Buffkin / Baker is a partner-led, global firm recruiting outstanding leaders who impact and transform organizations. We pride ourselves on our commitment to exceptional execution through our agility, creativity, responsiveness, integrity, experience, and marketplace knowledge. Each partner in the firm has been a leader in their respective fields and each has over a decade of retained search experience. We recruit leaders in Digital Marketing/Technology, Healthcare, Media/Entertainment, Higher Education, and Non-Profit. The firm serves public, private, venture, and private equity backed companies. Our office locations include Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, 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 22 firms and over 50 offices globally.
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.
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.
As the coronavirus pandemic alters the way executive recruiters conduct business, collegiate athletics consultants College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have teamed up to place Dan Butterly as commissioner of the Big West Conference. He will start on June 1 to transition alongside Dennis Farrell, who will officially step down one month later. Mr. Farrell is retiring after
College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have teamed up once again, this time to recruit Larry Scott as the new head football coach for Howard University, a chartered historically black university in Washington, D.C. Jeff Schemmel, president of CSS, led the search along with Dan Walters of Buffkin / Baker. “We are proud to welcome coach
The Big West Conference has begun its search for a new commissioner to replace Dennis Farrell, who recently announced his retirement after leading the conference for 27 years. Collegiate athletics consultants College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker are managing the search process, with Jeff Schemmel, president of CSS, acting as lead consultant, with assistance from Dan
Executive search firms College Sports Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin / Baker have collaborated to recruit former Denver Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey as the 16th head football coach for the University Northern Colorado (UNC). The search was led by Jeff Schemmel, founder and president of College Sports Solutions, and Dan Walters, associate partner with Buffkin Baker. “We are
February 11, 2020 – Howard University Director of Athletics Kery Davis announced the hiring of Larry Scott as the football program’s new head coach. His first game coaching for Howard will be at the second annual Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic vs. Central State at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Sunday, September
Washington, D.C. – October 24, 2019 – After a lengthy national search, Unity Health Care (Unity) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Henderson Boyd, MD, as its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO) effective November 18th. Dr. Boyd comes to Unity with a wealth of experience in the delivery of health care to medically
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 22, 2019 – The Dalton school has announced the appointment of Domonic Rollins as their new Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. His appointment is the result of an intensive and thorough search, led by Buffkin/Baker Partners Nat Sutton and Faye Wattleton. After reviewing the credentials of more than 60 extremely
ATLANTA, GA, April 10, 2019 – The partnership of Buffkin Baker/College Sports Solutions placed the new women’s basketball coach at Georgia Tech. Nell Fortner has been named the sixth head coach in Georgia Tech women’s basketball history, director of athletics Todd Stansbury announced on Tuesday. One of the most successful coaches in women’s basketball history, Fortner has compiled
SPARTANBURG, SC, April 4, 2019 – The Southern Conference announces that the partnership of College Sport Solutions (CSS) and Buffkin/Baker has been selected to manage the search process to replace retiring Southern Conference Commissioner, John Iamarino. CSS successfully completed the recent search for Commissioner of the Big Sky Conference along with numerous head coaching positions.