KEVIN CHASE EXECUTIVE SEARCH GROUP
LEADERSHIP TRANSITION | EXECUTIVE SEARCH | BOARD ADVISORY
Who We Are
Kevin Chase Executive Search Group is a national consulting and executive search firm serving mission-driven, nonprofit organizations in the human services, social justice, healthcare philanthropy, education, and arts & culture sectors. In addition to highly customized search services, Kevin Chase Search partners with Boards, Search Committees, Senior Leadership Teams, and stakeholder groups on critical leadership transitions.
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What We Do
With a focus on Executive Leadership and Fundraising engagements, we offer a full range of Leadership Transition Services in addition to full-service Executive Search. Among these are Mission Statement Review, External Stakeholder Assessments, Constituent Surveys, Interim Leadership Planning, Competitive Analysis, Market/Mission Studies, On-boarding Plans, and Board/Search Committee Advisory.
Why We Do It
The firm was established with a simple vision in mind, to help advance the vital work and mission of our clients by providing them with high-impact, transformational leadership solutions and talent. We work with organizations whose missions we believe in and support. We work in close partnership with them to develop leadership strategies and teams that build sustainable, relevant, and financially viable nonprofit organizations.
Our clients advance justice. They build community. They educate and empower. They entertain and enlighten. They provide human care and services. They cure disease. We help them navigate the changing of leaders in their organizations so they can focus on leading change in the world. Our perspective is informed by years of experience as donors, volunteers, and Board members of the sorts of nonprofits we serve.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY ABOUT KEVIN CHASE EXECUTIVE SEARCH
Kevin acted as a partner and guide throughout the process of choosing our first Managing Director. This is a vital role for our organization, and Kevin found us several highly qualified individuals to consider. At a time when the entire FAM Board of Directors had many things on its plate, Kevin took much of the stress and anxiety out of the search process. We believe wholeheartedly that we found the right person to lead FAM. And, we found Kevin to be fully and deeply invested in our success.
Kevin was indispensable in facilitating an nationwide Executive Director search process on behalf of a volunteer board. He efficiently and quickly arranged for the publication of the position and the subsequent presentation of pre-reviewed applicants which led to a very successful hire. As one of the Board Chairmen on the Search Committee, his level of support and professional insight was invaluable and significantly enhanced the ultimate credibility of the selection process.
It was my distinct pleasure to work with Kevin on a long, arduous search for a Chief Development Officer. No matter how long it took, or how many candidates Kevin identified for us, he never lost his focus, his insights into our needs, or his humor. Walking that thin line of serving both the organization and the candidates is his specialty. If a search firm is needed, Kevin will always be the first call I make.
Kevin’s professionalism, thoroughness and connection to the client’s needs are the best I’ve ever experienced. He becomes an extension of his client’s organization and presents candidates with the right skills and character traits to thrive in the position for which he is recruiting. As a client, I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside a number of people that Kevin recruited into the organization – at every opportunity Kevin found the perfect person for the role. He understands the unique blend of what his clients need in the way of skills and abilities as well as the characteristics and traits needed to thrive in the company culture.
Our board will ever be grateful for Kevin’s skill as a professional and authenticity as a person. The search process in which he engaged us was thorough and efficient. It resulted in our deeper self-knowledge as an organization, and the hire of an executive director who is capable, compatible with our board’s culture and committed to our mission. Acutely perceptive, Kevin articulated the struggles and strengths within our organization we had sensed but not previously been able to name. Then he executed a search process which led us quickly to a new executive director who is a perfect match for this chapter in our organization’s story.
Kevin is much more than a recruiter. He is also a guide, consultant, and cheerleader. As is the case with most non-profit searches, there were many competing interests and priorities. Kevin helped us focus on what was important, skillfully navigated obstacles, and remained with us to be sure our candidate was also happy long after the hire. Be assured, you will not regret having Kevin on your team.
Kevin truly went above and beyond to understand the unique needs of our organization. He took the time to learn about us and forged a ragtag group of board members into a strong Executive Director search committee. At the end of the day, our search was successful due to Kevin’s total commitment to helping us find the absolute best person to lead our organization. We couldn’t have asked for a better partner in this process.
Kevin has successfully completed multiple searches for AbilityFirst. One key to his success is he takes the time to learn the culture of the organization by really listening to the key stakeholders. When he finds candidates with the required technical expertise, he thoroughly screens them to make sure they will be a good fit for the position and organization in all aspects. He is very strategic about his searches and communicates his progress every step of the way. I greatly appreciate his follow-up after the hire to ensure everything is going smoothly and to help prevent any future problems. Kevin provides excellent service and personal attention from start to finish.