October 27, 2021 – Vanderbloemen Search Group, which finds leaders for churches and ministries, has expanded with the addition of Michael Buckingham as vice president of marketing and business development. “I am excited by the leadership Michael will bring to our story,” said William Vanderbloemen, founder and CEO. “For over a decade, we have helped Christian organizations of all sizes and types find their key staff.”
“But we won’t rest on the past. Rather, we are reaching farther than ever before,” Mr. Vanderbloemen said. “Adding Michael to the team will take our work to a new level of excellence and service. As we look to the future we want to connect and inspire a wide range of audiences and advance our mission of serving teams with greater purpose, Michael and the team will develop and build the tip of the spear in that effort.”
“Michael brings incredible storytelling experience to Vanderbloemen,” the search firm said. “With over 15 years of experience working with churches to tell the greatest story ever told, Michael’s deep experience and impressive accomplishments across his career speak to his abilities as an innovative leader who has positively impacted every team he has been on. His work developing talent around him will bring valuable leadership to the whole of the Vanderbloemen team.”
Mr. Buckingham is the founder of marketing firm Holy Cow. He is also the lead team at Victory Church (Atlanta), which attracts over 15,000 attendees from over 140 nations each week.
As a key member of the leadership team, Mr. Buckingham will lead the effort “to tell the world about our mission to help guide Jesus-loving organizations to build their very best team,” the firm said. He will oversee Vanderbloemen’s marketing and branding efforts and shape the strategies that will expand and amplify service to the church.
“I am so excited for Michael to join the team,” said Christa Reinhardt, marketing manager. “His visionary skills and leadership will support our team so well as we build up resources for the Kingdom together.”
“I was drawn to the impact I’ve seen Vanderbloemen make as they help equip the churches and the organizations they work with. It comes down to people; the people they bring to those organizations and as I met the team at Vanderbloemen, the people I get to partner with to make that happen,” said Mr. Buckingham. “Great things are ahead.”
Serving Faith-Based Organizations
Vanderbloemen Search Group is a pastor-focused search firm that helps churches and faith-based organizations find mission-driven leaders. It has completed hundreds of searches serving churches and ministries from 70 to 70,000 in size, including nearly 100 denominations and tribes. The firm was founded in 2010 by Mr. Vanderbloemen, who has combined over 15 years of ministry experience as a senior pastor with the best practices of executive search to provide churches with a unique, and some would say, inspirational offering.
A handful of executive search firms have hired marketing professionals to guide them into the future, here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:
Life sciences search specialist Coulter Partners has expanded with the addition of Christelle Kerouedan as marketing director. “We are delighted to welcome Christelle to the team and are looking forward to working with her on the next phase of development of Coulter Partners,” said CEO Bianca Coulter. Her extensive experience as a life sciences communications specialist will further support the mission we are engaged in with our pioneering clients – helping them realize their worthwhile objectives. Christelle’s expertise will also help us with our continuing global growth and the evolution of our leadership, board and executive search services.”
Daversa Partners, which helps build leadership teams for growth and venture-backed companies, named Nicole Daversa as VP of marketing and communications after leading the firm through a three-year global rebrand and creative overhaul. “Even though Daversa Partners has been in business for 25-plus years, some of the most impactful additions to our team have happened over the last few years,” said Bill Beer, partner. “One of the best examples of that impact has been with the work Nicole has done for this firm. Nicole is the perfect combination of skill, will, intuition and selflessness. Daversa Partners was somewhat of a blank slate from a marketing and communications standpoint when Nicole joined us. She has delivered so much value in so many ways and completely changed the way we think about brand, content, communications and the story we tell in the tech ecosystem.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; and Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media