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Roundtable of Executive Search Firms

ACE is pleased to provide information and a means of facilitating communication with executive search firms that specialize in higher education. ACE does not evaluate or endorse the services of individual firms.
20 listed
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Academic Career & Executive Search
Designed for efficiency and flexibility, our academic executive search and academic career services are high precision but inexpensive. Savings are passed to the client. Six executive search options for every need and budget. The only constant - a unique search process driven by experienced recruiters, researchers and academics guaranteed to attract the ideal candidate. We work with the client until we find the right fit. Specialties: ADV, ATH, CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, GC, SPO, VP
Jennifer Muller
PO Box 370485
West Hartford, CT 06137
Telephone: 860-740-2600

Academic Search
For more than four decades, Academic Search has offered executive search services to higher education institutions, associations, and related organizations. Academic Search was founded by higher education leaders on the principle that we provide the most value to partner institutions by combining best practices with our deep knowledge and experience. Our mission today is to enhance institutional capacity by providing outstanding executive recruitment services, executive coaching, and transition support, in partnership with our parent organization, the American Academic Leadership Institute. Specialties: ADV, ATH, CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, GC, SPO, VP
L. Jay Lemmons
1015 18th Street, NW,Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-332-4049
Fax: 202-234-7640

AGB Search
AGB Search focuses exclusively on higher education leadership. We offer interim appointments to preserve continuity, full search services to help institutions navigate the hiring process, transition assistance to set up leaders for long-term success. Specialties: ADV, CAO, CEO, CFO, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, GC, SPO, VP
Rod McDavis
1133 20th Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 804-514-1982
Fax: 202-223-7053

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.
We are a women-owned executive search firm. Our diverse consulting team has extensive experience in executive search, consulting, and training for all educational markets. Specialties: CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, GC, VP
Jan Greenwood
42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Telephone: 850-650-2277
Fax: 850-650-2272

Haley Associates Executive Search & Consulting
Haley Associates is a higher education consulting and executive search firm dedicated to providing personalized, high quality services focused on the unique needs of the institutions and leaders we serve. By design we are a boutique firm, committed to working on a limited number of consulting engagements and searches in order to deliver on our commitment to being a client focused practice. When you engage Haley Associates you work directly with the principals of the firm and receive the experience, attention and services you expect and deserve. Specialties: ADV, CAO, CEO, CFO, DEAN, VP
Katherine Haley
75 Riverview Park Road
Manchester, NH 03102
Telephone: 603-206-5818

Harris Search Associates
Harris Search Associates is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm. Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery. Specialties: CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, VP
Jeffrey Harris
4236 Tuller Road
Dublin, OH 43017
Telephone: 614-798-8500
Fax: 614-798-8588

Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search
Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search - led by Marylouise Fennell and Cheryl Hyatt, is a highly successful national and international search firm with offices in Pennsylvania, Florida and Colorado. Together with a strong support staff and several independent senior academic consultants, they are rich in higher education and recruitment experience. Hyatt-Fennell is well-known and respected for placing top executives with colleges and universities.They partner with their clients to enhance and streamline the search process and provide a commitment to find the right person for each position. Specialties: ADV, CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, DEAN, DIR, SPO, VP
Cheryl Hyatt
P. O. Box 214
Conway, PA 15027
Telephone: 724-242-0476

Isaacson, Miller
Isaacson, Miller is a national retained search firm specializing in recruiting transformative leadership for mission-driven organizations. With the largest higher education executive search practice in the U.S., its searches have placed some of the most respected and successful presidents, chancellors, deans, department heads and administration professionals in a wide range of universities, colleges, and academic medical centers. Specialties: ADV, ATH, CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, GC, SPO, VP
John Isaacson
263 Summer Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Telephone: 617-262-6500
Fax: 617-262-6509

Keeling & Associates
K&A is a higher education consulting firm; we work exclusively with colleges and universities, university systems, and higher education professional organizations. Our projects have a common purpose: to improve outcomes in higher education. We accomplish that purpose in different ways - by renewing vision and strategy; advancing innovation in academic programs; strengthening student support services; increasing institutional capacity through executive search services; improving organizational and operational effectiveness; and increasing alignment and synergy in institutional governance. Specialties: DEAN, DIR, VP
Jan Walbert
55 Harry Kemp Way
Provincetown, MA 02657
Telephone: 212-542-3209

Koya Leadership Partners
Koya Leadership Partners is a leading national retained executive search and consulting firm that partners exclusively with institutions of higher education, mission-driven organizations and social enterprises. Koya serves client institutions on every leadership level. Spanning academic and administrative areas, our expertise and process enable our clients to identify and attract talented leaders who will help define and advance the mission and vision of the institutions they join. Specialties: CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, VP
Amy Sugin
44 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Telephone: 6177531800

Lindauer is a global search and talent firm with a true understanding of the nonprofit world and what it takes to succeed in its challenging environment. Our proven success across multi-disciplines includes higher and secondary education; hospitals and academic research centers; think tanks, research facilities and foundations; and advocacy, public service, social justice and other mission-driven nonprofits. Our client list today represents the most prestigious and innovative organizations.
Libby Roberts
133 Clarendon St, #170310
Boston, MA 02117

Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting
Myers McRae has earned a national reputation for excellence, consistently identifying and recruiting talented academic and administrative leaders in higher education. Each member of the Myers McRae team has deep knowledge and specialized experience in working in and with higher education institutions. Specialties: ADV, ATH, CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, GC, SPO, VP
Emily Myers
515 Mulberry Street, Suite 200
Macon, GA 31201
Telephone: 478-330-6222
Fax: 478-330-5611

Parker Executive Search
Parker Executive Search is a leading global retained executive search firm. We have a national and international client base including college and universities, intercollegiate athletics programs and sports businesses, nationally-recognized academic health science centers, hospitals/health systems, Fortune 500 corporations, privately held startups, and best-in-class not-for-profits. Quality, professionalism, integrity, confidentiality and personalized service are at the core of who we are and what we do. Specialties: ADV, ATH, CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, DEAN, DIR, GC, SPO, VP
Laurie Wilder
5 Concourse Parkway, Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 303258
Telephone: 770-804-1996

R. William Funk & Associates
R. William Funk & Associates, is recognized for its unparalleled record in recruiting many of the nation's most esteemed college and university leaders. During the past two decades, no higher education search firm has had a greater impact on college and university leadership nationally than RWFA and its consultants. We have conducted many of the most important university and system President, Provost, VP, and Dean searches in the nation. RWFA was founded on the belief that we are partners with our clients, working towards a mutual goal of advancing the universities and colleges we serve. Specialties: ADV, CAO, CEO, CFO, DEAN, GC, VP
Robert Funk
2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75219
Telephone: 214-522-1222
Fax: 214-295-3312

Registry for College and University Presidents
Founded in 1992, the Registry is the "Gold Standard" interim leadership firm in higher education. The Registry has contracts with over 600 former college and university presidents and senior administrators, in over 49 states, all of whom have been selected for membership based upon nominations and pre-screening evaluations. Experience confirms that the Registry interim function increases the probability of success for the permanent president or senior administrator. Specialties: ADV, CAO, CEO, CFO, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, GC, SPO, VP
Bryan Carlson
3 Centennial Drive
Site 320
Peabody, MA 01960
Telephone: 978-532-4090
Fax: 978-538-7544

Spelman Johnson
Spelman Johnson is a premier executive search firm serving higher education. Recruiting talented leaders, Spelman Johnson's success is strengthened by their deep, diverse relationships and their investment in the development of a leadership pipeline. Specialties: ADV, ATH, CAO, CEO, CFO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, SPO, VP
Ellen Hefferman
3 Chapman Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-529-2895

Storbeck Search & Associates
Founded in 2007 as a source for leadership in higher education, Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is dedicated to pursuing a rigorous understanding of the culture, challenges, and aspirations of each of our client institutions and to developing a diverse and excellent candidate pool for every search. Specialties: CAO, CEO, CFO, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, GC, VP
Shelly Storbeck
1400 North Providence Road
Suite 3500
Media, PA 19063
Telephone: 610-517-2095
Fax: 610-565-2939

Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Summit is a boutique executive search firm dedicated to serving the higher education and non-profit sectors nationwide. In addition to offering traditional retained search, Summit offers a sourcing model where clients can select components of the search process at an hourly rate or fixed fee. All searches include strategies to identify and attract passive candidates and diverse candidates. Based in Asheville, NC, Summit has a team of experienced recruiting consultants in locations across the country including NY, NC, CO and CA. Specialties: ADV, ATH, CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, GC, SPO, VP
Carrie Coward
P.O. Box 9824
Asheville, NC 28815
Telephone: 828-669-3850

William Spelman Executive Search
WSES is an internationally recognized retained search firm with over 25 years of successful search services working with private and public institutions. Identifying and recruiting successful senior level professionals to fulfill institutional missions and strategic plans. Specialties: ADV, ATH, CFO, CIO, DEAN, DIR, SPO, VP
William Spelman
667 Midship Circle
Webster, NY 14580-3916

For over 45 years, Witt/Kieffer has been the nation's leader in executive search for education and healthcare. Witt/Kieffer specializes in senior-level executive search assignments for higher education, healthcare and not-for-profit organizations. Our mission is to identify outstanding leadership solutions for organizations committed to improving the quality of life. Specialties: ADV, ATH, CAO, CEO, CFO, CHAIR, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, DIR, GC, SPO, VP
Lucy Leske
2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Telephone: 630-575-6164
Fax: 630-990-1257