ROCK HILL – South Atlantic Conference Commissioner Patrick Britz announced the addition of Buffkin/Baker as a corporate partner.
Buffkin/Baker is a leading retained, national search and consulting firm conducting searches to recruit leaders in the Higher Education, Digital Marketing/Advertising, Technology, Health Care, Media/Entertainment, and Nonprofit sectors.
“We are very excited to have Buffkin/Baker join us as a corporate partner,” Britz said. “Buffkin/Baker is one of the leading search firms worldwide and has an exceptional reputation in the higher education field. We feel this is a great partnership that will be mutually beneficial to the SAC, our member institutions, and Buffkin/Baker.”
“I have a long association with the SAC, beginning as a student-athlete at a conference member, and eventually developing strong relationships and search partnerships with many of the SAC members. I am excited to continue my involvement with the conference,” said Ken Carrick, a partner in the Buffkin/Baker higher education practice.
Martin Baker, Managing Partner and leader of the Buffkin Baker higher education practice, added, “We are excited to support the SAC and its member institutions, each of which share the common thread of investing in their student-athletes. Beyond success on the fields and courts, these institutions place a high priority on the academic and personal development of their student-athletes. We are honored to be involved and look forward to supporting the conference.”
Buffkin / Baker is a retained, national boutique search and consulting firm composed of industry leaders. Each partner in the firm has been a leader in their respective fields and each has more than a decade of retained search experience. Combined, its partners have more than 175 years of search experience and 210 years of industry experience. The firm has several practice areas including: higher education, digital marketing/advertising, technology, health care, media/entertainment, and nonprofit. The firm serves public, private, venture, and private equity backed companies. Offices are located in Atlanta, Charlotte, Nashville, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and Winston Salem, with an affiliate office in London. The company is also a member of Panorama Search, an international federation of retained search firms with 24 firms and more than 50 offices globally.
Buffkin / Baker’s higher education practice is one of the most prominent in the country, having conducted more than 650 searches for universities and colleges and more than 90 searches for universities and colleges within the past three years. The search professionals on the higher education team have recently conducted searches for a number of leading liberal arts colleges, regional private and public colleges and universities, large research universities, HBCUs and AAU institutions.