Buffkin / Baker
Buffkin / Baker is a retained, specialty boutique search firm comprised of industry leaders passionate about impacting companies and organizations in transformation and growth. Each partner in the firm has been a leader in their respective fields and has more than a decade of retained search experience. Combined, the firm’s partners have more than 140 years of search experience. Buffkin / Baker has offices in Nashville, Atlanta, Winston-Salem, N.C., Charleston, S.C, Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C., with affiliate offices in San Francisco and London. The firm has 11 partners nationwide. Buffkin / Baker specializes in health care, higher education, technology, digital media, digital marketing, financial services, nonprofit and private clubs.
The firm is a member of Panorama Search, a global federation of 14 executive search firms with 38 offices globally. Buffkin / Baker’s health care practice has been named the 20th largest health care search practice by Modern Healthcare – and is the largest Nashville health care search firm.
Giacomo Bertaina — Head of Global Digital Center of Excellence — Bridgestone Brenda Fiala — Global VP of Data & Analytics — Bacardi Tony Steel — Chief Executive Officer — SMITH Vijay Murali — Chief Technology Officer — Ashford.com Jennifer Jones — Chief Marketing Officer — Youth Villages Rohit Gulati — Chief Medical Officer — West Virginia University Mel Hanna — SVP Total Rewards — Change Healthcare Chris Arndt — Chief Financial Officer — Hart Energy Cyrille Baudet — Chief Financial Officer — Ashford.com TR Reid — Vice President Corporate Communications — Amcor
HUNT SCANLON NEWSWIRE BRIEFINGS
One look at this year’s recruiting industry statistics reveals one clear trend line: double digit growth and expansion is taking place among the sector’s boutique specialists. As a group, they are far outpacing their Big Five rivals. Many have accomplished this by taking a page out of the big firms’ playbook, extending their brands into
Executive search firm Buffkin / Baker has acquired Nashville, TN-based MusicRowSearch, an executive recruiting operation specializing in the entertainment industry, to expand its service lines and leverage future growth. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. MusicRowSearch will retain its name under the Buffkin / Baker brand. As part of the agreement, WHO KNEW —
Executive search firms The Buffkin Group and Baker and Associates, LLC have merged to form Buffkin / Baker in an effort to further position both firms for future growth and expansion. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The newly combined entity will be headquartered in Nashville. The Buffkin Group concentrates on finding leaders for organizations in the healthcare, technology,
Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has opened a new office in Chicago and tapped Kristin Luu to lead the new location. She will also serve as partner in the firm’s digital recruitment practice. Previously, Ms. Luu served as the founding partner at Red Wagon Search, where she performed executive search and consulting for client brands, including Razorfish,
Executive search firm The Buffkin Group has recruited Jennifer Jones as chief marketing officer of Youth Villages. Roland Lundry, a partner with the firm, led the search. Ms. Jones joins Youth Villages from Hilton Worldwide, where she served in various roles, including senior director brand marketing luxury and lifestyle brands as well as director of brand marketing and communications.
BRENTWOOD, TN, October 27, 2016 — The Buffkin Group — a leading national retained search firm — has named Kristin Luu partner in the firm’s digital practice division. Luu will head the firm’s new Chicago office. “Kristin is a seasoned executive search professional and has a depth of recruiting experience in both the digital and agency space,” said
BRENTWOOD, TN, August 1, 2016 — The Buffkin Group has placed Greg Nainani as the new CFO of Desert Radiology. The search was led by Nathan Brandon, Partner with the Buffkin Group, as part of the firm’s Financial Services vertical. Mr. Nainani joined Desert Radiology from New Mexico Heart Institute, where he served for two years as
BRENTWOOD, TN, June 28, 2016 — The Buffkin Group is pleased to announce the placement of Christopher Hammack at Aegis Health Group as their new Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Mr. Hammack has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry. Most recently, he served as National Director of Enterprise Sales for
BRENTWOOD, TN, June 11, 2016 — The Buffkin Group has placed Heather Powell as the new CEO of the Tennessee Kidney Foundation. The search was led by Roland Lundy, Partner with the Buffkin Group, as part of the firm’s Non-Profit vertical. Mrs. Powell joined the Tennessee Kidney Foundation team from Ronald McDonald House, where she served