Vetted Solutions Tapped by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants to Find New Leader

June 21, 2024 – Washington, D.C.- based Vetted Solutions was recently selected by the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) to lead in its search for a new president and CEO. Karen Greenbaum will step down when her current contract expires, effective December 31, 2024. She will close her tenure as president and CEO after 10 years at AESC. “My time at AESC has been deeply rewarding,” Ms. Greenbaum said. “As I reflect on the last 10 years, I am proud of the team of leaders that I have personally hired. Every leader at AESC is exceptional, smart, collaborative, hard-working, and committed. Together, we’ve taken great pride in capturing opportunities and driving positive change with creativity, empathy, and optimism. These leaders, combined with the entire AESC team, provide me with assurance that I will be leaving AESC in very good hands. I look forward to 2024 with continued pride in being the CEO of the association that has set the standards of excellence for our profession for 65 years.”

AESC’s next president and CEO will build and engage a diverse global community of executive search and leadership advisory professionals whose perspectives, relationships, and intellect shape leadership worldwide. Vetted explains that they will foster innovation and entrepreneurship to deliver value that compels membership in the AESC community. This inspirational leader will possess strong experience in developing partnerships, driving revenue, and employing technology as key delivery mechanisms for services. The new leader will partner with the board and staff to think strategically about the future and develop a plan for greater growth of the profession and greater relevance for the association.

The search firm is looking to attract candidates with successful experience in leading organization-wide transformation driving increased value for constituents, and revenue for the organization. Global perspective, ideally including a mindset shaped in part by experience working or living in more than one country or region is preferred. Candidates should have knowledge of, and respect for, the executive search and leadership advisory profession as well as demonstrated ability to raise the visibility of an organization and the profession it serves. They must have the ability to build commitment and excitement around a common vision.

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Vetted says that candidate should cultivates a sense of shared purpose, partnership, commitment, and achievement. Other characteristics the search firm is seeking in candidates include:

  • Embraces opportunities with urgency and enthusiasm, crafting tools necessary for success.
  • Entrepreneurial and creative approach to foster growth and transformation.
  • Fosters open communication and sound judgement through approachable leadership.
  • Encourages staff, volunteers, and members by conveying open-mindedness and active listening regarding new ideas and issues facing the profession.
  • Translates purpose into innovative strategies for organizational growth and success.

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants is a global consortium of executive search firms. It’s members range from regional and boutique executive search firms to large global executive search and leadership consultancies and networks. Its structure is designed to deliver services and support across three regions: the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Europe/Middle East/Africa. AESC members represent 16,000+ professionals in 1,200+ offices, spanning 70+ countries.

Non-Profit Specialists

Vetted Solutions, a specialist in conducting non-profit, government, and association sector recruiting assignments, focuses on recruiting board members, CEOs and senior staff positions for prominent and well-known organizations nationwide. Recent searches that the firm has conducted include executive director for the Association for Creative Industries, chief operating officer for the American Society of Microbiology, executive director for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and executive director of the American Academy of Optometry.

Jim Zaniello, the firm’s president and founder, has worked for more than two decades in positions ranging from non-profit executive director to publisher of a leading tool for non-profit executive search. He is also known to have an intimate understanding of the complex demands of the executive office through his own experience as executive director at several associations and non-profits.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief and Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor  – Hunt Scanlon Media

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