Specialized Leadership Search - Consulting Services - Community Training

Clients and Projects

Finance and Operations Searches


  • Ann & Nate Levine Academy, Director of Finance and Operations
  • Berkeley Preparatory School, Director of Finance & Operations
  • Charleston Collegiate School, Director of Finance & Operations
  • Chatham Hall (VA), Chief Financial Officer (Open)
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy, Business Manager
  • Heritage School, Director of Finance & Operations
  • High Meadows School, Business Manager
  • Hillel Academy, Business & Operations Manager
  • Lexington School, Chief Financial Officer
  • Maclay School, Chief Financial Officer
  • Norfolk Collegiate School, Chief Financial Officer
  • North Cross School, Assistant Head for Finance & Operations
  • Oak Hall School, Director of Finance
  • Porter-Gaud School (SC), Director of Finance and Auxiliary Services (Open)
  • Rashi School (MA), Director of Finance & Operations
  • Springmont School, Director of Finance
  • Swain School (PA), Business Manager (Open)
  • Tampa Preparatory School, Director of Finance & Operations
  • The Children's School, Director of Finance
  • Trinity Presbyterian School, Chief Financial Officer

Key Leadership Searches


  • Battle Ground Academy, Communications & Marketing
  • Bolles School, Director of Safety, Security, & Transportation
  • Cape Fear Academy, Communications & Marketing
  • Charleston Collegiate School, Lower School Dean
  • Charleston Collegiate School, Upper School Dean
  • Charleston Day School, Communications & Marketing
  • Galloway School, Marketing Communications Manager
  • Kingswood Oxford School, Director of Facilities
  • Norfolk Collegiate School, Assistant Head for Advancement
  • Preschool of the Arts (SC), School Director
  • Riverside Presbyterian Day School, Communications & Marketing
  • Seven Hills School, Marketing & Communications
  • Spartanburg Day School, Admissions and Enrollment
  • University School of the Lowcountry, Upper School Director
  • Walker School, Communications & Marketing Director
  • Westchester Country Day School, Communications & Marketing

School Consulting and Training

  • Charleston Collegiate School
  • Charleston Day School
  • The Cooper School
  • Hammond School
  • Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
  • The Hun School of Princeton
  • Paramount School of the Arts
  • Pinewood Preparatory School
  • Pomfret School
  • Porter-Gaud School
  • Orangeburg Preparatory School
  • Sandhills School
  • Spartanburg Day School
  • St. Mary's School
  • Trident Academy
  • Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School
  • University School of the Lowcountry
  • Westchester Country Day School
  • Westhill Institute (Mexico)
  • Woodlands Community Temple
  • Crown Leadership Academy

Speaking Engagements and Workshops

  • Association of Independent Schools of New England
  • Darkness to Light National Conference IGNITE
  • Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
  • MISBO Purchasing Consortium
  • National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • Palmetto Association of Independent Schools
  • South Carolina Independent School Association
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools
  • SAIS Finance Institute
  • The Association of Boarding Schools
  • Virginia Association of Independent Schools

what they are saying

Debra Wilson, President, Southern Association of Independent Schools


"Steve is an experienced educator who has wrestled with many of the serious challenges facing independent school leaders today. He brings practical insight, wisdom, and humor to this work, while understanding the practical constraints of administrative teams and their financial resources."

Chris Hinchey, Head of School, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School


"The Big Back Pack Team performed a 3-day safety audit for our school. Steve was a delight to work with, and his team brings a wealth of very specific skills and experiences to the table. We are now utilizing the Safety Audit Report to prioritize our challenges and opportunities for growth.  I was grateful for his expertise and appreciated his perspective as a former Head of School. I encourage you to reach out to Steve and Big Back Pack to discuss his services."

Kerry Palmer, Former Head of School, Trinity Presbyterian School


"We contracted with Steve to place a new CFO at our school. From working with us on a package that fit our needs, to answering questions and consulting throughout the process, Steve made the process smooth and easy at every step. He brought us a variety of candidates that were potential good fits for our school, and we ultimately hired one. I am delighted to recommend Steve and his team for your administrative placement needs."