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Search Firms under Contract

Human Resources Guidelines

Once you have identified the executive search firm you will collaborate with, please be sure to

  1. Notify the Division of Human Resources of your search firm selection.
  1. Human Resource will create a posting on your behalf that mirrors the announcement created by the search firm. The posting will serve as a recruitment record and advertisement, but will not collect candidates. Through the posting, interested applicants will be provided with information on the application process and the contact information for the appropriate search firm. 
  2. HR will work with the selected firm to ensure the appropriate Equal Employment Opportunity data is collected during the recruitment process. 
  1. Notify Human Resources when the selection process is finalized.
  1. Human Resources will close the posting and record the final candidate’s name. 
  2. Human Resources will send a survey to the search committee chair and supervisor, requesting feedback on the quality of the search firm.  

Involving Human Resources in each step of the process allows our team to maintain metrics on the frequency of use for each search firm as well as the quality of the firm's service. Additionally, it ensures that the University of Arizona is able to fulfill its Equal Employment Opportunity reporting requirements.  For more information, contact Lisa Gundy at

Search Firms under Contract with the University of Arizona

The University of Arizona has established contracts with 13 search firms, offering a range of services from full retained searches to more limited assistance developing a candidate pool. These firms represent a range of expertise and price points.

UA units may use any of these firms simply by completing a scope of work statement, including project cost, and submitting it as an attachment to the requisition/purchase order in KFS to Procurement and Contracting Services (PACS). The award of RFP L061602 greatly streamlines the process of selecting a search firm.

The University is not limited to the firms on these list. Departments may choose to use a different vendor by following standard PACS procedures. If you wish to seek competitive quotes yourself, or if the fee may be more than $100,000.00, meaning formal quotes are needed, please contact Procurement & Contracting Services at (520) 621-1747 for explanation of and assistance with the process.

For more information about these search firms, contact Lisa Gundy at or (520) 621-7705.

Scope of Work Statement

The scope of work may take any form, but should provide the following information:

  • Anticipated dates of service
  • General description of services to be provided
  • Project milestones, if any
  • Total cost
  • Reference RFP L061602

Executive Search Firms Approved under RFP L061602

Firm Name Address Contact Person
Academic Search

1825 K St. NW, Ste. 705
Washington, DC 200006

Jessica S. Kozloff, PhD
(202) 332.4049

Greenwood/Asher & Associates

42 Business Center Dr., Ste. 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Dr. Jan Greenwood
Dr. Betty Turner Asher
(850) 650.2277 (office)
(202) 746.6987 (cell)

Helbling & Associates

Exclusively works in facilities, construction, engineering, and real estate development

9000 Brooktree Rd., Ste. 150
Wexford, PA 15090

Thomas J. Helbling, President
(724) 935.7500 x 103 (office)
(724) 272.6556

Higher Talent

Specializes in fundraising, marketing and communications, constituent/alumni relations, external affairs, and related areas

5425 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 600
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Diane Charness
(301) 320.9007

Human Capital Group

1612 Westgate Cir., Ste. 112
Brentwood, TN 37027

Diane M. Fennig, PhD
Senior Consultant
(678) 234.1196

Myers McRae

515 Mulberry St., Ste. 200
Macon, GA 31201

Emily Parker Myers, President & CEO
(478) 747.6432 (cell)
(478) 330.6222 (office)

Kenny Daugherty, Executive Vice President
(478) 747.0528 (cell)
(478) 330.6222 (office)

Opus Partners

1700 Sansom St., Ste. 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Craig Smith, PhD
(215) 790.1188 x 222 (office)
(215) 370.8910 (cell)

Parker Executive Search

5 Concourse Parkway, Ste. 2900
Atlanta, GA 30328

Laurie C. Wilder, President

R. H. Perry & Associates

2607 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20008

Mr. Paul G. Doeg, COO
206 E. Chestnut St.
Asheville, NC 28801
(406) 220.2129


6512 Painter Ave.
Whittier, CA  90601

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner
(562) 360.1712

Summit Search Solutions

Bid and accepted on sourcing model: Will source a candidate pool and provide specific desired services

P.O. Box 9824
Asheville, NC 28815

Carrie Coward, President
(828) 669.3850

Wheless Partners

Mabry Smith, President & Managing Partner
(800) 448.0926 x 119 
(205) 870.1550 x 119


2015 Spring Rd., Ste. 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523

Karen Otto
Managing Partner and Practice Leader, Academic Medicine and Health Sciences
(630) 990-1370

Search Firms under Contract with ASU

Arizona State University completed an RFP process to place executive search firms under contract. University of Arizona employees may use these firms under ASU's contract.

Executive Search Firms Approved under ASU RFP #091203

Note that this contract expires June 30, 2017.

Firm Name Address Contact Person
Boyden Global Executive Search 400 Perimeter Center Terr. NE, Ste. 900
Atlanta, GA 30346

Daniel C. Grassi​
Ph: (678) 441-9600
FAX: (888) 556-1920

Cizek Associates, Inc. 2415 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 700
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Marti J. Cizek
Ph: (602) 553-1066
FAX: (602) 553-1166

Diversified Search   One Commerce Square
005 Market Street, Ste. 3300
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Kim Morrisson
Ph: (​215) 732-6666
FAX: (215) 568-8399
Four G. Corporation dba Another Source 107 Spring St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Taylor Rieckens
Ph: (619) 215-9084
Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc. 42 Business Center Dr., Ste. 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Jan Greenwood
Ph: (850) 650-2277
FAX: (850) 650-2272
Heidrick & Struggles 303 Peachtree St. NE, Ste. 4300
SunTrust Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30308
Ellen Brown Landers
(404) 682-7400
(404) 577-4048
Helbling & Associates, Inc. 9000 Brooktree Rd., Ste. 150
Wexford, PA 15090
Thomas J. Helbling
(724) 935-7500 x 103
(724) 935-7531
Isaacson, Miller 263 Summer St., 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02210
Julie K. Roper
Ph: (617) 262-6500
FAX: (617) 986-7101
Korn/Ferry International 200 Park Ave., 33rd Floor
New York, NY 10166
Jed Hughes
Ph: (212) 973-5865
Opus Search Partners 1700 Sansom St., Ste. 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19103
James C. Hess
Ph: (215) 790-1188
FAX: (215) 790-0777
Professional Search Group 493 E. Laos St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Carol Baumgarten
Ph: (602) 481-2774
R. William Funk & Associates 100 Highland Park Village, Ste. 200
Dallas, TX 75205
R. William Funk
Ph: (214) 522-1222
FAX: (214) 295-3312
RPA, Inc. 2895 S. Reach Rd.
Williamsport, PA 17701
Kate Nolde
Ph: (800) 992-9277
FAX: (570) 321-7160
The Spelman & Johnson Group 3 Chapman Ave.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Ellen T. Heffernan
Ph: (413) 529-2895
FAX: (413) 527-6881
Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates 1111 Corporate Center Dr., Ste. 106
Monterey Park, CA  91754
Alberto Pimentel
Ph: (323) 260-5041
FAX: (323) 260-7889
Waters & Co. (sold in May 2014) 14285 Midway Rd., Ste. 340
Addison, TX 75001
Rollie O. Waters
Ph: (972) 481-1950
FAX: (972) 481-1951
Wheless Partners 1740 Oxmoor Rd., Ste. 100
Birmingham, AL 35209
Mabry C. Smith III
Ph: (800) 448-0926 x 119
FAX: (205) 870-1553
Witt/Kieffer 2015 Spring Rd., Ste. 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523
John Thornburgh
Ph: (630) 990-1370
FAX: (630) 990-1257