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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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  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
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  • Legal/Compliance
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Medical/Clinical
  • Research & Develop.
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain

News Briefings

CarterBaldwin Executive Search Seeks CEO for M.J. Murdock charitable Trust

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has been enlisted to find a chief executive officer for the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver, WA. The assignment is being led by partner Andrea McDaniel Smith and consultant Ted Wieber. In partnership with the board of trustees, the non-profit’s CEO is the primary steward of the foundation’s legacy and future, said

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Delaware Electric Cooperative

After a national search, CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Greg Starheim as the new president and chief executive officer of the Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC), a Greenwood, DE-based not-for-profit utility. Chris Guiney, partner and energy and infrastructure practice leader, led the assignment for the search firm. Mr. Starheim, who most recently served as senior vice president

CarterBaldwin Recruits 12th President for Cornerstone University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Gerson Moreno-Riaño as the 12th president of Cornerstone University, a private, non-denominational Christian institution, in Grand Rapids, MI. Partner Bill Peterson led the assignment. Dr. Moreno-Riaño succeeds Joseph M. Stowell, who retired this spring after 13 years in the role. Cornerstone’s new president previously served for over seven years as

CarterBaldwin Seeks President for Southwest Baptist University

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has been enlisted to help find the next president of Southwest Baptist University (SBU). Partner Bill Peterson and associate partner Scott Tanksley are spearheading the assignment. The university’s former president, Eric A. Turner, resigned effective last November after two years in the role. Brad Johnson, SBU’s vice president of university advancement, is

Press Releases

J&J Snack Foods Names Bjoern Leyser Senior Vice President of Sales – Retail, Foodservice & Bakery

(Sept. 2021) CarterBaldwin Executive Search is proud to partner again with J&J Snack Foods (NASDAQ: JJSF) on the appointment of Bjoern Leyser to Senior Vice President of Sales – Retail, Foodservice & Bakery. Bjoern joins J&J from McCormick & Company, Inc. (NYSE: MKC), where he was Vice President of Sales, Marketing and eCommerce for their US

Infinicept Appoints Ali Mast Senior Vice President of Sales

(Sept. 2021) CarterBaldwin and its client Infinicept are pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia (Ali) Mast as Senior Vice President of Sales for the Denver-based payment facilitator (PayFac) pioneer. As the newest member of the Infinicept executive leadership team, Ali will lead all sales and business development for the rapidly scaling portfolio company of MissionOG.

Southwest Baptist University Trustees Elect Richard J. Melson as 26th President

(Sept. 2021) CarterBaldwin Executive Search is pleased to share that Southwest Baptist University’s (SBU) Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Dr. Richard J. Melson as the 26th president, effective Sept. 7. Melson has served as vice president of advancement and associate professor of business administration at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, since 2016. He served as vice

Hoffmaster Group, Inc. Names Christina Klem Vice President of Marketing

(Sept. 2021) CarterBaldwin Executive Search is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina “Chris” Klem as Vice President, Marketing for PE-backed (Wellspring Capital Management) disposable tableware company, Hoffmaster Group, Inc. Chris joins Hoffmaster with 20+ years of varied marketing experience, most recently from Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW) where she was a member of the

Myles Harrison Named Chief Operating Officer for Edify

(Aug. 2021) CarterBaldwin Executive Search, together with faith-based education nonprofit, Edify, announce the appointment of Myles Harrison to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Myles joins Edify having extensive strategic and operational experience across four different continents, most recently as International Director for London-based Tearfund. There, Myles led the Christian charity’s international work

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