Co-founder and President

Ann Boland

Ann Boland, nonprofit Executive Recruiter has over 30 years retained executive search, management consulting and industry (CAO, CIO, EVP HR) experience.

Ann’s first recruiting experience was in 1988: as Board Chair of the Florida Gulf Coast National Multiple Sclerosis Society, she led the search for a new Executive Director. At the time, she was a founding Principal with IBM Consulting Group, facilitating strategic planning sessions and advising Board Chairs, CEOs and their leadership teams.

Ann left IBM to join a valued client, Value Behavioral Health, created by a merger of a nonprofit and  a for-profit provider as Senior Vice President and CIO.

Ann’s first experience with retained executive search came when she was recruited as the first direct entry female partner to join the Management Consulting division of Ernst & Young (EY), a “big four”. Her experience as a ‘candidate’ ultimately led her to join a top five global retained executive search firm, Russell Reynolds Associates, as an Executive Director in the firm’s Global Technology and Healthcare practices. She co-founded the Global Professional Services practice, and ultimately left Russ Reynolds in order to recruit the first European Partners for KPMG Consulting. She  returned to the states during the “dot com” boom, recruiting for multiple high tech start-ups. One of these, a Morgan Stanley Venture Partners portfolio firm, wooed her in house by as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Executive Vice President (EVP) of Human Resources.

When the ‘bubble’ burst, Ann co-founded the Boland Group (TBG), a woman-owned boutique executive search firm. Initially, TBG recruited for small, privately held companies under $500M revenues: primarily C-Suite executives and client facing sales and marketing roles. Gradually, TBG transitioned to its current focus on recruiting for mission driven non-profits in three areas: community development, community health and other local community nonprofits.

A published author, industry speaker, and occasional media commentator (Wall Street Journal, Washington Post), Ann holds an MBA summa cum laude from the University of South Florida, and a B.A. in Mathematics summa cum laude from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Meet who you’ll be working with.

Our hands on approach means we don’t rely on interns to do our research or inexperienced recruiters to initiate contact with an executive. We bring a wealth of experience and a personal touch to every search: we do this work because we’re advisors, partners, and advocates for the lives, causes and communities we serve.

Joseph V. Boland

Co-founder, COO and CFO