December 13, 2016 – CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Steve Shackelford as chief executive officer of Redeemer City to City (CTC). The board’s selection comes after an extensive five month search conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding.
Mr. Shackelford currently serves as president and chief financial officer with Corporate Capital Trust, which has assets of approximately $4.3 billion and is one of the largest business development companies in the U.S. He also spent 10 years at the international accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers in Orlando, Paris and New York prior to joining CNL in 1996.
“CarterBaldwin Executive Search is extraordinarily grateful for the privilege afforded us in serving such a great organization and also the lives of those who will be touched by their ministry,” said Mr. Harding.
“Our rapid growth and global influence require a seasoned executive who can lead the ministry through the next chapter in CTC’s strategy, and the board is delighted that Steve has accepted this call,” said Christian Hempell, board member and chair of the search committee.
“In so many countries, including our own, we see divisiveness and uncertainty. For such a time as this, Redeemer City to City is well-positioned to transform communities by anchoring churches of all denominations in communities to serve as hope and light,” said James Seneff, executive chairman of CNL Financial Group. “Steve Shackelford is the perfect choice for this role.”
“As we grow in global scope, CTC needs an executive leader to navigate the increasing complexity of this movement around the world,” said Dr. Timothy Keller, chairman of the board at Redeemer City to City. “I truly look forward to working with Steve to lead this ministry together.”
Redeemer City to City is a leadership development organization founded by Timothy Keller and Redeemer Presbyterian Church. Its mission is to help leaders build gospel movements in cities. The organization’s vision is for a world-changing, city-renewing, gospel-centered global church.
Recruiters take great pride in being able to play a role in searches that can have significant positive influence on their client’s organization, said Mr. Harding. And churches seem no different than their corporate counterparts in seeking leaders who can bring change, transformation and vision. “When that organization can also have significant positive influence on people around the world, that joy is multiplied exponentially. We are grateful for our privilege to partner with some of the largest global ministries in their search for visionary leadership.”
CarterBaldwin leads searches for a wide range of companies, from non-profits to small, unique niche businesses to a $1 billion manufacturer. Mr. Harding has been recently involved in leading searches for presidents at Young Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Marketplace Ministries, National Christian Foundation and The Chick-fil-A WinShape Foundation. Additionally he is currently working to find the next president for The In Trust Center for Theological Schools and a CEO for Alliance Defending Freedom.
Just recently Mr. Harding, along with associate partner Andrea McDaniel, recruited Christopher Holdorf as CEO of the National Christian Foundation. Most recently, Mr. Holdorf served as senior pastor at the 1,500-member Oak Hill Baptist Church in Griffin, GA.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media