About Us

Buffkin / Baker is a retained, specialty boutique search firm composed of industry leaders. Each partner in the firm has been a leader in their respective fields and each has over a decade of retained search experience. Combined, its partners have over 175 years of search experience and 210 years of industry experience. Their job as search professionals is to recruit leaders in Digital Marketing/Advertising, Technology, Healthcare, Media/Entertainment, Finance, Higher Education, and Non Profit. The firm serves public, private, venture, and private equity backed companies. Their office locations include Nashville, New York, Washington, D.C., and Winston Salem, with affiliate offices in London. The company is a member of Panorama Search, an international federation of retained firms with 18 firms and over 30 offices globally.

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At Buffkin/Baker, its partners are experts in the verticals in which they specialize. This is one secret to their success in finding the right talent for clients’ organizations. The firm possess firsthand knowledge and understanding of the industries in which they work, and know what it takes to be successful in each of its domains. This understanding, partnered with their extensive network and proven process, allows the firm to effectively help clients with their important hiring decisions.

For them, success means not just finding a leader for our client companies but finding the right leader. The firm carefully evaluates clients’ company culture, specific organizational needs, and leadership talent to ensure they place an individual who is not only capable of excelling at the position, but who also is an ideal fit for that specific company culture and environment. At the end of the day, their 99% completion rate for their searches speaks for itself.

Solutions And Expertise

Buffkin / Baker is a retained, specialty boutique search firm composed of industry leaders. Each partner in the firm has been a leader in their respective fields and each has over a decade of retained search experience.

Combined, its partners have over 175 years of search experience and 210 years of industry experience.

Solutions
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Succession Planning
Industries
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President
  • Data/Analytics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • GM/Operations
  • Information/Digital
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical

News Briefings

Buffkin / Baker and College Sports Solutions Form Partnership

Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have formed a new partnership. Under the strategic alliance, the two firms will combine their executive search services to better serve universities and colleges, intercollegiate conferences and collegiate athletic organizations. The two organizations will collaborate in all areas of the executive search business at many of the nation’s

Weill Cornell Medicine Taps Buffkin / Baker to Find Major Gifts Officer

Major gifts officers are among the most vital roles for medical research organizations. The position involves identifying potential donors, cultivating relationships and, above all, garnering much-needed contributions from key supporters. Recruitment firms that can find the right person for this top-level fundraising position are much-valued partners of not-for-profits everywhere. And for recruiters, the business of

Buffkin / Baker Seeking Chief Medical Officer for CalvertHealth

CalvertHealth, a Prince Frederick, MD-based healthcare system, has enlisted executive search firm Buffkin / Baker to find its next chief medical officer. Brenda Doherty, partner and head of the healthcare provider practice, is leading the assignment. The ideal candidate will be a progressive physician leader that can drive clinical excellence, best practices and quality initiatives in order

Buffkin / Baker Tapped by UNC to Find Dean

Executive recruitment firm Buffkin / Baker, is leading the search for a new dean for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s (UNC) graduate school. Spearheading the search are Martin M. Baker, managing partner, and Chelsie Whitelock, principal. The university wants someone with a distinguished record of scholarly achievement and professional credentials consistent with the

Press Releases

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

Buffkin / baker Places Daniel Sabreen as Vice President of Public Relations for The New York Knicks

NEW YORK, NY, December 13, 2017 – Buffkin / Baker is pleased to announce their placement of Daniel Sabreen as the new Vice President of Public Relations for the New York Knicks. Warren Wasp, Partner with Buffkin / Baker led the search. Mr. Sabreen will be joining the Knicks from CBS Sports, where he served as their Vice

Buffkin / Baker Names Nat Sutton Partner in Nonprofit Practice

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 29, 2017 – Buffkin / Baker, a leading national retained search firm, is pleased to announce that Nathaniel J. Sutton – former partner and vice chairman of Heidrick & Struggles – has joined the firm as partner and head of its nonprofit practice. “Nat has more than 17 years of executive search

Greg Nainani Appointed Chief Financial Officer at Desert Radiology

BRENTWOOD, TN, August 1, 2016 — The Buffkin Group has placed Greg Nainani as the new CFO of Desert Radiology. The search was led by Nathan Brandon, Partner with the Buffkin Group, as part of the firm’s Financial Services vertical. Mr. Nainani joined Desert Radiology from New Mexico Heart Institute, where he served for two years as

Christopher Hamamck Appointed SVP of Sales and Business Development at Aegis Health Group

BRENTWOOD, TN, June 28, 2016 — The Buffkin Group is pleased to announce the placement of Christopher Hammack at Aegis Health Group as their new Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development. Mr. Hammack has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry. Most recently, he served as National Director of Enterprise Sales for

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