ICAISA Supporters

The organizations and businesses listed below are generous supporters of the mission and work of ICAISA. These organizations help amplify the vision of ICAISA to have a transformative impact on the independent school landscape by advancing accreditation globally. Together, we INSPIRE TRANSFORMATION and UPHOLD EXCELLENCE.

Note: The ICAISA Supporters Program launched in January 2020. We are currently accepting applications from organizations and businesses who wish to participate in the Program. Click here for more information. The organizations listed below do not reflect endorsement by ICAISA.


12M Recruiting runs executive searches for senior leadership positions, including: assistant head, CFO, CTO, director of teaching and learning, division head, DEI director, executive director, and head of school. 12M Recruiting brings a commitment to diversity, intentionality, and longevity to every search. 12M Recruiting and its partner firm, Ed Tech Recruiting, have served independent and international schools since 2015. 12M Recruiting is not a teacher placement or contingency search firm. We run full-service retained searches for senior-level positions in the head’s cabinet. We also perform strategic staffing assessments, to help schools identify gaps in leadership and restructure roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships.

Gabriel Lucas, Principal



The mission of 9ine is to be the leading EdTech organisation enabling schools to manage the protection of their community with easy to use and effective technology solutions and services.

Mark Orchison, CEO




ConnectOne Bank serves the financial needs of independent K-12 educational institutions in the eastern United States. Recognized for outstanding client service and accessibility to decision-makers, ConnectOne Bank offers creative solutions including cash management services that typically reduce/eliminate bank service fees while increasing interest income on operating balances, school campus renovation and expansion financing (both taxable & tax-exempt).

Mark Cardone, First Senior Vice President



TriNet is a professional employer organization that provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. By specializing in the education space, we aligned our products & services to free school leaders from HR complexities. These services include access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll, and real-time technology. We currently have a PEO presence in the U.S. and Canada. We have clients with employees in every state. As such, our HR professionals are knowledgeable about and can assist with 50-state payroll and HR compliance concerns.

April Birnbaum, Industry Sales Director



Without a doubt, ICAISA is our most important sponsorship engagement each year. We seek far more than simply access to a sales pipeline. We want to be a part of thoughtful conversations with internationally respected association leaders about industry-wide issues and challenges. These interactions allow us to listen, to learn, and to identify emerging market needs and opportunities. We come to ICAISA not to accelerate new sales but rather to improve our services. Working with Bonnie, the executive director, has been a true delight, for she has taken the time to learn about our business, develop a customized sponsorship package, and identify exactly the right events and sequences for us to engage with the ICAISA community of executive directors. We look forward to building on this partnership for years to come.

– Gabriel Lucas, Principal, 12M Recruiting

Become a Supporter

ICAISA is always looking to add more supporters. If you are interested in expanding your reach and sharing your expertise, reach out today!