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 joined CarterBaldwin in 2018 as a Search Coordinator. Our unofficial “Chief Experience Officer,” Ali also manages all CarterBaldwin employee events, outings, and philanthropic activities with an incredible eye for detail and quality.

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.

A native Californian, Ali graduated with a BA in history from the University of California, Los Angeles. She recently became a Florida State Seminoles fan after sending her daughter off to college. Now an empty nester, Ali and her husband Johnny 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: 678.619.5775
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
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 nonprofit, education, international and economic development, philanthropy, and public policy 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 education 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 Faith and Law in Washington, D.C. Andrea, her husband, Adrian, and their young son and daughter 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
Beth Miller

Beth Miller

Position: Search Coordinator
Phone: 678.466.7491
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 is commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army.

Beth Miller

Beth Miller

Search Coordinator
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Bill Peterson

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

Bill Peterson serves at the helm of the nonprofit and higher education practice at CarterBaldwin, specializing in recruiting presidents and senior leaders for universities and nonprofit entities. With over 25 years of experience in executive search, Bill has overseen hundreds of searches for key leadership positions, including chief executive officers, presidents, provosts, and associated roles within these organizations. Additionally, he has successfully placed senior executives for corporate clients operating in related sectors.

Before joining CarterBaldwin, Bill spent six years as a partner in the Atlanta office of a national recruiting firm, where he was pivotal in establishing both healthcare and higher education practices. He began his career in search focused on the healthcare sector, recruiting physicians and executives for health systems and academic medical centers.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Bill values family and community engagement. He and his wife of over thirty years, Angela, are committed to actively participating in nonprofits that serve children and families.

Bill Peterson headshots

Bill Peterson

Partner
Chad Embry

Chad Embry

Position: Associate Partner
Phone: 678.448.0007
Email: cembry@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Chad has spent over a decade in executive search, successfully advising clients and placing executives in venture capital, private equity, family owned, and publicly traded organizations across a variety of industries including manufacturing (industrial and consumer goods), distribution, retail, healthcare, and financial services. He has successfully completed more than 150 search engagements.

Chad sets himself apart by being diligent and intentional in cultivating and maintaining relationships with people – whether it is a friend, colleague, candidate, or a new or recurring client. In his role as Associate Partner, Chad leverages this affinity for engaging partnerships with market knowledge and strategic analysis to help clients address their most pressing leadership needs.

Prior to joining CarterBaldwin in 2016, Chad worked in IT talent acquisition before moving to a boutique executive search firm, where he worked in candidate research and generation for a mix of publicly traded and private equity backed healthcare and retail entities.

Chad holds a BS in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is an avid Vols and Atlanta sports fan. He currently lives with his wife in Brookhaven, GA and when he’s not supporting his teams, Chad enjoys boating and golfing. He is a supporter of the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia and is an active volunteer at Hillside Atlanta, a local mental health non-profit that assists troubled youth.

Chad Embry

Chad Embry

Associate Partner

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

Partner
Chris Hornsby

Chris Hornsby

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

Chris leads CarterBaldwin’s faith-based K-12 education practice, where he conducts Superintendent, Head of School, and President searches for independent Christian schools, both traditional and Classical, educational ministries of churches, and university-model Christian schools. 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 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 professional men 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. The company 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 BBA in finance from the University of Georgia and serves as a trustee for Mount Pisgah Christian School in Johns Creek, GA and is an advisor for The 3:15 Project. With three elementary and high school children, 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
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Corey Dortch, PhD

Position: Search Consultant
Phone: 678.884.9843
Email: cdortch@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Corey brings more than 20 years of real-world experience as a higher education administrator to his role as a Search Consultant. He joins the firm from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, where he most recently served as associate dean for the Evening MBA program. Corey spent his early career in Emory’s division of campus life.

Corey set and accomplished the goal of traveling to 40 countries by the age of 40. He also served as an ambassador for Goizueta, leading student groups in the school’s global experiential program, a partnership with major corporations and sister universities designed to bridge the gap between the classroom and the international business community.

Corey earned his BS, master’s, and PhD from the University of Georgia. He was selected as one the school’s 40 Under 40 honorees and continues to serve his alma mater as vice president of the alumni board. He is a member of the advisory board for 21st Century Leaders, a non-profit that connects high school students with business leaders across Georgia to leverage diversity, explore career opportunities, and develop leadership skills for the workforce, and was a Class of 2020 Leadership Georgia participant.

When they’re not hanging out with their son, you’ll find Corey and his wife Amelia exploring Atlanta’s restaurants, festivals, and cultural activities, and of course, watching their Georgia Bulldogs play. On Sundays you can spot Corey singing in his church choir.

Corey Dortch headshots

Corey Dortch, PhD

Search Consultant
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 joined CarterBaldwin in 2005 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 CEO and other c-suite 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. A New York native, he earned his BS in Business Administration and Marketing from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He enjoys fitness, real estate investment, and is a passionate 49ers fanatic.

Derek Broyard

Associate Partner
Emerald Grow

Emerald Grow

Position: Research Consultant
Phone: 678.562.1092
Email: egrow@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Research

Emmie joined CarterBaldwin in 2014 and is a senior member of the research team. She has significant research experience across all CarterBaldwin’s practice areas, spanning both the corporate and nonprofit sectors.

A lifelong learner, she enjoys the analytical and complex nature of the research department and is passionate about research as a tool for recruiting and business development. She views each search engagement as an opportunity to continue to build on her accumulated expertise and leverage that knowledge when solving each client’s specific leadership needs.

Prior to joining the firm, Emmie worked in government healthcare and higher education settings, with a focus on curriculum development and employee training and enrichment programs. She began her career working for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where she developed a passion for mission-based work which ultimately attracted her to CarterBaldwin.
An avid Gator fan and Florida native, she earned a BA in English from the University of Florida with a focus on composition and Literature.

In her free time, Emmie loves cheering for her own Florida-based sports teams and has also found herself becoming a bit of a Braves fan, thanks to her husband. When she’s not watching sports or out exploring the city, she enjoys reading, working on home improvement projects, supporting the Atlanta art scene, and volunteering with a local community improvement organization.

Emerald Grow

Emerald Grow

Research Consultant

Gerri Williams, EdD

Position: Search Consultant
Phone: 678.293.7458
Email: gwilliams@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Gerri brings real-life experience working in education, deep industry knowledge, and recruiting expertise to her consulting work at CarterBaldwin.

Gerri began her career as a K-12 school administrator before pivoting to higher education, where she served in leadership positions in program implementation, admissions, and financial aid, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Central Carolina Community College, North Carolina State University, Lamar University, Our Lady of the Lake University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Following her university service, Gerri founded an education consulting firm that provided program development and evaluation strategies, assessment tools, and grant writing services to colleges and universities, community colleges, K-12 school systems, and non-profit organizations. Over the course of her career, she has secured over $23M in federal, state, corporate, and foundation grant funding.

Prior to joining CarterBaldwin, Gerri worked as a recruiter at a regional executive search and leadership development firm focused on nonprofits and higher education clients. Gerri holds a BA in interdisciplinary studies (elementary education) and an MA in adult and higher education from the University of Texas at San Antonio and earned her EdD in educational leadership with a specialization in higher education from Lamar University.

Gerri, her husband of 25 years, and her teenage daughter live in Durham, NC, where they enjoy spending time with her extended family. Gerri is also an active member of King’s Park International Church, serving as a deacon and in leadership roles with women’s and youth ministries.

Gerri Williams, EdD

Search Consultant

Gregory Hart

Position: Search Consultant
Phone: 678.539.6134
Email: ghart@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Greg is an accomplished executive search consultant with more than twelve years of experience in the industry, spanning staffing, corporate recruiting, and both large and more specialized executive search firms. While he considers himself a generalist, Greg focused on roles within the financial sector, recruiting senior and executive level finance and accounting executives for both a large executive search firm and a boutique firm prior to joining CarterBaldwin. Greg is driven by an insatiable appetite to learn “all things business,” and is energized by finding the right hire for varied corporate clients through a consultative approach.

A New Jersey native, he began his career with a staffing firm that specialized in IT, finance, and engineering roles before moving into corporate recruiting roles with Michael Kors and Equinox Group, an American luxury fitness company.

Greg earned his BS in economics from Bucknell University, where he was a wrestler and played club rugby. He continues to use his wrestling skills as a coach and mentor at nearby Sequoyah High School. He lives in Canton, GA with his wife Katie and two-year-old daughter. In his free time, you will find him in the kitchen cooking something from his home garden, or in his “happy place,” sitting on the deck next to a very full and fragrant smoker.

Gregory Hart

Search Consultant
Jack Hall

Jack Hall

Position: Partner
Phone: 678.448.0018
Email: jhall@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Partners

Jack’s understanding of and affinity for independent K-12 schools are grounded in a lifetime of experience in the space – first as a boarding school student, then as a teacher, coach, administrator, head of school, and trustee. He joins CarterBaldwin from The Walker School, where he was Head of School from 2011-2022, overseeing the school’s largest capital campaign and spearheading the New Avenues Immersive Dyslexia Program.

Jack previously spent twelve years as Head of School for Augusta Preparatory Day School and eleven years as a teacher, coach, and administrator at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta. In addition to his experience teaching, coaching, and leading, Jack served as chair of the Head of School Search Committee and Board Chair at The Stony Brook School, giving him yet another valuable perspective on school leadership and governance.

Jack holds a BA in Theatre from Davidson College, an MS in Athletic Administration from Georgia State University, and an MA in Education Administration from Columbia University, where he was a Klingenstein Fellow. He and his wife, Cathy, have been married for more than 35 years and have two adult children and two grandchildren. A native Atlantan, Jack is an avid Braves fan, a dedicated Sunday School teacher, loves working in the yard, and always looks forward to time on the lake or in the mountains with family.

Jack Hall

Jack Hall

Partner
Jake Hooper

Jake Hooper

Position: Research Consultant
Phone: 678.701.4042
Email: jhooper@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Research

Since joining the firm in 2021, Jake has honed his research skills across the gamut of CarterBaldwin searches, including both corporate and nonprofit. Before entering executive search, Jake spearheaded organizational effectiveness initiatives and new business opportunities for several small businesses and nonprofit organizations, including his alma mater, Corban University. Jake enjoys learning about each new role and organization with an eye towards delivering the best solution for our clients. He is motivated by a persistent desire to actively make a difference in the world.

Born and raised in southern California, Jake earned his BS in Business Administration from Corban University in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where he was active in student governance and resident life, and met his wife of three years, Abbie, a recent graduate of Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.

Outside of work you can find Jake cooking, reading, listening to podcasts, or enjoying nature. He spends as much time as possible watching sports, especially motorsports and his beloved Los Angeles Dodgers. He and Abbie are active in their church in southwest Atlanta and actively serve with a community-based nonprofit in the area.

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 Executive Search. She has achieved national recognition for her expertise in executing CEO and other c-suite searches for both public and private clients ranging from privately held/emerging enterprises to Fortune 1000 companies.

With 25 years of executive search experience, she has worked across all industries but maintains a core competency in the manufacturing and industrial 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 named twice to the prestigious Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing privately held companies and is consistently recognized among the top 50 retained firms nationally. The recipient of numerous awards in the search industry, Jennifer was recognized by Catalyst Magazine as being among Atlanta’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs.

Jennifer is active in supporting JDRF, where she served as President of the Board, Georgia Chapter for two years and is currently on a committee supporting the International Board. She is a proud mother of three boys and on the Board of YMSL, Northeast Atlanta Chapter, a service-oriented organization that she participates in with her sons.

Jennifer is a graduate of Auburn University with a BS in international business, minoring in finance.

Jennifer Poole Sobocinski

Partner
Jodi Delikat

Jodi Delikat

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

Jodi Delikat 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 more than 300 successful searches. A critical spoke in the administrative wheel, Jodi also manages the development of client search profiles as well as external search communications.

When not manning the administration ship, Jodi finds time to volunteer at North Fulton Community Charities and lead fundraising efforts for her son’s baseball and hockey teams. In the evenings, you might find her at a local music venue supporting her daughter on lead guitar, as she and her all-girl rock band perform local gigs.

Jodi attended Georgia Southern University and is a Georgia native. She and her husband live in Roswell with their two children. She is an avid reader and potter.

Jodi Delikat

Jodi Delikat

Search Coordinator
Joe Bradley

Joe Bradley

Position: Search Consultant
Phone: 678.466.6394
Email: jbradley@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Joe began his career in corporate sales. After establishing and ultimately selling a business to a national franchise, he seized the opportunity to follow his passion to work in the K-12 space. He spent over two decades working in private K-12 schools, initially in operational, financial, and fundraising roles, and ultimately leading three private Christian schools as Head of School. Joe now applies his business experience, organizational acumen, and K-12 leadership skills at CarterBaldwin, where he serves as a Consultant to our K-12, higher education, and nonprofit clients.

A Colorado Springs native, Joe earned his BS in political science from the University of Colorado and his MEd in organizational leadership from American InterContinental University.

Joe and his wife of 39 years live in Springfield, TN and enjoy spending time with their three married sons (and daughters-in-law) and 10 (yes, 10) grandchildren. When he’s not traveling to support them, Joe enjoys golf, tennis, gardening, and learning how to fly fish.

Joe Bradley

Joe Bradley

Search Consultant

Matt Minier

Position: Search Consultant
Phone: 678.515.5832
Email: mminier@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

In his role as a search consultant, Matt works with a broad spectrum of CarterBaldwin’s nonprofit clients, including higher education, K-12 schools, seminary, and mission and faith-based organizations.   

He brings almost 20 years of experience in higher education to his role at CarterBaldwin. He joined the firm from Southern Seminary and Boyce College, where he was Vice President for Enrollment Management. In addition to recruiting and retaining students, Matt was the founding Director of the seminary’s Center for Student Success. Matt began his career in higher education at his alma mater, Cedarville University, as Resident Director in the office of Student Life and Academic Enrichment and an adjunct professor, teaching courses in history, government, and communications.  

A native of Williamson, NY, Matt holds an MPA from Cleveland State University and a BA in communication studies/public communication from Cedarville. He lives in Louisville, KY with his wife Stephanie and two young daughters. Matt is an avid reader and specifically enjoys nonfiction history. When the weather cooperates, you will find Matt rucking on a local trail. 

Matt Minier

Search Consultant
Melissa Murray

Melissa Murray

Position: Research Consultant
Phone: 678.379.1724
Email: mmurray@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Research

Melissa 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 20-year-old daughter and 18-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 12 years.

Since moving to the South, Melissa has broadened her love for the NFL (cheering hard for the Browns and the Ravens) to include college football, particularly the SEC (go DAWGS!) and the SAA (go VIKINGS!).  In her free time, Melissa grabs her racquet 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: 678.619.3284
Email: mmalec@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Administration

Meredith joined CarterBaldwin as Business Manager in early 2020 and has been an integral part in leading administrative operations, including spearheading CarterBaldwin’s move to a new office in 2023. 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 human resources 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.

After living in Denver and Philadelphia for more than a decade, Meredith and her husband Jason recently moved back home to Atlanta. They have three children – a high school senior, a college junior, and a recent college graduate – and two golden-doodles. In her free time, Meredith enjoys the outdoors, gardening, cooking, and spending time with family.

Meredith Malec

Meredith Malec

Business Manager
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, having had experience in virtually every role on the team.

As Travel Coordinator, Michelle leverages her attention to detail, organizational skills, and exceptional customer service talent to ensure all candidates get to their scheduled meetings in a concise, straightforward manner.

Michelle originally hails from Canada where she attended the University of Waterloo and earned a BA with a focus in English. She lives in Roswell, GA with her family and enjoys anything outdoors, but especially soccer, running, and hiking. She is also CarterBaldwin’s resident cake baker.

Michelle Jones

Michelle Jones

Candidate Travel and Scheduling Coordinator
Mike Little

Mike Little

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

Mike brings over two decades 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 largest and most well- known search firms. A high energy entrepreneur, Mike also spent several years leading his own executive search firm where he served clients spanning manufacturing, distribution, technology, energy & infrastructure, and service providers.

Prior to his career in executive search, Mike served 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

Search 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 fifty 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.

Price is an avid angel investor through Terminus Ventures Investments and serves on the boards of various private companies as well as The Heritage Foundation. He has also served as Chairman of the Board for The Trinity Forum, United Technology Group, The Technology Roundtable, and Thrive Farmers International. 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 BA in Theology from Baptist University of America, and conducted master’s 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: Search Consultant
Phone: 678.379.1645
Email: randerson@carterbaldwin.com
Categories: Consultants

Rodney is a published author, dynamic speaker, and leadership adviser and has spent time as a communication coach. In 2018, he 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 a search consultant, he applies this energy and relational skills to the realm of executive search.

A native of Atlanta, Rodney 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

Search 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

Stephanie Steele, PhD

Position: Search Consultant
Phone: 678.894.1200
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 and middle school-aged children. In her free time, she enjoys fitness and family movie nights.

Stephanie Steele, PhD

Search Consultant
Tatum Preston

Tatum Preston

Position: Director of Research
Phone: 678.974.0505
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 nonprofit 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: Search 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 nonprofit 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

Search Consultant