Buffkin / Baker, founded in 1999 in Nashville, TN, is a growing, national, retained, executive search firm. The members of the firm have extensive backgrounds in retained executive search, collectively bringing over 175 years of experience. Buffkin / Baker has offices in Cambridge, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, and Winston-Salem. The firm has 9 partners nationwide. The professional staff of the firm has conducted over 1,500 searches for a diverse corporate and non-profit clientele.
Buffkin / Baker’s higher education practice is one of the most prominent in the country, having conducted over 700 searches for clients that include leading liberal arts colleges, community colleges, regional private and public colleges and universities, large public and private research universities, HBCUs, AAU institutions, health science centers, and public and private secondary education institutions. While this practice includes a distinct public and private education sector focus, we have also conducted searches for governmental entities and non-education nonprofit organizations. All these searches allow us to serve, and partner closely with elected or appointed boards and/or committees and have included positions such as: President, CEO, Executive Director, Superintendent, Head of School, and other senior level administrators. A brief overview of our higher education practice is included as a separate document.
Buffkin / Baker also has significant experience conducting CEO and other executive level searches outside of higher education. In addition to education, our practice areas include healthcare; digital transformation; private equity; entertainment; technology, media, and telecom; and non-profit organizations. Our clients include respected Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, non-profit organizations, public sector entities, and start-ups.
In addition to our US practice, through our global partnership, Panorama, we can respond effectively to the increasingly international demands of senior-level executive search in the higher education and non-profit sectors, as well as our corporate searches. With 42 offices, and multi-sector expertise across the globe, through Panorama we are able to offer our clients the advantage of a global team of colleagues with a commitment to excellence and service. Our global presence and reach provide coverage across key higher education markets, including Australia, Europe, and the Far East.
Buffkin / Baker is also a member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), a select group of approximately 250 national/international search firms. We adhere to the ethical principles set forth in its “Code of Professional Practice.” For additional information, please refer to our website: www.buffkinbaker.com or the AESC website: www.aesc.org .
Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Dominion Energy [NYSE: D] is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of approximately 25,700 megawatts of electric generation, 15,000 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering, storage and distribution pipeline and 6,600 miles of electric transmission and distribution lines. We operate one of the largest natural gas storage systems in the U.S. with 1 trillion cubic feet of capacity, and serve more than 6 million utility and retail energy customers.
Our company is built on a proud legacy of public service, innovation and community involvement. In addition to our core businesses, Dominion Energy and our 16,200 employees invest in the communities where we live and work and by practicing responsible environmental stewardship wherever we operate.
Duke Energy is one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, providing electricity to 7.7 million retail customers in six states. They have approximately 51,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest, and Florida - and natural gas distribution services to more than 1.6 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is an ongoing American success story. Our guiding principles, and humble beginning, revolve around personal honesty and integrity. We believe in strengthening our communities one neighborhood at a time, serving our customers as if they were our family, and rewarding hard work. These things are as true today as they were when we were founded in 1957.
Today, our massive network means Enterprise is the largest transportation solutions provider. We offer car and truck rentals, as well as car sharing and car sales. We are in 85 countries with more than 7,600 locations. What does this mean to our customers? We are there when you need us.
We take an active role in sustainability, not only because its smart for our business, but because we believe in making the world a better place for future generations. Because of our size, we are in a unique position to foster innovation, advance research, and test market-driven solutions.
Giraffe Web Development & Design is a website design company based in Greenville SC and offers web development, web design, and search engine optimization services. Judy Benedict, the owner/principal, has been in web development for over 20 years, and focuses on helping clients in both North Carolina and South Carolina. GiraffeWeb develops adaptive and mobile-ready website solutions, and helps clients with SEO and social media.
Gravity Diagnostics is a full-service state-of-the-art CLIA laboratory licensed in all 50 states providing innovative laboratory testing in the areas of COVID-19. We are an advocate for physicians, patients, and our communities, supporting them with unsurpassed integrity, regulatory compliance, and clinical expertise. Gravity currently serves over 1,000 customers for their COVID-19 testing needs from small private practices to universities, to Fortune 500 companies. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our team has done everything we can to get our nation back to normal. While still supporting those in most critical need, we are continuing our mission by helping as many schools, universities, and employers get the testing resources and capabilities they need to get back to life as safely as possible. Gravity Diagnostics offers a wide range of testing services including, but not limited to COVID-19, Upper Respiratory, and Sexually Transmitted Infections.
Our solar energy systems protect against future electricity price increases through power purchase agreements and solar service agreements. We pass along tax savings to our tax-exempt customers and provide opportunities to purchase on-site solar arrays at fair market value after an initial period. We use high quality solar panels and other equipment while seeking to source labor and professional services locally.
Trane is a leader in providing facility and financial services to campus buildings which reduce energy and operational costs while enhancing the learning environment. Trane provides turnkey projects that improve assets while guaranteeing the results and savings associated with each facility improvement.