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Excellence, Integrity + Impact

Functional + Administrative Leadership

We recruit the full range of financial, operational, and administrative leadership in higher education, academic medicine, and other types of non-profit organizations.

Our Clients

We have an unparalleled track record recruiting leaders in a wide range of areas: finance and business; accounting and control; audit, risk and compliance; human resources, talent, and people management; information technology and security; institutional research, analytics, and effectiveness; marketing, communications, and public affairs; and more.


Our Experience

Through thousands of searches, we have developed an in-depth understanding of these roles and a deep, diverse, and national network of outstanding leaders. Our disciplined and tested approach, and professional experience in these fields, allows us to partner with our clients in identifying outstanding candidates who have an exceptional understanding of the complexities of their field, paired with the experience to succeed.

Experience + Dedication

Evidence of Impact


Years of Experience + Results

For more than 40 years, we have developed and tested our understanding of the characteristics that define strong, visionary, inclusive, and effective leaders required to guide our clients into the future.


Functional Leadership Searches

IM has conducted thousands of administrative and functional leadership searches across the civic sector.


Women Placements

In 2023, 55% of our placements identified as women.


POC Placements

In 2023, 37% of our placements were people of color.

Outstanding Leaders


Harvard University

Klara Jelinkova, who developed a reputation as an innovator in her nearly three decades in information technology at major U.S. research universities, was named Vice President and University Chief Information Officer at Harvard University. Read more here.


How to think differently


Out of Disruption Comes Innovation

Dawn Rhodes is the Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Business Officer at the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB). UMB is Maryland’s public health, law, and human services university, dedicated to excellence in education, research, clinical care, and public service. Dawn sits down with Dan Rodas, a partner and leader of the firm’s finance and administration practice, to discuss her pathway to becoming a university business officer, the evolution of the role, and how COVID-19 is affecting major research institutions such as UMB.

Listen to the conversation here.

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