Leadership Search

FMS is a recognized and experienced provider of customized search services that help organizations successfully recruit, assess, select, and retain top level leaders.  FMS operates on the belief that our search services are not just about matching an individual with the current and future organizational demands of a key leadership position.  Our innovative services also focus on minimizing organizational risk and maximizing all of the opportunities that a change in leadership can offer.

We integrate into all our search assignments effective ways to better: 

  • Identify and address any legacy issues that might affect the future success of the incoming leader;
  • Ensure that the organization’s governance has a clear and effective consensus on overall direction and key initial priorities for the leader, and a better  understanding of its own role and prospective contributions toward the achievement of the search objectives; and
  • Plan for a successful assimilation for the new leader to assure rapid progress and success going forward by use of individual assessments and inventories for final candidates.

FMS treats all of its search engagements as stand-alone assignments to be dispatched expediently and efficiently. We use a consultative approach that fosters long-term relationships with the goal of helping organizations not only to secure the best candidate for the current leadership opportunity, but also to build a stronger, high-performance leadership team over time, and achieve superior mission results.


Current Searches: 

Superintendent of Schools

Winchester, Massachusetts

The town of Winchester, Massachusetts, a suburb north of Boston with a population of 21,300 is seeking a Superintendent of Schools.  Winchester is recognized as one of the top performing districts in the state and includes seven schools serving 4440 students, with a budget of nearly $41,000,000. 

The Winchester School Committee seeks a superintendent with highly developed communication and leadership skills to lead an exceptional staff and student body to the next levels of success and achievement.

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Ability to build collaborative high-performing academic and administrative teams

  • Commitment to authentic learning for all students

  • Ability to promote the growth and development of all teachers and administrators

  • Creative and innovative problem solving

  • Ability to envision, implement, and sustain initiatives

Start date: no later than July 1, 2015

Salary: Highly competitive for high performing school districts within the region

Deadline for applications: November 3, 2014

For information and application requirements, please contact:

                  Beth Saunders

                  Future Management Systems, Inc.

                  900 Cummings Center, Suite 214 U

                  Beverly, MA. 01915

                  Telephone: 978-998-678







Past Searches:


  • Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools - Superintendent
  • Yarmouth Public Schools (ME) - Superintendent
  • Swampscott Public Schools – High School Principal
  • Belmont Public Schools – Superintendent
  • Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District – Superintendent
  • Lexington Public Schools – Superintendent
  • Nantucket Public Schools – Principal
  • Dover-Sherborn Public Schools – Superintendent
  • Winchester Public Schools – Superintendent
  • Walpole Public Schools – Superintendent
  • Canton Public Schools – Superintendent
  • Salem Public Schools – High School Principal
  • Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District – Business Manager
  • Greater Lawrence Educational Collaborative – Executive Director
  • Danvers Public Schools – Superintendent
  • Nashoba Regional School District – Superintendent
  • North Shore Educational Collaborative – Executive Director
  • New Bedford Public Schools – Superintendent
  • Lincoln Public Schools - Superintendent
  • Wellesley - Superintendent
  • Barrington, RI - Superintendent
  • Hillsboro-Deering - Superintendent
  • Framingham - Superintendent
  • Pittsfield - Superintendent
  • East Hampton, CT - Superintendent


  • Children’s Friend and Family Services, Salem – CEO
  • Association of Jewish Family and Children Agencies – CEO
  • Family and Children’s Services of Greater Lynn – CEO
  • New Hampshire Business and Industry Association – CEO
  • Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation - CEO




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Future Management Systems, Inc.

900 Cummings Ctr, Suite 214-U

Beverly, MA



P: (978) 998-6782

Email: lyle_kirtman@futuremsi.com


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