Ken Carrick


Ken Carrick serves as a Partner and has managed numerous search engagements throughout his more than 35 years as a search consultant while cultivating a diverse roster of clients in the education, retail, nonprofit, manufacturing, healthcare, and government sectors.

Ken was a student-athlete and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in accounting and business administration from Catawba College, and earned an MBA from Wake Forest University. Ken began his career as an accountant with Duke Energy and later worked for a national insurance company before entering the executive search profession. Before joining Buffkin / Baker, he served as president of a national retained search firm with dual headquarters in New York and Charlotte.

Ken currently serves as a Director on the Mecklenburg County ABC Board and is a member of the North Carolina Association of ABC Boards’ legislative committee. He also served two terms as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)’s Americas Council board. Ken has been the President of the Catawba College Alumni Board, and on the boards of the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation, Greater Carolina’s Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Covenant Day School. He has also been involved with numerous volunteer service groups and youth sports associations in the Charlotte area. He and his wife have three grown children.