About Us

We believe that the success of a company begins with those who lead it. For over 30 years DHR’s consultants have forged strong and enduring partnerships with our clients by adding world class executives to their management teams.

With offices across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East we are large enough to understand the complexities of operating in a global marketplace, but also deliver a tailored and personal approach to solve our client’s talent challenges. DHR is comprised of top caliber consultants from around the world who deliver the high performance results our clients expect with high touch service.

We pride ourselves on being a total talent partner, recruiting Future Ready Leaders through Jobplex, whose experts provide high-touch, performance-based search services at the emerging leader level.

Our Leadership Consultants bring unmatched industry expertise with highly sophisticated, data-driven assessment tools to provide actionable results, specializing in Board Evaluation, Executive Assessment, Executive Coaching, High-Potential Identification, Onboarding, Succession Planning, and Team Effectiveness.

Across DHR and around the world, our team members are highly knowledgeable, experienced, and recognized leaders in the industries in which they specialize. Our approach puts the consultants with the most experience in the client’s world at the center of their search.


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DHR International consultants are positioned around the globe, in markets both established and emerging. Each is expert in at least one of our 20 practice areas. Many bring years of experience in multiple sectors and can offer unique insights on leaders who straddle a number of industries.

DHR International’s consultants are passionate about their work and their clients. We pride ourselves on our collaborative approach internally and the expert value we bring to the companies and executives we represent. DHR International team members hold the highest of ethical standards, along with an unsurpassable level of personal service, and an unmatched dedication to quality.

This philosophy and methodology are consistently demonstrated in DHR International’s thorough and unparalleled researching capability, the full utilization of firm resources on every project, and the timeliness with which we complete our assignments.

Solutions And Expertise

DHR International provides clients with comprehensive expertise to complete each search successfully.

Their practice groups are comprised of experts who possess significant industry knowledge and key relationships. These unique capabilities enable DHR to meet clients’ needs quickly and effectively. Coupled with strong internal collaboration and original research, they approach each search with the best tools and intelligence possible.

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News Briefings

DHR International Assists the Pittsburgh Zoo in Recruitment of New CEO

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has assisted in the recruitment of Jeremy Goodman as the next president and chief executive officer of the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. He will succeed longtime zoo director Barbara Baker and will be the eighth Pittsburgh Zoo director since the zoo opened in 1898. After leading the organization for the past

DHR International Seeks New Leaders for the Columbus and Pittsburgh Zoos

Chicago-based executive search firm DHR International has been enlisted to find news presidents and CEOs for both the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio and the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium in Pennsylvania. The Ohio search launched earlier this month with James Abruzzo, managing partner of the global non-profit practice for DHR, gathering input from zoo employees, leaders

DHR International Assists Northwestern University in Landing New Athletic Director

Universities continue to turn to executive search firms to find new athletic directors. Chicago-based DHR International recently assisted Northwestern University in the recruitment of Derrick Gragg as the Combe Family vice president for athletics & recreation. He succeeds Mike Polisky, who resigned as the university’s athletic director last month. Dr. Gragg, the NCAA’s senior vice president for

Unemployment Numbers Fall Short of Expectations

In an unexpectedly weak employment report, employment rose by just 266,000 in April as the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report released this morning. Economists had predicted job gains of nearly a million during the month. The setback is all the more surprising because today’s

Press Releases

Roemer Koudstaal Joins DHR International as Director of Research, Europe

AMSTERDAM (July 20, 2021) – Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce it has appointed Roemer Koudstaal as Director of Research, Europe.  He will be based in the European Headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In this key operations role, Koudstaal will be responsible for managingthe firm’s rapidly growing delivery team of European

Craig B. Clayton, Sr. Joins DHR International To Lead Expanded DE&I Consulting Practice

ORLANDO (July 6, 2021) –Global executive search firm DHR International announces that Craig B. Clayton, Sr. has joined the firm as Global DE&I Consulting Practice Leader for DHR Leadership Consulting, the firm’s leadership advisory division. In this role, Clayton, Sr. will lead the company’s growing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Consulting Practice in the delivery of

Jina Abells Morissette Joins DHR International as Partner, Expanding Legal Practice into Canada

(May 28, 2021) Global executive search firm DHR International is pleased to announce Jina Abells Morissette has joined the firm as Partner to expand the Legal practice group into the Canadian market. Based in Calgary, Abells Morissette will support clients across Canada in the key markets of Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal. Abells Morissette joins

DHR and Jobplex Strengthen Nonprofit Expertise with Addition of Three Partners in North America

Mar 15, 2021 NEW YORK – Global Executive Search firm DHR International and its wholly-owned Emerging Leader Search firm Jobplex are pleased to announce the expansion of the North American Nonprofit Practice Group with three new Partners. The Nonprofit Practice is broadening its capacity to serve the diverse needs of the field with the addition of

DHR & Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association Launch Program to Grow Latinx Representation on Boards

Mar 5, 2021 CHICAGO – Global executive search firm DHR International (DHR) is pleased to announce it has partnered with Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA) to create “21 in ’21” – a program aimed at placing 21 Latinx executives in board roles in 2021. Today, Hispanics represent 18% of the U.S. population, yet


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