Malibu Colony Partners was created in 2008 to fill the need for companies looking for personalized, focused leadership recruitment for new market segments that automate life and disrupt industries. Malibu Colony Partners is sought after for our ability to identify, navigate and negotiate proactively for organization’s talent pipeline. We are an advocate for the company’s vision but also deeply understand the practical realities of the business and market timing. We seek out a candidate’s motivations, effectiveness in driving revenue, emotional intelligence, and reputation of collaboration, to deliver a valuable long term fit.

Malibu Colony Partners is a boutique executive search firm. We build diverse leadership teams with our strategic, transparent and inclusive recruiting process, focused on providing our clients with exclusive access to diverse creative thought leaders that drive your digital business forward with innovation and purpose.

We are a recognized leader in recruiting agile leadership with emotional intelligence that create cultures of collaboration for public companies, private companies, private equity, venture capital, start-ups and non-profits. We work across all major fields and industries focusing on disruptive industries that automate life.

Malibu Colony Partners prides themselves on their ability to produce value oriented relationships, while delivering high level strategic vision. Equally important, their efficient professional approach to providing a long term retention strategy regardless of market fundamentals, to further the growth strategy of their clients and avoid the pitfalls of the vicious over-hiring and layoff cycle of business.


Patricia Keeney Maischoss - Founder

She is a seasoned professional with 20+ years experience in managing strategic talent acquisition and management solutions. Currently also a Board Member for Medicine For Humanity, a UCLA non profit. Prior was Managing Partner of Lucas Group for five years creating a San Francisco/Silicon Valley presence. Named by the SF Chronicle as one of the top 10 Retained Executive Recruiters, awarded Employee of the Year, as well as managed all P&L responsibilities in addition to being a top producer. Built and managed a large diverse technical and non-technical recruiting team creating a high margin global retained executive search practice delivering leadership for many early stage dot-com clients: Akamai, Selfcare, iGo, WebVan, Oracle Financial Services, Clorox, and Nvidia.

Earlier held a business development role for a clean energy university funded research company (CalTech/BYU partnership) transitioning it to a biofuel LLC with a consumer focused automotive product, closing venture capital, partnerships, managing investor relations and HR responsibilities.

Have been engaged in full-cycle recruiting from interviewing through negotiating since starting as a Recruiter at Baeder/Murphy, Beverly Hills for nine years. Opened three additional offices placing advertising and marketing management at Disney, Microsoft, Toyota & Mattel, plus global advertising agencies Weiden + Kennedy, TBWA/Chiat/Day and BBDO, on brands like Nissan, Taco Bell and Nike. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communications from University of Utah in 1994.

A note from our founder...

We are in the midst of the behavior change economy and if your leadership has not evolved, next year’s revenue will show it. More than ever, CEOs are responsible for social issues and are expected to be both vulnerable and agile. We are pleased to announce that during 2016 to early 2021 no candidate left a role we placed - that’s 100% retention rate and we advised several EVPs on their promotions to President, COO, CEO and Board roles internally and we couldn’t be prouder! We also placed a record number of Head of Diversity & Inclusion roles. 2020-2021 are transition years none of us will forget leading through, but the worlds growth and technological advancements through hardships were remarkable. What will next year bring and how can we help?

At Malibu Colony Partners we are focused on disrupting Executive Search creating a transparent process and personalized approach by adding valuable leadership. We know who is best in industry and are always curating our clients next leadership team before they need it and we stick around to onboard and retain to make sure values and growth remain aligned.

Among many changes in 2021, our outdoor waterfront conference room is now open for those clients that still prefer some in person interviews, for everyone else we will see you on Zoom or Clubhouse!

All the Best, Patricia