Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights

PHR, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, focuses on mass atrocities and severe human rights violations.  Circumstances throughout the world demand that the organization grow.  Our guidance on Board and organizational development was incorporated into the search strategy, and led to the recruitment of Donna McKay.  Her experience leading institutional advancement for the ACLU, UNICEF and Planned Parenthood are a great match with PHR.

Executive Director, Center for Effective Government

The Center for Effective Government, formerly known as OMB Watch, exists to increase government transparency, ensure equitable regulatory and budgetary policies and promote active citizen participation in our democracy.  Founder Gary Bass stepped down after 27 years in the position.  Our search led to a successful transition to Katherine McFate, a Ford Foundation Program Officer and national expert on government accountability.

CEO, Child and Family Services

Child and Family Services is one of the largest private, not-for-profit family service agencies in the country.  Retiring CEO Eugene Meeks had served in this position for 26 years. His effective leadership style and personality were suffused throughout the organization, and yet it was critical to begin to prepare for a new style of leadership, and likely a new direction for the agency.  Our facilitation of a robust dialogue prepared the Board and staff for these changes, and was instrumental to the success of the search. Francisco Vasquez, former Executive Vice President of People, Inc, was the successful candidate.

Executive Director, Free the Slaves

Free the Slaves founder Kevin Bales and his colleagues are considered by many to be the originators of the modern anti-slavery movement.  We led a worldwide search for a new chief executive, while also helping the Board and organization prepare for the transition from founders to the next generation of leadership.  Maurice Middleberg, who brings 30 years of experience in international development and social justice, was the successful candidate.

COO, Acumen Fund

The Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.  Continued growth and diversification led our client, founder Jacqueline Novogratz, to conclude that a strong internal leader was necessary to support growth.  Carlyle Singer, who brings an extensive background as a former CEO and senior executive in numerous global, middle market enterprises, was the successful candidate after a comprehensive international search.

Executive Director, New York Center for Children

The New York Center for Children provides advocacy, healing and education on early intervention, prevention and the treatment of child abuse.  The center had operated without a chief executive for many years.  We prepared the Board and staff for the changes that would result from creating this new position, and recruited a strong executive director, Beth Finkelstein, who is leading the Center’s growth and diversification of its services.