Helping clients address difficult strategic and organizational challenges often results in leadership transitions for key roles. These moments of change carry with them tremendous opportunity as well as significant risk. Replacing a leader and/or enhancing a leadership team requires a strategic, client-centered approach combined with a deep understanding of the organizational environment and meticulous execution of the craft of executive search.

CFAR has a longstanding strategic alliance with Isaacson, Miller, a premier executive search firm dedicated to recruiting transformational leaders for mission-driven organizations. For more than thirty-five years, Isaacson, Miller has been committed to supporting the civic sector—helping academic and clinical medical centers, universities and colleges, foundations, cultural institutions, environment and conservation organizations, advocacy groups, research institutions, associations, and other non-profits strengthen and diversify their leadership and thereby increase their societal impact.

Our firms share a commitment to strengthening the civic sector and a dedication to intellectual rigor through client-centered approaches based on collaboration and continuous learning. Over many years, we have drawn upon one another’s expertise and counsel. Through our strategic alliance, we leverage the expertise of both firms to help our clients navigate through critical leadership transitions.

Isaacson, Miller works with client organizations to recruit for a range of positions, including:

  • CEOs, presidents, chancellors, and executive directors
  • Provosts, deans, heads of schools, and academic leadership
  • CFOs, CIOs, and other administrative and functional leadership
  • Advancement and development professionals
  • Clinical, research, and administrative healthcare leaders
  • Board members and trustees

Headquartered in Boston with offices in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, Isaacson, Miller serves mission-driven clients throughout the US and across the globe.

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