Specialized Leadership Search

Finance and Operations


  • Ann & Nate Levine Academy, Director of Finance and Operations
  • Berkeley Preparatory School, Director of Finance & Operations
  • Charleston Collegiate School, Director of Finance & Operations
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy, Business Manager
  • Heritage School, Director of Finance & Operations
  • High Meadows School, Business 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
  • Tampa Preparatory School, Director of Finance & Operations
  • The Children's School, Director of Finance
  • Trinity Presbyterian School, Chief Financial Officer

Key Leadership Roles


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School Safety & Security

School Consulting and Training


  • Charleston Collegiate School
  • The Cooper School
  • Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
  • The Hun School of New Jersey
  • Paramount School of the Arts
  • Pinewood Preparatory School
  • Pomfret School
  • Orangeburg Preparatory School
  • Sandhills School
  • Spartanburg Day School
  • St. Mary's School
  • Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School
  • University School of the Lowcountry
  • Westchester Country Day School
  • Woodlands Community Temple

Speaking Engagements and Workshops


  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • Association of Independent Schools of New England (2019)
  • National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • Palmetto Association of Independent Schools
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools
  • SAIS Finance Institute
  • South Carolina Independent School Association
  • Virginia Association of Independent Schools  (2019)
  • MISBO Purchasing Consortium (2019)
  • Darkness to Light National Conference IGNITE (2019)

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what they are saying

Debra Wilson, President Elect, 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, Head of School, Trinity Presbyterian School


"We recently 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."