About Us

Anthem Executive was formed in order to offer a new and exciting search perspective to our clients. Continuing a mulit-decade tradition of our founders’ service to clients across a cadre of business sectors, including higher education, health sciences, corporate and non-profit institutions, global software and technology, private equity, insurance, service and manufacturing, oil and gas, and others, the formalization of Anthem Executive was both timely and appropriate in order to better meet the needs of our clients.

The team we bring consists of consultants with a combined 80 years experience in the search industry. This means of course that there is not much that surprises us… but there’s an awful lot that excites us about the search industry.

Our Higher Education Practice successes span the entire leadership spectrum in higher education. Multiple Chancellor engagements in complex environments that include academic medicine components. President searches for well established, emerging and struggling institutions. Provosts, Deans, and Department Chairs too. Plus, the compendium of executive administration roles at both system and institution levels. We have led multiple national searches at the Chancellor, President, VP, Provost and Dean levels on behalf of some of the nation’s largest and most successful university and community college systems. A columnist, who has written about academic affairs and executive search for The Chronicle of Higher Education for over 20 years, calls  us “the most effective search firm in higher education search today.”

Outside of higher education, our successes span the entire leadership spectrum from CEO and other C-Suite leaders, Board Directors, VP and Director, and others.  Areas of expertise include IT, Marketing, Finance, Regulatory and Compliance, Human Resources, Sales, Operations, Security, Environmental Health and Safety, Construction, and more.

If a client has need, we are qualified and ready to meet it through our full spectrum of services.

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At Anthem Executive, we take a team approach to our searches.  You do not just get a primary search consultant or two assigned to your search, you get the benefit of our entire team of executive search professionals at your service who serve in the background to ensure that your search receives the attention it deserves.

We approach this issue differently. Think of your search as an international commercial flight. The reason that there are at least two and on some transoceanic flights, four flight officers is to ensure safety and continuity throughout the journey. Any one of these aviators can fly the aircraft and land it safely. So too with our team. Once your search journey is underway, there will always be two, and more often than not, three in the cockpit. That will ensure a safe trip with minimal turbulence that gets the you to the destination smoothly and on time.

Additionally, we will not change the team as some firms do. We are all there from takeoff to landing.

Solutions And Expertise

Anthem Executive continues a mulit-decade tradition of our founders’ service to clients across a cadre of business sectors, including higher education, health sciences, corporate and non-profit institutions, global software and technology, private equity, insurance, service and manufacturing, oil and gas, and others, the formalization of Anthem.

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News Briefings

Anthem Executive Seeks Chief Development Officer for Prostate Cancer Foundation  

Virtually every industry needs top-drawer chief development officers. CDOs play a key role in planning, coordinating, and administering capital campaigns, corporate giving and galvanizing new donors while keeping previous funders content. Implementing funding strategies that “keep the lights on,” according to recruiters specializing in the function, is Job 1. The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has retained executive

Anthem Executive Recruits CFO for Wayne State University

Executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive has placed David Massaron, budget director for the State of Michigan, as chief business officer and CFO/senior vice president for finance and business operations and treasurer for Wayne State University in Detroit. Mr. Massaron will assume his new role upon the completion of the fiscal year 2022 budget for the state. Leading

Anthem Executive Recruits CEO for Jewish Federation

Executive recruitment firm Anthem Executive has placed Rabbi Noah Farkas as president and chief executive officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFGLA). He will succeed Jay Sanderson who led the organization for the past 12 years. Leading the assignment were co-founders and consultants Michael Ballew, Mike J.R. Wheless, Scott Watson and senior client service partner

Anthem Executive Recruits President for Lamar University 

Following a national search, Lamar University (LU) has named Jaime R. Taylor, who serves as the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Marshall University, as the school’s next president. Leading the assignment were Anthem Executive’s Scott Watson, Michael Ballew and Florene Stawowy, supported by Mike JR Wheless and John Rudley. Current president Kenneth Evans announced


Anthem Executive Consultants and/or Their Placements in the News:

Texas A&M University Kingsville has hired Anthem Executive to conduct a nationwide executive search for its Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. Texas A&M University Kingsville is a part of the Texas A&M University System, one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation. Known as South Texas’ greatest university, Texas A&M University Kingsville invites nominations and applications for its Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer (CCO). The prospectus for the role can be found here: Texas A&M University Kingsville – Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer Prospectus

Dropbox (NasdaqDBX) has selected Debbie Dunnam as the company’s Chief Sales Officer. Dropbox is the world’s first smart workspace that helps people and teams focus on the work that matters. Dropbox has more than 600 million registered users across 180 countries.  Debbie Dunnam was formerly the Chief Operating Officer of ServiceSource.  ServiceSource International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SREV) is a global outsourced go-to-market services provider that accelerates B2B digital sales and customer success transformation. It was the Anthem Executive team member’s pleasure to work on the recruiting assignment that led to Debbie becoming Microsoft Corporation’s first Global Digital Sales executive and head of Inside Sales. Congrats Debbie!

The Chancellor and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has retained Anthem Executive to lead a national search for the next President of Clayton State University. CSU offers employees professional opportunities and personal development in a diverse, inclusive environment. The campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on 214 beautiful acres. In just over 52 years, CSU has become one of Georgia’s premier public universities. For a copy of the Search Prospectus, please click here: Clayton President Search Prospectus

Wayne State University retains Anthem Executive to lead a national search for their Vice President for Finance and Business Operations and Treasurer.  WSU is a nationally recognized public, urban research university and is internationally known for its contributions to the sciences. It holds an R1 designation and enrolls more than 26.000 students, making it one of the 50 largest universities in the nation.  WSU also hosts a major medical school. For a copy of the Search Prospectus, please click here: Wayne State VP Finance, Business Operations & Treasurer Prospectus

DXC Technology Selects Accenture Executive as next CEO – Congratulations to former Accenture (NYSE: ACN) executive, Mr. Mike Salvino, for being selected as the next CEO of DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), the largest pure service technology company in the world with 170,000 employees globally. It has been the Anthem Executive team’s pleasure to partner with outgoing Chairman and CEO, Mike Lawrie, and the DXC Board of Directors with board director selection efforts and high-level executive search assignments.

DXC Technology was founded in 2017 when the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE) spun off its Enterprise Services business and merged it with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). At the time of its creation, DXC Technology had revenues of $25 billion, employed 170,000 people and operated in 70 countries. DXC Technology runs mission-critical systems with the latest technology innovations to deliver better business outcomes and new levels of performance, competitiveness and experiences for its customers. The company’s global scale, talent and innovation platforms serve 6,000 private and public-sector customers in 70 countries. DXC is a recognized leader in corporate responsibility, and ranked among the world’s best corporate citizens. DXC is a Fortune 500 company and represented in the S&P 500 Index.

Accenture is a Fortune Global 500 company reporting revenues of $44.33 billion. An American-Irish multinational enterprise, Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 514,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries.

Link to Announcement: DXC Technology Picks Former Accenture Executive As New CEO