Positions are listed in alphabetical order.

Chief Benefits Officer
Our client, Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (“CTPF” or “the Fund”), seeks a dynamic, experienced, self-motivated Chief Benefits Officer (CBO). CTPF is the administrator of a defined benefit public employee retirement fund providing retirement, survivor, and disability benefits for over 63,000 certified teachers and employees of the Chicago Public Schools.  CTPF also offers group health insurance coverage for members who must pay for health insurance coverage when they retire, and provides a subsidy to help pay for the cost of coverage.  CTPF is headquartered in downtown Chicago and employs a staff of 99 fulltime and 18 part-time professionals. The CBO reports to the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director and is responsible for championing the business plan by effectively articulating needs and requirements to the leadership team and Board of Trustees.

Requirements include substantial benefits leadership experience (ideally a minimum of 10 years) in a public or private sector retirement system or major consultancy experience; experience with group health insurance will be a definite plus; must have developed, communicated, and implemented an enterprise-wide benefits services strategy in a public or private sector retirement plan.  A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.  

To apply please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

Chief Financial Officer
EFL Associates is assisting our client, Hunt Midwest, in the recruitment of a Chief Financial Officer. Hunt Midwest is a privately held, Kansas City-based real estate development firm owned by the Lamar Hunt Family. The Lamar Hunt Family business represents a diverse portfolio of entities involved in real estate, sports/media, energy/resources, private equity and investments. Marquee entities include the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt Midwest, Hunt Southwest, FC Dallas Soccer Club, Toyota Stadium, Chicago Bulls and United Center.

The right candidate must have a track record in providing executive-level counsel and support to the CEO, chairman and board of directors, along with a background that encompasses exposure to various business models, significant banking relationships, and partnership/joint venture structuring. Experience originating from commercial real estate investment, development, and/or construction services is preferred.  

Please contact Jessica Galbraith, (jgalbraith@eflassociates.com) for more information on this outstanding opportunity. 

Chief Medical Officer, Internist
University Veterinary Hospital (“UVH”) has retained EFL Associates to assist in their search for a Chief Medical Officer, Internist.  The CMO will provide leadership within the practice and expertise in Internal Medicine, expanding the core of UVH’s strengths in this area. UVH (www.uvhvets.com) is a rapidly growing, progressive hybrid AAHA-accredited general and specialty referral practice in Shreveport, LA.  This is a great opportunity to not only be part of a great practice but one with a great culture. 

UVH offers a base salary up to $190,000 as well as a short term incentive plan tied to individual production & corporate performance – potentially taking total annual compensation into the low to mid $200k range.  Health insurance, paid vacation, 401(k), uniforms, licensing, dues and CE are offered. A relocation package is also available.
Requirements include:
Both a DVM and Board Certification in companion animal internal medicine are required.
A highly developed emotional intelligence and relationship building skills.

Responsibilities:  The Chief Medical Officer will lead and work with the general practice, developing future goals and supporting daily functions through rounds, consultation and instruction.  This individual will help grow the practice as fast as possible without comprising the existing positive team culture.

For more information or to make a referral, please contact Ted Toburen 314.580.8394, ttoburen@eflassociates.com or Kristen Faust at kfaust@eflassociates.com.  Please contact us or share this information with others in your personal network who may be interested.

Director of Education
Our client, The Kansas City Zoo is seeking a Director of Education. The Zoo was founded in 1909 and over the years has evolved beyond a Zoo into an entertainment, research and education center for its geographic region; comprised of a 36-member Board of Directors made up of business, civic and community leaders; staff of approximately 190 FTE; over 250 volunteers; a 202-acre complex; a “Friends of the Zoo” membership base of 20,000; and a 102-year history and tradition in Greater Kansas City. 

Reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this key role will serve as an active member of the Zoo’s senior leadership team. The Director of Education will plan, coordinate and direct the overall implementation of the education strategic plan. Ideal candidates will possess a minimum of 10 years’ of teaching experience with formal & informal education programs. A background emanating from the zoo, aquarium, or museum industry is highly preferred. 

Please contact Jessica Galbraith, (jgalbraith@eflassociates.com) for more information on this outstanding opportunity.

Director of Global Industrial Process Improvement
Our client, a Top 10 global veterinary health company, seeks a Director of Global Industrial Process Improvement. The Director will have primary responsibility for the leadership of the North American GIPI group in development of state-of-the-art, robust and cost-effective biological production processes from laboratory to industrial scale.  

Requirements include: a B.S./M.S. degree in Biopharmaceuticals, Microbiology, Virology or Biochemistry or the equivalent with more than 12 years of experience, or Ph.D. or DVM degree with more than six years’ experience; working knowledge of EU and USDA GMP, GLP, and regulatory requirements and experience in global vaccine registration requirements for bioprocesses and assays; and experience in veterinary vaccine or biopharmaceutical research development, production or manufacturing operations; working knowledge of GMP and GLP procedures is highly sought. 

To apply please send your resume to Patti at pbroderick@eflassociates.com  or Kristen at kfaust@eflassociates.com

District Manager

Our client, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (MWRD or the District) seeks a District Manager (DM)MWRD is the wastewater treatment authority for most of the metropolitan Denver, Colorado area.  With a total budget of $128M and approximately 375 staff, MWRD operates a non-combined wastewater system that serves about 1.8 million people across a 715-square mile service area.

MWRD is governed by a 38-member Board of Directors and serves 60 local governments that are comprised of both cities and sanitation districts.

The District Manager reports to the Board of Directors and serves as the chief executive officer. The DM is responsible for providing strategic leadership by working with the Board and senior leadership team to establish long-range organizational and operational goals, strategies, plans and policies. 

Qualifications sought:

  • Undergraduate degree in a related field; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Progressive management responsibility culminating in a senior management position in an organization of comparable complexity, preferably in the wastewater, water utility, or other regulated industry; must include significant budget responsibility, including oversight of capital projects.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, including openness to, and experience leading, change and innovation.
  • Successful experience working with boards and/or commissions.
  • Experience developing intergovernmental partnerships and resource sharing will be viewed favorably.
  • Knowledge of the business side of the wastewater industry or a utility is a plus; some knowledge of Colorado water law will be a good foundational basic.

To apply please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

Executive Director

Our client, North Dakota Public Employees Retirement Systems (NDPERS), seeks an Executive Director (ED).  NDPERS is the administrator of five 401(a) defined benefit pension plans, an optional 401(a) defined contribution retirement plan, a 457 deferred compensation plan, the State’s uniform group insurance program, and other benefit plans. NDPERS is located in downtown Bismarck, ND, employs a workforce of approximately 35 staff and has an annual administrative budget of $4.6M.  The ED is appointed by and reports to a nine member Board of Trustees and is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the activities of NDPERS in accordance with the policies established by the Board of Trustees under the statutes and rules governing NDPERS.

An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university is required; with an advanced degree in business or public administration or related field preferred. Significant successful leadership experience (5 or more years) in a complex organization of similar or larger size; preferably one involving retirement, health insurance or financial services, with strong customer service focus; along with a minimum of two years of supervisory & budgetary oversight will be viewed favorably.  Certification as a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Certified Retirement Administrator (CRA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or comparable certification will distinguish the most attractive candidates.   NDPERS does not manage its investment portfolio; investments are managed by the State Investment Board, a separate agency.

To apply please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

Global Vice President of Finance

The Global Vice President of Finance (VP) will be the senior leader responsible for financial strategic planning, financial analysis, budgeting and reporting, risk management, investment portfolio management, currency exchange management and internal auditing. The VP should have the leadership, drive, financial expertise and partnering skills to take Children International’s financial planning and analysis practices to new heights. To enable the transformation, we are looking for an extraordinary thought leader, people leader, and a savvy business person, who is a passionate advocate for children and an ethical owner of the cause.


  • Lead the transformation of the Finance unit from an accounting and reporting function to a valued strategic partner that maximizes both fundraising and child impact and builds confidence and integrity around the world.
  • Provide financial leadership to the processes of integrated strategic planning, forecasting, revenue modeling, budgeting, resource allocation, cost-benefit analysis and financial reporting.
  • Proactively assess financial performance and identify future considerations or strategies to engage leadership and the Board of Directors in long range planning and direction setting.
  • Communicate financial results and dashboards of performance with proactive clear analysis, insights, and perspectives of the organization’s financial performance to the Executive Team, Budget and Finance Committee, and Board.


  • 10 years of senior management experience in a senior finance role working with a budget of $100 million at a minimum. Experience in a global operation a plus.
  • MBA or CPA required. Experience working for a not for profit preferred but not required.
  • Experience streamlining and refining financial processes in global operations. Ability to create tools and processes to increase efficiencies, improve data integrity and strengthen auditable work practices worldwide.
  • Strong knowledge of business processes in strategic planning, financial modeling, budgeting, financial reporting, cost benefit analysis, financial portfolio management, currency exchange, global funds transfers, cost accounting and risk management.

For more information and complete position specifications, please contact Cynthia Hayward.

ManagingDirector, Oklahoma City Business Banking (Partner)
Our client, a $2+ billion banking company, seeks a Managing Director.  Reporting to the Managing Partner & President, the Managing Director - Business Banking will serve as the leader of the bank’s commercial banking operation in the Oklahoma City market.
Requirements include a minimum of 15 or more years of commercial lending/banking experience with foundational background in commercial/business lending; credit and underwriting expertise; a business development orientation including designing and leading a holistic business development program which produced sustainable results; and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or related area.  
Highly qualified candidates will possess equivalent experience in a multi-bank, multi-billion dollar holding company plus community banking and/or graduate education (e.g., M.B.A., banking schools, etc.) or formal credit training. 
Our client is private investment firm that will deploy investment capital provided by its founders, flexible with regard to structure and with a long-term investment horizon. Its goal is to invest $300 million to $500 million over the next five to seven years, which will make it among the largest investment companies in the Midwest.

Qualified candidates will possess leadership experience in Private Equity, Consulting, Investment Banking, Merger and Acquisition, Business Investments, Finance, or Accounting, with actual investment experience; a demonstrated track record tied to deal origination for existing firm; deal execution in all aspects to a close; and an excellent educational track record showing analytical and marketing skills. A Bachelor’s degree is required, plus a minimum of six (6) years of post-graduate work experience. An MBA and eight (8) to ten (10) years of total work experience will distinguish highly qualified candidates.

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Senior Vice President, Director of Product Development and Management

EFL Associates is proud to represent National Bank Holdings Corporation (NBH) in the search for a Senior Vice President, Director of Product Development and Management (DPDM). The DPDM will be an integral part in building best in class products across all delivery channels, including digital and leading innovation efforts focused on the future growth of the bank. This is a newly created position and will be expected to:

  • Evaluate existing bank product offerings, identify gaps and suggest forward looking solutions.
  • Manage bank product and technology vendors.
  • Play a leadership role in the acquisition of new vendors.
  • Build solid business and financial plans for the development of new products and services.
  • Actively participate in the bank innovation space, becoming NBH’s expert in the future of banking.

NBH is a publicly traded (NYSE: NBHC), $4.9 billion bank holding company created to build a leading community bank franchise delivering high quality client service and committed to shareholder results. Through the Company's subsidiary, NBH Bank, it operates under the following brand names: Bank Midwest in Kansas and Missouri, Community Banks of Colorado in Colorado, and Hillcrest Bank in Texas.

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Vice President, Consulting
Our client, Wilshire Consulting, a leading global investment technology, investment consulting and investment managing firm seeks a Vice President, Consulting. The VP, Consulting is the first point of contact on established client relationships and will work with clients and internal committees on asset allocation and asset/liability studies, investment structure analysis, manager evaluation and selection, summary level performance evaluation, including benchmark analysis and selection and total fund attribution, investment research, and client presentation development and delivery. He/she will also support the Consulting Division’s topical research, manager research and business efforts; while leading the work of and mentor the development of junior staff professionals.  

Requirements include experience presenting to investment professionals and contribution in published research; strong investment acumen and progressive experience (ideally at least 7 years) in institutional investment consulting, investment management with a corporate or public plan sponsor, or in buy-side investment management/analysis. A Bachelor’s degree from a top tier school; MBA or MS degree with an emphasis in finance or investment, highly preferred; CFA or CAIA certification, strongly preferred. This position can be located in Wilshire Consulting offices in Denver, Pittsburg, or Santa Monica and will travel 50% of the time.
To APPLY please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

Vice President - Franchise/Business Development
We are seeking a Vice President of Franchise Development for our client, the largest worldwide independent distributor of electronic components - offering sourcing and supply chain solutions to customers worldwide in the semiconductor and electronic components industry. Located in Houston, TX, the newly created role will lead Smith’s “greenfield” efforts to develop a “franchised distributor channel” that will complement the traditional sales and business development channels that have been so successful for the company throughout its rich history.

A driven, creative thinker with a growth mindset will be critical to success. Strong knowledge of electronics distribution and the high tech manufacturing industry with previous industry experience is required – a minimum of ten years’ experience is anticipated. Franchise electronics distribution experience will distinguish more sought after candidates.

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Vice President - Human Resources
Our client is a specialty real estate investment trust that invests in properties in select market segments which require unique industry knowledge, while offering the potential for stable and attractive returns. The Vice President – Human Resources & Administration (VP) will report to the Senior Vice President and General Counsel while overseeing the development and implementation of human resource policies, programs, and services, including employee relations, employment practices, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition and orientation, training and development, retention, legal compliance, and employee communications.  S/he will lead a team of four administrative and human resource professionals.

Requirements include 10 years of human resources experience, with 5 years background in senior executive people management; demonstrated HR generalist and business partner success in performance management, training & development, recruitment & selection, compensation, benefits, workforce planning, compliance, employee relations and organizational development; and a Bachelor’s Degree in human resources management, business or other related discipline.  An advanced degree and/or an SPHR, SHRM-CP HR certification will distinguish highly qualified candidates

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Vice President, IT Operations
EFL Associates is assisting our client, Leslie Rudd Investment Company, in the recruitment of their Vice President, IT Operations.  The opportunity represents an exciting, entrepreneurial experience as the top IT professional for a privately held company that includes a diverse investment portfolio of business interests.  
Candidates should have 12 or more years of relevant technology experience, including two years of direct responsibility for recruiting, mentoring, developing and evaluating talent. The individual should possess a strategic business acumen focused on success across the enterprise; ideally, a self-starter with a high level of energy and drive with entrepreneurial tendencies above the norm.
Our candidate should be an enthusiastic and forward thinking entrepreneurial business leader with a demonstrated track record of success in a “hands-on” role requiring  strategic business, people and leadership skills to build a solid technology foundation poised to support future business success. We are looking for someone who can make things happen. 

Please forward your referrals or interest to chayward@eflassociates.com  

Vice President - Human Resources
Our client, Wilshire Consulting, a leading global investment technology, investment consulting and investment managing firm seeks a Vice President, Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) Sales. The VP-OCIO Sales reports to the Head of Business Development and is responsible for the growth within the southeast region of the United States. He/she will develop and execute a sales strategy for assigned territory; build and maintain an active pipeline of viable prospects; identify and uncover opportunities to sell other Wilshire products and services within his/her assigned territory.

Requirements include five or more years of investment management or financial services sales experience; a solid understanding of the institutional investment marketplace; proven experience managing a sales territory and pipeline; demonstrated track record of success in articulating a strong value proposition and a consultative sales model; superior organizational skills including consistent use of sales tracking tools (Salesforce).  A Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree preferred. This position is located in Wilshire Consulting’s Pittsburg office and will travel 50% of the time within assigned territory.

To APPLY please send your resume to Lauren at lmcelderry@eflassociates.com.

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