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Morris & Berger Opens New Office Building

First published in the June 30 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Morris & Berger, an executive search firm devoted to placing senior-level leaders in the nonprofit sector, officially opened its new office building in downtown Pasadena. The building neighbors Pasadena City Hall, the Los Angeles County Courthouse and All Saints Church.
Built in 1920 as a family residence and formerly the home of Hutch’s BBQ, it sat empty since 2013 when the restaurant shut its doors. Though the building was ineligible for listing in the National Register or designation as a local landmark, the new owners have ensured the protection and preservation of the property. Complete renovations for the office were finished earlier this year.
“Although our nonprofit clients are geographically dispersed, our employees live in the greater Pasadena community,” said owner and partner Karin Stellar. “We are excited to return to Pasadena where Morris & Berger was originally headquartered and where we have worked with many nonprofit organizations. For the past few years, we have been restoring this building back to its former beauty providing an exceptional, state-of-the-art work environment.”
Morris & Berger has placed leaders past and present in area schools and nonprofits including Armory Center for the Arts, Caltech, Chandler School, Day One, Five Acres, Flintridge Preparatory School, Headington Institute, High Point Academy, Hillsides, Huntington Medical Research Institutes, La Salle College Preparatory, Mayfield Junior School, Mayfield Senior School, Pasadena Community Foundation, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, Sycamores, Union Station Homeless Services, Western Justice Center and Young & Healthy.
Founded in 1984, Morris & Berger was named among the top executive search firms in the country on the Forbes list of America’s Best Recruiting Firms in 2021 and 2022. For more information, visit

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