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.

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

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

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

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