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: 




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


Future Management Systems, Inc.

900 Cummings Ctr, Suite 214-U

Beverly, MA



P: (978) 998-6782

Email: lyle_kirtman@futuremsi.com


Learn more about us and meet our dedicated team. We're looking forward to our future relationship.