About Us

Vetted Solutions is a retained national executive search firm with offices in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL that works with associations, nonprofit organizations, and hospitality and destination marketing organizations. Our clients, some of the most respected names in these spaces, have come to rely upon us to assess their talent needs and to then exceed their expectations in terms of the candidate pool we deliver.

We have recruited CEOs as well as heads of marketing, communications, government relations, membership, finance, and education for associations and nonprofits. Our clients have also retained us to recruit conference and trade show executives, DOSMs, and other key positions on property.

Vetted Solutions has deep industry bench strength, a distinct understanding of the executive search process and provides a highly personalized solution tailored to meet your unique requirements. Our approach allows us to consistently find and deliver extraordinary talent quickly and efficiently. This produces candidates capable of making immediate contributions to exceptional organizational performance and providing the lasting leadership that drives significant sustained results.

Additionally, we are members of the Association of Executive Search Consultants, as well as Panorama, a partnership of leading executive search firms that combines local knowledge with global capability.

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At Vetted Solutions, we help associations and nonprofits recruit, retain and cultivate key talent. Your organization may have a specific short-term recruiting need that is just as mission critical as finding the right talent for the long-term.

We work with our clients to understand and support their own focus on diversity and inclusion, and then connect them with top-tier executive talent that meets organizational needs and furthers their goals. Our process concentrates on the professional skills, experiences, abilities, and cultural fit of the candidates we bring to the table.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
  • Interim
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Associations
  • Foundations
  • Non-Profit
  • Professional Services
Functions
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Development
  • Finance/Accounting
  • GM/Operations
  • Government
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Vetted Solutions Recruits Chief People Officer for National Business Aviation Association

Talent acquisition strategies at many large companies have become as complex as their balance sheets. At most companies, the chief human resource officer has come to play a vital role in overseeing an organization’s broad-based workforce. The chief people officer, on the other hand, typically goes beyond overseeing an organization’s people policies. Instead, the focus

Vetted Solutions, Saxton Bamfylde Tapped to Find Events Industry Council CEO

Two search firms, Vetted Solutions and Saxton Bamfylde, based in Washington, D.C., and London, respectively, have been chosen to find a new chief executive officer for the Events Industry Council (EIC). Jim Zaniello, founder and president of Vetted Solutions, will be collaborating with Jonathan Morgan, partner and head of the regulation and government affairs practice

Transforming an Organization Demands Deeper Questions, Commitment

Transformation is a revolution. It takes time. It requires a visionary leader, or better, a group of visionaries, to spearhead the change and sustain each other. It often requires breaking something down to rebuild it into something better. Madison Avenue figured it out decades ago: “new and improved” sells better than “improved” alone. Yet many

With Hiring in Full Swing, Job Seekers Remain in Control

Low unemployment and high demand for talent is feeding a recruiting environment where job seekers and new employees are more and more in control. CareerBuilder and SilkRoad have released the results of a new joint survey identifying job seekers’ and new employees’ expectations for hiring and onboarding. It is eye opening to say the least. Candidates today have higher

Press Releases

Nancy Green, Joins Vetted Solutions as Vice President

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2016 — Vetted Solutions is pleased to announce that Nancy Green, FASAE, CAE will join the firm as vice president, Washington DC office, effective December 1. In her new role, Green will further expand the firm’s executive search services as well as its activities in the areas of succession planning, interim executive appointments,

Vetted Solutions Named Top 50 Executive Search Firm by Hunt Scanlon Media

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 25, 2016 — Hunt Scanlon Media, the leading news authority in the talent management field, named Washington, D.C.-based executive search firm Vetted Solutions to its annual Top 50 Recruiters list for the second year in a row. The most widely referenced, single source for information in the human capital sector, Hunt Scanlon Media has been

Amy Weist Rejoins Vetted Solutions as Search Manager

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 25, 2016 — Having helped launch the firm, Amy Weist returns to Vetted Solutions after three years as the Business Manager for the Hydrocephalus Association. Weist worked for ten years at the Global Business Travel Association. Throughout her tenure she worked closely with the boards, committees, chapters, members and staff of this 5,000+ member hospitality

Michele M. Smith Joins Vetted Solutions as Executive Recruiter

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2016 — Michele M. Smith joins Vetted Solutions as an Executive Recruiter. Smith has more than 20 years of experience as a sales and marketing professional with proven expertise in the IT Solutions industry and in working with senior executives in Fortune 500 companies. She has been an active volunteer in the nonprofit

R. Norris Orms to Join Vetted Solutions as Chicago VP

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 1, 2016 — Respected association executive R. Norris Orms has been named Vice President in the Chicago, IL office of Vetted Solutions, the Washington, D.C. based executive search firm specializing in executive recruiting for the association, non-profit, hospitality and destination marketing communities. Orms brings more than 25 years of experience working with associations and

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Diversity and Inclusion – Opportunities to Advance
The Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion and decided to partner with Vetted Solutions and Dr. David Rehr to develop a Florida association-specific study.