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When it came time to fill a senior leadership role in our Christ-centered organization, Mission Leadership was the clear choice. Neal invested the time to understand our needs and delivered a candidate that checked all the boxes. It was clear from the start that fulfilling our mission had become their mission!
Bob Bruder-Mattson, President & CEO, FaithBridge Foster Care
We have been extremely pleased with Mission:Leadership. On point communication. Clearly met deadlines. Great relational and professional approach. A strong desire to understand our needs and serve us accordingly. Highly capable candidates. We are already working with them again to find another high-caliber leader for our organization.
Bryson Vogeltanz, President & CEO, Partners
We were grateful to Mission:Leadership for leading a very thorough search process for our COO. Our team appreciated the depth of information they provided on each short list candidate—although in a way it made our job difficult—as the final slate of candidates were all excellent! Truthfully, their high caliber candidates gave us multiple scenarios to choose from and, by the end, I felt that I knew each candidate personally. I would highly recommend Mission:Leadership for their professional expertise and sage advice.
Robert Briggs, former President & CEO, American Bible Society
It’s great to work with a recruiter that really understands who we are and what we do. Neal and his team have definitely “been there, done that,” which served us very well. The depth of understanding they provided on each candidate was second to none, leading us to the hiring of a great new CEO.
Chris Ordway, Board Member, Empart USA & SVP, Global Leadership Network
Rich has a unique ability to articulately describe the ideal candidate profile for an organization utilizing both keen observation and strong intuition. He then combines this within a finely tuned search process, wrapped with the right amount of communication back to the client, and delivers on what he promises. I highly recommend Rich and his team for your executive search needs.
Casey Toomajian, CEO, Hometown Healthcare Inc.
Bringing top level talent into your organization can be challenging. What appears to be experience and competency on paper can result in a lack of cultural fit, meaning time wasted and trust lost with other leaders. We avoided this by working with connected leaders like Neal and Rich, who bring team members to your organization who are hungry, humble and smart. I deeply appreciate the way they took time to understand us culturally and relationally, which also informed our pathway forward in securing our open key leadership roles.
Matt Markins, President & CEO, Awana
As a consultant with churches and schools for 20+ years, I understand many of the facets required to conduct an executive-level search. Because of this, I can highly recommend Dr. Rich Kidd and his expertise in searching for executive-level employees. I have discovered how personable and positive Rich is and how willing he is to adapt to the needs of his client. Rich and Neal form a great team, and I highly recommend their services for any organization that requires a professional-level search process.
Jason Haas, Ed.D., Director of Programs & Services, NCCSA and Board Member, Faith Christian Academy
Working with the Mission:Leadership team was a fantastic experience. They took the time to really learn about our organization and the role we needed to fill. The only difficult part of the process was picking between the five highly-qualified candidates they delivered!
Jason Graham, Vice President, Program Services, Summit Ministries
Rich led a team that was critical to our national search for a successor candidate to our Senior Pastor. He was instrumental in creating a professional Opportunity Profile, and then presented a list of excellent candidates for us to consider. Rich’s communication during the whole process was professional and effective. I would highly recommend him to other organizations.
Kevin Haukebo, Chairman of the Senior Pastor Search Committee, Whitewater Crossing Christian Church
Neal played a pivotal role in identifying and hiring our new CEO at Tearfund USA. From the outset, He was clear about his process and delivered on time with clear communication each step of the way and immensely thorough information. We're thrilled with the final result and highly recommend you consider Neal to lead your next executive search.
Jeff Galley, Board of Directors, Tearfund USA
Rich was truly a "God send" for us. After surveying and interviewing our Leadership Team and Board of Directors, he provided us with very wise and insightful counsel, while at the same time honoring our Board's wisdom and authority to make final decisions.
Joseph Anfuso, Founder, Forward Edge International