Jeffrey R. Stafford

Jeff Stafford has been in the higher education executive recruitment industry since 2010. Initially working as a Senior Recruiter at the University of Virginia’s Executive Search Group, then as an independent recruiting consultant. As a recruiting consultant, Jeff works on all aspects of the executive recruitment and hiring process including crafting candidate profiles, developing and executing strategic marketing campaigns, consultation with search committees regarding candidate evaluation and assessment, and the overall sourcing, interview, and selection process.

Prior to taking on his recruitment consultant role, Jeff held various leadership positions at LexisNexis, most recently as a Director leading a government law publishing team focused on developing relationships with high-profile state and federal government agencies and associations. Jeff also held leadership positions in the Manufacturing and Editorial areas. Jeff received a Master of Business Administration from James Madison University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. Jeff has a daughter who graduated from Virginia Military Institute, and another daughter and a son who both graduated from the University of Virginia.

Contact Jeff Stafford: jeffreystafford(at)