Buffkin / Baker Names Ted Jadick Partner & Head of Global Governance

NASHVILLE, TN, February 20, 2018 – Buffkin / Baker, a leading national retained search firm, is pleased to announce that Ted Jadick – a veteran of 40 years of building strong corporate boards of directors – has joined Buffkin/Baker as a partner and head of the firm’s global governance practice.

Before joining Buffkin/Baker in January, Jadick was a vice chairman of Heidrick & Struggles, a member of the firm’s executive committee and the managing partner of its New York Office.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to build a new practice at Buffkin/Baker, a firm which clearly understands the importance of board diversity, social responsibility, shareholder activism, and sophisticated fiduciary oversight in today’s global business environment,” Jadick said.

His client list includes Major League Baseball, Office Depot, Abercrombie & Fitch, DIRECTV, Dollar General, Hershey Trust Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tiffany & Co., Unilever NV, ConEdison, PPL Corporation, Bristol Myers Squibb, Webster Bank, and Lands’ End.

Jadick was nominated by clients as one of the top executive recruiters in America in all three editions of John Sibbald’s Career Makers. He is also listed among the top 200 executive recruiters in the world in The Global 200 Executive Recruiters by Nancy Garrison Jenn.

Before joining Heidrick, Jadick was senior vice president at Frank W. Hastings. He previously served as a staff accountant and auditor at Haskins and Sells (Deloitte), and began his career at Arthur Young & Company.

A former trustee of the University of Scranton, Jadick was recently inducted into the Kania School of Management’s Business Leaders Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the University’s President’s Business Council. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Scranton. Jadick is a former Trustee of Calvary Hospital Fund, Bronx New York.

“Ted brings a career in executive search that spans several decades.  He was instrumental in building the corporate governance practice at Heidrick as well as serving in several leadership roles.  We are excited to have Ted on board to establish a board practice at Buffkin/Baker and to leverage his extensive background as we continue to build the firm and the New York office,” said Craig Buffkin, managing partner of Buffkin / Baker. “His diverse roster of clients and keen understanding of how boards lead in today’s business environment positions our firm for great future success.”

About Buffkin / Baker 

Buffkin / Baker is a retained search firm focusing in health care, higher education, entertainment/digital media, digital marketing, nonprofit, technology, private club and financial services. Each partner in the firm has been a leader in their respective fields and each has more than a decade of retained search experience. Combined, the firm’s partners have more than 175 years of search experience and more than 180 years of industry experience. Buffkin / Baker serves public, private, venture and private equity backed companies. Office locations include Nashville, Atlanta, New York, Winston-Salem, N.C., Charleston, S.C. and Washington, D.C., with affiliate offices in London. The company is a member of Panorama Search, a global federation of 17 executive search firms with 35 offices globally. Buffkin / Baker’s health care practice has been named the 21st largest health care search practice by Modern Healthcare – and is the largest Nashville health care search firm.

Nathan Brandon

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