DickersonBakker Executive Search is honored to announce the placement of Olivier LeMaitre as the new CEO for the Chattanooga Community Kitchen (CCK), a church-sponsored, full-service homeless ministry located in the heart of beautiful Chattanooga, TN.
Olivier’s successful candidacy is a wonderful example of the mutual discernment process we seek to facilitate for every client and with every prospective new leader. Olivier brings to CCK an impressive blend of corporate and NPO leadership experience, along with tremendous missional alignment and extensive experience in team and staff development. He was also not an “obvious” candidate at first glance for the CEO role of this large, local homeless ministry. Born in France, Olivier has spent his career in the US, but he is relatively new to Chattanooga – a city known for its deeply-rooted, multigeneration families and donors. However, among a highly competitive applicant pool, Olivier’s calling and fit became clear across our process and equally clear to CCK’s Board. We have high expectations for his leadership as well as the continued life-saving work of The Kitchen.