Two Faith-Based Search Firms Merge

Faith-Based Search Firms Merge

April 30, 2018 – FaithSearch Partners, an executive search firm for faith-based organizations, has merged with Halftime Talent Solutions, a recruitment firm that serves mission-motivated non-profit and for-profit clients. The union creates a wider resource base through their combined networks. Based in Dallas, the new search firm will operate under the FaithSearch Partners brand.

“We are delighted, excited and blessed to be significantly broadening our search capabilities to ministries and not-for-profits through this merger,” said Ed Fry, CEO of FaithSearch Partners. “The team at Halftime Talent has a deep network and history of positively impacting the faith-based community through quality retained search, leadership succession consulting, and board prospect sourcing. We look forward to serving clients old and new through this partnership.”

Halftime Talent Solutions manages leadership searches for faith-based organizations, specializing in mission-motivated non-profit and for-profit clients. The firm’s CEO, Greg Barnes, will now serve as president of FaithSearch’s mission enterprise division, which will oversee leadership searches for non-profits, ministries, churches and marketplace businesses seeking leadership with strong spiritual values. It will also manage non-search-related activities, including interim leadership and consulting services.

Mr. Barnes’ focus is now on the overall direction and strategy of the search firm. He provides the operating management for the division and also serves as senior consultant for a variety of national and international clients. Mr. Barnes also has extensive experience in healthcare search, which he will apply in FaithSearch’s healthcare division. Before founding Halftime Talent Solutions, Mr. Barnes was vice president, U.S. operations at Korn Ferry Futurestep.

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.

Faith-Based Searches

Hunt Scanlon Media periodically reports on search assignments either underway or completed for faith-based organizations. Here’s a look at a few from the company’s news archives:

Los Angeles-based Kevin Chase Executive Search Group has been retained by the West End Collegiate Church in New York City to lead its search for a senior minister. Managing partner Kevin Chase is heading the assignment along with senior associate Catie DiFelice. 

Executive recruiting firm the Dingman Company is seeking a senior pastor for the United Church of Chapel Hill in North Carolina. Rev. Dr. Rich Kidd of the Dingman Company is leading the search. The recruiters are exploring a broad network to identify potential candidates, the firm said.

CarterBaldwin Executive Search placed Larry Griffith as CEO of Corporate Chaplains of America (CCA). The board’s selection comes after an extensive search that involved reaching out to more than 1,000 potential candidates. The assignment was conducted by CarterBaldwin founding partner Price Harding.

Diversified Search placed Sean P. Roddy as chief financial officer for Catholic Charities USA, one of the biggest charities in the country. Nalini Perkins, managing director of the recruiter’s non-profit practice, and Mark Mulvanerty, managing director of its financial officers practice, co-led the assignment.

Lochlin Partners placed Anthony Sciacca as chief development officer for Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), one of the nation’s largest charities representing a national network of agencies serving poor and vulnerable people and families. Mr. Sciacca previously served as director of archdiocesan appeals at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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