Vetted Solutions - A Specialist Executive Search Company

A Specialist Executive Search Company

Featured Searches:

President, Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc.

Executive Director, Association for Clinical and Translational Science
SmithBucklin - Washington, D.C.

Executive Director
American International Health Alliance

Executive Director
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras

Director of Federal Government Relations
National Ground Water Association

Senior Director of Business Development
CoreNet Global

Vice President of Professional Learning and Development
National Organization

Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners Group
CCA Global



President,
Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc.

The Vinyl Siding Institute, Inc. (VSI), headquartered in Washington, DC, is the trade association for manufacturers of vinyl and other polymeric siding and suppliers to the industry. VSI’s goal is to maintain and expand markets for vinyl and other polymeric siding. It addresses regulatory issues, helps develop product and performance standards by working through standards-making organizations and code bodies, sponsors certification programs, and shares information with the industry and its customers on the benefits of vinyl and other polymeric siding. With a staff of nine and a six-member Board of Directors, including three officers, VSI has about 40 member companies that are industry manufacturers or suppliers to the industry, and its budget is $3.2 million.

For a seasoned executive looking to make a significant impact on the trade association representing the vinyl siding industry, VSI is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as President of the Association. The candidate will hold a central administrative position, overseeing staff and operations, assigning staff liaisons, providing recommendations and support to the VSI Board and committees, promoting membership participation, and developing and maintaining budgets. The President reports directly to the VSI Board and serves as a non-voting member of the Board. This position is critical to the continued growth and success of an association representing an industry facing numerous challenges in its marketplace.

The President will also serve as an out-of-the-box thinker and strategist, with a sense of excitement and vision that inspires and motivates the VSI Board, staff, and members. The successful candidate will be a driving force in business strategy for the organization and its members. Moreover, as the primary spokesperson for the Association, the President’s visibility is not only high within the organization but also externally, maintaining relationships with other associations, members of the home building community, and government agencies. Working with the Board, the President must differentiate the industry's products from competitive products, while at the same time facing the challenges of a still-recovering housing market.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; experience leading and managing a trade association of similar size or larger; experience in enhancing the visibility of an organization; success in retaining and growing an organization’s membership in difficult or changing times; demonstrated experience in efficiently managing a professional staff, setting and maintaining clear and consistent standards for staff performance; experience in developing and managing strategic plans and implementing goals in an organized fashion; experience as a proven consensus builder among diverse constituencies, who is also a strong decision-maker. A master’s degree is considered optimal, and a Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation is preferred. Experience within the building products industry and/or certification programs is a plus. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.



Executive Director, Association for Clinical and Translational Science,
SmithBucklin - Washington, D.C.

ACTS is the leading professional and scientific organization in clinical and translational science. The organization was inaugurated in 2013, with 29 founding Institutional Members, and nearly doubling to 48 Institutional Members as of April 2014. The purpose of ACTS can be broken up into four realms: Research - ACTS supports investigations that continually improve team science, integrating multiple disciplines across the full translational science spectrum. Education - ACTS is the academic home for the disciplines of research education, training, and career development for the full spectrum of translational scientists. Advocacy - ACTS provides a strong voice to advocate for translational science, clinical research, patient oriented research, and research education support. Mentoring - ACTS will promote investigations and dissemination of effective models for mentoring future generations of translational scientists.

SmithBucklin has retained Vetted Solutions to recruit an Executive Director to work closely with the Board of Directors for its client, the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). ACTS is housed within SmithBucklin’s Healthcare and Scientific Practice Group in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. The Executive Director provides leadership for ACTS and works collaboratively with the Board to guide the development and implementation of the strategic plan, programs and practices of the association. ACTS seeks an Executive Director with knowledge of and experience with the complexities of clinical and translational research support and the interactions among academic health centers, industry, and state and federal funding agencies. Experience as a CTSA Executive Director would be an important asset. The ED will manage critical issues such as membership growth, board leadership development, diversification of organization revenues, identifying and successfully obtaining corporate and philanthropic support, attracting new volunteer leaders, and overall financial performance.

Qualified candidates will possess the following: a bachelor’s degree; 10 plus years of experience and at least three years of senior managerial experience; financial management and budgeting experience; ability to creating effective working relationships with a board of directors, membership and external partners; exceptional interpersonal skills.

SmithBucklin is a professional services company specializing in Association Management. They are the world's largest association management company, founded in 1949. The company provides full-service management and outsourcing services to trade associations, professional societies, technology user groups, corporations, government institutes/agencies and other nonprofit organizations. SmithBucklin's mission is to drive growth for its client organizations and provide uncompromised stewardship for their long-term prosperity. SmithBucklin offices are located in Chicago, Washington, D.C., St. Louis and St. Paul, Minn. and the SmithBucklin MCI Worldwide Partnership provides client organizations with seamless association and event management services from more than 40 offices throughout the world. The company is 100 percent employee owned. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

Back to Searches



Executive Director,
American International Health Alliance

The American International Health Alliance (AIHA), a leader in global public health development is searching for its next Executive Director. Headquartered in Washington DC, AIHA’s partnerships and programs represent one of the US healthcare sector’s most coordinated responses to a broad range of issues affecting global health. AIHA’s twinning model provides technical assistance for the underlying structure that supports health reforms, offering counsel and guidance. Clinical and administrative programs are more sustainable due to the partner-recipients ability to identify key issues and create their own solutions. Particular attention is focused on the need for low-tech, economically-viable programs that increase productivity and quality of care without imposing new burdens that would impede long-term success and feasibility. Funding for these programs currently comes primarily from the federal government in addition to other public-private partnerships.

Due to several forces, global public health development is going through a transition. Competition for funding is becoming more difficult to secure. Participation from volunteers is challenging due to changes in how healthcare is delivered in the US. Politics, too, are impacting global health. The next Executive Director will have to navigate AIHA through these and other external dynamics as well as internal transitions, not least of which is the retirement of the founding Executive Director.

The next Executive Director will be responsible for developing a strategic plan that will take into consideration all of the changes in global public health and how AIHA can turn potential challenges into opportunities. This will include identifying new funding sources, diversifying and growing program offerings as well as developing other revenue opportunities that will build on the success of the core of AIHA’s mission. The ideal candidate will possess broad knowledge of global health in developing countries who can seamlessly navigate in very diverse, cross-cultural environments. Additionally, the successful candidate will have a deep understanding of both public and private funding sources. As the face of AIHA, the Executive Director is seen as a charismatic, high-profile, visionary, entrepreneurial business development leader/manager who will continue to build on the successful relationships with current stakeholders as well as develop new strategic relationships and partnerships. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Tiffany McCarty may be reached at +1 (202) 650-5527 or tiffany.mccarty@vettedsolutions.com.

Back to Searches



Executive Director,
American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras

The American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras (AYPO), headquartered in Annandale, VA, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preparation of young leaders through a musical program of education and performance. Consisting of four young musician orchestras and various chamber groups, AYPO provides competitive, world-class training and performance opportunities for young musicians up to 21 years of age. With a nationally recognized artistic staff, a dedicated professional staff and a host of volunteers, AYPO annually selects and trains more than 400 of the most talented young musicians. AYPO has delivered programs of the highest caliber throughout the Washington, DC area since 1964.

For a nonprofit executive with a passion for music and education, AYPO is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director, responsible for the management of all of the organization’s activities. This person will be a visible, articulate champion of the AYPO, leading this growing organization and increasing its visibility and impact. The Executive Director will manage a full-time staff of two to three people plus artistic staff, music coaches and a large parent volunteer program. AYPO has an annual budget exceeding $700,000. The Executive Director will also team with the AYPO President and Artistic Director to provide support to AYPO’s Board of Directors.

The Executive Director will also serve as the primary spokesperson, providing visible and competent public leadership of AYPO; work with the Board to develop a strategic plan and take leadership in its implementation; manage the successful execution of all AYPO programs; implement, with the Board of Directors, the initiation and execution of development programs; promote and support excellent relations with the Board of Directors, artistic staff, young musicians and their parents, interested parties and the school systems as well as the business, education and arts communities; manage all aspects of administrative operations, development and investment finances as well those of the endowment; create successful fundraising program; evaluate and improve AYPO’s policies, and procedures; and take responsibility for financial management of the organization including oversight of revenue generation, cost control, cash management, short and long-term investment strategies, management of reserves and the financial audit process.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; four or more years of managerial, entrepreneurial and leadership experience in for-profit or non-profit organizations, preferably those involved in the arts; strong skills in personnel management, budgeting, finance and general organizational management; strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; demonstrated success in fund development, grant prospecting and writing.; capability in public relations, marketing and branding; an understanding of database systems and the ability to lead organizational data management strategy; the ability to work with a variety of age ranges and different groups to reach a common goal; and experience interacting with a volunteer board. An advanced degree, such as in business or administration is a strong plus. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com. and Catherine Lux Fry may be reached at +1 (202) 696-6701 or Catherine@vettedsolutions.com.

Back to Searches



Director of Federal Government Relations,
National Ground Water Association

The National Ground Water Association (NGWA) is the leading organization for anyone affiliated with the groundwater industry. Headquartered in suburban Columbus, Ohio, NGWA’s membership is composed of more than 11,000 U.S. and international groundwater professionals, including contractors, scientists and engineers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers. NGWA’s purpose is to provide guidance to members, government representatives, and the public for sound scientific, economic, and beneficial development, protection, and management of the world’s groundwater resources.

For a federal government affairs professional with an interest in the groundwater industry, NGWA is seeking a Director of Federal Government Relations. This person will represent the association’s interests in advancing groundwater knowledge through federal advocacy priorities. The Director of Federal Government Relations will reinforce NGWA’s position as the trusted source for information and guidance regarding groundwater, including how it is provided, protected, managed and remediated. Based in Washington, DC, this position will also help promote policies for informed, responsible and sustainable use of groundwater.

The Director of Federal Government Relations is responsible for leading education and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies; working collaboratively with other members of the association’s senior director team to execute and implement NGWA’s strategic organizational goals; researching, monitoring, analyzing, evaluating and reporting upon legislation and regulatory issues related to groundwater; establishing relationships and initiating opportunities with pertinent public officials and key staff in Congress and in federal agencies; briefing and informing the CEO and other NGWA leaders on government issues affecting the organization; planning and implementing briefings and visits; writing and managing the preparation of briefing materials, testimony and policy or position documents; playing a key strategic role with NGWA member volunteer committees; and representing NGWA in relevant organizations and coalitions.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; federal government relations experience; expertise and background in leading, counseling and shaping multifaceted federal government relations strategies; the ability to communicate with a broad range of constituents, from consumers to government representatives; engaging, proven public speaking skills; strong written communication skills; good listening and interpersonal skills; the ability to find creative solutions to complex situations; a charismatic, dynamic personality; the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity; and strong organizational and time-management skills. A master’s degree is preferred. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

Back to Searches



Senior Director of Business Development,
CoreNet Global

CoreNet Global is a professional association for the corporate real estate industry that provides education, knowledge sharing and networking to corporate real estate peers. Headquartered in Atlanta, CoreNet Global has over 8,000 members worldwide and approximately 50 chapters throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. As a global learning organization, it is the industry thought and opinion leader, convening the entire corporate real estate industry.

For leaders in business development, CoreNet Global is a hiring a Senior Director of Business Development – University and Global Relations. This person will develop and leverage a variety of public and private partnerships worldwide to increase visibility for both CoreNet Global and corporate real estate in general. This position will advance the association’s research agenda, programs and initiatives, and will also serve as the central contact for CoreNet’s initiative to develop strategic relationships with universities around the world.

The Senior Director of Business Development – University and Global Relations is also responsible for performing market and industry research to identify universities that are offering or may have in interest in offering any form of education related to the corporate real estate industry; developing and maintaining a database of universities with details showing educational offering, students and key contacts; exploring and cultivating relationships with universities and others; clearly articulating the CoreNet Global value proposition effectively to possible alliance partners; developing annual operating plans that align with the organization‘s long term mission, vision and strategy to grow participation and engagement by universities and others; working collaboratively with the other internal terms and key vendors to support implementation of business development strategies; preparing written reports that detail business strategy, plans, and results; monitoring and reporting on performance milestones and annual budgets across new and existing business initiatives; and developing innovative and effective reporting mechanisms.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree; a minimum of seven years experience leading and managing client-facing business development initiatives and partnerships in a major organization; an understanding of the corporate real estate industry; the ability to manage many projects simultaneously; strong attention to detail; and excellent organizational, interpersonal and oral and written communications skills. An advanced degree, experience with a membership association or nonprofit business environment and experience developing and managing university relationships are pluses. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

Back to Searches



Vice President of Professional Learning and Development,
National Organization

An organization that provides opportunities for industry-related members to network for professional training, development and career growth is hiring a Vice President of Professional Learning and Development. The organization offers a credentialed professional designation program as well as numerous conferences and networking opportunities both in North America and in various locations around the world. This position will report to the CEO and will manage and improve the training, professional development and designation programs of the organization.

The Vice President of Professional Learning and Development is also responsible for participating in strategic planning, budgeting and management of the organization; coordinating departmental efforts so they dovetail with the organization’s priorities; managing current and future professional designation programs, including strategic and long-range planning, curriculum and content development, development and retention of faculty, managing in-person seminars and online learning offerings; routinely evaluating the effectiveness of the professional designation program, content and curriculum to ensure continuous improvement and that such programs, content, curriculum, delivery methods and faculty meet the current and future needs of the members and customers; exploring and recommending new methods for delivery, including identifying new markets, new programs and partnering with related groups; identifying and recruiting both paid faculty and unpaid volunteer faculty to act as subject matter experts; supervising the work and processes of the department, including planning and timely execution of deliverables; and developing and managing the departmental budget.

Successful candidates should possess a master’s degree; five to seven years experience with a national nonprofit membership organization; five to seven years experience in training or education; experience serving global markets; a demonstrated track record in the development, management and execution of successful professional programs, including a professional designation program; experience in applying academic rigor to real world business content; strong facilitative leadership skills, including the ability to encourage initiative and cooperation among others; excellent organization, project, budget and personnel management skills; a demonstrated ability and commitment to the team approach in achieving work goals; the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented, hands-on environment and work effectively under pressure; and excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking, ad hoc presentations, and electronic communications. An education-related or adult learning-related degree is preferred. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

Back to Searches



Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners Group,
CCA Global

CCA Global is a cooperative corporation that is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, with 14 distinct businesses in the flooring, lighting, and biking industries and operating in over 2,700 locations. In the aggregate, they produce annual sales exceeding $10 billion. CCA Global Partners is a leader in developing programs and services that help independent business owners reach a higher level of success both personally and professionally. The company has headquarters offices in Manchester, New Hampshire, and St. Louis, Missouri.

For seasoned strategic leaders and sales executives, CCA Global is currently seeking candidates for the position of Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners Group, to be based in the organization’s St. Louis headquarters. This position is responsible for developing profitable, incremental sales programs for CCA Global’s membership as well as developing profitable revenue streams for the organization. The Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners Group is responsible for leveraging CCA’s collective size and strengths to secure strategic partner relationships for CCA’s members that are normally reserved for national retailers. One key focus is relationships with insurance companies. This position also has responsibility for management and growth of a contractor cooperative and relationships with national “back office” programs provided to the membership, such as credit card processing.

The Senior Vice President, Strategic Partners Group, will also assume full P&L and business responsibility for the group; proactively maintain and grow existing partnerships; identify opportunities for existing accounts and programs to be expanded within the CCA family; provide new product and service opportunities for the CCA membership; phase out accounts and programs that no longer fit the CCA profile or are not generating sufficient, profitable revenue for CCA or the members; identify, sell, and launch new partnerships that will provide profitable sales opportunities for the membership; broaden and deepen existing relationships that are profitable for the members; establish, monitor and maintain performance standards for the membership; keep CCA “top of mind” with members and within the partner organizations; resolve both individual and partner-wide problems as needed; serve as the liaison between the partners and the individual members to assist in problem identification and resolution; and develop education and training for members to advance their relationship programs.

Successful candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, preferably in business; 20 years of sales or marketing management experience, either within or selling to large, national companies and dealing with officer-level individuals at those companies; supervisory experience; business management and P&L experience; excellent presentation skills, with the ability to communicate with a broad range of constituents; the ability to find creative solutions to complex situations; strong organizational and time management skills; the ability to work independently; the highest standards of personal and professional ethics and integrity; and superior interpersonal and listening skills. Click here to view the full position profile.

Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to the executive search firm. The search being conducted by Vetted Solutions, 888 16th Street NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20006. Jim Zaniello may be reached at +1 (202) 544-4749 or jim.zaniello@vettedsolutions.com.

Back to Searches

© 2014 Vetted Solutions. Washington, D.C.   Website: Berces Design