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.