Vetted Solutions to Fill Top Post for International Accreditation Service

April 6, 2017 – Executive search firm Vetted Solutions LLC has been tapped by the International Accreditation Service (IAS) to find its next president. Chuck Ramani announced he will retire as the organization’s president in 2018. Vetted Solutions president and founder, Jim Zaniello, and executive recruiter Michelle Smith are leading the assignment.

The IAS, a member of the International Code Council (ICC) Family of Companies, is seeking a dynamic leader to work closely with IAS senior staff to guide its operations and management team while serving as a primary IAS representative for recognized accreditation bodies, governmental entities, and targeted business sectors.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven years of experience in an executive or senior management position, which includes demonstrated history of employment management and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in conformity assessment, industry accreditation services, or a related field.

The International Accreditation Service is a leading accreditation body in the U.S. serving the global community. With a budget of approximately $7.2 million, the organization has accredited numerous organizations, helping them to demonstrate compliance and competence to their customers, regulators and the public. IAS is a non-profit, public-benefit corporation.


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Based in Washington, D.C., Vetted Solutions, a specialist in conducting non-profit and association sector recruiting assignments, focuses on recruiting board members, CEOs and senior staff positions for prominent and well known organizations nationwide. Mr. Zaniello has a unique understanding of the executive search process, developed through more than two decades in positions ranging from non-profit executive director to publisher of a leading tool for non-profit executive search.

Recent searches undertaken by Vetted Solutions include recruiting the CEO for SOCAP Internationalplacing the president for El-Hibri Foundation, recruiting a chief learning officer for the American Society of Association Executivesas well as bringing in Daniel Gillison as the executive director of the American Psychiatric Association Foundation.

Just recently, the firm expanded its staff with the addition of Nancy Green as vice president in its Washington, D.C., office. In her role, Ms. Green is broadening the firm’s activities in the areas of succession planning, interim executive appointments, onboarding, and leadership development. Her arrival allows the Mr. Zaniello, to focus on further expansion and growth opportunities.

Non-Profit Recruiting

The economic strength of the non-profit field has increased in recent years and it is now the third largest employer in the U.S. Nearly two million non-profit organizations employ 10.7 million people and produce revenue in excess of $1.9 trillion. “In this sector, we need to find individuals who are not only incredible leaders with a track record of ensuring success on the revenue generation/business side, but who are also excited by the mission of the organization,” said Mr. Zaniello.

“Boards of directors want to see and hear a candidate’s passion for the work they will be engaged in – whether that is advancing the industry or having an impact on the lives of those served by the organization,” he added. “So we are incredibly focused on the personality and behavioral traits that enhance success in this sector.” Much of the time, he said, “we are seeking consensus builders who enjoy motivating others and who take greater pride in organizational success than their own.”

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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