Our search consultants have a combined 35 years of experience in Education and Sports Leadership. Our practice is committed to creating long-term partnerships within both Secondary and Post-Secondary Education and Athletic Departments. Our success has allowed us to mature our process to efficiently identify ideal matches at all levels. Beyond our expertise in the world of recruitment, we also offer behavioral and cultural testing. This is available for both the candidate and the institution. We understand the sensitive nature and delicate balance necessary to find the right fit for the the community as well as the traditions of the institution.
Through the flexibility of our Client Focused Search® approach, which provides proper alignment of expectations based on the service level and urgency our client requires, and our Market Mastery model of proactively developing candidate relationships in core function disciplines ahead of need.
Managing Director/Sr. Practice Leader
Managing Partner/Sr. Search Consultant
“The higher education team was professionally aggressive, not pushy and very genuine with the intent to match me with the right employer. Previously we had talked about a position that I was not interested in and he understood my reasons and was very relatable. This is one of the best choices I’ve made in my career as the company holds true to allowing me to run the business and make the decisions for the programs I want to implement while still providing support and bringing great energy. The follow up with Trey was a great conversation – I could tell he was looking out for the company as well and truly trying to match the two of us. I see myself making this a long term commitment as this is the biggest challenge in my career and yet the greatest so far. I would highly recommend Kaye/Bassman’s team to future colleagues.”
“I have been working with Blake and Trey for a good year – they always brought opportunities to the table and kept me informed on what was out there. They always made sure to find a good fit, rather than just filling a job. While I had been looking, I had been working with 4 or 5 other recruiting companies, but out of all of them Blake and Trey always kept in touch with me – they did their research and kept on top of it, whereas the other recruiting companies would lose touch with me if something didn’t work out. We’ve spent many hours on the phone speaking about the different opportunities, talking about the company and organizational structure, the location, and fit. Blake and Trey are very professional in being discrete, protecting both me and the company, to ensure confidentiality in finding the right fit. They found a position for me that has the opportunity for growth and just the location I’m looking for.”
“It was a pleasure working with both Trey and Blake. They were instrumental in preparing me for the interview and in providing me great information about the company and position I was being considered for. They walked me through the entire process and the relocation transition was very smooth. They provide all the necessary tools and their communication, follow through and follow up with me was excellent. It has been the best experience I have ever had with a recruiter.”
“I felt confident in continuing to work with Trey for I could tell he understood the market really well. After Trey got to know my background he, later on, found the right opportunity and reached out to me. In the interview process, he was very clear on the leadership styles that the company looks for and he asked probing questions. I had a good experience with him and he helped me feel confident going into the interview. I now am looking forward to the opportunity of building a campus from the ground up.”
“Blake reached out to me about a position with Vista that is a great fit for both of our needs. I was planning on retiring but this position was exciting enough to make me stay. I’m looking forward to a new method of working with curriculum with a strong company. The information Blake provided me with was invaluable. He went over all the information about the job, the school, and the interviewers. Kaye/Bassman is more professional than other recruiters. I was never left hanging and was walked through the process. Blake was timely and ran interference. This is the first time I didn’t have to negotiate.”
“[I was] not really looking but beginning to consider the possibility of searching and appreciated being contacted. Communication from the first moment of contact was consistent and helpful. They were an advocate for me. I gained confidence through the supportive nature of being represented. I would use /recommend [them]. Definitely, contact them.”
“I had a fantastic experience with my recruiting process with Philip with Kaye/Bassman. Philip was with me every step of the way and gave me the resources I needed to be successful in my interview process. I didn’t know what to expect with the hiring process since this was my first time in higher education, but Philip made sure I was prepared. Since this is my first step into the door of higher education, I couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity. I know that this is going to lead me on the career path that I want for my future and I’m glad that my recruiter was able to see the potential and passion that I had. I would definitely recommend and use Kaye/Bassman in the future!”
“Working with Kaye/Bassman benefited me tenfold. It was night and day compared to any other interview process that I’ve had because I felt like I had somebody that was just as excited for me to get the job as I was. They all played a big role in making me feel the most comfortable I’ve ever been in an interview process.”
“Working with Richard Jordan at Kaye/Bassman was a pleasure. He did a fine job gathering the qualifications and personality requirements we needed for our position. He then went and found individuals that would meet our needs. It is not just the job description and requirements, it is also about our culture and finding the right individual to assist us as we move forward in achieving our mission of service to our students and our community. Thanks for a job well done.”
“Trey surprised me one day with a phone call asking if I would be interested in a potential new opportunity. I said yes. Because I had been in my current position for fourteen years and had not interviewed in a very long time, I was nervous about my interviewing skills. Trey did such a wonderful job! I was (am) very grateful for the time Trey spent with me in preparation. He encouraged and coached me. He was very thorough. Trey made sure that I felt confident for the upcoming interview. I have never had anyone take so much time with me in discovery (skills, needs, style) and preparation. The mock interview was realistic; the coaching he provided beyond expectations. When I went for the interview, I felt confident in my ability to answer any question that might come up. In the end, this placement did not work out; however, the wonderfully thorough coaching I received from Trey is far more valuable. This experience provided the learning and growing opportunity that I needed so that when the right placement comes along, I will be ready. Thank you, Trey!”
“The experience that I had with Kaye/Bassman was exceptional and the one to one guidance from Trey Wright and Blake Phillips was great in preparing me for my various interviews. Returning to academics so far has proven to be a great step in my career and since my dissertation focus addresses the nursing faculty shortage this is a great environment to be in. As the program chair here at Herzing University the opportunity to teach, train and mentor Registered Nurses is quite refreshing. As Nurse Educators we are truly making an impact towards changing the impact nursing has on the health care field as well creating measurable patient outcomes. ”