About Us

CarterBaldwin Executive Search is a leading international retained executive search firm. Focused on being the best vs. the biggest, they out-research, out-recruit and out-hustle our large competitors.

Although its clients are a diverse set of some of the largest and most admired businesses, universities and non-profit institutions around the globe, they are united by a common characteristic … they have moved away from large, encumbered, old school search firms … opting instead for CarterBaldwin’s more reliable and performance driven search model.

Large enough to bring significant resources, muscle and international reach but small enough to build intimate, long term client partnerships, CarterBaldwin is a bright, fresh, high energy alternative in an industry cluttered with dated, impersonal search models. The world is changing … shouldn’t executive search change with it?

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At CarterBaldwin, its team is comprised of experienced, focused search professionals who share a passion for being better. They give them a better environment, better support and a better opportunity.

Search done right is hard work, requiring hustle, inquisitiveness and a “never rest” mentality. People content with “good” don’t like it here.

They expect a lot from their team because clients expect a lot from them. In return, the firm works hard to make CarterBaldwin a better place to work. They have a fun, collaborative, team-oriented yet heavily performance-driven culture. This yields better outcomes for clients and candidates.

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Large enough to bring significant resources, muscle and international reach but small enough to build intimate, long term client partnerships, CarterBaldwin is a bright, fresh, high energy alternative in an industry cluttered with dated, impersonal search models. The world is changing … shouldn’t executive search change with it?

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  • Board/Governance
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  • Communications/PR
  • Customer Service
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  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Investor Relations
  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

CarterBaldwin Places 16th President at Oklahoma Baptist University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has recruited Heath Thomas as the 16th president of Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU). He will assume his role in January. The search was led by consultant Debby White and founding partner Price Harding. Dr. Thomas was selected following a nine-month process, which included the partnering of CarterBaldwin and the elected presidential search committee. The committee

CarterBaldwin Places SVP of Corporate Development at Cardlytics

Corporate development refers to the planning and execution of strategies to meet organizational objectives. The kinds of activities falling under corporate development may include management team recruitment, phasing in or out of markets or products, arranging strategic alliances, identifying and acquiring companies (M&A), securing corporate financing, divesting of assets or divisions, and management of intellectual property. With the

Oklahoma Baptist University Turns to CarterBaldwin to Find President

As the academic year winds down, a number of universities across the country are looking to install new leaders. Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU) recently tapped CarterBaldwin Executive Search to find a new president after David W. Whitlock announced his retirement. The search is being led by consultant Debby White and founding partner Price Harding. Representatives from CarterBaldwin

7 Reasons Why Companies Hire Search Firms 

In times of change, a crucial executive-level appointment can mean the difference between success and catastrophe. Last time, your company may have kept this critical search in-house, leveraged its own network or hired a contingency recruiter. But, mistakes were made, and you now know that a bad hire to a crucial position can have detrimental

Press Releases

CarterBaldwin Executive Search Helps Recruit Charleston Southern University’s Third President

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 13, 2018 – The Charleston Southern University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of Dondi E. Costin, PhD, to serve as the third president of Charleston Southern University. Dr. Jairy C. Hunter Jr. has provided the university with inspirational and transformative leadership for 34 years as CSU’s second president, and will transition to president emeritus on June 1,

WestRock hires Kelly Janzen as Senior Vice President, Accounting

ATLANTA, GA, September 6, 2017 — CarterBaldwin Executive Search is pleased to announce that Kelly Janzen has joined WestRock Co. (NYSE: WRK), a Fortune 200 company, as Senior Vice President, Accounting. Kelly is an accomplished accounting officer with over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing best-in-class controllership processes for both technical and operational areas, and is an

Colorado Christian University Names Dr. Donald Sweeting as New President

ATLANTA, GA, August 4, 2016 — CarterBaldwin and Colorado Christian University (CCU) are pleased to announce that Dr. Donald Sweeting has been named as the new university president. Sweeting, a long-time trustee of CCU, was appointed by the Board of Trustees as the president of the university on August 2, 2016. President Sweeting will join the CCU community full-time October

King University Welcomes Alexander Whitaker as President

ATLANTA, GA, August 1, 2016 — CarterBaldwin and King University are pleased to announce that King named Alexander W. Whitaker IV as its 23rd President during a called meeting of the school’s Board of Trustees Monday afternoon. Currently serving as Chief of Staff and Secretary to the Board of Trustees at Berry College, Rome, Georgia, Whitaker will succeed Dr.

hhgregg hires Matt Phillips as Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for Consumer Electronics

ATLANTA, GA, July 15, 2016 — CarterBaldwin and hhgregg are pleased to announce that Matt Phillips has joined hhgregg as Senior Vice President and General Merchandising Manager for the Consumer Electronics category. Matt has 11+ years of experience in merchandising leadership and category management for companies including Best Buy and Groupon. Prior to his role at hhgregg, Matt was in

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