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In 1993, our Chairman, John Lovorn, formed The PACE Group – with more than 30 years of experience in searches for Economic Development Executives, City Managers and Corporate Executives and with the vision of providing communities and companies with specialized services and innovative solutions to strengthen their competitiveness.

The PACE Group brings more than 30 years of experience to bear on behalf of its customers. John Lovorn was formerly Vice President and Principal at PHH Fantus in Chicago. He also is the former President of the Southern Economic Development Council, as well as former Vice Chairman of the American Economic Development Council. The PACE Group’s expertise spreads across 42 states, over 300 cities and hundreds of companies.

Dear Website Visitor:
Thank you for visiting our website. We appreciate your time and interest in The PACE Group and want to share our success story with you.The PACE Group is a cadre of passionate individuals who are dedicated to making a positive difference in our clients’ organizations.

We base our success on the principle outlined in Mark Sanborn’s book, The Fred Factor, which is about doing something special for your client. We strive to help our clients constantly improve themselves, create real value for their organization and others, and build strong relationships.

Our ambition is to show commitment to our clients by providing exceptional services that will exceed their expectations.The relationships we have built across the country over the past 25 years are our greatest assets and strength. These relationships are the source of our success and have assisted us in creating a vibrant network of partnerships.

We encourage you to contact our former clients to learn how The PACE Group can make a difference in your organization. Whether your organization is in need of assistance in locating a new CEO, developing a strategic action plan, or building a strong organizational team, The PACE Group is your full service, “Go To” team. We capitalize on knowledge and expertise gained from our past and present experiences to help you gain new insight into how to better position your organization to excel in its future endeavors.The PACE Group has a high Implementation Quotient (IQ) because our thoughts and actions are always focused on our clients. We pride ourselves on our integrity by stating what we can do and doing what we say. We make a concerted effort to get to know our clients by listening to their needs and seeking information on how to best serve them.

Our greatest rewards are the applause we receive for a job well done. We hope that we will have an opportunity for you to applaud us, too.

Please contact The PACE Group for your next CEO search and/or your organizational development workshops.

We would consider it an honor to add you to our list of satisfied customers.


John Lovorn,
Chairman & Talent Recruiter