We are a national executive search firm that recruits the most senior leaders of nonprofits, schools, and small businesses.
A Leader in the Industry
We work closely with you to tailor a process to your situation, dynamics, and needs. We respect and hold your anxiety about finding your next leader, listening carefully to the uniqueness of your organization, culture, or field of work.
Treating you as a respected, engaged, and informed partner throughout the transition process, we then do the hard ground work of recruiting and vetting candidates and provide your committee with quality information and candidates. We work collaboratively with your search committee throughout the process to guide and facilitate your decision-making process.
We offer comprehensive search services as well as an a la carte menu of engagement options, allowing you a choice in the degree of consulting involvement needed to meet your transition needs. Search and onboarding tools, interview templates, and strategies are made readily available to you.
Organizations interested in alternative leadership structures, such as co- or tri-directors, will be accommodated through a specialized search approach.
A track record of over 90 successful executive transition projects in a myriad of nonprofit services areas
68 years of experience as consultants to nonprofit organizations.
Featured Case Studies
Executive Transitions come in all shapes and sizes. We listen to your needs and shape transition services to your situation. Read about our transition support for an organization with a long-term leader, a Board-involved transition with two internal candidates, and a transition considering a merger.
Case Study 1
A Transition of a Long-Term Executive
Case Study 2
Case Study 3
Merger Determination Prior to an Executive Hire
What our clients are saying…
“John Tarvin is a fabulous human being. He is authentic, kind, knowledgeable, and a wonderful mentor. Working with him is a delight: He is extremely organized, communicates promptly and clearly, guides clients in a gentle manner, and really brings out the best in people. I would hire him again in a second.”
“Nancy became my lifeline through this important life decision to leave my executive role after 30 years. She has a very reassuring way and is a calming force. Her years of experience instilled a great sense of confidence in the process and we relied on her for expert guidance and good, solid advice. She always delivered. I would recommend she be hired in a heartbeat.”