The National Cutting Horse Association, the world governing body for the sport of cutting, has secured Jim Harlan, president and CEO of MJM Global Search, Inc. to assist in efforts to fill the position of Executive Director of the more than 16,000-member organization, with a timetable of early next summer established to secure the association’s next boss.
“It is critical as we move forward that NCHA acquire an individual who not only appreciates the culture of our sport and our industry, but has the professional capability to effectively lead the association into the future,” said Lach Perks, chairman of the search committee. “MJM Global Search comes with a long list of credentials that should bring forward the best candidates for the position.”
Harlan is responsible for the strategic leadership necessary to ensure the achievement of MJM Global Search’s performance goals and preservation of the core values established for the company more than 17 years ago. He is also a horse and ranch owner in Colorado with more than 30 years of experience in the horse industry.
The process for the search will include interviews with NCHA leadership and staff, followed by the development of a comprehensive position analysis and description, identification of viable candidates and an interview and screening process that will ultimately provide NCHA with a minimum of two highly qualified candidates.
MJM Global Search, Inc., based in Franktown, Colo., has established a solid reputation in the field of executive searches and most recently completed placements in the horse industry for the American Paint Horse Association and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association.
The firm is an affiliate of the largest recruiting and placement organization in the world, Management Recruiters International, with more than 1,100 offices worldwide. MGM Global Search’s specialists have decades of hands-on experience as senior managers, ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to small fast-growing start-up companies.
In addition to Perks, a member of the NCHA Finance Committee, the search committee includes NCHA President Ernie Beutenmiller, Jr., President-Elect Barbara Brooks, Vice President Bruce Richerson, NCHA Finance Committee Chairman Terry Strange and NCHA Executive Committee member and Past President Dennie Dunn.
Persons interested in the position may contact Harlan at MJM Global Search, Inc., P.O. Box 883, Franktown, CO 80116, by calling 303.660.0766 or by emailing [email protected].