EMPLOYMENT: President, Terra Firma Consulting Services; Vice President for Student Development, Ohio Dominican University; Associate Vice President & Dean of Students, Saint Vincent College.

EXPERTISE: Strategic planning; higher education administration; student services; academic services; fundraising; non-profit management.

Dr. James (Jamie) Caridi has strong credentials in educational leadership and twenty years of executive experience well suited to advance SwailLandis’ mission and its clients diversified needs.

As a highly skilled leader, Dr. Caridi has delivered sound executive management, strategic planning, budget development, fundraising, contract negotiation and operational excellence to the organizations he’s served. He is widely regarded as an authentic leader of integrity and productivity and is trusted and valued by the educational, corporate, and donor community.

In addition to his work with SwailLandis, Dr. Caridi is President of Terra Firma Consulting Services providing clients a diverse platform of services including capital campaign direction and consulting, executive-in-residence and executive coaching, strategic planning, corporate development, and institutional research.   Caridi has also served as Vice President for Student Development at Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, OH) and as the Associate Vice President & Dean of Students at Saint Vincent College (Latrobe, PA).

Dr. Caridi holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from St. Vincent College, a master’s degree in Higher Education from Geneva College, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Higher Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Currently, Dr. Caridi actively serves on several boards. He is President of the Saint Catharine School Advisory Board, an Executive Committee Member of the Saint Stephen’s Community House Board of Trustees, a member of the St. Gabriel Catholic Radio Board, and a trustee of the Education First Credit Union Foundation.

Dr. Caridi and his family live in Gahanna, OH and are members of St. Catharine Parish.