The Research Triangle Park

RTF enlists Elinvar to lead CEO search

By Mar 14, 2017

The Research Triangle Foundation Board of Directors has retained Elinvar to launch a search for its next President and CEO. The Research Triangle Foundation is the organization that manages and develops the Research Triangle Park. The new leader will be charged with implementing the vision that has been created to enable RTP to achieve its economic growth objectives now and in the future. The President and CEO will have the support of a Board that worked closely with a national consulting team to develop a new Master Plan for RTP in 2012 and is taking an active role in the Master Plan implementation. A major step in implementation of the Master Plan is the creation of a dense mixed use (residential/retail/hotel/office) center within RTP.  Detailed planning of the first phase, called Park Center East, is complete. Zoning is in place, and the site plan for the horizontal infrastructure has been approved and permitted. Bids have been received, and construction is anticipated to begin in Fall 2017. Substantial public financial support for the infrastructure development has been obtained.

Just as the original vision for RTP was realized through commitment of a broad partnership of stakeholders, the new RTP Master Plan will require joint effort and resolve. Transformative change is needed to meet 21st century challenges. The long-term benefits of the new Master Plan to RTP tenants, the region and the state of North Carolina, will be considerable. As RTP continues to evolve under the leadership of the Foundation, the organization will need to evolve under the guidance and leadership of the next CEO.

The CEO operates in a high-profile role. The person holding it will be responsible for strengthening and expanding the strong alliances the organization has forged with key business, public, education and economic development leaders in the region, state, country and across the world. Because the Foundation is transitioning from an entity that primarily sells land to largely a property development and management role, it is necessary that the person in this position have extensive knowledge and considerable experience in commercial land development, preferably on multiple fronts and over the full spectrum of planning, financing, construction and property management. A full job description can be found on the RTP.org website.

To express interest in this position please contact margaret@elinvar.com. All inquiries and applications will be kept confidential.

 

About Research Triangle Foundation

Research Triangle Foundation is the organization formed over fifty years ago, by leaders in business, government and academia to frame an ambitious plan to transform thousands of acres of woods and farmland into one of the world’s first science parks. The fruit of this vision, the Research Triangle Park (RTP), has been a resounding success, leading the way in creating a more diverse, knowledge based economy and generating considerable prosperity in the region and in the State of North Carolina as a whole. The organization is now moving forward with a bold vision for transforming RTP to support significant job growth and prosperity for NC and beyond over the next 50 years.  Media Contact: Michael Pittman 

 

About Elinvar

Elinvar is an Executive Search and Leadership Development firm located in Raleigh, NC. Elinvar has been serving NC organizations for over 30 years and provides retained search to foundations, nonprofits, higher education institutions, professional associations, and closely held businesses located in North Carolina and the Southeast. Media Contact: Patti Gillenwater  

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