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Chief Benefits Officer
Our client, Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado (FPPA) is seeking a Chief Benefits Officer. FPPA administers a statewide multiple employer public employee retirement system providing defined benefit plan coverage, as well as death and disability coverage for police officers and firefighters throughout the State of Colorado. Located in Greenwood Village, a suburb of Denver, CO, FPPA has a total staff of 55 and approximately $4.6 billion in investible assets. The position reports to the Executive Director (ED) and has primary responsibility for managing FPPA’s benefits and communications programs, including disability, survivor and retirement benefit processing for the statewide plans and affiliated plans, affiliations, investigations, compliance, communications, retiree insurance programs, and member and employer education. The ideal candidate will have significant experience (ideally at least five years) in administration of pension benefits; experience with disability benefits is a plus.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; graduate degree in public or business administration or a related field is preferred.

Detailed position specifications are available by clicking the link below:

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

Chief Executive Officer
Our client, EDCare, the longest operating eating disorder treatment center in the region, with over 15 years of experience treating a full array of eating disorders, is seeking an exceptional healthcare leader as their next Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The CEO reports to a three-person Board of Managers and is responsible for achieving its clinical, financial and growth objectives.  Significant senior management experience in health care is required; with a preference for experience in behavioral health care; as well as prior experience in business development, feasibility analysis, planning and execution.  An advanced degree (MHA or MBA) or equivalent experience is required. 

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

Chief Financial Officer

Our client is a $500+ million dollar commodity-based business headquartered in Leawood, Kansas.  We are seeking a Chief Financial Officer for this dynamic business.  Backed by permanent capital infusion from major institutional investors with substantial resources, the Company has grown through acquisition and integration and plans to expand further due to its strong capital position and strategic financial partners. The company combines entrepreneurial teams, essential agriculture supply chains, and superior capital partners and maintains decentralized operations, putting leadership teams in place who desire to grow into new markets.

Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will provide financial leadership to the Company, including direct and shared responsibility for accounting, finance, and risk/asset management. This is a strategic position, requiring an executive with exceptional communication skills, strong E.Q. and a high profile presence. Well-developed credentials with mergers and acquisitions, risk, and investor relations will be particularly attractive.

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Chief Investment Officer

Our client, Pennsylvania Treasury is seeking a Chief Investment Officer.  With approximately $101 billion in assets, the department’s paramount responsibility is safeguarding and managing the state’s financial assets. The position reports to Treasurer Joe Torsella and will serve as a trusted counselor and advisor to the Treasurer with independent analysis and evaluation of financial transactions and investments of the State’s public pension funds and agencies. The ideal candidate will have at least five (5) years of broad investment expertise, along with experience in tactical and strategic asset allocation, to include cash and cash equivalents, fixed income, equities, real estate and alternative investments.  Experience managing portfolios both internally and through external investment managers is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in finance or related discipline is required.  A Master’s degree, and/or CFA certification are preferred.

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

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.

Denver General Manager
Our client, North Forest Office Space (NFOS), located in Commerce City, is seeking an entrepreneurial, business-minded, self-starter as their Denver General Manager. NFOS uses a full-service approach to commercial real estate development and is a leading developer of innovative and affordably priced professional, medical and dental office space suites. NFOS locates the land, designs the site, obtains the necessary municipal approvals, oversees the construction of the building, leases the office suites and manages and maintains the properties.  The Denver General Manager reports to the President and will oversee all facets of the day-to-day operations in development, construction oversight, leasing, and property management for the Denver market inventory. 

The ideal candidate possesses experience and expertise in strategic leadership, daily operations management, development, construction, leasing, and property management; along with the ability to read construction documents and architectural plans and renderings. An undergraduate degree in business management, construction management, engineering, or similar is required with an advanced degree preferred.

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

Development Leader

Our client, the Kauffman Foundation, is seeking a Development Leader to lead the fundraising efforts for the Kansas City Scholars (KC Scholars) post secondary attainment scholarship and student supports program. Although preferred candidates will have a personal or record of success in fundraising activities we will also consider candidates in the corporate sector with appropriate skills and experience to support the mission and goals of the new organization.

Complete position specifications can be found here.

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Director of Engagement

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has engaged EFL Associates in a search for the Director of Engagement - Education.  The Director will report to the Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, and will serve as an advocate and constituency builder for the Foundation’s key educational outreach programs.  In short, this position will be responsible for designing and executing a strategy that 1) enhances awareness, 2) generates engagement, and 3) drives action to support the Foundation’s education agenda.  Further responsibilities are available upon request.

Qualified candidates will possess a professional track record of 10+ years in constituency-building or advocacy roles involving hands-on work in developing and executing strategic plans.  Experience in, or significant knowledge of, urban education environments along with a broad knowledge of national trends in urban school improvement practices is required.  Experience managing education-related communications initiatives is strongly preferred, along with experience in government or political sectors.

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Director, Supervised Assets
Our client, a $2+ billion banking company, seeks a Director, Supervised Assets.  Reporting to the Chief Credit Officer, the Director, Supervised Assets will oversee the restructure, mitigation, and adjudication of troubled borrower relationships and/or adversely graded loans within our client’s portfolio. 
Requirements include 10 or more years experience in commercial lending/banking with requisite background in Special or Supervised Assets and Credit Risk Management functions (e.g., credit administration, loan review, etc.); history in dealing with complex credits across multiple asset classes (e.g., C&I, commercial real estate, energy, high-end consumer/private client, SBA, etc.) – examples will be requested; and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or a related area. 
Highly sought candidates will possess multi-bank, multi-billion dollar holding company, plus community banking background and/or graduate education (e.g., M.B.A., banking schools, or formal credit training).
Executive Business Development Leader - General Contractor
Recognized as one of the largest contractors in the Kansas/Missouri region, McCownGordon Construction focuses on core values of integrity, relationships and performance. They are committed to building collaborative partnerships and specialize in preconstruction services, construction management, general contracting and design-build. With strong experience and expertise in a variety of market sectors, the company has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal for the past 12 consecutive years and they are regularly honored as one of Kansas City's Top General Contractors by the American Subcontractor Association.

The Executive Business Development Leader will report to the President and serve as the executive leader for the overall business development strategy, processes, and performance to position the company, build key relationships, win clients and grow business. S/he will lead and manage the business development team through clear expectations, mentoring, and regular feedback.  This key position will serve on the executive team that guides and directs the company’s overall strategy, geographic and vertical market expansion strategy, and governmental affairs.

Please contact Jessica Galbraith for more information on this outstanding opportunity.

Executive Director

The Swope Corridor Renaissance/Upper Room (www.upperroomprogram.org) has engaged EFL Associates to assist in the recruitment efforts of an Executive Director for this complex and outstanding organization.

With a budget of approximately $6-7 million and a year round staff of an approximately 35, along with a summer staff and volunteers, the Executive Director will serve as the visionary leader of this outstanding organization.  We are seeking candidates with a minimum of 7+ years of experience and a history of developing strategic plans and implementing such programs in a sustainable manner is required. A track record of successfully generating new revenue streams and/or fund raising and improving financial results through partnerships, reimbursements, grants and other sources is important.

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Executive Director
Our client, National Council on Teacher Retirement (NCTR) seeks an Executive Director (ED).  NCTR is dedicated to safeguarding the integrity of public retirement systems to which teachers belong in the United States and its territories, and to promoting the rights and benefits of all present and future members of the systems.  NCTR membership includes 68 state, territorial and local pension systems that serve more than 19 million active and retired teachers, non-teaching personnel, and other public employees.  The ED reports to a ten-member Executive Committee and is the chief executive officer and administrative head of NCTR.  The ED provides leadership in planning, developing and implementing long and short term strategies; ensuring appropriate business practices and accounting controls are in place; planning and organizing the Annual Conference as well as other NCTR workshops and Executive Committee meetings; and representing NCTR in official capacities with outside organizations and media.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; advanced degree or industry certification is desirable.  Substantial relevant experience may be substituted for a degree in limited circumstances.  Knowledge  of public pension plan administration and issues is important.  Substantial experience (ideally at least 5 years) in an executive role at a public pension fund or comparable management experience in an entity with common interests to the public pension industry .

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

Executive Director
Our client, New York City Employees’ Retirement System (NYCERS), seeks an Executive Director (ED).  NYCERS is the largest municipal public retirement system in the United States, with over 300,000 active members and retirees.  Located in downtown Brooklyn, NY, NYCERS is dedicated to a client-centered approach to quality service delivery.  The ED directs and administers NYCERS; establishes and maintains methods and procedures for executing the responsibilities of, and maintaining proper records for, the Plan; while leading a team of 450 staff with 12 direct reports. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, plus six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the administration of an employees’ retirement system, of which two (2) years must have been in a responsible managerial or executive capacity; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including at least two (2) years of experience in a responsible managerial or executive capacity.  An understanding of City policies, procedures and politics, along with experience in a changing environment and with a system conversion will distinguish the most attractive candidates. 

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

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. 
Managing Director - Higher Education Practice
EFL Associates is presently seeking an individual to permanently lead our Higher Education Executive Search practice - joining Dr. David Sallee and other members of our talented team.
Historically, the practice has catered to a variety institutions - publics, privates, and faith-based institutions of all sizes. Our firm has placed chancellors and presidents, provosts, and deans across the academic spectrum along with valued support functions including enrollment, advancement, finance/accounting, and HR.
Although our client/candidate satisfaction and retention rates speak for themselves along with an exceptional record regarding diversity placements, the hallmark of the practice has centered on innovation. EFL Associates offers and designs customized solutions for our clients, more so than any other firm in the industry.  We are seeking candidates who possess:
Earned doctorate preferred; a master’s degree is required
Experience working within the higher education field at the executive level is strongly preferred.  A background originating from a consulting organization that caters to institutions of higher learning would also be acceptable.  S/he must know the workings and nuances of the academy.
Successful candidates will possess at least eight years of experience in a leadership role in academia, senior management, sales, or in a consulting capacity that demonstrates success and accomplishment in a given field or function.
Civic, community, or business and industry outreach/networking activities throughout the candidate’s career would be extremely helpful.

To apply please send your resume to Todd at todd.scott@eflassociates.com

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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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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VP - General Manager
Our client, Sunsmart Technologies, is seeking a top-flight General Manager – Vice President (VP). Reporting to the company’s two founding members, the successful candidate will play a major leadership role in the ongoing evolution of the company’s success and should possess the proven ability to: 

Develop and implement a strategic sales growth plan designed to realize double-digit growth for the next several years.
Implement systems and processes as a part of building a high performing sales organization.
Ensure that the company meets or exceeds necessary productivity targets including sales, margin, and new customer generation.

Sunsmart Technologies has brought the power of solar energy to residential, commercial, industrial, and government facilities since the fall of 2012. Being at Sunsmart means you are committed to being better.  Simply put, the vision of the company is “Better tomorrow than we are today.” The culture is that of a successful start-up: team driven with high accountability.
Vice President of Human Resources
Our client, an international construction distribution company based in Denver, Colorado, seeks their Vice President of Human Resources. This newly created position will report to the Chief Executive Officer being a collaborative member of the senior leadership team building the HR division. Three industry-leading distribution companies were brought together by a private equity firm over the last several months, and the company now operates nearly 50 branches with over 700 employees serving customers in the US and Canada. The organization will continue growing organically and through acquisition to create a highly profitable international player in the industry.

Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of 10+ years of experience demonstrating technical competence in multiple disciplines with a previous background developing/implementing programs in a complex growth environment and/or M&A integration experience. Experience in an industrial distribution or branch-based sales environment is preferred, but candidates with other relevant backgrounds will also be considered. A Bachelor’s degree is required. 

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