CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

April 15, 2024 – CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Bradley Gamble as the new CEO of the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville, FL. He will replace Phoebe Cade Miles who has served as its interim CEO since March of 2023. “On behalf of the entire board, we are thrilled to welcome Brad to the Cade, and are grateful for Phoebe’s leadership over the last year which has positioned us to make the leap from a local museum to a national organization,” said Richard Miles, co-founder and board member of the Cade Museum. “I’d also like to express thanks to CarterBaldwin for conducting the search and finding such a great fit for us.”

“We believe that Brad’s extensive background in sales and marketing is exactly what the Cade needs to flourish in its next chapter as a national organization,” said Ms. Cade Miles, co-founder of the Cade Museum. “We are confident that he will bring fresh perspectives, strong leadership, and a deep commitment to our mission as we expand the Cade Prize and our Inventivity curriculum across the country.”

Ms. Gamble comes to the Cade with decades of experience in sales and marketing. He co-founded The Selling Factory in 2016, and since then, his company has employed over a thousand college students, helped over 150 businesses, and generated nearly five million in revenue. Previously, Mr. Gamble served as the vice president of sales and marketing at Infinite Energy.

“The Cade’s mission is deeply inspiring to me,” said Mr. Gamble. “Supporting the Inventivity movement for inventors, entrepreneurs, and creators of all ages sparks my passion. I’m excited to build upon the strong foundation that already exists and can’t wait to get started.”

“Congratulations to Brad and the leadership team at the Cade Museum, from all of us at CarterBaldwin,” the search firm said.

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The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention is committed to transforming communities by inspiring and equipping future inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries. Named after Dr. James Robert Cade, the lead inventor of Gatorade, the project began in 2006 with a generous gift from Dr. Cade and his wife, Mary Cade. Led by their daughter, Phoebe Cade Miles and her husband, Richard Miles, the museum began educational programming and the Cade Prize in 2010. Since opening in 2018, it has had more than 100,000 visitors.

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CarterBaldwin is an executive search firm that partners with corporate, non-profit, and academic clients to build leadership teams. They pride themselves on having an experienced staff, an unrivaled search process, and an exceptional client and candidate experience. The firm is listed among a variety of rankings published by Hunt Scanlon Media, including its Top 50, Private Equity Power 100, and Top 50 Higher Education Search Firms.

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CarterBaldwin recently partnered again with Feed the Children, a global non-profit committed to ending childhood hunger, in the appointment of Debra Shoaf as its next chief financial officer. “We are excited to welcome Debra to the Feed the Children team,” said Travis Arnold, president and CEO of Feed the Children. “Debra brings a wealth of experience that will continue to advance our mission. Our organization will benefit greatly from her innovative thinking, and her expertise will be vital to our vision of reducing childhood hunger.”

Ms. Shoaf joins Feed the Children from the Atlanta Community Food Bank where she served as CFO for almost 10 years. While there, she served on the Feeding America Financial Leaders Steering Committee and was named Feeding America’s Financial Leader of the Year for 2018, and to Forbes’ list of Best Non-Profit CFOs for 2020. Ms. Shoaf brings many years of valuable corporate and non-profit experience to Feed the Children. Prior to her role at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, she served as vice president of finance and accounting at Atlanta Habitat for Humanity.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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