Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

All Associates manage their offices independently and assist candidates within their territory under the Search Associates banner. Because of this decentralization, Senior Associates offer diverse and varied services such as workshops, webinars, administrative searches and consultation on a variety of issues. We see ourselves as a global team working collaboratively to provide essential services to candidates and schools.

In addition to our Senior Associates, Consultants specialize in specific services to schools, our School Coordinator handles all communication with new schools wishing to register, and our Intern Coordinator assists intern candidates. From among this group, our Executive Management Committee oversees the overall organization of Search Associates. Together, our team works tirelessly to maintain high standards in our work with both schools and candidates.

Whom should I contact if I would like additional information not found on your website?

  • If you have previously registered with Search Associates, please contact your original Senior Associate. (Those registered with John Sly or Jerry Packard, please contact Sally Gordon. Those who were registered with Gary Duckett, please contact Mike Williams. Those registered with Gavin Allen or Rob Graham, please contact Nick Kendell.)
  • If you currently reside in the U.S.A, please contact the Associate closest to the city in which you reside. If you do not reside in that Associate‚Äôs territory, you will be directed accordingly.
  • If you currently live in the UK or Ireland please contact David Cope; if you currently live in Canada please contact Ray Sparks or Robert Barlas; if you currently live in Australia or New Zealand please contact Nick Kendell.
  • If you are a candidate living outside of the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, you can contact any, although you may find it helpful to contact the Associate who manages the fair you are interested in attending. Click here to see the job fairs page and fair organizer contact information.
  • If you are interested in a particular job fair, please click here to view our list of fairs and contact information for each fair organizer.
  • If you are unsure whom to contact, please contact our Executive Administrative Assistant, Melinda Williams.
  • If you are a new school wishing to register with Search Associates and have additional questions, please contact our Schools Coordinator Nazgol Adili.
  • If you are looking for assistance searching for Administrators, please click here.
  • If you have a question about a specific job fair, please click here to view our list of fairs and contact information for each fair organizer.
  • If you are looking for additional information about our services, please click here to view our list of services to schools and the appropriate contact person(s).
  • As always, you can contact any of our Senior Associates directly.
  • If you are a Board Member looking for assistance searching for a new Head of School or other key administrative positions, please click here
  • If you are looking for additional information about other services such as Governance, Conflict Resolution, Financial Planning, Strategic Planning and more, please click here.
  • For all general inquiries, please contact Jim Ambrose.
  • As always, you can contact any of our Senior Associates directly.
Magagna, John John Magagna
Founding Director
Dallas, PA USA
Barlas, Robert Robert Barlas
Senior Associate
Ontario, Canada
Ambrose, James James Ambrose
Past President
Reno, Nevada USA
Cope, David David Cope
Executive Vice President
Cambridge, UK
Cramer, David David Cramer
Senior Associate
Champion, PA USA
Deelman, Harry Harry Deelman
Senior Associate
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Drake, Dr. Barry Dr. Barry Drake
Senior Associate
Mijas Malaga, Spain
Gordon, Sally Sally Gordon
Senior Associate
West Chester, PA USA
Hayden, Gez Gez Hayden
Senior Associate
Nanjing, China
Imholt, Robert Robert Imholt
Senior Associate
Sequim, WA USA
Jahr, Ralph Ralph Jahr
Senior Associate
Roseville, CA USA
Kendell, Nick Nick Kendell
Senior Associate
Launceston, Australia
Kerry, Diana Diana Kerry
Senior Associate/Intern Coordinator
Newburyport, MA USA
MacPhie, Gary Gary MacPhie
Senior Associate
Canada
Magagna, Jessica D. Jessica D. Magagna
President
Shavertown, PA USA
McNamer, Bridget Bridget McNamer
Senior Associate
Leiden, The Netherlands
Ritter, John John Ritter
Senior Associate
Bangkok, Thailand
Ryan, Julie Julie Ryan
Senior Associate
Greenbrae, CA USA
Sparks, Ray Ray Sparks
Senior Associate
Canada
Turner, Bill Bill Turner
Senior Associate
Dubai and Bangkok
Brandt, Gunther Gunther Brandt
Senior Consultant
Davis, Jack Jack Davis
School Services Consultant
Giffen, Terry Terry Giffen
College Counselor Recruitment
Murphy, Jack Jack Murphy
College Counseling Consultant
Rolfson, Eric Eric Rolfson
Advancement / Fundraising Consultant
Taylor, Georgeann Cissel Georgeann Cissel Taylor
School Services Consultant
Adili, Nazgol Nazgol Adili
School Coordinator
Bhat, Rajiv Rajiv Bhat
Chief Operating Officer
Hawk, Gavin Gavin Hawk
Project Manager
Sunder, Ed Ed Sunder
Chief Software Architect
Young, Tiffany Tiffany Young
Marketing Coordinator
Williams, Melinda Melinda Williams
Recruitment Coordinator-Executive Manager
Bhat, Rajiv Rajiv Bhat
Chief Operating Officer
Cope, David David Cope
Executive Vice President
Cambridge, UK
Magagna, Jessica D. Jessica D. Magagna
President
Shavertown, PA USA

Did You Know…?

Search Associates has 21 Senior Associates with offices around the globe, each bringing a wealth of experience in international education.