Launch Tennessee retains CEO search consultant

Stanton Chase has been selected as the search consultant to helm CEO nationwide search

NASHVILLE – Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) has selected executive search firm Stanton Chase as its consultant and administrator in a search for a new head of the organization. Stanton Chase was selected after the organization reviewed several proposals in response to the organization’s public request for proposals. Stanton Chase was unanimously selected by the Search Committee because of their strong Tennessee ties as well as their offices across the country.

LaunchTN Board Vice Chair Bruce Doeg, a shareholder at Baker Donelson, shared, “We believe Stanton Chase brings several very essential aspects to this important search, including a combination of deep Tennessee roots and a national network that extends into Silicon Valley, Boston and Austin, a diverse and experienced search team, extensive executive search experience in the nonprofit and economic development arenas, along with best-in-class tools and processes.”

Stanton Chase will begin search efforts by engaging LaunchTN stakeholders to ensure the search is thoughtfully led based on core values across the organization. 

“We recognize that the future chief executive officer must possess a unique skill set to lead the diverse and expanding portfolio of LaunchTN’s activities while fostering positive relationships with a wide variety of constitutes,” states Ken Nimitz, Managing Director at Stanton Chase.

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About Launch Tennessee

Launch Tennessee (LaunchTN) is a public-private partnership with a vision to make Tennessee the most startup-friendly state in the nation. Our mission is to empower a high-functioning network of resources focused on core priorities that support Tennessee’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through our network of Entrepreneur Centers and partner organizations across the state, Launch Tennessee fosters collaboration among entrepreneurs, the private sector, capital sources, institutions and government to offer entrepreneurs what they need to succeed and stay in Tennessee to build companies and create jobs.

About Stanton Chase

Founded in 1990, Stanton Chase is a top 10 global retained executive search firm whose consultants serve as trusted advisors to their valued clients, partnering with them in making their most important decisions – planning, recruiting, selecting, and retaining superior executive leadership talent.  With proven expertise in key sectors of the global economy, the firm has 17 specialist practice groups that operate as international teams. Stanton Chase is owned by its partners who take individual responsibility for bringing a great depth of industry expertise and business acumen to deliver exceptional leadership solutions for their clients.  Stanton Chase is a member of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. Further information can be found at

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