until we understand what makes each client unique, because each candidate is unique.

Dedicated Expertise with Expeditious Results

We offer solutions that we are confident we can deliver. Being purposeful and efficient is our goal. We value your time as much as our own, and dedicate our time as needed. We work on no more than five searches at any one time.

Market Landscape Synopses

We aren’t afraid of candor. We will share market metrics and strategy. We are in the market day in and day out; we keep our relationships informed.

Long-Term Relationship Building

Every one of our clients have engaged us on subsequent searches. We want to know what is important today, tomorrow and in the years to come. We build relationships based on integrity, knowledge, and are committed to our clients for the long term.

Ensured Optimal Technical & Cultural Fit

Employee retention is paramount for our success. We are here to help your company grow. We touch on all parts of an opportunity technically and culturally; ensuring the alliance between client and candidate are a match on all levels, resulting in long term retention.

Our Focus

You’ll find the majority of our searches in three specific areas:

Strategy & AnalyticsStrategy & Analytics

Highly technical and well-credentialed professionals specialized in Strategic Finance (Investment Banking & Private Equity) and Sales/Marketing Analysts to VPs of Analytics.


Senior professionals with proven skill sets in growing a company’s business within a specific industry: Sales & Marketing, Compliance, Brand Managers, etc.

Accounting & FinanceAccounting & Finance

In Accounting, we focus on Corporate & Operational Controllers, Accounting Managers to VP’s, Technical Accounting Experts, and CAO’s. In Finance, we concentrate on the Corporate & Operational Financial Planning and Analysis Managers, Strategic Finance professionals from the Manager level up to the CFO.

The Team

We are a boutique executive search firm based in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX. Our team has over 20 years of combined experience uncovering experienced and well-credentialed executives within Fortune 1000 companies.

Marie Bernardino

Managing Partner

Marie is as close to being a California Native as possible. Growing up in Los Angeles, Marie has developed a strong professional and personal network which continues to grow…

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Tom Doyle

Managing Partner

Tom is originally from the East Coast, but saw the light, and has been living here in Southern California for just over 10 years. He has 18 years of total work…

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Alexis Rosenbaum

Project Associate

Alexis grew up in Oceanside, a waterfront neighborhood on Long Island, NY. The California sun has always called her name, so she trekked out west post-graduation…

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Jane Lee

Project Associate

Jane grew up in rainy Portland, Oregon. After attending college in southern California, she decided to make Los Angeles her permanent home. Her prior studies…

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Our Clients

We value all of our clients and continue to work with companies of all sizes.

Our candidates’ best interests and our own are not mutually exclusive; they are one in the same. This way, your success is fundamental to our working together.



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    Our Los Angeles office is located in Marina Del Rey.
    4712 Admiralty Unit #874
    Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


    Our Texas office is located in Austin.
    800 West 5th Street #601
    Austin, TX 78703