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META Solutions Chief Executive Officer Search

META Solutions Selects New CEO

After an extensive search, the META Solutions Board of Directors has asked James “Jim” Sotlar to be its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Learn more here.

About META Solutions

META Solutions strives to increase support for core services, offer new instructional and purchasing options, augment technology infrastructure, and enhance overall ability to serve school districts and public organizations across the state of Ohio. It is located in Franklin County, seven miles east of downtown Columbus.

META Solutions strives for nothing less than realizing the full potential of education; providing effective, data-driven solutions designed to support a new era of innovation, growth and life-long learners. They develop, implement, and support the technology and instructional needs of schools in a cost-effective manner so they can focus on what’s important - creating a culture of learning.

Vision & Values

To improve education through the delivery of outstanding solutions to our members and customers.

  • Put Schools First
  • Value People and Relationships
  • Strive for Continuous Improvement

Knowledge & Experience

The Board is seeking candidates with the following knowledge, skills, and successful experience.

  • Proven track record of integrity
  • Solid financial communications
  • A strategic mindset relative to issues (both programmatic and fiscal) for both small and large districts
  • Stays current on state policy issues and their implications for technological services
  • Maintains what is working and amends to accommodate expansion when necessary
Business Management
  • Recruit, develop, evaluate and retain quality staff
  • Manage resources and services to minimize disruptions and maintain low membership fees
  • Discern from new and existing opportunities those that the organization can support without implicating fees
  • Know the education industry
  • Be service-minded and also a servant-leader
  • Promote the use of effective and appropriate technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Familiarity with technology services and the efficiencies of consortia-provided services
  • Continue to build the capacity of the organization, infrastructure and human resources as well as client capacity

Leadership Criteria

The Board is seeking candidates who exhibit the following leadership criteria.

  • Develops, implements and maintains effective communication systems
  • Communicates succinctly, comprehensibly and regularly with the board, staff, and clients
  • Can “tell the story that needs to be told”
  • Knows what districts need from ongoing engagement with districts
  • Promptly responds to member concerns
  • Forward-thinking
  • Identifies trends and innovations
  • Markets relevant, scalable services responsibly to make the most of new opportunities
  • Promotes services to increase constituencies
  • Keeps the “train on the rails,” but is also able to meld vision to conform to state expectations
  • Listens to districts’ needs and has familiarity with the education industry
  • Is approachable by staff and members
  • Ensures access and opportunity to all students consistent with available resources and legal mandates
  • Demonstrates high ethical and professional behavior
  • Builds sustainable relationships and creates a culture of trust
  • Must be respectful in connecting with any stakeholder (board, staff, clients, vendors, etc.)
  • Needs to be kind and serve as a barometer for the Board

Applicant Requirements

The Board is seeking a candidate with successful leadership experience in an education executive capacity, such as a superintendent/CEO, treasurer/CFO, business manager, chief operating officer and/or chief technology officer. 

Applicants should submit a resume with cover letter and three professional references including contact information. 


Application Deadline:            June 17
Final Candidates Selected:   June 21
Finalist Interviews:                June 22
Contract Awarded:                June 28

Contact Us

For information regarding the position, please contact:
Dr. Dan Good
Associate Superintendent
614.917.3741 mobile or [email protected]