Chris leads CarterBaldwin’s K-12 education practice. Through his work with nonprofits, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, and their leaders and boards, Chris knows firsthand how the right leader can transform an organization. He has developed a broad network of professionals within these verticals and gained a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities their organizations face. With this industry insight, Chris is able to ask the right questions, identify the right candidates, and provide the right counsel to clients through all phases of a leadership transition.
Prior to joining CarterBaldwin in 2015, Chris was Director for a leading national recruiting and consulting firm and was responsible for building new strategic partnerships with national clients in the healthcare IT arena. Earlier, Chris was Executive Director of Radical Mentoring, a nonprofit that leverages the life experience of more senior professionals to mentor younger men in intentional small group settings. Under Chris’s leadership, Radical Mentoring adopted a web-based model that expanded their global footprint and scale significantly.
Chris began his career at a start-up software company, selling to university systems, for-profit training centers, and corporate entities. He helped the company achieve national presence and it was ultimately sold to Kaplan, a worldwide leader in certification and test preparation, assessment, and learning services. Following the acquisition, Chris’s role expanded to Regional Director of Sales, where he continued to sell software solutions into the education market.
Chris holds a BA in finance from the University of Georgia and serves on the advisory board of The 3:15 Project. With three elementary and middle school aged kids, Chris and his wife, Shanna, are always on the move. When he does get a free moment, Chris enjoys outdoor sports, cooking, and exploring Atlanta’s great restaurants.