Company Background

Welcome to your Expedition with Cornerstone!

Cornerstone International Group was launched in 1989 in USA to fill a perceived gap in executive recruiting practices between resources of large-scale consulting organizations and often more personal services of a small boutique firm. Cornerstone is a global network that provides geographic scope and a unique level of services built on specialized and local expertise and shared knowledge worldwide.

In July 2012, Simon Wan became the global Chairman and since then, Cornerstone became a global member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), and was also named by Forbes and Hunt Scanlon as a top global group that has one of the highest quality levels in the industry.

Today, Cornerstone International Group has over 60 offices in virtually every major business centre, including key cities in developing markets. We provide global reach and local high quality services to clients ranging from the world’s largest multi-national corporations to small local companies.

More significantly, we have made sure that our network delivers a superior service due to its unique structure that reflects present day dynamic Business milieu.

  • We hand-pick experienced leaders for Retained Executive Search in their region
  • As a network in constant touch within, we deliver a uniform global mandate through experts in place at every required location.

Cornerstone International Group has international headquarters located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Shanghai, China. It is headed globally by Mr. Simon Wan & Mr. Larry Shoemaker. Simon is the Chief Executive of Cornerstone International Group worldwide and also the President of Cornerstone in China, based in the Shanghai office. Larry Shoemaker is the President of Cornerstone International Group worldwide, based in Atlanta.

Mr. Simon Wan
Simon is the Chief Executive of Cornerstone International Group worldwide, also the President of Cornerstone in China and is based at the Shanghai office.

Simon’s clients are senior level executives and business owners who look up for world class support & advice on talent acquisitions and HR issues. He has an innate interest in working with HR executives & business owners who want to improve their organizational competencies and passionately want to leave an imprint of their legacy in office.

Simon holds his Bachelor and MBA degree from the University of Alberta, Canada. He is also member of the International Coach Federation and a Certified NLP Coach. He brings in nine years of experience in executive search and recruiting. He joined Cornerstone China as President in 2003. Prior to this, Simon was with Philips Lighting as General Manager, China / East Asia and was previously General Manager of Carnation Foods, Getz Brothers trading and in government services in Canada as the Trade Director for China & South Pacific.

Larry Shoemaker
Larry is President, Cornerstone International Group & Founder of Shoemaker & Associates. Since 1990, Larry has been conducting senior-level recruiting assignments, executive coaching and leadership assessments throughout North America, as well as globally. His focus is on the candidate’s fit with the organization’s culture.

Larry’s vast experience as an executive coach and assessment trainer gives a unique perspective to a search, thus bringing a significant portion of his business assignments from past clients & through their recommendations.

Larry received his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Tennessee & MBA degree from Georgia State University. He holds International Coach Federation, ACC Credential & is Certified CCEC Coach along with being a Professional Certified Assessment Trainer. Prior to beginning his executive search career, Larry’s professional experience included more than two decades in general management, sales and marketing management, strategic business development and mergers & acquisitions.

He has been a key contributor to distinguished organizations ranging from Fortune 200, middle market, U.S. divisions of German and Italian headquartered companies and family owned entrepreneurial companies.