Matthew McAulay, Director

Matt has worked with Crown Advisors since January 2020 as a Search Consultant. He began his executive search career in 2013 by working with his father at The McAulay Smith Firm, a recognized leader in retained executive search serving a national client base ranging from small private companies to Fortune 500 corporations. At The McAulay Smith Firm, he concentrated on engagements for highly technical roles for multiple industries ranging from industrial/technology manufacturers to electric utilities. He has successfully conducted searches on behalf of a diversified client base for positions ranging from Manager through the C-Suite.

Prior to his executive search career, Matt spent nine years in sales and marketing in the commercial real estate industry. He was a founding member of CBRE’s Carolinas Multi-Housing Group and successfully brokered over $1 billion in institutional multifamily assets throughout the Carolinas. He also spent four years with Bissell Patrick, LLC conducting office leasing and sales activities.

A native of Charlotte, NC, Matt graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He currently lives in Charlotte and utilizes his real estate, capital markets, and retained executive search network to source and access talent.