Our Team

Dave Clapp

David Clapp

Position: Managing Partner
Phone: 678.448.0009
Email: dclapp@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

Dave is Managing Partner of CarterBaldwin. His practice spans senior executive searches for a diverse client base of global corporations, mid-market companies, and non-profit/mission-oriented organizations. He works extensively with portfolio companies of leading PE and Family Offices. Many of Dave’s clients have a heavy focus on purpose and values in their organizations.

Dave entered the executive search business in 2010 after a successful 25-year business career that included selling for Xerox and marketing for Coca-Cola. Dave was also founder & the chief revenue officer of a software business that he and his partners grew to a large-scale success with hundreds of enterprise clients, ultimately selling the company to Thomson Corporation, a strategic buyer. Dave was retained after the sale and spent five additional years integrating the company, leading corporate development/M&A, and then running a group of P&Ls as SVP & GM for Thomson Reuters.

Dave’s large company and successful entrepreneurial experience gives him a distinct client and candidate understanding and empathy that distinguishes his search practice. Having successfully led hundreds of searches, Dave’s typical client sees him as an extension of their c-suite, teaming to build and strengthen the leadership team and future leaders of their companies across virtually all functional areas.

Dave has a Master’s in Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in Political Science from Lawrence University. He and his wife Mary Anne have four children. Dave is on the board of the US Ministry for Cru as well as the Sandy Springs Mission. He enjoys mountain biking, trail running, cooking, and an active outdoor lifestyle.

Dave Clapp

David Clapp

Managing Partner
Alison Sparrow

Alison Sparrow

Position: Search Coordinator
Phone: 678.448.0012
Email: asparrow@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Administration

Ali Sparrow joined CarterBaldwin in 2018 as a Search Coordinator. A native Californian, Ali graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of California, Los Angeles. After working for former President and Mrs. Reagan as Director of Special Events for The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation organizing conferences, lectures and community events, Ali accepted a position as Chief of Staff to Mrs. Newt Gingrich in Atlanta. Before joining CarterBaldwin, Ali was Chief of Staff to the leadership team at Convergent Media Systems.

Ali recently became a Florida State Seminole fan after sending her daughter off to college. Now an empty nester, Ali and her husband enjoy spending time with friends and family, rediscovering Atlanta and channeling her inner artist by painting on canvas.

Alison Sparrow

Alison Sparrow

Search Coordinator
Alison Cohn

Allison Cohn

Position: Search Coordinator
Phone: 770.238.1357
Email: acohn@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Administration

Allison joined CarterBaldwin in 2021. She brings more than 20 years of diverse executive assistant and project management experience to the firm, most recently as the IT Project Coordinator at EY. There, Allison successfully managed multi-million-dollar budgets, streamlined complex business processes, and led IT training and project coordination. She won numerous EY Bravo and Ovation awards for her outstanding contributions and was tapped to lead the EY Helix Professional Women’s Group to empower and develop women across the project.

Prior to EY, Allison spent 16 years at Johnson & Johnson as Region Business Coordinator, providing sales and administrative supporting to executives and sales teams, executing multi-region launch meetings and events, and managing human resources responsibilities. She received the Standard of Leadership award for her design and implementation of business and team development initiatives.

Allison received her professional education at Georgia Perimeter College and Georgia State University and is certified in agile project management. A Georgia native, she enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with her husband and 20-year-old daughter.

Alison Cohn

Allison Cohn

Search Coordinator
Andre Riedlinger

Andre Riedlinger

Position: Consultant
Phone: 470.387.1988
Email: ariedlinger@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Andre Riedlinger is a consultant in CarterBaldwin’s nonprofit and higher education practice. He brings a variety of experience from the corporate, nonprofit, and media production worlds. Prior to search, Andre produced award-winning films through the media production company he co-founded and launched several nonprofit ministries in California, Georgia, and Texas. He has also enjoyed serving on the pastoral staff at two churches, and as director and CEO of nonprofits in both Texas and Georgia.

Andre received his BBA in Business Analysis from Texas A&M University and an MBA from The University of San Diego. He also earned an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Andre and his wife Laura are the proud parents of four children. He’s passionate about his family and taking care of the stray pets his children bring home. A hack musician, he enjoys live music, SEC football, and connecting good people with great organizations.

Andre Riedlinger

Andre Riedlinger

Consultant
Andrea McDaniel Smith

Andrea McDaniel Smith

Position: Partner
Phone: 202.271.9566
Email: asmith@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

Andrea McDaniel Smith leads the Washington, D.C. office for CarterBaldwin Executive Search and serves clients in the education, international human rights, economic development, philanthropy, and public policy development sectors.

Andrea joined CarterBaldwin in 2015 following more than 15 years of distinguished work in public service and nonprofit organizations. Andrea served in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, advising George W. Bush on his appointments to government agencies. She also played a key leadership role in the recruitment and assessment of hundreds of senior individuals as the Deputy White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of State.

Following her government service, Andrea moved to Kigali, Rwanda and co-founded a nonprofit organization focused on reconciliation and community-based development. That experience led her to co-produce the award-winning documentary film, Mama Rwanda, which tells the story of women overcoming extreme poverty through entrepreneurship. She then spent a season at the Aspen Institute, promoting entrepreneurship and education in the Middle East and North Africa.

Andrea serves on the Board of Directors of The Veritas Forum and on the Leadership Council of The Trinity Forum. She is a graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Andrea, her husband, Adrian, and their three-year-old son split time between Washington, D.C. and Gering, Nebraska, where Adrian represents the 3rd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Andrea McDaniel Smith

Andrea McDaniel Smith

Partner
Andrea Ramirez

Andrea Ramirez, PhD

Position: Consultant
Phone: 470.387.1991
Email: aramirez@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Andrea brings broad experience as an academic, cultural, and organizational leader to her role at CarterBaldwin. Based in Washington, DC, she has led coalition building, policy formation, and education and religious liberty initiatives for the White House Office of Public Liaison and the White House Initiative for Hispanics in Educational Excellence, as well as the US Department of Education’s Center for Faith and Opportunity.

Prior to government service, Andrea served as executive director for the Faith and Education Coalition of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, where she led education initiatives promoting the faith-based community’s involvement in education.

Andrea holds a PhD in organizational leadership from Regent University and an MBA in conflict resolution from Dallas Baptist University. She has served as a trustee for Dallas Baptist University and as an advisor for Christianity Today Women, Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Leaders Institute for Faith and Education, and Rice University Religion and Public Life Program’s Faith at Work study.

Andrea is affectionally called “Dr. Drea” and in her free time enjoys walks, meaningful conversations, and family swim nights with her husband, Fabian, and their two children.

Andrea Ramirez

Andrea Ramirez, PhD

Consultant
Beth Miller

Beth Miller

Position: Search Coordinator
Phone: 770.238.1355
Email: bmiller@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Administration

Beth joined CarterBaldwin in 2017 as a Search Coordinator, bringing over 20 years of experience in management, operations, and administration to CarterBaldwin. Beth grew up in Atlanta and graduated from The University of Georgia. Previously she worked for Macy’s Corporate Security as the Senior Programs Manager, Medtech College as the Operations Support Specialist, in addition to owning several small businesses.

Beth and her husband live in Woodstock and have a son who graduated from The Georgia Institute of Technology and commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Beth Miller

Beth Miller

Search Coordinator
Bill Peterson

Bill Peterson

Position: Partner
Phone: 678.448.0013
Email: bpeterson@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

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 twenty 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 and his wife, Angela have been married for more than twenty-five years and they have three children. Bill and his family are actively involved in nonprofits serving children and families.

Bill Peterson

Bill Peterson

Partner
Camila Gaona Galvan

Camila Gaona Galvan

Position: Research Consultant
Email: cgaona@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Research

Camila is a native of Paraguay and a recent graduate of Azusa Pacific University, where she was Student Body President. During her time at APU, she served on search committees for the President, Provost, and Dean of Students led by CarterBaldwin. She graduated with a BA in Communication Management.

Before moving to the United States for college, Camila spent significant time as an interpreter, logging 500+ hours interpreting from Spanish to English. During her free time, she enjoys hiking, discovering new coffee shops, and exploring the city of Atlanta.

Camila Gaona Galvan

Camila Gaona Galvan

Research Consultant
Chad Embry

Chad Embry

Position: Consultant
Phone: 678.448.0018
Email: cembry@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Chad joined CarterBaldwin in 2016 and is focused on executing search in each of the firm’s corporate practices. Prior to joining CarterBaldwin, Chad was with a boutique executive search firm, where he successfully completed over 100 searches across various industries and functional areas. Chad has a history of success recruiting senior-level positions for clients that include Fortune 500 corporations as well as midsized and small businesses throughout the US and abroad. Before getting into executive search, Chad started his career in IT talent acquisition.

Chad received a Bachelor of Science in Communication from the University of Tennessee. He currently lives in Brookhaven, Georgia, is an avid Tennessee Vols and Atlanta sports fan, and enjoys dining out and traveling.

Chad Embry

Chad Embry

Consultant
Chris Guiney

Chris Guiney

Position: Partner
Phone: 678.448.0017
Email: cguiney@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

Chris joined CarterBaldwin in 2016 and leads the firm’s energy and infrastructure practice. Chris’s clients include energy, power, utilities, communications, and infrastructure businesses as well as professional services firms. For more than 30 years, Chris has assisted companies with critical team-building initiatives including executive search, succession planning, executive effectiveness, and organizational design.

Previously, Chris led global executive search consultancies and 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 the State University of New York College at Oneonta with a BA in psychology. He teaches graduate courses on a variety of topics including executive and organizational leadership and executive relationship development and is 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 Alpharetta and enjoys spending time with his three sons in his free time.

Chris Guiney

Chris Guiney

Partner
Chris Hornsby

Chris Hornsby

Position: Partner
Phone: 678.448.0003
Email: chornsby@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

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.

Chris Hornsby

Chris Hornsby

Partner
David Sobocinski

David M. Sobocinski

Position: Partner
Phone: 678.448.0011
Email: dave.sobocinski@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

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.

David Sobocinski

David M. Sobocinski

Partner

Derek Broyard

Position: Associate Partner
Phone: 678.448.0005
Email: dbroyard@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

Derek has been with CarterBaldwin for 16 years and has a history serving clients across multiple industries, including B2B services, technology, and manufacturing. Derek has earned a strong reputation for client service by being involved in every step of the search process and supporting each of the stakeholders involved to ensure a successful outcome.

He has successfully recruited and placed C-Level, VP and Director level leaders across North America. In addition to Derek’s responsibilities as an Associate Partner, he has been the leader of CarterBaldwin’s recruiting and research functions, and serves as the key driver of the company’s proprietary search process and search technology platform.

Before joining CarterBaldwin, Derek was a consultant with the nation’s largest physician recruiting firm, where he recruited physicians and department leaders for leading health systems. He earned his BS in Business Administration and Marketing from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Derek currently serves as a mentor in a local youth nonprofit organization and is an active member of the Super Dad’s group at his son’s elementary school. He enjoys fitness, real estate investment, and is a passionate 49ers fanatic.

Derek Broyard

Associate Partner
Emerald Grow

Emerald Grow

Position: Research Consultant
Phone: 770.238.1364
Email: egrow@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Research

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.

Emerald Grow

Emerald Grow

Research Consultant
Jake Hooper

Jake Hooper

Position: Research Consultant
Email: jhooper@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Research

Jake joined CarterBaldwin as a Research Consultant in 2021. He has experience and knowledge from time working in higher education, small business, agriculture, and management consulting.

A native of Southern California, Jake moved to Oregon to attend Corban University and earned a BS in Business Administration, focused on Sports, Recreation, and Event Management, as well as earning a minor in Biblical Studies.

Jake and his wife recently moved to Atlanta and enjoy cooking, reading, and hiking together. He is also an avid Formula 1 fan and lifelong Dodgers fan.

Jake Hooper

Jake Hooper

Research Consultant

Jennifer Poole Sobocinski

Position: Partner
Phone: 678.448.0010
Email: jsobo@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

Jennifer is a Founding Partner of CarterBaldwin and works across all industries with a deep concentration in the Industrial and Technology Industries. Jennifer has achieved 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 with numerous Boards of Directors of privately-held (often family-owned) businesses across the country to recruit their first outside executive leaders, ranging from the CEO to the necessary supporting leadership team.

Under her leadership, CarterBaldwin has been 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 and top 40 retained firms nationally. The recipient of numerous awards and recognition in the search industry, Jennifer was recognized by Catalyst Magazine as being among Atlanta’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs.

Jennifer is active in supporting JDRF and serves as President of the Board for JDRF, Georgia Chapter. Jennifer is also an avid proponent for Atlanta’s tech community and recently served on the Advisory Board for ReluTech. Prior to this, she served a seven-year term on the Board of Women in Technology (WIT).

Jennifer is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in International Business with a minor in Finance.

Jennifer Poole Sobocinski

Partner
Jodi Delikat

Jodi Delikat

Position: Search Coordinator
Phone: 678.448.0016
Email: jdelikat@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Administration

Jodi joined CarterBaldwin in 2006 and has been an instrumental member and leader on the Administration 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. Jodi has been the lead Project Coordinator on over 275 successful searches.

Jodi attended Georgia Southern University and is a Georgia native. She and her husband live in Roswell with their 2 children. She is a baseball and hockey mom, as well as an avid reader.

Jodi Delikat

Jodi Delikat

Search Coordinator
Melissa Murray

Melissa Murray

Position: Research Consultant
Email: mmurray@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Research

Melissa Murray joined CarterBaldwin in 2019. An Ohio native, Melissa has a Broadcast Journalism degree from Bowling Green State University and spent more than 12 years in healthcare public relations in Baltimore and New York, working alongside and promoting some of the most outstanding physicians and their work in the world’s leading health care systems.

After spending nearly a decade at home raising her now 18-year-old daughter and 16-year-old son in Baltimore and Alpharetta, Melissa jumped back into the workforce ghostwriting for CEOs of both for and nonprofit organizations, as well as freelance writing and editing a variety of public marketing and promotional works.

Melissa, her husband Terry, and their children attend North Point Community Church where she has volunteered as a coach in the Hangout for elementary school-aged children for more than 10 years.

When she’s not wearing her football or soccer mom hats cheering on her student-athletes, she slips a visor on and hits the tennis courts for some fun but competitive play.

Melissa Murray

Melissa Murray

Research Consultant
Meredith Malec

Meredith Malec

Position: Business Manager
Phone: 770.238.1359
Email: mmalec@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Administration

Meredith joined CarterBaldwin as Business Manager in early 2020. Meredith is a South Carolina native and a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BA in Accounting. She brings over 25 years of Financial and HR management experience from large for-profit companies such as Liberty Mutual and Invesco, to small local nonprofits like OpenWorld Learning. Meredith also played a significant role in launching New Denver Church with her husband in Denver, Colorado over 10 years ago.

After living in Denver and Philadelphia for more than a decade, Meredith and her husband recently moved back home to Atlanta. They have three teenage children (and two golden-doodles) and have begun to see them off to college! In her free time, Meredith enjoys the outdoors, gardening, cooking and spending time with her family.

Meredith Malec

Meredith Malec

Business Manager
Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols, EdD

Position: Consultant
Phone: 470.202.9723
Email: mnichols@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Michael Nichols has encouraged and inspired more than 380,000 people in all 50 US states and 15 international locations. His entire career has been spent in organizational growth and development – in marketing, people and talent development, leadership, and education.

Michael grew up in Washington, D.C. where he launched and sold several successful companies. Along the way, he had incredible opportunities to observe and lead significant growth in companies, colleges and universities, and nonprofit organizations for more than 25 years.

He served as Chairman and CEO of an international marketing firm, a college and university executive, and a nonprofit executive. His diverse experience has given his clients the advantage of working with a high-performer in leader development, consulting, and organization strategies. His clients have grown their organizations by billions of dollars in net revenue and have experienced dramatic improvements in relationships and fulfillment in their work.

Michael earned his EdD in Organizational Leadership at Liberty University. Today his work is all about serving leaders by helping them connect with great opportunities. He continues to serve leaders as a keynote speaker at conferences, events, organizations, and on university campuses on a variety of topics including Leadership and People Development, Team Leadership, and Organizational Clarity and Growth. Michael is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The GreenTree Foundation, a nonprofit charity he loves serving.

Michael Nichols

Michael Nichols, EdD

Consultant
Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones

Position: Candidate Travel and Scheduling Coordinator
Phone: 678.448.0000
Email: mjones@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Administration

Michelle 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 hundreds of 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 anything outdoors, but especially soccer, cycling, and hiking. She is also CarterBaldwin’s resident cake baker.

Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones

Candidate Travel and Scheduling Coordinator
Mike Little

Mike Little

Position: Consultant
Phone: 678.448.0014
Email: mlittle@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Mike Little has over 20 years of executive search experience spanning numerous industries and a broad range of functional areas. Prior to joining CarterBaldwin in 2012, 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 BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MDiv from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Mike is a devoted father of three, an avid UNC basketball fan, and a technology enthusiast.

Mike Little

Mike Little

Consultant
Price Harding

Price Harding

Position: Chairman
Phone: 678.448.0015
Email: pharding@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

Price is Chairman of CarterBaldwin, which has grown to be one of the forty largest executive search firms in the US. Over his thirty-year executive search career, he has been principal consultant on more than 1,000 successfully completed recruiting engagements for c-level leaders, officers, and directors for privately held and publicly traded companies. Price also co-leads CarterBaldwin’s rapidly growing university and nonprofit search practice. Prior to entering the recruitment industry, Price served as Director of Operations for an equipment manufacturing company.

In addition to his responsibilities at CarterBaldwin, Price is an avid angel investor through Terminus Ventures Investments and serves on multiple private company boards, and on the boards of Trustees of The Heritage Foundation and the Trinity Forum. 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 four grandchildren.

Price Harding

Price Harding

Chairman
Rodney Anderson

Rodney Anderson

Position: Consultant
Phone: 470.574.5891
Email: randerson@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

In 2018, Rodney launched Canopy Social, an innovative ministry program at Buckhead Church designed to address the problems of loneliness and growing disconnection among single adults in Atlanta. Canopy Social quickly grew to the largest single adult community in Atlanta with over 27,000 participants.

Throughout his career, Rodney has been a builder and connector. As a former teaching pastor, Rodney helped build Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, GA into a 2,000+ weekly attendance ministry in just six years. He joined Buckhead Church in 2010, holding a series of positions focused on expanding and deepening engagement with members and the larger community. Skilled in organizational development and transformation and gifted with a knack for relationship building, he has been instrumental to the Church’s vision, culture, and ultimate success. As our newest consultant, he looks forward to applying his energy and relational skills to the realm of executive search.

Rodney is a published author, dynamic speaker, and leadership adviser and has spent time as a communication coach. A native of Atlanta, he holds a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Georgia. He is an avid reader and podcast listener with extracurricular interests as diverse as entrepreneurship, marketing, politics, sports, cooking, and travel. Rodney lives in Roswell with his wife Sarah, his two boys, and absolutely no cats.

Rodney Anderson

Rodney Anderson

Consultant
Scott Tanksley

Scott Tanksley

Position: Associate Partner
Phone: 678.448.0008
Email: stanksley@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

Since joining CarterBaldwin in 2016, Scott has led C-level searches for national and international nonprofits ranging from $10 million to over $1 billion in revenue. Blending his career experience in corporate and nonprofit, Scott is attuned to the competency, pace, and passion necessary to drive progress in organizations that are vigorously pursuing their mission.

Scott began his career in corporate real estate, traveling the East Coast to acquire data center facilities for Fortune 500 telecommunications clients. These were complex transactions for build-to-suit and leased properties that are part of the Internet’s infrastructure today.

Active as a volunteer at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, the fastest-growing church in America at the time, Scott was recruited (to his surprise!) to join the staff and help bring strategy and framework to their growth. As Strategic Partnership Director, Scott helped determine where to plant churches across the US and Canada and coached lead pastors as they built their leadership teams and operations. After ten years at North Point, Scott spent the next five years founding and leading two technology and social enterprise startups before joining CarterBaldwin.

Scott is a “military brat” who lived in the former West Germany and has visited 22 countries (so far!). He 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. Scott and his wife, Jennifer, have two boys, a cat, and a bearded dragon living under their roof. If they’re not buying pet food or at one of their boys’ school commitments, they enjoy walks at the park, travel, and a good fire pit conversation.

Scott Tanksley

Scott Tanksley

Associate Partner
Shannon Prather

Shannon Prather

Position: Research Consultant
Phone: 678.448.0006
Email: sprather@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Research

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 undergird 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.

Prior to her current role, Shannon spent five years as a Consultant working on a variety of searches spanning corporate and non-profit sectors. Shannon resides in Columbus, Georgia and enjoys spending time with her family including two young boys who never slow down.

Shannon Prather

Shannon Prather

Research Consultant
Stephanie Steele

Stephanie Steele, PhD

Position: Consultant
Phone: 678.752.7325
Email: ssteele@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Stephanie joins CarterBaldwin following a rewarding career in higher education both as a faculty member and in student life at Union University.

For more than a decade, Stephanie taught advanced statistics to doctoral students at Union University. She also taught courses in Union University’s Master of Education program including Faith and Ethics in Educational Leadership. In addition to teaching, Stephanie served as chair for dissertation committees for doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership, School Reform, and Higher Education Leadership and participated as a member of the Research Review Panel in reviewing the research plan and method for dissertations. Earlier in her career, Stephanie spent time in the government sector, working in the fiscal policy division of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

A native of Blue Springs, MO, Stephanie moved to Tennessee for college and began planting roots. She earned both her Master of Education in Higher Education and PhD in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University, and her BS in Learning Foundations from Union University.

Stephanie and her husband live just outside of Nashville, TN, with their four elementary school-aged children. In her free time, she enjoys fitness and family movie nights.

Stephanie Steele

Stephanie Steele, PhD

Consultant
Susan DeWoody

Susan DeWoody, EdD

Position: Consultant
Phone: 470.574.5893
Email: sdewoody@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Susan brings more than two decades of experience in higher education administration to her Consultant role at CarterBaldwin, having served on college and university campuses in roles across student and faculty recruitment, advising, campus life, NCAA Division II athletics, and academic affairs.

A lifelong learner who is passionate about “all things higher education,” Susan joined the firm from Oklahoma Baptist University (OBU), where she served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer. Prior to OBU, Susan served as Vice President and Dean for the School of Adult and Graduate Studies at Montreat College, and as Associate Vice President at John Brown University, where she led the multi-million-dollar enrollment management and academic administrative operations for the undergraduate online degree completion and graduate programs.

Susan is a first-generation college graduate and Oklahoma native who earned her EdD in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University, MS in College Student Personnel Services from Northeastern State University, and BS in Education from Arkansas Tech University. She serves on the executive board of The Consortium for Global Education and is a Commissioner on Chief Academic Officer Commission of The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).

In her free time, Susan loves baking, shopping, watching Oklahoma University Sooner football (Boomer!), and spoiling her two rescue dogs, Chester and Millie. She has been married to Dr. Dale DeWoody (English PhD and writer) for nineteen years. Together they enjoy serving as college ministry leaders and are members of Frontline Church.

Susan DeWoody

Susan DeWoody, EdD

Consultant
Tatum Preston

Tatum Preston

Position: Director of Research
Phone: 770.238.1360
Email: tpreston@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Administration, Research

Tatum leads the research and administrative teams at CarterBaldwin. Prior to joining CarterBaldwin, she held positions in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.

A native of North Carolina, Tatum earned a BA 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 nonprofits, showing clients how to preserve, access, and monetize their assets.

Tatum holds a certification in both diversity and internet recruiting from AIRS. When she’s not working, you can find her on a hiking trail, reading, or traveling.

Tatum Preston

Tatum Preston

Director of Research
Ted Wieber

Ted Wieber

Position: Consultant
Phone: 678.448.0006
Email: twieber@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

With significant international experience working within corporations, governments and universities, Ted brings his vast knowledge base to both the corporate and non-profit practices within CarterBaldwin. As a consultant, Ted partners closely on CarterBaldwin’s C-suite & VP-level roles, for both mission-driven searches as well as the firm’s diverse client base of forward-looking companies.

Prior to joining CarterBaldwin in Atlanta, Ted’s career took him across the United States to New York, Chicago, Boston, and Houston, plus extensive experience working across Asia, particularly China, Singapore, and South Korea. Ted served as aide to the president of Gordon College in Boston, where he helped lead the college’s efforts in strategic planning, advancement and student recruitment. Previously, Ted worked as speechwriter and communications adviser to the Deputy Mayor of New York City during the Michael Bloomberg administration. Ted has also worked in strategic consulting roles for GlaxoSmithKline, the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs, the Houston Department of Planning and Development and as an assistant to the VP of News at Fox News Channel.

Ted holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in History from Rice University in Houston, where he was a proud tour guide. A native of metro Atlanta, Ted was a four-time Georgia state scholastic chess champion growing up. When he’s not at work, you’ll find Ted spending quality time with friends and family, browsing the shelves of a used bookstore, or in dedicated pursuit of finding the world’s best latte.

Ted Wieber

Ted Wieber

Consultant