Client List

Clients served by the PEER Solutions Principal Partners as of Spring 2020

Testimonials for Work Completed by the Principal Partners in Recent Years:

Greg Vandal

Planning Services:

“Greg was instrumental in helping me to shape the information plan for our operating levy, which did pass. Greg also guided our district through the steps which became our new strategic plan in 2013-14. His work ethic and energy were keys in helping the five communities, that our school district serves, work together to develop a plan that all embraced.”
~Joe Thimm, Superintendent for Chisago Lakes School District (retired)

Executive Search:

“Greg met and exceeded ALL of our expectations for our Superintendent search.  He took the time to talk with us to find what we really needed…  Always honest, always able to provide valuable insights because he took the time to get to know the candidates, and the perfect consultant to lead us through a very uncertain (and sometimes overwhelming) process.  I have recommended Greg several times already and have the highest regard for him.”
~Geriann Friday, Past Board Chair for Holdingford Public School

“Greg is an exceptional person and leader, helping in finding and attracting exceptional leaders for key school positions.  He has helped Foley Public Schools in the past, bringing high amount of energy in meetings and bringing top talent for the board to consider.  He was instrumental helping community, staff and board to come to a unanimous decision.  I was very impressed with the candidates that Greg was able to bring to the table and he was instrumental in helping Foley finding a great leader for years to come.”
~Dave Walz, Past Board Chair for the Foley Public Schools

Additional Services:

“Greg Vandal has provided consulting services on several occasions for our school district.  He is professional, courteous, and knowledgeable.  Greg takes the time to understand our district and issues.  His work is thoughtful, insightful, and timely.  Greg is a pleasure to work with and is capable of providing consultation to school districts on a variety of issues.”
~Steve Malone, Superintendent for Becker Public School (retired)

Charlie Kyte

Executive Search:

“Charlie Kyte… is able to attract candidates because of his personal contacts throughout the state of Minnesota and nationwide. Charlie was able to lead the school board, community stakeholders, and school staff to produce a superintendent profile. This allowed all stakeholders to have input and buy in to the search process… Not only will Charlie deliver, but you will add him as a professional resource to support your school district for years to come.”
~Andrew M. Almos, Superintendent for East Central Public Schools

“I cannot imagine going through the hiring process without the guidance and leadership that Charlie gave us.  His positive and professional approach with our board made the process of hiring the best candidate for our district as easy as possible.  Charlie was upfront and honest about the challenges that our district faced and brought realistic expectations to our board throughout the process.”
~Lana Mindrup, Board member for the Hayfield Public School

“I had the pleasure of working with Charlie Kyte during the Superintendent Search for Hibbing Public Schools. Charlie was professional, organized and had great communications skills during the process of our search. After a successful hire, Charlie followed up to make sure the transition went smooth.”
~Trina Baumgardner, Administrative Assistant for the Hibbing Public School

“Our school district is very pleased with the work Charlie Kyte did for us. The process we went through 
using Charlie’s services worked very well (and) we are very pleased two and a half years later with the Superintendent we hired. Charlie is thorough and professional, and I would recommend him.”
~Tim Hitchings, Board Chair for the Cambridge School District

“Charlie Kyte provided a very thorough and thoughtful search service to our district.  He conducted a very detailed and transparent assessment of our community needs.  He was very sensitive to the needs of our rural constituents.  In addition he provided an objective perspective for our Board during the interview process.”
~Jeff Larson, Board Chair for the Milaca Public School