The Boland Group - Highlights of Mission Driven assignments:

Selected representative searches for Mission Driven organizations:

  • For a United Way organization in the nation's breadbasket, whose revenues shrank 40% in less than three years,
    • an Executive Director who dramatically increased revenue development (including previously untapped sources), resulting in increasing services, the number served, and the quantifiable community impact.
    • The successful CEO candidate also successfully restored the confidence of the community, rebuilt depleted reserves and transformed the internal culture into a service-oriented organization.
  • For one of the largest Community Development Finance Investment (CDFI) nonprofits in the nation, a new Vice President of the Southern region of the United States. Preference for a minority candidate with affordable housing finance experience to focus on closing the wealth gap in historically underserved markets by driving public private investments in racially equitable, affordable housing.
    • The successful candidate, a decorated African American veteran of the military and intelligence communities, as well as the youngest Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development in the history of HUD, is widely regarded as a promising CEO succession candidate.
  • For a not for profit mental health center (CMHC) in the Midwest, recognized regionally for its innovation and evidenced based practices, the Board of Directors was looking for a
    • CEO, who could lead the organization to a an even higher (national) level of excellence. After a 10 month search failed to surface a “game-changer”, the Board evaluated seven search firms before selecting TBG. We conducted a national search, presented candidates within 30 days, interviewed finalists within 60 days, and the successfully recruited CEO was on board in 90 days.
  • For a YMCA focused on early learning and literacy, the Board of Directors was looking for a
    • visionary but hands-on CEO, to help take the organization to the next level, in part by cultivating and leveraging collaborative partnerships with for-profit businesses, individuals, government agencies and other non-profits in the area to make highest and best use of the organization’s resources.
  • For a $250M national Managed Behavioral Healthcare firm created through the merger of a non-profit and a for-profit organization, a CIO
    • to recruit, retain or outplace 100 professionals around the country in under six months
    • to complete the consolidation of three data centers and develop an integrated system to support the new nationwide service area.
  • For a non-profit provider of therapeutic and rehabilitative services for children and adults with physical disabilities, a
    • CEO, who could help position this Midwestern organization as a center of excellence, in part by leveraging a new state of the art, world-class athletic facility as the therapeutic destination of choice for adaptive sports and other world class therapeutic offerings.
  • For the local chapter of a global healthcare society dedicated to providing research and services for victims of an auto-immune disease, an
    • Executive Director, to transform this regional chapter into a magnet for the funding and volunteers required to provide a rich spectrum of services and support.
  • For the CEO of the Girl Scouts of America, a CIO
    • At the request of the board, introduced broad slate of diversity candidates
    • Search completed in under four weeks -- with a successful diversity candidate.