Our Consultants
Our diverse team of seasoned consultants combine experience from the most well-recognized, global retained executive search organizations with expertise from successful careers in academic administration.

Jeffrey Harris

 

Jeffrey Harris is the founder and Managing Partner of Harris Search Associates, an IIC Partners member firm where he leads the firm's Higher Education, Academic Medicine, and Healthcare Administration practices.

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Eric Christ

 

Eric is a seasoned executive search professional and HR consultant with more than 20 years of experience in non and for-profit industries, including Higher Education, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Engineering & Consulting, Industrial/Manufacturing, and Financial Services.

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Richard Skinner

 

Dr. Skinner has over 30 years of higher education administrative experience and has served as President at two institutions in the United States and in Canada.

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Debra Cruce

 

Debra is a seasoned executive search and human resources professional with more than 10 years of experience in non and for-profit industries, including Higher Education, Healthcare/Life Sciences, Engineering and commercial organizations.

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James Ryan

 

Jim has 35 years professional, executive management and consulting experience in the information technology and financial services industries.

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Jon Schwantes

 

Jon serves as Senior Consultant to Harris Search Associates on senior leadership assignments providing insight, national relationships, and vetting of candidates on behalf of client institution committees and our firm.

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Michael Pizarek

 

Michael (Mike) Pizarek joined Harris Search Associates in 2020 and serves as Senior Advisory Consultant/Research Associate. He has broad-based knowledge of higher education having served with another executive search firm and a leading state university system.

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Sherlene Parsons

 

Sherlene Parsons serves as Senior Consultant leading search execution, candidate development, client engagement, insight, and vetting of candidates on behalf of client institutions. Having served with another leading executive search firm and in a series of administrative roles at Howard University, she has extensive experience in higher education and non-profit leadership consulting.

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Joann Fax - In Memoriam

 

Joann Fax has over 35 years of academic administration experience serving in multiple roles at Howard University. Most recently Joann served as Executive Director for Executive Search Support for the Offices of President and Provost in the recruitment of vice presidents and academic deans.

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Grant Burkhardt

 

Grant serves as Marketing Communications Associate where he assists in leading firm communications strategy including brand management, thought leadership, digital content, user experience, marketing, and client engagement.  

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Zane Fletcher

 

Zane serves as Marketing Communications Associate where he assists in leading firm communications strategy including brand management, thought leadership, detailed client profile development, marketing content, and client engagement.  

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Anthony Ogden

 

Dr. Anthony Ogden serves as a Senior Advisory Consultant to Harris Search Associates on higher education assignments, with specific expertise in international higher education.  He provides insight, national and international perspectives, and vetting of candidates on behalf of client institutions and our firm.

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Patricia Woody Reeves

 

Patricia Woody Reeves serves as Senior Advisory Consultant to Harris Search Associates providing insight, national relationships, and vetting of candidates on behalf of client institution committees and our firm.

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Judy Jackson

 

Dr. Judy "J.J." Jackson serves as Senior Advisory Consultant to Harris Search Associates on higher education assignments providing insight, national relationships, and vetting of candidates on behalf of client institution committees and our firm.

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Akinlolu Ojo

 

Dr. Akinlolu Ojo, (Lolu) serves as Senior Advisory Consultant to Harris Search Associates on academic medicine assignments providing insight, national relationships, and vetting of candidates on behalf of client institution committees and our firm.

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Paolo Casali

 

Dr. Paolo Casali serves as Senior Advisory Consultant to Harris Search Associates on academic medicine assignments providing insight, national relationships, and vetting of candidates on behalf of client institution committees and our firm.

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Andrea Lindell

 

Dr. Andrea Lindel serves as Senior Advisory Consultant to our firm on health sciences assignments providing insight, national relationships, and additional vetting of the pool of candidates on behalf of client institution committees.

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