C. V. O'Boyle, LLC

  • RI


305 Brook Street
United States

About Us

For college and university clients that wish their search consultant to be more than a process facilitator and screener of advertising responses, C. V. O’Boyle offers a professional alternative to the business practices and fee structures of corporate executive search firms and academic search boutiques.

We conduct comprehensive, national searches for academic institutions as they seek new senior leadership. We have a particular expertise in non-routine assignments that demand original research and direct, targeted recruiting. All of our searches benefit from the active involvement of the senior consultant in every stage of the process.

In recent years, we have helped recruit presidents; provosts and other academic-affairs officers; deans of business, career services, education, law, nursing and research; library directors; chief advancement, financial, information and student-affairs officers and heads of school. Clients have consistently praised our ability to deliver diverse short lists and candidates who are not actively seeking new employment. We’ve been notably successful in recruiting from peer and aspirant institutions.

We are a professional practice and not a commodity business. Most of our engagements are unsolicited, with a high percentage of our work consisting of new assignments from past clients, including some of the leading research universities and national liberal arts colleges. But our record of ambitious recruiting for institutions that are less well known is unsurpassed.