Search Services

Ashley|Rountree is a Louisville-based firm with a long history of providing consulting services to nonprofit organizations.  This has enabled us to establish a deep local, regional and national network of highly qualified professionals.  Our proprietary network, along with a carefully honed recruitment and selection process assures that our clients receive only the highest quality candidates to meet their talent needs.

In every search process, our goal is to provide the client with a pool of highly qualified applicants with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences that will ultimately be funneled into a “short list” of qualified, leading candidates for the position. Because we thoroughly research each agency and position to develop an in-depth understanding of the organization, its stakeholders, the community served and its constituents, we’re able to partner with you to determine which candidate best fits your needs

Because a successful long-term placement and a strong start are our primary goals, we also provide initial onboarding sessions and optional follow up services.

We have successfully placed senior managers, fund development professionals, finance officers and Executive Directors in a range of nonprofit organizations. 

Ashley|Rountree was an incredible help in hiring Day Spring’s new CEO. She is a smart, energetic, devoted woman who is taking us places we’ve never been and really knocking it out of the park! Her leadership has helped put us in a better place than ever before. We’re also grateful that Ashley|Rountree came to the rescue when we experienced a sudden vacancy on the leadership team. They filled the gap with wonderful interim leadership and helped onboard the new CEO in a way we couldn’t have. Ashley|Rountree is the best in my book!

Beth Barrett, Day Spring Board of Directors

Success Stories

Kentucky Center for the Arts (Louisville KY)

Kentucky’s largest performing arts center needed a new leader to shepherd its finance department which included a complicated system of public and private accounts managed within two separate entities: a state-supported public agency and a private charitable foundation.

How We Helped
Ashley|Rountree brought in special expertise with consultants who had a deep background in accounts and finance, then we interviewed the key stakeholders who would be working with the new Chief Finance Officer and quickly built a job posting and marketing plan. We also worked with the Center’s President to outline a long-term vision of the role as a new Senior VP to oversee a broader range of needs than simply finances.

After recruiting a pool of ten semi-finalists for interviews by staff and Board members, Ashley|Rountree was successful in helping the Center hire the finalist, an experienced finance professional with experience in both public agencies and the private commercial sector who assumed the new role of Senior VP.

Cave Hill Cemetery (Louisville KY)

One of the nation’s oldest and most esteemed non-profit historic cemeteries, Cave Hill was faced with replacing its retiring President, who had served in that role for over three decades. This was an extremely specific and complex role that would require a leader who understood the mission of the Cemetery and its legacy in our region, as  well as someone who had a vision for adapting to a changing business model for historic cemeteries, and who understood the role of Cave Hill as a nationally-ranked arboretum.

How We Helped
Ashley|Rountree staff members formed a search team that included a national consultant who had deep networks in historic cemeteries, then we interviewed every staff member who reported to the President, key board members and donors, and also polled the community for feedback and leads on potential leaders. A three-stage search was launched nationally and a pool of twenty semi-finalists was recruited for review by the Board.

The new President was hired and she is the first new leader in 30-plus years and the first woman ever hired to lead Cave Hill since its founding prior to the Civil War.