Dave is Managing Partner of CarterBaldwin. His search practice spans “C”, officer and VP level searches for a diverse client base of global fortune 1000 corporations, mid-market companies and professional service firms. He also works with multiple PE and venture firms on key leadership assignments for portfolio companies. Dave brings a distinct client-side empathy and perspective to his search practice, having entered executive search after a successful 25 year business career that included leadership roles in large global corporations as well as several successful early stage/startup ventures.
Prior to joining CarterBaldwin, Dave was SVP & GM for Thomson Reuters Corporation, where he led a global organization and had P&L responsibility for a portfolio of software and service businesses. Earlier, Dave was VP of Strategy & Business Development for Thomson where he led strategy and M&A for the company’s corporate tax & accounting software division. Dave joined Thomson via their acquisition of a venture-backed high growth software and service business he founded in 1998 along with several partners.
Prior to his years as a technology company senior executive, Dave held senior brand & customer marketing roles with The Coca-Cola Company and earlier with Cadbury Beverages. He started his career in sales with Xerox.
Dave has a Masters in Management from the Kellogg business school at Northwestern University and a BA in Political Science from Lawrence University. He and his wife Mary Anne have four children and are active in several global missions endeavors. Dave is Chairman of the Board of the Sandy Springs Mission. He enjoys mountain biking, cooking and an active outdoor lifestyle.
Jennifer is a Founding Partner of CarterBaldwin and leads the firm’s Industrial Practice and Technology Practices. Ms. Sobocinski has achieved regional and national recognition for her skill and expertise in executing CEO, “C” level officer, and VP level searches for public and private clients. Most of her clients range from privately held/emerging enterprises to Fortune 1,000 companies in the manufacturing, industrial, and technology sectors. She has also successfully partnered across with country with numerous Boards of Directors of privately-held (often family-owned) businesses to recruit their first outside CEO and the necessary supporting executive leadership team.
Under her leadership, CarterBaldwin was twice named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies and continues to be named among one of Atlanta’s Top 10 Retained Search Firms. The recipient of numerous awards and recognition in the search industry, Ms. Sobocinski was recognized by Catalyst Magazine as being among Atlanta’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs.
Prior to founding CarterBaldwin, Ms. Sobocinski was the leading search consultant for one of Atlanta’s top search firms and began her professional career in the Financial Services Sector.
Jennifer recently completed a seven-year term on the Board of Women in Technology, spending 2015 as the Board president. She is an active member of TAG (Technology Association of Georgia) and is the leader of the volunteer science program at her children’s elementary school.
Ms. Sobocinski is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in International Business with a minor in Finance.
Price is Founding Partner of CarterBaldwin, which has grown to be one of the forty largest Executive Search firms in the US. He has been principal consultant on more than 300 successfully completed recruiting engagements for C-Level leadership, Officers, and Directors for privately held and publicly traded companies. Price also leads CarterBaldwin’s rapidly growing university and non-profit search practice. Prior to entering the recruitment industry twenty five years ago, Price served as Director of Operations for an equipment manufacturing company.
In addition to his responsibilities at CarterBaldwin, Price is an avid venture capital and angel investor through Terminus Ventures Investments, and serves on multiple private company boards. Additionally, Price serves as Chairman of the Trinity Forum and serves on the Duke University Divinity School’s Board of Visitors. His articles have appeared in various publications and he has been quoted in INC Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Business Chronicle and numerous industry and trade magazines.
Price received his Bachelors in Theology from Baptist University of America, and conducted Masters level studies in Pastoral Counseling at Temple Baptist Seminary in Chattanooga. Price and his wife Nancy have two married daughters and live in Atlanta, where they walk to Buckhead Church most Sundays.
Dave Sobocinski is a Founding Partner of CarterBaldwin and has been with the firm since its inception. His practice includes asset intensive businesses that have significant operational variables as their foundation. These are businesses that tend to be roll-ups, turnarounds and/or high growth businesses that are often Manufacturing, Distribution and Commercial Service entities requiring a change in leadership to realize their goals. A significant portion of Dave’s clients are Private Equity backed businesses that are assembling new leadership teams.
Before founding CarterBaldwin, Dave led a regional search firm to national prominence, expanding it throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England markets, resulting in two consecutive listings on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately-held businesses in America. Prior to entering the executive search industry, Dave worked in a consumer products roll up, where he had business development and sales responsibilities across the Southeast.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University.
Bill Peterson co-leads CarterBaldwin’s nonprofit and academic practice, recruiting senior leaders for state university systems, private education institutions, nonprofit entities, healthcare organizations and related companies. With over fifteen years of executive search experience, Bill has successfully led hundreds of searches for chief executive officers, presidents, provosts, vice presidents and deans for private and public institutions, as well as senior level executives for corporate clients.
Before joining CarterBaldwin, Bill spent six years in the Atlanta office of a national search firm as a partner, leading the firm’s healthcare and higher education practice. Bill’s earlier search experience focused in the health care sector where Bill recruited and led clinical and physician searches for North American health systems and academic medical centers.
Bill graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He and his family have frequently opened their home to foster children and are actively involved with Fostering Together at North Point Community Church. Bill is on the Board of the Arrow Child and Family Foundation and serves on the advisory board of the Atlanta Mission. He has been married to Angela for more than twenty years and they have three children.
Chris Guiney is a Partner with CarterBaldwin and leads the firms energy and infrastructure practice. Chris’ clients include energy, power, utilities, communications and infrastructure businesses as well as professional services firms. For over 25 years, Chris has assisted companies with critical team building initiatives including executive search, succession planning, executive effectiveness and organizational design.
Previously, Chris has led global executive search consultancies and has also founded and led his own executive search and leadership consulting firm – The Guiney Group, LLC. Earlier in his career, Chris served as the Coordinating Partner for the North American industrial consulting practice at Ernst & Young LLP, and the National Managing Director of KPMG’s North American energy and technology practice.
Chris graduated from State University of New York, College at Oneonta with a B.A. degree in Psychology. He teaches graduate courses on a variety of topics including executive and organizational leadership, executive relationship development and is also a guest lecturer at the University of Georgia Terry College of Business, and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
He is active in the local community, serving on the Boards of ToolBank USA and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of ShamRockin’ for a Cure, a national charitable benefit serving the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Chris lives in Atlanta with his 3 sons where he spends his time coaching lacrosse and football.
Derek has been with CarterBaldwin for 11 years and leads our healthcare and life sciences executive search practice areas. Derek has led over 250 searches for clients that span leading healthcare systems, academic institutions, medical product manufacturers and distributors, pharmaceutical and healthcare technology organizations. Derek also focuses on select technology executive recruitment for highly regulated and high transaction oriented businesses.
He has successfully recruited and placed C-Level, VP, Officer, Practice leader and key physician leaders across North America. In addition to Derek’s success as a principal search consultant, Derek has been the primary leader of CarterBaldwin’s recruiting and research functions and served as the key driver of our proprietary search process and search technology platform.
Prior to joining CarterBaldwin, Derek was a consultant with the nation’s largest physician recruiting firm where he spent 4 years recruiting doctors, physician practice leaders and hospital administrators for leading health care systems. He earned his BS in Business Administration and Marketing from State University of New York at Buffalo. Derek loves travel, real estate investment, fitness and is a dangerous Texas Hold ‘em player.
Andrea McDaniel Smith directs CarterBaldwin’s office in Washington, DC and serves social sector clients including nonprofit organizations, universities, foundations, and social enterprises.
Prior to entering executive search, Andrea gained extensive experience in public policy, public-private partnerships, and non-profit organizations, most recently at the Aspen Institute, where she managed relationships with U.S. corporations and foundations and developed new initiatives promoting entrepreneurship and education in the Middle East and North Africa.
Previously, at the U.S. Department of State as Director of Private Sector Outreach in Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Andrea led new initiatives with senior U.S. business and government leaders to promote U.S. public diplomacy around the world. Andrea also played a key leadership role in the recruitment and assessment of hundreds of senior individuals when she served as Deputy White House Liaison at the State Department. Earlier, she worked in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, where she advised President George W. Bush on his appointments to government agencies including Homeland Security, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Humanities.
Andrea serves on the advisory boards of the Trinity Forum and the Values and Capitalism Project at the American Enterprise Institute and is co-producer of a documentary film about women overcoming extreme poverty through entrepreneurship titled Mama Rwanda. She also lived abroad in Kigali, Rwanda and co-founded a non-profit organization focused on reconciliation and community-based development. Andrea is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She and her husband, Adrian, split time between Washington, D.C. and Gering, Nebraska, and enjoy restoring their century-old home.
Chad joined CarterBaldwin towards the beginning of 2016 and is focused on executing search in each of the firm’s corporate practices. Prior to joining CarterBaldwin, Chad was with a boutique search firm, where he successfully completed over 50 retained executive searches across various industries and functional areas. Chad has a history of success recruiting a variety of senior-level positions for clients that included Fortune 500 corporations as well as midsized and small organizations throughout the US and abroad. Before getting into executive search, Chad started his career as a candidate researcher for a local IT staffing agency.
Chad received a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Tennessee with a Sports Journalism concentrations. He currently lives in Brookhaven, Georgia, is an avid Tennessee Vols sports fan, enjoys dining out and traveling.
Chris conducts searches in our higher education, non-profit and corporate search practices. As a search consultant, leader and prior business development executive, Chris’ network and experience spans hundreds of organizations, F500 companies, higher education institutions and ministries.
Prior to CarterBaldwin, Chris was Director for a leading national recruiting and consulting firm where he worked with numerous national clients. Earlier, Chris was Executive Director of Radical Mentoring, a non-profit organization. Under Chris’ leadership, Radical Mentoring expanded and scaled significantly across a global footprint. Chris started his career in sales and business development for a start-up software company, helping them to achieve national presence and ultimately being sold to Kaplan, Inc. where Chris’ role expanded to Regional Director of Sales.
Chris attended the University of Georgia where he graduated with a BBA in Finance. He serves on the Board of Radical Mentoring and is on the Advisory Board of The 3:15 Project. Chris and his wife Shanna reside in Johns Creek, GA with their three children. Outside of time with his family, there is a decent chance you will find Chris fly fishing in one of Georgia’s gorgeous trout streams.
Mike Little has over 10 years of executive search experience spanning numerous industries and a broad range of functional areas. Prior to joining CarterBaldwin, Mike worked for one of the country’s “large” search firms. As a high energy, entrepreneurial leaning individual, Mike also spent several years leading his own executive search firm where he served clients spanning manufacturing, distribution, technology and service providers.
Prior to his career in executive search, Mike was in vocational ministry. He was the founding/lead pastor for a startup church in Midtown Atlanta. Earlier, Mike was Assistant Pastor for an established congregation in Roswell, GA
Mike received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike is a devoted father of three, an avid UNC basketball fanatic and a technology enthusiast.
Scott brings experience from the corporate, nonprofit, and startup worlds. Prior to CarterBaldwin, Scott helped North Point Ministries plant churches across the U.S. and Canada, and coached the lead pastors as they built their teams and operations. Scott’s also founded two startups and worked in corporate real estate, traveling the East Coast to acquire data center facilities for large telecommunications companies.
As a military brat, Scott traveled the world at a young age and gained perspective on many cultures and the histories that shape different regions. He’s visited 22 countries, 4 continents, and counting…
Scott was a double major in Political Science and Economics at Mississippi State University, and then received a Master’s in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He typically labors through SEC football season in the fall and enjoys the spring with ACC basketball. As a former baseball player and Chicago Cubs fan since childhood, he will always be at the ready to talk about the 2016 World Champions.
Shannon’s search track record includes over 100 searches conducted across the financial, technology, manufacturing government and finance/accounting sectors. Shannon brings a compelling “client side” perspective to her searches as she has also held internal recruiting and HR roles prior to joining CarterBaldwin, including a dual HR/recruiter role for one of the Nation’s leading financial institutions. Shannon’s high energy level, passion for excellence and tenacious yet professional approach to search undergirds her success.
A native of the South, Shannon graduated from Auburn University where she studied business with an emphasis in human resource management. Before moving to Atlanta, she served on the board of the Birmingham Recruiters Network in Birmingham, Alabama.
Shannon spends her free time playing tennis and enjoying the outdoors with her dog Dale.
Debby White is a consultant in CarterBaldwin’s non-profit and higher education practice where she focuses on university president, cabinet and officer level executive searches. Prior to search, Debby spent 25 years in higher education in a variety of VP and senior leadership roles. In addition, Debby was director of a Lilly Endowment grant focused on “theological explorations of vocation.” Debby was a key Higher Education Consultant with Gallup where she traveled extensively providing college faculty and staff development, team coaching and individual strengths counseling to students and seminar participants at both public and private institutions.
Debby has been involved with the Leadership Development Institutes for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities since 1998 and is a published author on the topic of how strengths and giftedness influence success in leadership roles. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Roberts Wesleyan College and Northeastern Seminary. Debby earned her Ph.D. in Psychomusicology from the University of Washington and remains a UW Huskies football fan.
Grayson works on the research team as a Research Consultant. Prior to joining CarterBaldwin, he worked for a hedge fund services firm in Dublin, Ireland. He is a native Atlantan living in Vinings with a passion for finding the right candidate for the job and a natural love for learning and improving.
A Demon Deacon to the core, Grayson received a B.A in Politics and International Affairs from Wake Forest University. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, non-fiction books, exploring the outdoors, and weight training
Emmie is a member of CarterBaldwin’s research team and has experience in both the corporate and nonprofit practices. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in government healthcare and higher education settings.
A Tampa native and lifelong Gator fan, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Florida with a focus on composition and Shakespearean literature.
When she’s not out exploring the city, she enjoys reading, watching hockey and college football, and spending time with her dog Mango.
Tatum leads the research team at CarterBaldwin. Prior to joining CarterBaldwin, she held positions in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. The constant of her career has been a focus on connecting people and businesses to the information they need.
A native of North Carolina, Tatum earned a B.A. in English from Davidson College. Following graduation, she joined AmeriCorps (the “domestic Peace Corps”), logging over 1200 volunteer hours in a program to increase both middle school teachers’ and students’ computer and technology proficiencies.
After earning a master’s degree from the University of Alabama’s School of Library and Information Studies, Tatum joined the Birmingham Museum of Art. She conducted fundraising research in the Museum’s development department before assuming the role of Library Director. During her 12 year tenure at the Museum’s library, she increased the holdings of both traditional print and archival collections by 75% and expanded services to museum staff and the community. She was also active in building the Museum’s digital presence, playing a key role in developing online databases of the museum’s artworks.
After moving to Atlanta in 2014, Tatum joined a corporate archival agency, where she led a broad team of archivists across all client sectors. She and her team built and managed both physical and digital archives for major corporations and sports teams, fashion and luxury brands, and non-profits, showing clients how to preserve, access, and monetize their assets.
Tatum is active professionally, regularly delivering lectures for students on topics related to special librarianship, serving as an adjunct instructor at the University of Alabama, and hosting interns. When she’s not working, you can find her on a hiking trail, reading, or traveling.
Eugene joined CarterBaldwin in 2016 as a Research Consultant, bringing two decades of experience of working in business, educational, and non-profit sectors.
Before joining CarterBaldwin, Eugene worked in the IT industry, with leadership positions in media and software development companies. He was on the founding teams of Endava (London-based IT services company), Tricerion (strong authentication solutions), and Firstly (business process management). An ordained minister and church planter, he was on the staff and boards of several non-profit organizations and churches, and currently serves as a Chaplain in the US Army Reserve.
Eugene has a Master of Divinity degree from Reformed Theological Seminary (Atlanta, GA), an MBA from Grenoble École de Management (Grenoble, France), a BS in Christian Education from Lancaster Bible College (Lancaster, PA) and a Diploma in Computer Science. He and his wife Kathy live in Roswell, GA and have three children.
Stephenie joined CarterBaldwin in 2016 as a Research Assistant. She brings over 20 years of experience in the healthcare delivery system, health insurance and employee benefits industry. Previously, Stephenie worked at one of the nation’s largest insurance providers as a national accounts manager, managed an employee benefits department for a private hospital system and also worked as an employee benefits consultant.
Stephenie grew up in southwest Michigan and has degrees from Eastern Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She moved to the Atlanta area in 2011 and enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, playing tennis and cooking.
Michelle Jones joined CarterBaldwin in 2005 as one of the original members of the firm and is a valued member of the Administrative Team. She has played an active support role on over 300 successfully completed executive searches. Her attention to detail and organization skills have served her well as the Travel Coordinator, ensuring that all candidates get to their scheduled meetings in a concise, straightforward manner.
She originally hails from Canada where she attended the University of Waterloo and earned a Bachelor of Arts with a focus in English. Currently, Michelle lives in Roswell, GA with her family and enjoys cooking and most anything outdoors, but especially soccer and cycling.
Jodi joined CarterBaldwin in 2006 and has been an instrumental member and leader of the Administration Team (AKA the A-Team!). In addition to anchoring the firm’s general office administration, she has been the primary driver of our administrative best practices as well as our search technology platform. In her spare time, Jodi has been the lead Project Coordinator on well over 100 successful searches, while providing daily administrative support to two of the firm’s favorite Partners.
Jodi attended Georgia Southern University and is a Georgia native. She and her husband live in Roswell with their 2 children and dog. She is a cheer, baseball and hockey mom, as well as an avid reader.
Marina joined CarterBaldwin in 2016 as a member of the Administrative Team, where she supports the education and non-profit practice. She previously provided admin support at Waterfall Country Club in the north Georgia mountains. Marina attended Georgia State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Throughout her collegiate career she was a student athlete and an active member of the FCA.
Marina is a lifelong Georgia Bulldogs fan and during her free time enjoys the outdoors – especially exploring with her Carolina dog, Nala.