ACE Affiliate Members Directory

​​​​​​​​​​​​​ACE gratefully acknowledges the following organizations for their participation in the ACE Affiliate Members program and the Executive Search Roundtable.  Annual membership contributions help to sustain ACE programs and initiatives.


Abundance International Education Institute

Abundance International Education Institute (AIEI), established in 2002 in Shenzhen, China. With full commitment to adult executive education, over 26 teaching centers have been set up in China nationwide, covering all the major cities. So far, over 15,000 people have been empowered with the international degree certificates issued by our partner universities (from the U.S and Europe globally) through the programs we provide. Because of AIEI's professionalism and outstanding educational service, it becomes a leading company in adult executive education industry. And AIEI is also the first-ever corporate member of AACSB and ICDE in China. We shall stride forward to the great cause of lifelong education.​

2406, Block A, Tianza International
Nashan District
Shenzhen, Guangdon Province

​​​Academic Career & Executive Search 

Designed for efficiency and flexibility, our academic executive search and academic career services are high precision but inexpensive. Savings are passed to the client. Executive Search: 6 search options for every need and budget. The only constant – a unique search process driven by experienced recruiters, researchers and academics guaranteed to attract the ideal candidate. We work with the client until we find the right fit.

Academic Career Services offers critical insight to aspiring higher education candidates. Together the founders and coaches provide first hand, real life, real world solutions.

PO Box 370485 
West Hartford, CT 06119 ​

Academic Search, Inc.

Academic Search is an executive search firm serving higher education institutions and related organizations since 1976. We are committed to excellent executive search and developing the academy pipeline through leadership development.

1015 18th Street, NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036​

Adtalem Global Education​​​​​​

At Adtalem, Our Mission is to Expand Access to Education. Our business model is designed to educate, train and prepare healthcare professionals at scale. With projected nursing and physician shortages on the rise, it’s a public health imperative to create a robust pipeline of qualified and diverse talent to meet these evolving needs and fill critical healthcare gaps for the betterment of the healthcare industry and the wellbeing of our communities.

500 W Monroe St.
Floor 28
​Chicago, IL 60661

AGB Search

AGB Search focuses exclusively on higher education leadership. We offer interim appointments to preserve continuity, full search services to help institutions navigate the hiring process, transition assistance to set up leaders for long-term success, and compensation evaluation services to help assure fair competitive salaries. Each member of our consulting team brings years of experience as a higher education leader to the firm. We not only understand the demands of leadership, but also are deeply invested in supporting the next generation of leaders. 

1133 20th Street NW, Suite 300

Washington, DC 20036

Amazon Web Services 

Amazon Web Services is on a mission to accelerate the digital transformation of education. Working across the education community, including learners, educators, researchers, and technology providers, we offer highly scalable, secure, and cost-effective cloud solutions and services designed to propel education forward. Through our innovative tools, cloud education programs, and third-party education technology solutions that rely on AWS, we are committed to making education always available, personal, and lifelong for everyone.

410 Terry Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109-5210​


Apogee, the only managed technology services provider solely focused on higher education, has been redefining student campus life experiences since 1999. More than 400 schools and 1 million students and administrators rely on the company’s understanding of how superior Wi-Fi powers student vitality. Apogee’s services include unmatched residential networks (ResNet) and Managed Campus networks, "like home" rich media video services, and digital campus engagement services. Apogee enables schools to increase student satisfaction while achieving budget stability and predictability.

1905A Kramer Lane

Austin, TX 78758

Barnes & Noble College

Barnes & Noble College proudly partners with over 1,450 academic institutions nationwide to serve more than 6 million higher education and K-12 students. As a s​​​trategic partner in physical and virtual campus store operations, we are committed to fostering student success with a complete support system focused on affordability, access, and achievement and delivering an unmatched retail experience that drives revenue and brand awareness.

120 Mountain View Blvd
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

​​​Blue Moon Consulting Group ​

Blue Moon Consulting Group is a boutique consulting firm focused on higher education. We provide insight, counsel, and experience to help colleges and universities effectively manage real-time response to significant change, issues, and crisis events. We also help institutions mitigate issues and avoid crises altogether through the development of proactive crisis management, crisis communications, emergency management and business resiliency plans and by conducting training, exercises, and leadership sessions.

4200 W 17th Avenue, 1009
Denver, CO 80204​


Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library, and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. The company is headquartered in Boston, MA. Employees reside in nearly 40 countries with sales in approximately 165 countries and territories around the world.

200 Pier 4 Boulevard, Suite 400
​Boston, MA 02210

Charles Koch Foundation

More than 50 years ago, Charles G. Koch began supporting education, believing that everyone has the ability to learn, contribute, and succeed if they have the freedom and opportunity to do so. The Charles Koch Foundation, continues this work by funding research and education that helps people expand their horizons, develop their skills, and help others. Through grants to hundreds of colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations, the foundation connects scholars, students, and partners with the resources to explore diverse ideas and solutions that meet the challenges of our day. 

1320 N Courthouse Road, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201

Civitas Learning

Civitas Learning is a student success company delivering the clearest path to improved higher education outcomes. The company's Student Success Intelligence Platform leverages each institution's unique data to find and distribute the strongest signals across the student lifecycle. These signals empower students to make the best possible decisions along their academic pathway. Advisors, faculty, and administrators can personalize support, scale meaningful action, and measure impact to dramatically improve student outcomes.

100 Congress, Suite 300
Austin, TX 78701​


Coursera was established by Stanford Professors Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller in 2012. Since that time Coursera has attracted over 46 million registered learners who can choose from over 4,300 courses, 300 specializations, 10 Professional Certificates & MasterTracks and 16 Degrees. Coursera partners with over 175 Universities around the world along with 40 Industry Partners like Google, Amazon Web Services, DeepLearning and IBM. Coursera is also utilized by over 2,000 enterprise organizations and governments around the world.

381 E Evelyn Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94041


For more than 25 years, Credo has partnered with higher education leaders across critical areas of institutional strategy and operations. Keeping students always at the center, Credo's action-oriented, results-driven partnerships connect to people and culture as the most powerful vehicles to impact transformational student experiences. Informed by proprietary research on institutional thriving and propelled by a robust team of higher education experts, Credo complements your on-campus talent with external context, strategy, support, and accountability.​

940 Golf House Road W
Suite 200
Whitsett, NC 27377


​A recognized leader in the higher education space, Deloitte has solved complex problems with over 175 public and private higher education institutions nationwide. Deloitte’s higher education team has experienced professionals and industry leaders that turn ideas into impact for your institution.

30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Diversified Search Group

Consultants from Storbeck Search, Diversified Search, and Koya Partners form the Education Practice of The Diversified Search Group (DSG), a single firm comprising a portfolio of search firms focused on specialized market sectors. Founded by women, the three firms are recognized leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion. The Diversified Search Group family of firms also includes BioQuest and Grant Cooper, with niches in life sciences and academic medicine.

2005 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 109103


EAB helps today's education leaders solve their biggest problems. We start b​y forging and finding best practices to address education's top challenges with research forums dedicated to presidents, provosts, chief business officers, and many other key academic and administrative leaders. Through these forums, we provide peer-tested research that answers education's most pressing issues. Then, we hardwire those insights into each organization with our technology and services: Enrollment Management, Student Success Management, and Growth and Academic Operations.

1920 East Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23228


Charting the digital future of higher education with cloud-ready technology solutions and services, Ellucian serves more than 2,700 customers and 20 million students in over 50 countries. To find out what’s next in higher education solutions and services, visit Ellucian at

2003 Edmund Halley Drive
Reston, VA 20191​​


Fidelity Investments

Fidelity Investments operates a brokerage firm, manages a large family of mutual funds, provides fund distribution and investment advice, retirement services, wealth management, securities execution and clearance, and life insurance.

245 Summer
Boston, MA 02210

​Follett Higher Education

Follett has been a trusted partner to college campuses for more than 150 years, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for institutions to run, faculty to teach and students to learn at over 1,100 campuses in North America. As higher education's largest campus retailer, we provide education technology, services, course materials, spirit wear and more. We're more than just a book company, we're a gateway to knowledge—harnessing our insights to help improve student outcomes by inspiring learning and shaping the future of education as we know it. ​

3 Westbrook Corporate Center
Suite 200
Westchester, IL 60154

Gray Associates, Inc.

Gray Associates, Inc. is a strategy consulting firm focused on higher education. We help education clients develop fact-based institutional and marketing strategies that maximize outcomes for students, the school, and its constituencies. To support our client work, we have developed an industry-leading database that combines information on inquiry volumes, demographics, competition, and employment. Using this information and proprietary analytical techniques, we work with school leadership to develop institutional strategies, select programs, pick locations, and prepare curricula. 

355 Sudbury Road
Concord, MA 01742 

Greenwood/Asher & Associates, Inc.

We are a woman-owned executive search, consulting and training firm with a diverse recruiting and consulting team. We have extensive expertise and experience with executive search, consulting and training in education and nonprofit organizations. Jan Greenwood and Betty Asher, founders and partners of G/AandA, have deep roots in higher education, having both served as tenured professors and presidents of universities. Greenwood has been in the executive search business since 1992.

42 Business Centre Drive, Suite 206
Miramar Beach, FL 32550


Handshake is the college career network of the future, built to transform the recruiting experience for students, higher education, and employers. Our mission is to democratize access to opportunity: to help every college student find the right job for them, no matter where they go to school, what they’re majoring in, or who they know. Today, Handshake is the number one site for college students to find a job. The Handshake community includes 550,000 employers and 17 million students and young alumni at over 1,250 higher ed institutions—including 120+ minority-serving institutions. 

225 Bush Street, Suite 12
San Francisco, CA 94104

Harris Search Associates

Harris Search Associates is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm. Modeled after the first premier management-consulting firms, in 1997, we launched our practice solely focused on the recruitment of senior leadership to support the growth of higher education. Clients include the foremost universities, medical schools, academic medical centers, research institutes, national laboratories, and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

4236 Tuller Road
Dublin, OH 43017


At Huron, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities confronting the industry better than any other firm, and we offer the highest-quality professionals to help capitalize on them. By evaluating each challenge as an opportunity, we help position leaders to advance their institutions today and be better prepared for the challenges of tomorrow. Our higher education consulting expertise, collaborative mindset and outcomes-focused approach enable leaders to align and optimize their resources to their fullest, so they can give their attention to what matters most. Having worked with more than 500 institutions—including more than 95 of the top 100 research universities—Huron stands as the leading consultancy in the higher education industry.

550 West Van Buren
Chicago, IL 60607

Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search

Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search, led by Marylouise Fennell and Cheryl Hyatt, is a highly successful national and international executive search firm with offices in Pennsylvania, Florida and Colorado. Together with a strong support staff and several independent senior academic consultants, they are rich in higher education and recruitment experience. Hyatt-Fennell is well-known and respected for successfully placing top executives with colleges and universities.

P.O. Box 214 
Conway, PA 15027

IES Abroad

Founded in 1950 and based in Chicago, IES Abroad is a leading not-for-profit study abroad organization that has provided study abroad and internship programs to more than 130,000 college students to date. We offer more than 130 programs throughout Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America.

33 W Monroe Street, Suite 2300
Chicago, IL 60603​

Integrated Strategy Consulting​​

Integrated Strategy is a higher education consulting firm that helps institutional leaders to create, plan, and implement equity-minded organizational change that enhances the student experience and educational outcomes, increases institutional effectiveness, and supports leaders.
The firm's consultants serve as strategic partners to senior- and mid-level academic leaders in a broad range of areas including institutional strategic planning, student affairs, academic affairs, student-facing services, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

214 Main Street
Mashpee, MA 02649

Isaacson, Miller

Isaacson, Miller is a national retained search firm specializing in recruiting transformative leadership for mission-driven organizations. With the largest higher education executive search practice in the U.S., its searches have placed some of the most respected and successful presidents, chancellors, deans, department heads and administration professionals in a wide range of universities, colleges, and academic medical centers.

263 Summer Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

Jelly Academy

Rapid re-skilling, up-skilling and micro-credentials to land a job or grow in the digital marketing industry. 5 star reviewed Jelly Academy is a Canadian leader in current and future-focused training, rapid reskilling, micro-training, digital skills training, and offering corporate team training. We are unique courses on Digital Marketing, PR Fundamentals and Influencer Marketing 101, Account Management, and B2B Sales Specialist courses. We are one of the longest running digital marketing micro-credential schools in Canada.

Unit 212 - 23189 Francis Avenue
Langley, AK 90210​


Jenzabar has built a partnership with its clients that is unique in the industry. Our associates have spent their careers working in higher education, providing them with unmatched insight into the long-terms needs of our clients. We design our products to meet those needs, not to satisfy some fleeting trend in the marketplace. And we consult with our clients at every step of the design process, so we can match our vision to your vision. The result: products that are intuitive to use, affordable in cost, and powerful in action.

101 Huntington Ave, Suite 2200
Boston, MA, 02199


Keeling & Associates

K&A is a higher education consulting firm; we work exclusively with colleges and universities, university systems, and higher education professional organizations. Our projects have a common purpose: to improve outcomes in higher education. We accomplish that purpose in different ways-by renewing vision and strategy; advancing innovation in academic programs; strengthening student support services; increasing institutional capacity through executive search services; improving organizational and operational effectiveness; increasing alignment and synergy in institutional governance. 

55 Harry Kemp Way
Provincetown, MA 02657

Lincoln Leadership

Lincoln Leadership is uniquely positioned to influence the organizations that push society forward. We acknowledge this privilege and commit to transcend diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and deliver leadership capable of expanding opportunities. We encourage leaders closest to the problem to advance meaningful solutions.

1025 S. Farragut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19143


Lindauer is a global search and talent firm with a true understanding of the nonprofit world and what it takes to succeed in its challenging environment. Our proven success across multi-disciplines includes higher and secondary education; hospitals and academic research centers; think tanks, research facilities and foundations; and advocacy, public service, social justice and other mission-driven nonprofits. Our client list today represents the most prestigious and innovative organizations.

133 Clarendon St, #170310
Boston, MA, 02117

Mantra Health

Mantra Health is the fastest growing and only clinically-informed digital mental health company that works cohesively with college counseling centers to provide therapy, psychiatry, 24/7 crisis care to college students.

26 Broadway #318
New York, NY 10004​

Metacircle Culture and Education Co., Ltd.

Metacircle (Hong Kong) Culture and Education Co., Ltd is an independent company that evolved out of Metacircle Cultural Incubator Fund, and is now the holder of Metacircle Fellowship Program. MCE focuses on the promotion of literature, culture, arts, and the humanities. Fellow writers and artist visit China and participate in sequence of events and cross-cultural talks with local writers, artists, scholars, and students. MCE also publishes The Hong Kong Review, an international literary journal that is published in English and is supported by Metacircle Fellowship.

2306 Prosper Commercial Building,
9 Yin Chong Street
Mongkok, Kowloon
Hong Kong


Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. In education, it’s to empower every student. We believe limitless potential is within every student, every educator, every school. Together we can unlock this potential by providing technology that empowers educators and inspires students. Learn more at

One Microsoft Way​​
Redmond, WA 98052​​​

Modern States Education Alliance​

Modern States Education Alliance is a NYC-based philanthropy dedicated to making a college degree more affordable and accessible for everyone. Its first initiative is “Freshman Year for Free": more than 30 online college courses available tuition-free for credit, from top university professors available to anyone with an Internet connection. Students can use these courses to earn college credits by preparing for and taking credit-bearing CLEP exams, as offered by the College Board, and accepted by more than 2,900 colleges.​ 

787 7th Ave, 49th floor
New York, NY 10019

National Student Clearinghouse

The mission of the National Student Clearinghouse is to serve the education and workforce communities and all learners with access to trusted data, related services, and insights. Our Vision is to be a premier resource in serving and supporting the opportunities created by lifelong learning. We are a nonprofit and nongovernmental organization and the leading provider of educational reporting, data exchange, verification, and research services.

2300 Dulles Station Blvd. Suite 220
Herndon, VA 20171

One Million Degrees​

One Million Degrees (OMD) is a nonprofit providing wraparound services to help students persist and graduate from community college on a pathway to economic mobility. OMD also helps organizations that serve community college students strengthen their student support practices.

180 N Wabash Ave
Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60601

Pips Education Fund

With nearly half of all college students dropping out over unpaid debts of as little as $1000, PIPs Education Fund is meeting the urgency of the moment with an innovative, tech-enabled, action-study pathway that helps low-income students overcome barriers to equity in education while learning the power of individual action and community engagement. P4S students get special access to the PIPs App which offers them multiple “touch points" through which personal responsibility is recognized and rewarded with Positive Impact Points (PIPs) that can be saved up and converted into grants for school.

1 Rockefeller Plaza 
Suite 2500
New York, NY 10020​


R. William Funk & Associates

R. William Funk & Associates is the premier firm dedicated to higher education search consulting. Led by its founder and President, R. William (Bill) Funk, the firm is recognized for its unparalleled record in recruiting many of the nation's most esteemed college and university leaders. Mr. Funk is the best known and most widely respected search consultant serving higher education. He has been called the "guru of higher education recruiting" by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

2911 Turtle Creek Blvd., Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75219

RW Jones Agency

The RW Jones Agency is a full-service strategic communications firm exclusively focused on higher education. We understand the challenges and opportunities that your organization faces. From complex issues management counsel to the proactive development of institutionally distinctive media strategies, we know how to help colleges, universities, school districts and non-profit organizations succeed. With locations in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Memphis and Keene, N.H., we serve clients from coast to coast.

PO Box 546
Meadowlands, PA 15347

Registry for College and University Presidents

Founded in 1992, the Registry is the "Gold Standard" interim leadership firm in higher education. The Registry has contracts with over 600 former college and university presidents and senior administrators, in over 49 states, all of whom have been selected for membership based upon nominations and pre-screening evaluations. Experience confirms that the Registry interim function increases the probability of success for the permanent president or senior administrator. Specialties: ADV, CAO, CEO, CFO, CIO, CS/PA, DEAN, GC, SPO, VP.

3 Centennial Drive
Peabody, MA 01960

Resilience-Building Leader Program​​

The Resilience-Building Leader Program is the certification body for the Resilience-Building Leadership Professional® (RBLP™) series of leadership certifications. Resilient teams are the key to both individual and organizational resilience. Resilient teams are stronger together and they make learning and change possible. Our growing network of Authorized Education and Training Partners teach the Building and Leading Resilient Teams curriculum that we developed. The curriculum is designed to meet or exceed the education/training requirement for each level of Resilience-Building Leadership Profes​sional Development courses.

3900 W Alameda Ave
Suite 1200
Burbank, CA 91505​

Russell Reynolds Associates

Founded in 1969, Russell Reynolds Associates quickly became a predominant international leader in executive recruitment. We are a private firm with 46 offices and nearly 1,500 employees globally. In addition to recruiting exceptional candidates and managing a comprehensive, equitable search process, we become trusted advisors who help universities think through challenging leadership issues and build out their leadership teams. Our Higher Education Practice specializes in recruiting senior leaders to research universities, small colleges, and academic and scientific research institutions.

1700 New York Ave NW #400
Washington, DC 20006​

Spelman Johnson

Spelman Johnson is a premier executive search firm serving higher education. Recruiting talented leaders, Spelman Johnson's success is strengthened by their deep, diverse relationships and their investment in the development of a leadership pipeline.

3 Chapman Avenue
Easthampton, MA 01027​

Strada Education Network

Strada Education Network is a national social impact network dedicated to improving lives by forging clearer and more purposeful pathways between education and employment. Our approach combines research, public engagement, strategic philanthropy, mission-aligned investments, and a network of affiliate organizations. Together, we work to create a learner-centered ecosystem that better serves the millions of Americans seeking to complete postsecondary education and training, gain clear value from those experiences, and build meaningful careers.

10 W Market Street, Suite 1100
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Strategic Education, Inc.

Employers need an education partner that can help prepare their teams for the future of work. Employees need affordable learning options that support their ambitions and are in sync with their lives.
Strategic Education, Inc. provides high-impact solutions that are tailored to your organizational goals. With programs from two respected universities, coding bootcamps, leadership development series and other tech-enabled offerings, Strategic Education can help you attract and retain great talent. 

2303 Dulles Station Blvd
Herndon, VA 20171

Summit Search Solutions, Inc.

Summit is a boutique executive search firm dedicated to serving the higher education and non-profit sectors nationwide. In addition to offering traditional comprehensive search, Summit offers sourcing-based models where clients can select components of the search process at an hourly rate or fixed fee. All searches include strategies to identify and attract passive candidates and diverse candidates. Based in Asheville, NC, Summit has a team of experienced recruiting consultants in locations across the country including CA, OR, NY, KS, and NC.

P.O. Box 9824
Asheville, NC 28815

The Jed Foundation

The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today…and tomorrow.

530 7th Seventh, Suite 801
New York, NY 10018


The TIAA-CREF family of companies is a prominent financial services organization dedicated to providing lifetime financial security to those in the healthcare, academic, cultural, and research fields; for people whose work serves others.

730 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017​


Wiley University​ ​​​​​Servi​​​​ces

Together, We'll Transform Higher Education.

Building on more than 200 years of experience, Wiley University Services is a leading provider of comprehensive, tailored services to universities around the world. We currently support over 280 degree programs and more than 3,000 courses, encompassing on campus, online, and hybrid models. 

By extending our partners' global reach, creating operational efficiencies, and improving learning experiences and outcomes across the student lifecycles, we help our partners achieve success in an increasingly competitive and dynamic market. 

1415 West 22nd Street, Suite 800
Oak Brook, IL 60523

William Spelman Executive Search

William Spelman Executive Search is a retained executive search firm specializing in identifying and recruiting highly qualified and diverse candidates for executive positions in higher education. Our searches are rooted in the close partnerships we form with our clients, with whom we share a commitment to finding the best and brightest to carry out the important work of educating the world’s future leaders.

667 Midship Circle
Webster, NY 14580


For 50 years, WittKieffer has been the nation's leader in executive search for education and healthcare. WittKieffer specializes in senior-level executive search assignments for higher education, healthcare and not-for-profit organizations. Our mission is to identify outstanding leadership solutions for organizations committed to improving the quality of life.

2015 Spring Road, Suite 510
Oak Brook, IL 60523 ​