Welcome to Williams & Company

An executive search and consulting services firm focused solely on higher education and enrollment management.

Williams & Company is a nationally recognized executive search and consulting firm that has been partnering with public and private colleges and universities since 2003. Our consultants have hands-on experience in enrollment management and are well-connected experts in the field. Our laser-like focus on executive search enables us to identify and recruit talented and diverse enrollment managers for our client institutions. Our highly experienced consultants in enrollment management provide solutions for today’ s complex and ever changing enrollment management environment. Consistent reliable results. That is what we bring to every client every time.

Executive Search

Williams & Company distinguishes itself from other executive search firms through its singular focus on enrollment management. We are committed to finding the right fit between the candidate and the institution. Evaluating candidates’ knowledge, skills, and experiences and matching them with the unique needs of each client institution are at the core of our executive search services. Williams & Company has conducted 139 enrollment management searches over the last fourteen years for more than 100 different colleges and universities. We identify and recruit talented and diverse enrollment professionals eager and able to tackle today’s complex enrollment challenges and act quickly upon opportunities. More... 

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Enrollment Management Consulting

Williams & Company works with colleges and universities nationwide to help overcome the challenges that might otherwise prevent them from achieving annual and strategic enrollment goals consistently and reliably.  We facilitate the development and implementation of strategic and annual enrollment plans, train and develop professional enrollment staffs, evaluate the effectiveness of enrollment programs and financial aid and scholarship strategies, and improve student success and retention.  Colleges and universities seeking to stabilize enrollment and achieve both short- and long-term enrollment goals turn to us for the following services:

Strategic Enrollment Management Program Analysis

Engage us to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the four critical elements of a successful enrollment program – goals, strategies, systems, and structure.

Annual Enrollment Planning

If you lack a satisfactory enrollment plan, we can facilitate the development of a comprehensive plan that includes clear enrollment goals and objectives, key strategies, and detailed action plans.

Talent Development, Staff Training and Coaching

Provide your enrollment staff with the training and professional development they need to be effective.  We focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for success.

Ongoing Enrollment Consulting

A good plan that is not fully and effectively implemented will fail to produce the desired results.  Our ongoing monthly consulting service ensures effective plan implementation, monitors progress toward goals, and identifies and resolves problems that might otherwise prevent you from enrolling the class you want.


Current Searches



Tom Williams

Read why so many before you have worked with Williams & Company. We have been fortunate to partner with Tom Williams and utilize his leadership and expertise in searches for several unique positions at The University of South Dakota. With a clear understanding of our campus culture, Tom managed each step of the way.


About us

Martha Smiles

Leadership solutions. That's what Williams & Company brings to our client colleges and universities. Senior-level experience in higher education and enrollment management - from our consultants and from our placements - helps you achieve institutional excellence.