While all of Sterling Martin Associates’ clients have retained us to conduct executive searches to find talented leaders, no two clients are alike, and our assignments encompass a broad array of circumstances and challenges. Below you will find several links to case studies of searches we have recently conducted.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson, and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports. AAAS also spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide. Sterling Martin Associates was retained by AAAS to search for the organization’s Chief International Officer. Click here to read the full case study.
The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization that supports the education of pharmaceutical scientists and strengthens pharmacy education. AFPE was founded in 1942 with a mission to support pharmaceutical education in the United States. AFPE is the oldest and largest foundation dedicated solely to strengthening pharmaceutical education. The Foundation achieves its mission through an annual national pharmaceutical education awards program that currently supports approximately 70 pre-doctoral fellowships in pharmaceutical science and two faculty development fellowships – one in geriatric pharmacy and one in medication adherence. Sterling Martin Associates was retained by AFPE to search for its President. Click here to read the full case study.
The Children’s Hospital Association (formerly the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions) is an international association of children’s hospitals with 218 members in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Italy, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico. CHA promotes the health and well-being of all children and their families through support of children’s hospitals and health systems that are committed to excellence in providing health care to children. Sterling Martin Associates was retained by CHA to search for its Vice President, Public Policy. Sterling Martin Associates also recruited CHA’s Vice President, Public Affairs. Click here to read the full case study.
The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is an international trade association representing companies that offer electronic transaction processing products and services. The purpose of ETA is to influence, monitor, and help shape the merchant acquiring industry by providing leadership through education, advocacy, and the exchange of information. ETA’s membership spans the breadth of the payments industry, from financial institutions to transaction processors to independent sales organizations (ISOs) to equipment suppliers. More than 500 companies worldwide are members of ETA. ETA’s stated mission is to fully serve its members and advance their profession by providing leadership through education, advocacy and the exchange of information. Sterling Martin Associates was retained by ETA to search for a Director of Government & Industry Relations. Click here to read the full case study.
Good360 (formerly Gifts In Kind International) provides Goods for the Greater Good™ and is dedicated to helping people and communities by distributing corporate product donations to qualified nonprofit organizations. Donated products include books, toys, personal care products, clothing, computers, home improvement materials, and much more. Since its founding in 1983, Good360 has donated over $7 billion worth of products from Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States and internationally. Sterling Martin Associates was retained by Good360 to search for a President & Chief Executive Officer. Click here to read the full case study.
Make-A-Wish Foundation | Mid-Atlantic Chapter is one of 62 chapters that make up Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. With a budget of just over $5 million and a staff of 27, the Mid-Atlantic Chapter grants wishes of children with life-threatening conditions. The organization had experienced three leadership transitions over a four-year period. Sterling Martin Associations was retained by Make-A-Wish to find a new President & Chief Executive Officer. Click here to read the full case study.
NACE International, headquartered in Houston, TX, is a leading international association with a membership of more than 22,000 professional engineers in 100 countries. NACE is built upon decades of knowledge and expertise from dedicated members all around the world. NACE International retained Sterling Martin Associates to search for an Executive Director | CEO. Click here to read the full case study.
Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) accelerates educational innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. It is a collaborative, multi-year initiative focused on identifying and scaling technology-enabled approaches to dramatically improve college readiness and completion. NGLC is an initiative of EDUCAUSE®, a nonprofit association and the foremost community of IT leaders and professionals committed to advancing higher education. Sterling Martin Associates was retained to search for NGLC’s Deputy Director and was subsequently retained to search for five additional positions. Click here to read the full case study.
The Partnership for Philanthropic Planning was created in 1988 as the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG), the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning (the Partnership). Based in Indianapolis, IN, the Partnership is a national association whose mission is to help people and organizations create charitable giving experiences that are the most meaningful in achieving both charitable mission and the philanthropic, financial, family, and personal goals of the donor innovation through applied technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. Sterling Martin Associates was retained by the Partnership to search for its President & Chief Executive Officer. Click here to read the full case study.
Established in 1956 upon the initiative of President Dwight D. Eisenhower to create cross-cultural relationships designed to improve the U.S. reputation overseas, Sister Cities International (SCI) is a $1.5 million nonprofit, citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities to increase global cooperation at the local level. As an international membership organization, SCI officially certifies, represents, and supports partnerships between U.S. cities, counties, states, and similar jurisdictions in other countries to ensure their continued commitment and success. SCI is a volunteer-driven organization that today represents over 700 communities in the United States with 2,000 partnerships in 134 countries around the world. Sterling Martin Associates was retained by Sister Cities to find a new President & Chief Executive Officer. Click here to read the full case study.
Founded in 1951 by world-renowned humanitarian Dr. John L. Peters, World Neighbors (WN) is a nonsectarian international development organization that works to strengthen the capacity of marginalized rural communities to meet basic needs and sustain autonomous development processes. WN strives to eliminate hunger, poverty, and disease in the poorest, most rural villages in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In the 62 years since its founding, WN has touched the lives of more than 26 million people in 45 countries.
Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, World Neighbors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a budget of approximately $3.8 million. Almost all of WN’s international staff – ~50 individuals – are hired locally and work on-the-ground as program personnel. WN is governed by a 21-member Board of Trustees, made up of volunteers who come from throughout the United States and who contribute their time and expertise to the organization. World Neighbors retained Sterling Martin Associates to find a new President & Chief Executive Officer to succeed the retiring incumbent. Click here to read the Full Case Study.
Yoga Alliance is the national education and support organization for Yoga in the U.S. Founded in 1999, Yoga Alliance now represents over 35,000 Yoga instructors and 2,000 Yoga schools. YA works in the public interest to ensure that there is a thorough understanding of the benefits of Yoga, that the teachers of Yoga value its history and traditions, and that the public can be confident of the quality and consistency of instruction. Sterling Martin Associates was retained by Yoga Alliance to search for a President & Chief Executive Officer, and the CEO subsequently retained Sterling Martin Associates to find a Director of Credentialing. Click here to read the full case study.
Youth For Understanding (YFU) is a global network of nonprofit educational organizations operating programs across 64 countries. One of the world’s oldest, largest, and most respected exchange organizations, YFU has exemplified excellence in international youth exchange worldwide since its founding in 1951. Sterling Martin Associates was engaged by YFU USA to search for a President & CEO to replace the previous executive who left the organization after 18 years of service. Click here to read the full case study.