Summit Search Solutions is a boutique executive search firm focused on serving the unique needs of the higher education and nonprofit sectors. With specialized experience since 2001, our consultants have partnered with hundreds of institutions and organizations nationwide to identify and recruit top talent.
✓ Offices in California, Kansas, New York, North Carolina, and Oregon.
✓ Certified woman-owned small business.
✓ 88 placements made in 2017-2018. Over 60% of these placements were women or people of color.
✓ Clients include top-tier research universities, foundations, public colleges and universities, independent colleges, associations, membership organizations, and school districts.
✓ High value placed on collaboration, forthrightness, transparency, and 110% effort!
Founder Carrie Coward, a seasoned executive search professional, established Summit’s distinctive approach that combines Passion, Process, and Precision to achieve extraordinary outcomes for our clients. Our passion is evident in the ways we interact with customers and candidates, providing unparalleled service and building meaningful, collaborative, long-term relationships. We harness that passion by following a proven process that includes developing and implementing thoughtful and tailored recruitment strategies for each unique search. And, in all we do, we focus on meeting each client’s objectives with great precision—a standard that has fueled a returning-client rate of more than 85%.
Our clients include: University of Arizona, University of Utah, Portland State University, University of Wyoming, Oregon Health & Science University, University of Bridgeport, Boise State University, Lewis & Clark College, National Louis University, Boston College, Maryland Institute College of Art, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation…and more.
Diversity of placements:
Summit’s placement statistics demonstrate an impressive diversity in our candidate slates as well as a strong record of diversity placements. We create sourcing plans that include proactive diversity outreach strategies, tracking our progress and sharing it with clients.