In a career spanning more than two decades, Kevin Chase has led dozens of Executive Search & Leadership Transition engagements for a wide range of non-profit organizations, as well as companies in the finance, technology and professional services sectors. Since 2008, Kevin has worked exclusively in the Not-for-Profit Sector, serving clients in the human services, social justice, healthcare philanthropy, education, and arts & culture sectors – all with a focus on Diversity & Inclusion.
Kevin established Kevin Chase Executive Search Group in 2015 with a simple vision in mind: to help advance the vital work of mission-based non-profit organizations by providing transformational leadership solutions and talent. Immediately prior to launching his own practice, Kevin was Managing Director in the Los Angeles office of Diversified Search, a top-ten, global, retained search firm, partnering with clients in the Non-Profit and Higher Education sectors. Previously, he was a Partner with McCormack & Associates, a boutique search firm and recognized leader in Diversity & Inclusion search.
The majority of Kevin’s engagements are for Executive Director/CEO, Senior Development, and Board positions, though he has also conducted searches for C-Level leaders of Finance, Operations, and Programs. Kevin has particular expertise in working with small-to-mid-sized, mission-driven non-profits, providing consultation and advisory services to the Boards and Leadership Volunteers responsible for governance and organizational development. His holistic approach to these engagements encompasses all elements of leadership transition: from the assessment, strategy, and stakeholder engagement that precede the launch of a search all the way through to the on-boarding and integration of the hired executive.
Prior to his transition into the Non-Profit sector, Kevin Spent more than a dozen years working with Business & Professional Services clients as a Partner in the Los Angeles and New York offices of Battalia Winston, AT Kearney Executive Search, and Paul Ray Berndtson. He began his executive search career with Haas International and spent his first two years in Haas’ Tokyo office.
Kevin grew up in Utah and attended Brigham Young University, graduating in 1989 with a degree in Public Relations. After 13 years in New York City, Kevin relocated to Los Angeles where he now lives. He currently serves as Board Co-Chair of Point Foundation. He was previously a Board member of the West Hollywood Recovery Center and a member of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s West Coast Certification Committee.