December 21, 2020 – Executive search firm FaithSearch Partners (FSP) has named Bryan Fowler as the leader of its mission enterprise service line (including non-profit and private for-profit). Mr. Fowler, who has 25 years of experience in business formation, growth and leadership development, takes the reins from Greg Barnes, who launched the division in 2018 following the firm’s merger with Halftime Talent Solutions.
“Bryan has been a great asset to our organization since joining the firm earlier this year and I’m excited to announce this transition,” said Ed Fry, founder and president of FaithSearch Partners. “His leadership and entrepreneurial experience will pave the way for the future of the mission enterprise service line. Bryan’s vision for the future of the division is exceptional as we continue to look for ways to serve our non-profit and private-for-profit clients.”
Mr. Fowler, who serves as senior vice president at the firm, will now oversee the day-to-day operations of FSP’s mission enterprise searches and set the course for the future of the service line. Mission enterprise becomes the second FSP service line under Fowler’s leadership as he also heads the new athletics service line as announced in September.
Mr. Barnes will transition into a search consulting and advisory role. “Through my more than 25 years in executive search, serving and advising our clients has been my passion,” said Mr. Barnes. “I’m proud of everything we’ve accomplished and I am confident that Bryan will lead the mission enterprise service line to new heights as it moves forward.”
During the past two and a half decades, Mr. Fowler has served in organizations as a CEO, CIO, COO and CTO and was able to help lead and develop new divisions at Arthur Andersen, Grant Thornton, Protiviti, the United Methodist Church and Methodist Healthcare/Memphis. He holds an MBA from Mississippi State University and a master of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary. He serves on four non-profit boards including the Digital Health Society at the Technology Association of Georgia, Honduras Outreach Incorporated (HOI), Grace Village and Kennesaw State University’s Masters of Health Management and Informatics Program.
“I am humbled and excited for the opportunity to lead this core element of our company,” said Mr. Fowler. “I look forward to building on the client successes Greg Barnes established that have a positive impact on FSP, its clients and their communities. FSP has a proven track record of being a leader in faith-based executive search and I’m excited to lead this great team into the future.”
FaithSearch Partners is focused exclusively on serving faith-based hospitals, healthcare organizations, non-profits, ministries, churches, educational institutions and faith-oriented businesses. Based in Dallas with locations in Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, Nashville, Asheville, NC and Tyler, TX, FaithSearch is able to serve faith-based clients in all regions.
As previously mentioned, FaithSearch Partners recently launched an athletics recruiting platform. FSP’s athletics service line guides faith-based executive searches for high school, college and professional associations, organizations, programs and teams seeking athletic directors, business leaders, chaplains and the right leadership to guide their internal teams.
“We need the FaithSearch Partners athletics service line more than ever,” said Mr. Fowler. “Sports have such a great impact on our society – it’s important that athletic organizations have the right leaders on the field and in the boardroom. Our history of guiding executive search combined with the industry’s need for great leaders makes this a perfect fit. We have been preparing for some time and we’re excited to see where this path leads,” he said.
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media