November 16, 2023 – Talent advisory firm DHR Global has appointed James Abruzzo as vice chairman. In this role, he will represent the firm while speaking at industry conferences and forums, provide search and consulting advice to clients, and mentor associates pursuing partner-level positions. “We are grateful for the steady and experienced leadership James has demonstrated heading DHR’s non-profit practice for the past 22 years,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR Global. “He put DHR’s name on the map in the non-profit sector and established our strong profile in the space. From successfully placing high-profile leaders to delivering prolific thought leadership to mentoring the next generation of search consultants, James sets the bar for what a DHR partner should be.”
Previously serving as global managing partner, Mr. Abruzzo founded the non-profit practice in 2001. He has over 35 years of experience as an executive search and management consultant to non-profit organizations. His clients span the non-profit spectrum — cultural organizations, zoos and aquariums, national health services, universities, social services, international relief organizations, and trade associations. Having completed over 500 senior executive searches, he is recognized for his work with non-profit boards on succession planning, strategy, and executive compensation. He has also been responsible for recruiting new partners, developing intellectual capital, and representing DHR at non-profit industry forums.
During his tenure, Mr. Abruzzo co-founded and directed the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers Business School (2003-2018) and has taught as a visiting professor at the Free University in Berlin, The School of Economics in Bologna, and Bocconi Business School in Milan.
Since 1989, DHR Global has been a leading, privately held provider of executive search solutions with more than 50 wholly owned offices spanning the globe. The firm’s consultants specialize in all industries and functions, providing senior-level executive search, management assessment, and succession planning services.
DHR recently expanded with the addition of Supriya Dikshit as managing partner, Asia-Pacific industrial practice and managing partner, Singapore. “I am thrilled to have Supriya leading one of our key practice groups and offices within the region,” said Mr. Hoffman. “Her hard work and dedication to DHR has led to much success, and I know she will continue to provide outstanding results for her clients and her global colleagues.” Ms. Dikshit brings vast experience in recruiting senior leadership for early-stage and established companies in the life sciences, healthcare, engineering, clean technology, and infrastructure sectors. She has more than a decade of leadership in the Singapore and Mumbai offices as well as in the broader Asian market.
DHR Global Appoints Leader of Los Angeles Office
DHR Global has named John Staines as managing partner of the global human resources practice and leader of its Los Angeles office. “I am pleased to welcome John as our new managing partner of the global human resources practice group,” said Geoff Hoffmann, CEO of DHR Global. “John brings a wealth of knowledge and proven results to the role, and his leadership capabilities will be invaluable as we continue to build a strong and successful human resources practice group.”
In April, DHR named Sara Lundberg as managing partner, North America non-profit practice. The firm notes that her leadership has been key to the non-profit practice group’s success, which has become of the fastest-growing areas for DHR. “We are grateful that Sara will be leading the team as managing partner, North America,” said James Abruzzo, managing partner, global non-profit practice at DHR. “She has proven her leadership ability and her collaborative, client-centered, and thoughtful approach has won the confidence of the team. Since she joined us in 2020, the non-profit practice is among the fastest growing at DHR, in part, due to her presence and her successes.”
DHR also recently added Andrea Bricca as managing partner and leader of the Las Vegas, NV market. The firm notes that her appointment adds another market to its continually growing presence throughout the country and the globe. “We’re excited to continue to grow our reach across more than 50 markets with our latest expansion into Las Vegas,” said Mr. Hoffman. “We’re honored to welcome Andrea to lead our newest U.S. market. Her proven legal talent expertise is sure to be an asset to our clients.”
Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media