We want our brand and logo to exude trust, professionalism, and sophistication...with a hint of fun/joy. Kind of the old "work hard, play hard" mentality.
We take our work seriously - we have high demands for ourselves, our people and our partners - and we celebrate the success and the impact that can be made when people come together around a purpose. We measure success not by money, but by impacting lives and forging lifelong relationships.
Something simple, classic, timeless but original. More text driven than graphical. Primary brand/logo usage will be web, powerpoint, and business cards.
Note that MMC as a standalone word can have a holiday denotation - we'd like to avoid anything that strengthens that association (i.e. avoid christmas colors, drinks/cocktails, etc). A more subtle play is fine (i.e. the twinkle of festive lights).