Parker Executive Search understands the important role of search committees and campus constituencies and recognizes the often difficult task of executing searches.

PES utilizes a proven process to assist the client in successfully managing the selection process. We agree with the client on a strict timeline and commit the full resources of our firm to aggressively conduct the search to exceed the client's expectations.

  1. Define objectives and specifications
    • Understand the purpose and goals of the institution
    • Develop a position specification, if needed
    • Develop an aggressive timeline to meet the institution’s needs
  2. Identify and assess candidates
    • Assist and advise the institution on advertising, if needed
    • Thorough review of our proprietary database
    • Utilize our extensive contacts with thought leaders across the country
    • Conduct original research
    • Assess candidate qualifications
  3. Facilitate process and interviews
    • Coordinate all interviews and travel logistics
    • Assist client with interview preparation
    • Conduct extensive background and reference checks
    • Maintain complete confidentiality for candidates and clients
  4. Negotiation/Closure & Candidate follow-up
    • Recruit the preferred candidate
    • Offer extensive experience in high-level negotiations
    • Use of the Parker Executive Search Memorandum of Understanding
    • Follow-up communication with all candidates

PES will develop a secure website exclusively for search committee members, providing access to detailed information on the process, timeline, and candidates.

Our Search Process

“Professional, attentive, with a keen eye for exceptional talent, Parker Executive Search provided a very positive experience that exceeded expectations.”

- George E. Ross, Ph.D., President, Central Michigan University