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Executive Search Firm in Nashville, TN

The Nashville team of Stanton Chase serves as trusted advisors to our valued clients, partnering with them in making their most important decisions – planning, recruiting, selecting, and retaining superior executive leadership talent. As a top 10 global executive search firm, our seasoned Directors bring an unparalleled depth of industry expertise and business acumen to deliver exceptional leadership solutions for our clients. These include executive search, interim leadership solutions, executive assessments and development, market resource planning, and succession planning.

We are deeply rooted in our values and handle every relationship with integrity, transparency, and discipline. We immerse ourselves in the culture, operations, and specific leadership competencies of every organization we partner with, allowing us to better understand our clients’ vision, strategy, and unique leadership needs. As a result, our clients experience improved team effectiveness, enhanced organizational design, increased cultural unity, and greater long-term stability. Our carefully selected candidates have strong track records in delivering immediate and long-term business results within their new organizations.  Armed with an in-depth, comprehensive understanding of what competencies drive success in each individual role, our candidates feel confident and grounded in their distinctive abilities to be a valued investment – and our clients agree.

We pride ourselves in creating mutually beneficial, long-term relationships with every client and candidate by implementing our highly refined, best-in-class search execution strategy with the focused attention of a boutique search firm. Our rigorous approach stretches from inception through onboarding, and beyond, ensuring the highest-caliber candidate and client experience.



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Building 2, Suite 150

750 Old Hickory Blvd
Brentwood, TN 37027
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Phone: +1 615-371-6113

Our Consultants

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Daniel Casteel

Managing Director

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Ken Nimitz

Managing Director
Global Sector Leader Engineering & Construction

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Christopher P. Oldham


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Susie Smart

Director of Research

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Rebecca C. Buchanan

Director of Operations

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Heidi Tieslau


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Gregory McCord

Administrative Manager


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Paul Johnson

Advisory Director

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Frank M. Parsons

Advisory Director

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Deadrick Baker

Advisory Director

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Cheryl L. Read

Advisory Director

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John Boyens

Advisory Director

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William (Bill) Bellet, Ph.D.

Advisory Director

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Donald T. Benson

Advisory Director

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Patricia Brown James

Advisory Director

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Rozzyn Boy

Advisory Director

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Daniel Houghton

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