Ken Carrick

Partner, Higher Education

Ken Carrick serves as a Partner at Buffkin Baker and has managed numerous search engagements throughout his 35 years as a search consultant while cultivating a diverse roster of clients in the education, retail, nonprofit and government sectors. Ken was a student-athlete, and graduated summa cum laude with a BA degree in accounting and business administration from Catawba College. He also earned an MBA from Wake Forest University. Ken began his career as an accountant with Duke Energy and later worked for a national insurance company before entering the executive search profession in 1986. Immediately prior to joining Buffkin Baker, he served as president of a national retained search firm with dual headquarters in New York and Charlotte.

Ken currently serves a director on the Mecklenburg County ABC Board and was recently appointed to the North Carolina Association of ABC Boards’ legislative committee and completed two terms as a member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)’s Americas council board. Ken has been the President of the Catawba College Alumni Board, and on the boards of the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation, Greater Carolina’s Chapter of the American Red Cross and Covenant Day School. He has also been involved with numerous volunteer service groups and youth sports associations in the Charlotte area. He and his wife have three grown children.

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