Anthem Executive (name change from Wheless Search & Consulting) was formed as a Higher Education Specialty practice in order to offer a new and exciting search perspective to our clients. Continuing a 30-plus year tradition of our founders’ service to clients in higher education, health sciences, and corporate and non-profit institutions, the formalization of Anthem Executive (formerly named Wheless Search & Consulting) was both timely and appropriate in order to better meet the needs of our clients.

The team we bring consists of consultants with a combined 80 years experience in the search industry. This means of course that there is not much that surprises us… but there’s an awful lot that excites us about the search industry.

Our Higher Education Practice successes span the entire leadership spectrum in higher education. Multiple Chancellor engagements in complex environments that include academic medicine components. President searches for well established, emerging and struggling institutions. Provosts, Deans, and Department Chairs too. Plus, the compendium of executive administration roles at both system and institution levels. We have led multiple national searches at the Chancellor, President, VP, Provost and Dean levels on behalf of some of the nation’s largest and most successful university and community college systems.

A columnist, who has written about academic affairs and executive search for The Chronicle of Higher Education for over 20 years, calls Wheless Search & Consulting (now named Anthem Executive) “the most effective search firm in higher education search today.”

Though the firm was formed as a Higher Education Specialty practice, we do continue to serve a growing slate of select clientele across a wide variety of industry sectors.