THE MAC TALENT TEAM

Our MAC Talent team is a pairing of former chief communications executive agency leaders and decades-long corporate search specialist.  

We choose only to work with the brightest in the market, and match talent offering based on your specific opportunity. Clients receive recommendations based on nuanced client need and years of hiring lessons learned building high-pressure business environments.

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BRAD MACAFEE

Founder + CEO

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STEVE MALLISON-JONES 

Partner

Steve is a United Kingdom veteran, having spent eight years in the Royal Air Force at the start of his career. His passion for the past 20 years has been locating, attracting and securing talent across various industries.
 
He is a known confidant of talent and trusted advisor of clients with a legacy of long-term placements. His love of people and the process, while working on tough search assignments, have secured solid, lasting outcomes across the globe.

Steve has an extensive network in public relations and communications, as well as many years experience in technology and digital recruitment. He works regularly with major companies in the PR and tech industries as a result of his career-long dedication to building talent relationships in the sectors.
 
The current business of executive search and recruitment within the public relations and communications fields has been born to service changing environments and growing needs across the USA. Steve holds a CSAM (Certified Senior Account Manager), an industry-recognized qualification representing the top 20% of recruitment consultants.
 
In his off time, Steve can be found dabbling in independent film making with his amazing wife, Lydia. They split their time between Atlanta and Europe with their children.
 

Brad is the strategist and pioneer of people-first transformation. He builds profitable, socially-responsible brands to maximize positive impact on the world. At MAC Talent, he is committed to immersing himself in the client perspective for each search.

 

As the former CEO of Porter Novelli, Brad has a long history of hiring and retaining the best people in the industry. His passion is attracting, growing and retaining talent, and has been involved in the hiring of hundreds of executives in both agency and corporate environments.

Brad has received a long list of awards for which he credits the talented practitioners who always seem to surround him. From PR Week Best Purpose Agency to PR News Best CSR Agency, from PR Week Best Place to Work to CR Magazine CEO of the Year, Brad is no stranger to accolades and recognition for his bold and transparent approach.

 

Driving purpose and growth, Brad looks for talent that delivers greatness through empathy, imagination and engagement. They are the qualities that drive him personally and make him a trustworthy partner. 

 

An early champion of diversity and inclusion, Brad embeds diversity principles and practices into all leadership, talent, business and philanthropic initiatives to foster creativity and inclusivity. It's a founding tenet of Mission + Cause, and one that he credits with broadening his worldview and critical thought foundation.

Brad holds numerous board roles, including Board President of the Global Impact Relations Network, Executive Committee Member & Former President of the Board of Trustees of the University of Georgia Grady College, Board of Trust Member of the LAGRANT Foundation and additional roles with Junior Achievement of Georgia, PR Council, Center for the Visually Impaired, and Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation.

Brad grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and relocated to Atlanta after graduating from Indiana University. He and his wife, Nicole, and their two daughters share their time between Atlanta and New York City.