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.


2U, Inc.

Eliminating the back row in higher education is not just a metaphor—it's our mission. For more than a decade, 2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has been a trusted partner and brand steward of great universities. We build, deliver, and support more than 475 digital and in-person educational offerings, including undergraduate and graduate degrees, professional certificates, Trilogy-powered boot camps, and GetSmarter short courses. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners.

7900 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706

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. Six executive 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. 

P.O. 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

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


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
United States


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


Welcome to Class! We are improving synchronous learning for faculty and students with Class for Zoom, designed to make Zoom feel like a real classroom with teaching and learning tools that enable faculty to take attendance, deliver assessments, hold one-on-one discussions, and more. Institutions are revolutionizing their enrollment models by providing access to quality education for students everywhere.

43 Rainey Streey #2802
Austin, TX 78701
United States

Collegis Education

Collegis Education provides technology-embedded managed services that accelerate the transition to the university of tomorrow. With a backbone in technology, our suite of services combine the power of integrated, data-driven technology with strategic higher ed services to build long-term growth plans for colleges and universities looking to thrive in a complex market. Our specific skills allow universities to deploy technology throughout their business processes to digitally transform friction points and compete effectively.

8300 Norman Center Drive, Suite 400
Bloomington, MN 60523


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


​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 by 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

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

Guild Education

Guild is at the forefront of the Future of Work, partnering with Fortune 1000 companies and non-profit universities to offer education benefits to their employees, with a focus on frontline workers. We partner with America’s largest companies including Walmart, Disney, Discover, Taco Bell, and Chipotle to empower their employees to go back to school and reach their educational goals.

370 17th Street
Denver, CO 80202


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

Imaginable Futures

Imaginable Futures (IF) is a global philanthropic investment firm that believes learning has the
power to unlock human potential and aspires to provide every learner with the opportunity
and the tools they need to imagine, and to realize, a brighter future. By taking a systems
approach to solving complex education challenges, IF works across public, private and
social sectors to bring to life transformational ideas in local, national and global contexts for
learners of all ages.

1991 Broadway
Redwood City, CA 94063


Interstride partners with higher-ed institutions to support the international student population. Through data-driven technology, we connect international students to professional networks, employers, and jobs, saving valuable time and resources for administrators, while enhancing student satisfaction and retention. Ninety-seven percent of our partners have rated Interstride as the top resource for international students. Learn more about our service offering at

5127 Meadow Creek Drive
Austin, TX 78745

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


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


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

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

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


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

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

Ruffalo Noel Levitz

For more than 40 years, colleges and nonprofit organizations have turned to Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) to enroll the students they want, help more students graduate and succeed, and build lifelong relationships with donors. Our mission is to make colleges, universities, and nonprofits successful and vibrant with inspired and relevant engagement with our team of experts.

1025 Kirkwood Parkway SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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

RW Jones Agency

The RW Jones Agency is a full-service strategic communications firm hyper-focused on education. We understand the challenges and opportunities that your institution 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. We’ve been dedicated to serving the education space for more than 30 years.

6000 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 140
McMurray, PA 15317


At, we believe that technology has the potential to be one of the most powerful equalizers of our time, providing access to data, knowledge, and above all connections. We hope you accept our invitation to attend and be part of this thought leadership dialogue.

350 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Sannam S4

Founded in 2008, Sannam S4 is a rapidly expanding international market entry services organization operating in over 20 countries worldwide. Providing in-country expertise and a range of practical support services in key overseas markets, Sannam S4 on an on-going basis supports over 350+ international organisations, national governments, and universities as they seek to explore, enter, and expand internationally. Sannam S4 supports the efforts of 85 international universities with their work in India, 10 of which are in the world’s top 25 by QS Rankings 2020.

1775 Eye St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

Scope Unlimited

Scope Unlimited is a research and practice group dedicated to virtual leadership development for higher education. We enable college leaders to share knowledge through simulated experience. Our partners have used their experience in academic leadership and expertise in artificial intelligence, accelerated learning, and corporate training to create a virtual world called Campus 4.0, which can be customized to meet the unique challenges and mission of each college.

2830 Coleridge Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118

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

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 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


Watermark Insights LLC

Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, faculty, and students everywhere in order to empower them to connect information and gain insights into learning which will drive meaningful improvements. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust.

8303 N Mopac
Austin, TX 78759

Wiley Education Services

Together, We'll Transform Higher Education.

Building on more than 200 years of experience, Wiley Education 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


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 ​