We understand the challenges you face.

Through almost 1,000 national searches, we’ve placed high-performing employees in a wide range of functional areas and career levels, from specialist to CEO. That means we know the right questions to ask and how to recruit and evaluate exceptional leaders who get results.


The most effective association leaders at any level are driven by service—to their teams, their members, and the communities they serve. We have successfully placed over 500 leaders in more than 100 trade associations and professional societies with budgets ranging from under $3MM to more than $300MM.

Nonprofits & Social Enterprises

Impact is the measure of any nonprofit or social enterprise. Great leaders at any level know how to amplify that impact while keeping sharp focus on the communities they serve. We have successfully placed over 400 leaders in more than 110 nonprofits and social enterprises, from local direct service organizations to national institutes and foundations, with budgets ranging from $1MM to over $350MM. We know the challenges leaders face, and the competencies required to make a positive impact.

CEO Searches

We know from experience that hiring a top-level executive requires a 360-degree approach, understanding the issues from both the board and staff perspectives. We have a 100% retention rate for our CEO placements in associations and nonprofits within the last five years, with budgets ranging from $2.5MM to $20MM. We offer unmatched support to help your search committee make a rigorous decision that will benefit your organization for years to come.
Responsive Approach

Responsive Approach

Our process is responsive to your unique needs and culture and current job market factors that may affect your search—the very opposite of a cookie cutter approach. We start by asking you thought-provoking questions to gain a deep understanding of your strategic goals and challenges, identifying the key competencies and cultural alignment needed for your new hire to succeed long-term.

Inclusive Practices

Our competency-driven approach to hiring intentionally makes space for your team to consider candidates from a wide range of career paths and lived experiences. A focus on competencies more accurately predicts who will be successful on the job and reduces the potential for bias in the selection process.

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