About Us

Campbell & Company’s Executive Search practice emerged as a response to clients’ needs for top talent within the nonprofit sector. Already trusted collaborators in field-leading philanthropic consulting, we began receiving requests to find and recruit thoughtful, vision-driven executives who could lead our clients’ teams with confidence, clarity, and compassion. After 23 years, we are proud to be the executive search firm of choice for hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Campbell & Company has been listed four times as one of the country’s best executive search firms by Forbes Magazine and named one of Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC)’s Top 10 search firms for placing extraordinary leaders of color for two consecutive years.

Drawing on our deep expertise in human services, arts and culture, environmental, education, healthcare, and association/membership organizations, our firm offers a high-touch, human-centered experience for both clients and candidates. With six AIRS-Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiters on staff, we develop customized search strategies that ensure the final candidate pool reflects the range of communities our clients serve. Every resume we receive is reviewed by a member of our team and compared to our co-created position guide, which allows us to make thoughtful connections and more creatively spot candidate potential. We recruit from our extensive national networks leveraging the relationships and reach of our entire firm which, for 47 years, has partnered with organizations across the nonprofit sector to advance their missions and deepen their impact. In the past five years, each of our searches – from CEOs and C-Level Executives to their direct reports on leadership teams – has included a diverse slate of finalists, and 92% of placed candidates have at least one historically marginalized identity marker (including women and members of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and neurodiverse communities). Our success rate is 89%, soaring above the 60% national benchmark.

As members of this employee-owned firm, everyone at Campbell & Company has a personal stake in the success of each client. Through our culture driven by integrity, candor, rigor, partnership, inclusion, and creativity, we empower every team member to innovate for the good of our clients. Combining your mission and our passion, Campbell & Company leverages our entire suite of services to be an effective and supportive partner before, during, and after complex leadership transitions. We are driven to place not just a capable candidate, but one who complements your existing culture, can move your organization forward, and will make a meaningful contribution to the nonprofit sector.



Hunt Scanlon Achievements

Solutions And Expertise

How Our Mission-Driven Search Experts Make a Difference.

You have a vision. You have a mission.

Now, you’re looking for an exceptional executive to help take that vision to another level. It’s crucial to your future to make sure your search ends with a highly qualified and passionate nonprofit leader who can help you change the world.

Our award-winning Executive Search team of diverse and accomplished experts have been doing just that for over 20 years with over 500 placements in over 35 states. How? By making lasting connections that ensure results that earn your trust and acclaim.

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News Briefings

Campbell & Company Seeking Major Gifts Officer for the Chicago History Museum

For not-for-profit organizations, these are particularly challenging days. Declining support from government sources, increased demand for their services and competition for donor dollars are just a few of the issues that charitable groups must overcome to stay afloat each year. Simply put, major gift officers are top-level fundraisers. They identify potential donors, cultivate relationships and,

Campbell & Company Assists Outreach International with CEO Search

Campbell & Company has assisted in the recruitment of John Herron as the new president and CEO of Outreach International in Kansas City, MO. The assignment was led by Dan Nevez, vice president, executive search, Alexandra Catuara, senior consultant, and Angèle Bubna, consultant. “Throughout his career in both academic and nonprofit sectors, John has developed collaborative partnerships and secured philanthropic support

Campbell & Company Assists Friendly Center with CEO Search

Campbell & Company has recruited Kenia Hernandez Cueto as the new president and chief executive officer for the Friendly Center, a non-profit that provides free programs and services for low-income families and individuals in Orange County, CA. Leading the assignment were Dan Nevez, vice president, executive search, and Kole Farrise, associate consultant, executive search. After

Campbell & Company Retained by Outreach International to Find New Leader

Campbell & Company has been retained by Outreach International to lead in its search for a new president and CEO for Outreach International. Leading the assignment are Dan Nevez, vice president, executive search, Alexandra Catuara, senior consultant, and Angèle Bubna, consultant. The president and CEO of Outreach International will have an inspiring and fulfilling opportunity

Press Releases


Chicago, IL – May 3, 2024 – Campbell & Company, an employee-owned national consulting firm, proudly announces its recognition as one of the top 50 executive search firms in the higher education sector by Hunt Scanlon. Hunt Scanlon Media is one of the most widely referenced sources for spotlighting leading executive search firms and executives globally. Their recognition in

Campbell & Company Ranks in the Top 30 Best Places to Work in Chicago

Chicago, IL – September 13, 2023 – Campbell & Company, an employee-owned national consulting firm with expertise in helping nonprofit organizations create greater impact through fundraising, communications, strategic information services, and executive search, today announces it has been named a 2023 Best Place to Work in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine. Headquartered in Chicago, IL,

Campbell & Company’s Executive Search Announces Two New Vice Presidents

Chicago, IL – April 6, 2023 – Campbell & Company, an employee-owned national consulting firm, announces two new Vice Presidents have joined the team to support its rapidly growing search practice and client base across the nation. With six AIRS-Certified Diversity and Inclusion Recruiters, Campbell & Company was recently named one of the Top 10 Executive Search

Campbell & Company Recognized in Top Ten Executive Search Firms for Women of Color

CHICAGO, IL – March 29, 2023 – Campbell & Company, an employee-owned national consulting firm, announces it has been named one of the Top 10 Executive Search Firms for Women of Color for the second consecutive year. This annual program was created by WOC to help women of color gain equal access to job opportunities