Our vision at RSC is to ensure that today’s workforce represents the most diverse and qualified candidate pool possible. Our goal is to impact higher education institutions and corporations, so there is fair representation.


Renaissance Search & Consulting (RSC), strives to connect higher education institutions and corporations with the most qualified and diverse candidates in the world.


We know the higher education and corporate landscape inside and out. We’ve built the connections you need to open doors to the right conversations. Our network of hand-selected candidates represents a quality of excellence you won’t find anywhere else. Most importantly, our affiliation with minority networking groups has allowed us to cultivate the most qualified minority candidates. We’re here to bring change, one hire at a time.


At RSC we have contributors who have extensive experience. We use this experience to leverage relationships that have been built over the years. This helps us gain insight on the current landscape and areas we need to push to make sure our client institutions continue to develop diverse and inclusive environments.



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Herb has been involved with intercollegiate athletics for over 15 years, seven of those years as a division 1 assistant coach. During this time, Herb has developed significant relationships with athletic directors and coaches. Herb keeps his ear to the ground in the minority coaching community and makes it a priority to continue to develop relationships within the coaching community.

Before Herb’s time in coaching, he was a very successful recruiter and Sales Manager for an IT recruiting firm, building relationships and a sales territory within the healthcare space in Philadelphia. Having the coaching background, along with the corporate recruiting experience, makes him uniquely qualified to serve his clients in athletics.

Herb is very passionate about diversity and ethics in sports. At RSC we want to make sure qualified individuals are getting opportunities to lead in college athletics. With Herb’s experience in college athletics and recruiting, he has a unique feel to who would be ideal candidates that would fit each client’s culture and needs. He will bring a high level of integrity, confidentiality, and expertise while working with hiring institutions to help them through the search process.

Herb can be reached at herb@theRSCfirm.com or via LinkedIn



Kelly resides in Atlanta, GA and has over 25 years of experience in higher education and athletics.  Kelly is passionate about facilitating opportunities for professionals to grow careers and for institutions and organizations to build ideal teams.  During his career, Kelly has led initiatives to develop and support relationships as well as managed a portfolio of clients regarding the planning of professional development activities, training courses, seminars and workshops for staff.

Kelly is a part of the Forward Progress Athletics Consulting team, which is located in Castle Rock, CO. He served eight years as a member of the NCAA National Headquarters staff in Indianapolis, IN. He held the role of Associate Commissioner for the Southwestern Athletic Conference office, an NCAA Division I Historically Black College & University (HBCU) conference located in Birmingham, AL. Kelly previously worked as the Director of Student-Athlete Development at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, and also spent time as an Assistant Basketball Coach at the University of Alabama and Mississippi University for Women.

Kelly can be reached at KBrooks@theRSCfirm.com or via LinkedIn


Dr. Brandon Martin 
Vice Chancellor/ Director of Athletics University of Missouri Kansas City

Dr. Muriel Howard
Retired President of the Association of State Colleges and Universities, formerly the President of Buffalo State College, State University of New York

Dr. Edward Scott
Director of Athletics
Morgan State University

Jill Willson
President and Founder
Double L Consulting

Chris Walker
Former Basketball Coach| Author| Producer | Entrepreneur

Los Angeles, CA 
Phone: (215) 688 - 8409