Executive Recruiting in Education: Game Changing Leaders for Your Organization

A Guaranteed Way to Deliver Dynamic Candidates to Leadership Positions!

Dr. Wallace Pond is the Education Search Partner for Top Gun Ventures, specializing in executive search for higher education, K-12, and professional organizations.

Wallace brings 30 plus years of experience across all sectors of education, domestically and internationally, including 20 years in senior leadership roles to the executive search field. See Dr. Pond’s LinkedIn profile here.

You Can No Longer Afford Traditional, Status Quo Search

Higher Education is in the midst of the greatest challenges faced since WWII, having suffered eight consecutive years of enrollment declines, resulting in significant downsizing, mergers, and over 1,200 closures in the last ten years–and that was before the COVID-19 crisis. While there are multiple strategies to address the external factors negatively affecting institutions of higher education (IHEs), the most critical element for ensuring that colleges and universities survive and thrive through the current contraction is the quality of their leadership. Status quo is simply no longer viable. IHEs must have Game Changing leaders and the TGV executive search model has been delivering such leaders across multiple industries for nearly 20 years.

Powerful executive search in higher education today is not simply about filling leadership vacancies. It is about effectively addressing an existential crisis by providing educational institutions the kinds of leaders they need to survive, thrive, and build sustainable futures for all stakeholders. It takes a Game Changer to find a Game Changer.

The Top Gun Difference

  • Limited Number of Searches Conducted Only by Expert Partners
  • Rapid Presentation of GameChanging Candidates
  • Concierge Service from Sourcing to On-Boarding
  • Guaranteed Search

We work with you extensively on the front end to carefully assess exactly the leadership you need, then source candidates based on a custom profile for your institution. Unlike traditional firms, we dedicate an average of 8 to 10 hours of analysis per candidate, including the use of validated assessments, to ensure a powerful match, before presenting anyone to you.

Contact Dr. Pond directly at wallace@topgunventures.com or 719-247-0486. Reach any parter at Top Gun Ventures.

Learn More at the links below:

White Paper: How Traditional Academic Search Is Failing Higher Education

The Eight Year Decline in Higher Education

A New Model for Educational Leadership

The Failure of Leadership in Higher Education