Specialized Leadership Search

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


Battle Ground Academy, Communications & Marketing

Cape Fear Academy, Communications & Marketing

Charleston Collegiate School, Lower School Dean

Charleston Collegiate School, Upper School Dean

Heritage School, Director of Advancement

Preschool of the Arts, School Director

Seven Hills School, Marketing & Communications

Spartanburg Day School, Admissions and Enrollment

School Safety & Security

School Consulting and Training


Charleston Collegiate School

The Cooper School

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

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

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."