Tracy McMillan is Managing Partner of HCGA Consulting Partners, LLC, a boutique Strategic Talent Acquisition & Retention Solutions firm based in Fairfield, CT with affiliate offices in Washington, DC. Over the 23 years Tracy and his HCGA Partners have placed executives and diverse, transformative leaders who currently serve as Non-Profit/Association CEOs and Executive Leadership Teams and middle market private company Chief Financial, Chief Operating, Chief Marketing and Chief Sales Officers and General Managers as well as General Counsels.
Specifically, within the non-profit sector, Tracy has made recent successful placements for The Delores Project, College Possible, Shehan-McGivney Center, Mental Health Partnerships, International School Services, Urban League of Philadelphia, OIC of Philadelphia and the National Winter Activity Center. HCGA is currently engaged in the YWCA – Minneapolis CEO search.
Within the Affordable Housing/HFA sector, Tracy has made successful placements for Idaho Housing Finance Association (IHFA), DC Housing Finance Agency (DCHFA), MaineHousing, California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA), Wyoming Community Development Authority (WCDA), Iowa Finance Authority (IFA), Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CT Housing), CSG Advisors and Colorado Housing & Finance Authority (CHFA). HCGA is currently engaged in search and/or consulting projects including but not limited to South Carolina Housing (Succession and Strategic Planning Consulting), Washington State Housing Finance Commission Executive Director and CHFA General Counsel.
Tracy tailors each non-profit organization engagement to meet the clients “where they are” and in so doing he further drives excellence to both clients and candidates using the following HCGA solutions and services:
- Efficient, Timely and Well-Executed 45 – 60 Day Search Cycles
- Diverse Candidate Slates
- Board/Search Committee/Executive Leadership Team Interview Process Facilitation & Management
- Succession Planning & Retention Advisory & Consulting
- Bench Strength and Talent Gap Assessment
- Two-Year Search Placement Guarantees
Tracy has also been a featured speaker and presenter on Succession Planning (NCSHA Fall 2015 – Nashville), Multigenerational Workforce Recruitment (Housing Iowa Conference Summer 2016 – Des Moines), Best Practices in HFA Executive Search (NCHSA Fall 2016 – Miami) and On-Boarding & Retention Best Practices (NCSHA Fall 2017 – Denver), Best Practices in Succession Planning & Executive Search (NALHFA Spring 2018 – New Orleans) and Best Practices in Succession Planning (NCSHA Fall 2018 – Austin). At NCSHA Fall 2019 in Boston, he will lead a seminar on Best Practices in Behavioral and Onsite Candidate Interviewing.
Before serving as Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition for the National Basketball Association, Tracy McMillan was employed by Diversified Search, a top 10 global executive search firm, for 5 years as a Managing Director in the firm’s New York and Philadelphia Offices.
Prior to joining Diversified, Tracy founded, led and managed The McMillan Group (TMG), Inc. – Philadelphia metropolitan area-based retained executive search firm that served clients with distinction across all functional areas and industries. Tracy began his executive search career with Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. in Chicago, IL where he rose from the level of Senior Consultant to Managing Consultant in less than two years and later he joined LaMonte Owens, Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President.
Tracy began his professional career as a CPA in the Audit, Accounting, Consulting and Finance realm having served in roles of increasing responsibility with both PricewaterhouseCoopers in Philadelphia and Kraft Foods in suburban Chicago.
Tracy is a 1986 graduate of the University of Virginia where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Accounting. He currently serves on Jefferson Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors and National Selection Subcommittee Chairman, as well as the Business of Sports School (BOSS) Advisory Board. He is a past Chairman of the Ridley at the University of Virginia Alumni Association Board of Directors and currently serves on its Chairman’s Advisory Board. Tracy is an INROADS/Philadelphia Alumnus, past Chair of the National INROADS Alumni Association Board of Directors and a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Tracy and his wife, Samm, reside in Fairfield, CT and they are the proud parents of three daughters: Ariana (25), Morgan (23) and CJ (22).