Executive Search Firms

Contract Highlights

When a unit identifies the need to engage an Executive Search Firm, please contact the units assigned Recruiter. The Recruiter will guide the unit through the process of engaging an approved Big Ten Academic Alliance Executive Search Firm or another agency. Currently, there are 19 Executive Search Firms who are represented and have been pre-negotiated by the Big Ten Academic Alliance. However, if there is not a BTAA Executive Search Firm that can fulfill the Unit's needs, a non-BTAA Search Firm can be utilized.

Products or Services Offered:
Human Resources
Ordering Informantion:
Please contact your unit assigned Recruiter to assist with this process. More information can be found in the applicable WorkLion article here

Contact Information 

Supplier Contact: 
Big Ten Academic Alliance Executive Search Firm (BTAA)  Julie Sweet [email protected]
Academic Search, Inc Shawn M, Harman [email protected]
AGB Search LLC Roderick J. McDavis [email protected]
AMN Leadership Solutions, Inc (f.k.a Merritt Hawkins) Steven Price [email protected]
Anthem Executive Michael Ballew [email protected]
Berkhemer Clayton Inc - Diversity Search Partners Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire [email protected]
Buffkin and Associates Martin Baker [email protected]
Cejka Search, Inc Paul Esselman [email protected]
Collegiate Sports Associates, LLC Clay Pfeifler [email protected]
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc Jan Greenwood [email protected]
Harris Search Associates Jeffrey Harris [email protected]
Harnham Inc Greffen George [email protected]
Helbling & Associates, Inc Tracy L. Boczkowski [email protected]
Insight Global LLC Jeremy McLoone [email protected]
Isaacson Miller, Inc John Fahy [email protected]
Keeling & Associates, LLC Eric Engstrom [email protected]
Korn Ferry (US) Ken Kring [email protected]
LeadExec Lisa J. Marks [email protected]
MBK Search LLC Spencedr Knibbe [email protected]
OtterBase, Inc Julie Chruch-Kraft [email protected]
Parker Executive Search LLC Laurie C. Wilder [email protected]om
Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc Jett Pihakis [email protected]
Storebeck Search LLC a Diversified Search Group Company Jim Sirianni [email protected]
The Spelman & Johnson Group Ellen Heffernan [email protected]
Tyler & Company, LLC Kirby Bates Associates Dennis J. Kain [email protected]
Witt/Kieffer, Inc Sally D. DelBeccaro [email protected]
ZRG Partners TurnkeyZRG Dalton Beal [email protected]


Procurement Contact: 
Chuck Altenderfer
(814) 865-0151
Amber Fluke
(814) 865-1310

Contract Details

Contract Type:

Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA)

Contract Number:
Contract Term:
11/01/2020 - 10/31/2023