BRYANT GROUP builds powerful advancement teams for higher education, healthcare and not-for-profit clients.
BRYANT GROUP finds the most qualified candidate who is the best fit for your organization—guaranteed. With decades of expertise recruiting for higher education, healthcare and other nonprofit clients, we are the leading recruiting firm in the advancement profession.Learn more about
BRYANT GROUP is your talent development partner. Our goal is to help you retain your team by creating a talent strategy and offering facilitated programs specifically designed to grow the competencies advancement professionals need in order to succeed.Learn more about Talent Development >
BRYANT GROUP supports both up-and-coming and seasoned leaders who want to enhance their skills or overcome specific challenges. Through leadership education and individual/group coaching, we teach how to use natural strengths as a powerful tool—and how to overcome barriers to success.Learn more about Leadership Education & Coaching >
“Sally knows what it takes to achieve results on behalf of her clients. With a genuine desire to see others succeed, she has a remarkable sense for asking the right questions, clarifying goals and integrating core details into action. She is a gifted coach, advisor and recruitment professional.”
"Having been both a client and a candidate for multiple searches, I know without question that you and your colleagues are absolutely best-in-class. From providing timely and helpful information to always – always! – being in touch when you said you would be, the team at BRYANT GROUP demonstrated remarkable expertise, absolute discretion, and extraordinary follow-through every step of the way."
“The BRYANT GROUP team is strategic, honest, hard-working and worth their weight in gold. They represent your organization, its mission and values well… On the other hand: if you are a candidate, they have an uncanny knack to help align your strengths and desires with the perfect opportunity.”
“Our Team Effectiveness workshop was the best session of this type that I have participated in during my career. It provided me new insights about myself and deepened my appreciation for those I work with.”
"After 25 years working in philanthropy, I have engaged with my fair share of executive recruiters. BRYANT GROUP’s materials, the process, and the thoughtful questions that you asked were a unique and meaningful experience for me as a candidate. I highly recommend BRYANT GROUP to future clients looking for a careful, deliberate search firm to partner with."
"We have been blown away by the level of expertise and knowledge among the selected candidates we interviewed. It will be very hard to select the final candidate among a group with such a high caliber."
"This search exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I cannot remember a search where I have felt 100% confident in both of the finalists...until this one. You really do great work."
“BRYANT GROUP stands out from other recruiting agencies for its level of professionalism and organization. I know the level of heavy-lifting required for a representation this seamless and organized—and they do an outstanding job.”
“BRYANT GROUP has a deep and rare understanding of our profession.”
"Throughout the hiring process, BRYANT GROUP gave me sound advice at every turn. John’s guidance helped me reach my potential as a candidate, and ultimately helped me achieve a professional dream."
“Sally and the BRYANT GROUP did an excellent job of humanizing the search process. She invests considerable energy to learn more about each candidate than is available on paper.”
“You and your team are the best and most thorough recruiters I have ever met!”
“I've worked with many recruiting firms in my 30+ year advancement career. BRYANT GROUP is among the best partners with whom I’ve collaborated.”
“BRYANT GROUP has exceeded my very high expectations with the three Team Effectiveness workshops they have led for our team—quickly establishing rapport, laying out clear goals and creating an environment that encourages support of each other and our shared mission. I am confident BRYANT GROUP will be a part of our team development long into the future.”
“Sally Bryant DeChenne, you are an exceptional recruiter. Our sincere gratitude for the professionalism and care with which you’ve delivered services to us.”
“We were amazed at the time and energy that went into the process and it was clear that Sally had great skill to organize the work with impressive efficiency, and also the integrity to create the boundaries needed to keep everything under control. Second, we got really marvelous candidates… and hired an absolutely amazing new C.E.O.”
“BRYANT GROUP is an exceptional team in executive recruiting. Having been exposed to many recruiting firms, I can easily attest to the professionalism and facility for easy and open communication that is the cornerstone of BRYANT GROUP. They are meticulous to a fault in their research. I didn't know Sally or John before this process, but now I feel as though I've made two good friends.“
“The BRYANT GROUP team has been enormously accommodating and helpful to me as a candidate. They were open as to what I should expect, and their thoughtful insight, guidance and advice was extremely helpful in preparing me for interviews."
“BRYANT GROUP’s efforts to truly understand our organization ensured that the team could identify the best possible candidates for our environment and our ambitious goals. Their commitment paved the way for early trust between candidates and our team—and the team’s enthusiasm made the process enjoyable.”
Proud to Partner With
Sally joined BRYANT GROUP in 2007 and brings 30 years of experience in advancement management, consulting and recruiting, as well as achievements from the corporate sales arena and success in other entrepreneurial activities.
Who We Are
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
We are proud to have recruited several inaugural positions, including the first Associate Dean for Advancement for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Jessica Breitbarth.
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Claremont Lincoln University
This fast-growing all-graduate, all-online university needed a search firm who was ready to partner on new ways of thinking. Thank you for choosing us to recruit your new Vice President, Melissa Puls.
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University of Washington
Congratulations to Russ Yost, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for the College of Arts and Sciences—our ninth recruitment to the UW.
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Providence Foundations, Los Angeles Region
In a multi-year partnership, we are providing a series of onsite leadership seminars for the executives and directors of this forward-thinking foundation.
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Why BRYANT GROUP?
We are not the typical search firm.
Our successful candidates stay with the client organization for an average of nearly six years, three times longer than the average advancement professional. Many stay a decade or more.
We work with clients on a fixed-fee basis, allowing us to fully partner with our clients in every aspect of the search, including advising on compensation.
A typical search takes 13 weeks, including search preparation, recruiting, vetting, campus interviews and the offer to the successful candidate.
Each of our search consultants has served as an advancement professional, allowing us to speak a common language with candidates and ask in-depth questions that can only come with experience in that arena.
Our mission is to build powerful teams, and it shows. Learn more about why BRYANT GROUP is different.
Where is BRYANT GROUP?
January 30Greater Seattle, WA
CASE VIII Conference
February 03St. Petersburg, FL
Institute for CDOs
February 07St. Petersburg, FL
Boot Camp for New VPs
February 12Orlando, FL