Littleford & Associates Services

by John C. Littleford

As Founder of Littleford & Associates, I provide management consulting to independent and international schools, nonprofit organizations, and other companies. At Littleford & Associates, we conduct executive searches for heads and interim heads of schools and nonprofit organizations. When working with these institutions, we strive to gain an in-depth knowledge of the culture unique to each one. As a result, the services my company provides are finely tailored to meet individual needs. This approach also draws upon Littleford & Associates’ extensive knowledge of school head and nonprofit CEO compensation packages, gained over the course of more than two decades in the business.
I always emphasize to clients that Littleford & Associates does not simply offer placement services. Our executive searches are highly tailored to the strengths and challenges of each organization. This is why we take on a maximum of five searches per year, ensuring that each client gets the utmost attention, counsel and ongoing contact throughout the entire process. We screen candidates carefully for the correct fit with the organization. As Senior Partner of Littleford & Associates, I do not delegate these highly important tasks to other members of the Firm. This has been the case for more than 20 years.

One of the key tools I offer institutions searching for a CEO or head is an extensive database of experienced individuals qualified and willing to serve on either an interim or permanent basis. I do not draw constantly on the same “stable” of candidates. I advise the institution on the candidate screening, interview, and selection processes in a way that is sensitive, constructive, and effective. I guide the client in designing an appropriate compensation package to land the candidate of choice and that takes into consideration both the needs of the candidate and his/her family and the client’s budget. All stages of the executive search process are handled with absolute confidentiality and discretion. For further information on the range of services offered at Littleford & Associates, visit our website at