October 19, 2017 – The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) has retained Arlington Partners International to lead a global search for its next CEO. Lisa Heidman, the recruitment firm’s founder and CEO, and Deborah Magidson, senior client partner, are heading the assignment.
ILPA’s chief executive is expected to lead an executive team and staff to deliver near- and long-term value to the association’s highly-engaged membership and key stakeholders, said the recruiters. At the heart of those efforts, they added, the CEO should pursue the strategic advancement of each of ILPA’s four pillars: membership and events, industry affairs, education, and research and content.
ILPA is seeking an exceptional motivational leader and communicator with a track record of bringing out the best in leadership teams across geographies, said Arlington Partners. The individual will have already grown an organization globally or be able to demonstrate how to do so. Ideally, the new leader will combine industry-specific knowledge and insight with a keen ability to anticipate and identify market opportunities.
The Institutional Limited Partners Association engages, empowers and connects limited partners to maximize their performance on an individual, institutional and collective basis, said the search firm. The group has more than 450 member institutions representing over $1 trillion of private equity assets under management. It is also the only global organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of LPs and their beneficiaries through best-in-class education, research, advocacy and networking.
Based in Toronto, Arlington Partners includes more than 20 partners, consultants and board advisors, each with extensive private sector, non-profit and public sector experience. The team has decades of combined board and senior executive experience. Its members have broad business expertise and have held senior executive and board leadership positions in top organizations across North America.
Ms. Heidman has upwards of 20 years of legal, business, board and executive search experience collaborating with CEOs, senior executives and top talent from a wide range of industries. She has worked with some of the most iconic private sector companies in Canada and the U.S., advising boards and their senior leadership teams, and placing C-suite executives and their critical support teams across varied enterprises. Ms. Heidman has also made a significant footprint in the non-profit, academic, healthcare and public sectors. She has led North American and global board, CEO and senior executive searches for numerous large non-profit organizations.
Ms. Magidson, for her part, has broad consulting, assessment, board and senior executive search experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors in Canada and the U.S. At Arlington Partners, she is responsible for developing the non-profit, healthcare, academia, media and entertainment, loyalty and legal practice areas across North America. In conjunction with Arlington Partners’ managing partner team, she leads searches across all industry sectors around the world.
Trade Associations Turn to Search Firms
A variety of non-profit trade associations have turned to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. Here’s a look at a few from the Hunt Scanlon Media newswire archives:
The board of directors search committee of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) has announced its selection of CarterBaldwin Executive Search to assist in the identification, evaluation and transition of its next CEO. Chris Guiney, partner and head of the energy and infrastructure practice at CarterBaldwin, is leading the assignment.
JDG Associates has been selected by the Schaumburg, IL-based Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute to find its next president and CEO. Principal Paul Belford is leading the assignment. Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is a technical institute and standards developing organization.
Executive recruiters Quick Leonard Kieffer placed Stephen J. Lawler as president of the North Carolina Hospital Association. The firm’s partner Jake Barto and principal Mike Quick led the search. The North Carolina Hospital Association, created in 1918, represents more than 130 hospitals.
Sterling Martin Associates is currently seeking new leaders for The Association of Progressive Rental Organizations and The International Safety Equipment Association. Managing partner David S. Martin, along with senior recruiters Leigh Beal and Kahti Motley, is leading both assignments.
Association Strategies has been tapped by the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health to lead its search for a new president and CEO. Search firm president Pamela Kaul is leading the assignment. Located in Washington, D.C., the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health is the voice of accredited academic public health.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Will Schatz, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media