Management Consulting

What We Do

“Bob Beaudine not only brings out the best in people but he KNOWS the best people for any assignment. I highly recommend Bob and his team.”

Eric Affeldt
Chairman Experience Investment Corp. | Former CEO Club Corp Holdings

“Eastman and Beaudine continues to be the top executive search firm in the country. They are extremely professional and operate with the utmost in integrity. They have placed some of the most respected and successful executives in our industry. Their advice to clients allows the perfect partnership to be developed.”

Gene Smith
SVP/Athletic Dir. | The Ohio State Univ.

“Bob Beaudine and his firm Eastman & Beaudine are always trying to put people together who are looking for the same things.  It is about people and no one knows that better than Bob!”

John Calipari
Head MBB Coach | Univ. of Kentucky

“Eastman & Beaudine brings passion, vision, and quality to the work they conduct on behalf of their clients. Bob Beaudine is the leader in the field of intercollegiate athletics and is a trusted and respected colleague.”

Jon Steinbrecher
Commissioner | MAC

“Eastman & Beaudine has the character, the commitment, and the connections to do great work and get the job done every time.”

Patti Phillips
CEO | Women Leaders in College Sports

“I trust Eastman & Beaudine to garner the most talented pool of candidates possible. They have a gift for piquing the interest of and developing confidence with elite candidates who would otherwise not be available.”

Mack Rhoades
VP of Athletics | Baylor University
Sports Business Journal – 2021 AD of the Year

“Eastman & Beaudine has a reputation that is a rare combination of being extremely thorough, persistent, aggressive, results oriented and a joy to work with. In short, they deliver at the highest level and become your partner for success.”

Steve Hatchell
President | National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame

“Eastman and Beaudine, over time has amassed an unparalleled track record relative to facilitating highly successful executive searches within intercollegiate athletics.”

Kevin White
Fmr. VP of Athletics | Duke University

“I feel like I know the candidate before I ever talk with them because Eastman & Beaudine does a great job forming an objective, in-depth profile of each one. This puts me at ease and allows my first conversation with a candidate to be much more productive.” 

Troy Dannen
Director of Athletics | Tulane Univeristy

“Our experience with Eastman & Beaudine was excellent; in fact, exceeded our expectations. Bob was responsive, provided good counsel and a consistent level of quality service. He demonstrated creativity and flexibility with our search process and presented us with a strong, diverse candidate pool. Bob is high energy and lots of fun to work with. I highly recommend him to you!”

Candace Campbell Jackson
SVP/Chief of Staff | Syracuse University

“Bob Beaudine promised and he delivered! He’s better than anyone I’ve worked with in the Executive search business.”

VADM John R. Ryan 
Fmr. Superintendent | Navy

“There is no better search firm in the country than Eastman & Beaudine. They work diligently to provide the very best candidates for the job. Their experience, professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication are unmatched.”

Rick George
Athletic Director | Univ. of Colorado
Former President | Texas Rangers | Former EVP/COO | PGATour

“Eastman & Beaudine is the industry leader for intercollegiate athletic searches. They have built a track record for delivering the best possible candidates to the institution with the highest standard of integrity and confidentiality.”

Ian McCaw
Athletic Director | Liberty University

“Eastman & Beaudine stands very tall in the world of intercollegiate search firms.”

Craig Thompson
Commissioner | Mountain West Conference

“Eastman & Beaudine gets the job done! Bob is high energy, candid and has a 21st century view of executive leadership.”

Jim Delany 
Former Commissioner | Big Ten

“There is no one in the sports search business with the network of contacts and instant recall of solutions that Eastman & Beaudine have. When you have any sort of problem, they are the Best at helping you identify your needs and then filling them.”

Stan Kasten
President | Los Angeles Dodgers

“Bob Beaudine challenges you to think differently. His unique approach to life and business has helped elevate many careers.”

Roger Goodell
Commissioner | NFL

“These are career-altering decisions. Eastman & Beaudine is the best at making great candidates feel comfortable and helping them strategically evaluate an opportunity through the lens of what matters most to them.” 

Fran Fraschilla
ESPN College Basketball Analyst

“The task of recruiting a new Commissioner for Major League Baseball was one of the most difficult and challenging assignments in all of sports. We chose Eastman & Beaudine after looking at the top firms in the country.”

Len Coleman
Former President | National League
Current Board of Dir. | Heinz | Aramark | EA Sports

“Eastman & Beaudine offers an extraordinary blend of leadership, insight, sound judgment, and enthusiasm. They identify the clients needs, and communicates those needs to candidates in clear, attractive terms. In the field of leadership recruitment, Eastman & Beaudine is the best!”

Steve Bartlett
Four-Time Congressman | Former Mayor of Dallas

“Eastman & Beaudine is a leader in the field of executive recruiting, they attract only the top candidates in the field. Their professionalism allows them to stand above the rest.”

Declan Bolger
SVP/CMO | Kroenke Sports & Entertainment

“The greatest asset any company can have is outstanding people. They’re tough to find and Eastman and Beaudine does an excellent job of finding the very best. The firm is in tune with the marketplace and understands what it takes to be successful and how to find successful people.”

Marc S. Kidd
CEO | Captivate

“Eastman & Beaudine’s experience in the business of sports over the last decade, coupled with their overall depth of understanding, today’s marketplace and the challenges that accompany a search, makes them uniquely qualified for today’s dynamic sports environment, in all forms of business and media.”

Drew Reifenberger
General Manager | Circle Media

“Passionate, diligent, committed and some of the best phone in the business are the superlatives that best describe Eastman and Beaudine. They immerse themselves into the needs of the company, the technical demands of the position, and as importantly, the dynamics and culture of the organization. The resulting list of candidates have always reflected great and far reaching talent but also the right style and personal make-up to ensure that the candidate of choice will have a successful and long-term tenure.”

Mike Golub
CEO | Portland Timbers

“I have worked with Bob and Frank Beaudine for over 40 years. They have placed a variety of executives in various industries. They take the time prior to the search to understand the culture and what type of individual fits the need. Their professionalism represented our companies well and allowed us to select the right candidate the first time.”

Ray Davis
Owner | Texas Rangers

“Bob and his team work hard to understand the task at hand, scour the marketplace and don’t let up until the client is satisfied and the candidate is in place and settled in. Hands-on first-class service every step of the way.”

Howard Handler
President | 313 Presents

“I have known Bob Beaudine and worked with his firm for over 40 years. Regardless of the industry or size of company, they have demonstrated an ability to consistently identify the optimal senior executive given a wide range of assignments. Their personalized service and ability to identify the ideal candidate for a job truly separates them from their competitors.”

Rowland Hanson
Chairman | CRH & Associates,
Fmr. VP Corporate Comm. | Microsoft
Fmr. VP Global Marketing | Neutrogena

“Bob is the go-to guy for sports organizations looking to find the difference maker for their program or organization. He works relentlessly for his clients and has built the best network and reputation in sports.”

Rick Welts
President/CEO | Golden State Warriors

“Bob Beaudine is extremely well connected, identifies outstanding candidates, does his due diligence and most importantly, closes the sale. We were very pleased with his performance on our successful search for a President and General Manager.”

Lawrence M. Tanenbaum
Chairman of the Board | Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd.

“Twice we’ve gone to Eastman & Beaudine for assistance in finding the right executive to help move our business forward, and twice they’ve delivered to us a group of highly qualified and successful candidates that we could never have assembled on our own. When you work with Eastman & Beaudine be prepared to make some very tough decisions because they’ll give you the very best to choose from.”

Fred A. Whitfield
President/Vice Chairman | Charlotte Hornets

“The life lessons and secrets to success that Bob Beaudine knows are invaluable.”

Jerry Colangelo
Chairman | USA Basketball


“There is no better seeker of talent than Bob Beaudine…and the fact that he has the unique ability to understand culture and recruit talent to fit and enhance the culture is what has made him the best of the best”.

Scott O’Neil
Former CEO | Philadelphia 76ers | New Jersey Devils

Management consulting has been in our firm’s DNA for over 50 years. So much so that our founder, former McKinsey executive Frank Beaudine, would always emphasize that to complete a search assignment well, you had to be a great consultant first – a management consultant in executive selection.

However, there are times when the consulting itself is what you need. Sometimes you need assessment before action. Sometimes you don’t know what you don’t know.

That is where we come in.

For decades, trusted clients have come to us with particular challenges that require specialized solutions which we have been able to deliver time and time again. Examples have included assisting with multi-million-dollar media contracts, preparing new executives for board presentations, shepherding critical strategic initiatives, and everything in between. Our flexibility allows us to create a solution that works for you.  

Sample Consulting Specialties

  • Organizational structure and assessment
  • Internal professional development
  • Board meeting preparation
  • Business development presentation planning
  • Market comps for large contracts
  • Executive team building
  • Senior-level outplacement