About Us

BoardWalk Consulting is an American executive search firm exclusively focused on addressing the leadership and governance requirements of nonprofit organizations (NGOs) and the foundations that provide support to them. "Finding leaders that matter for missions that matter®" isn't just a part of their work; it is their sole focus.

Established in 2002, BoardWalk has conducted hundreds of leadership searches for clients in at least 33 states and the District of Columbia. Whether it's a startup or a multibillion-dollar organization, their clients represent a diverse array of missions, with their reach extending from purely local to globally impactful. CEO searches are the firm's specialty, often seeking successors to iconic leaders who have held their roles for several decades.

BoardWalk is a proud member of Panorama, a global community of leadership experts. Sam Pettway, BoardWalk's Founding Director, highlights their international reach, stating, "We typically recruit CEOs for US-based entities, but many of our clients operate internationally, supporting teams that are deeply engaged in the social fabric of multiple countries worldwide. Respect for the power of diversity has been one of our core values from the very beginning, and the diversity of Panorama's members and markets enhances our ability to deliver the results our clients deserve, often in unexpected ways."