CarterBaldwin Executive Search


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

Although our 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 our 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?



CarterBaldwin Places President at Tim Tebow Foundation

The Tim Tebow Foundation, a non-profit global service for children, has named Steve Biondo as its new president with the assistance of CarterBaldwin Executive Search. He replaces Erik Dellenback, the foundation’s first executive director, who led the organization for seven years. The firm’s founding partner Price Harding headed the assignment. “We are excited for Steve

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric

A variety of non-profit trade associations have turned to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Peter Heintzelman as the new president and CEO of Cobb Electric Membership Corp. (Cobb EMC). He replaces Chip Nelson, who is retiring after 45 years with the Marietta, GA-based electric cooperative. Chris Guiney, partner

CarterBaldwin Seeks CEO for Christian Group World Vision

World Vision, one of the largest Christian ministries in the world, has retained the services of executive search firm CarterBaldwin Executive Search to help find a new president and chief executive for its U.S. office. After 20 years at the helm, the group’s leader, Richard Stearns, recently announced his plans to retire at the end

CarterBaldwin Lands New Leader for the Heritage Foundation

After an extensive search,  CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Kay Coles James as the first African-American president of the Heritage Foundation, a renowned conservative think tank. She becomes the sixth president in the group’s 44-year history. The assignment was conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding and associate partner Andrea McDaniel Smith. Ms. James’ ascension follows

CarterBaldwin Girisha Chandraraj president CEO Elite Sportswear

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Elite Sportswear

CarterBaldwin Executive Search has placed Girisha Chandraraj as president and chief executive officer of Elite Sportswear, a sport specialty apparel brand. He succeeds Dan Casciano who stepped down but remains on the company’s board of directors. Dave Sobocinski, a founding partner of CarterBaldwin, headed the assignment. “Girisha is a perfect fit for Elite Sportswear,” said Mr.


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