About Us

 

Lindauer is proud to be one of the world’s leading retained executive search firms focused on nonprofits, ranked in the top 30 of America’s Best Executive Search Firms by Forbes and placed on Hunt Scanlon’s Top 50 Executive Search Firms, HR/Recruiting Diversity Power 65, Top 60 Nonprofit Recruiters, and Top 40 Higher Education Firms lists. Since its founding 25 years ago, Lindauer has grown into a global firm serving education, health, arts, policy, foundation, and charity organizations throughout the United States and across four continents. Lindauer understands complex systems, renowned institutions, energizing start-ups, and transformative opportunities. Consultants and team members are known for bringing rigor, candor, integrity, dedication, and a spirit of collaboration and innovation to all search and talent engagements. Long known as fierce advocates for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, Lindauer remains a trusted partner, convenor, leader, and driver of equity and anti-racism across the nonprofit sector. Fortunate to partner with the world’s leading institutions, and renowned for historic expertise in fundraising and advancement, the firm today offers a wide range of talent management, leadership, and search services. For more information or to set up an exploratory conversation with nonprofit industry leaders at Lindauer, please visit www.lindauerglobal.com.

 

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Fortunate to partner with the world’s leading institutions, and renowned for historic expertise in fundraising and advancement, the firm today offers a wide range of talent management, leadership, and search services.

Solutions
  • Career Services
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Leadership Consulting
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Industries
  • Academic Med
  • Advocacy
  • Associations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Consulting
  • Cultural Arts
  • Education
  • Faith Based
  • Foundations
  • Healthcare Services
  • K-12
  • Non-Profit
  • Social Service
Functions
  • Advancement
  • Board/Governance
  • CEO/President/Executive Director
  • Communications/PR
  • Data/Analytics
  • Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Fundraising
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information/Digital
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Lindauer Places Chief Advancement Officer for Deerfield Academy

Lindauer recently assisted in the recruitment of Charles “Chuck” Ramsay as chief advancement officer for Deerfield Academy, a Massachusetts co-educational preparatory school. The assignment was spearheaded by Libby Roberts, senior vice president, and consultant Chandra Montgomery. Mr. Ramsay brings over 27 years of experience in the advancement profession to his work at Deerfield and, as

Lindauer Assists Pacifica Graduate Institute in Recruitment of a New CEO

Boston-based Lindauer has assisted in the recruitment of Leonie Mattison as president and CEO of Pacifica Graduate Institute, a graduate school in Santa Barbara, CA, specializing in depth psychology. She becomes the first black director of the school. Deb Taft and Tensie Taylor led the assignment. “After extensive consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and a unanimous board vote, we

Lindauer Seeks New Leader for California Rural Legal Alliance

Lindauer has partnered with California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. (CRLA) to find their next executive director. Senior consultant Diane Felicio, Ph.D. and consultant Elsa Gomes Bondlow are leading the assignment. California Rural Legal Assistance seeks applications and nominations for the position of executive director. This is a pivotal moment in the organization’s history as Jose Padilla, the organization’s longstanding leader is retiring after more

Lindauer Recruits CEO for the United States Marshals Museum

Lindauer recently assisted in the recruitment of Ben Johnson as the new president and CEO of the United States Marshals Museum in Fort Smith, AR. The assignment was spearheaded by Libby Roberts, senior vice president, and Megan Abbett, senior consultant. “In conducting a national search, we were looking for a new CEO with a proven

Press Releases

Tree of Life Names Carole Zawatsky as its Inaugural Chief Executive Officer

Lindauer was proud to partner with Tree of Life in the search for its Chief Executive Officer. Congratulations to Carole Zawatsky on her appointment. Carole Zawatsky is a leading figure in arts, culture and nonprofit management with more than 30 years experience in the Jewish communal world. She specializes in creating and implementing dynamic partnerships

Deerfield Academy Names Charles “Chuck” Ramsay as Chief Advancement Officer

Lindauer was proud to partner with Deerfield Academy in its search for a Chief Advancement Officer. Congratulations to Charles “Chuck” Ramsay on his appointment, effective November 7, 2022. Head of School John Austin is pleased to announce that Charles “Chuck” Ramsay, Deerfield Class of 1988, has accepted his offer to become Deerfield’s next Chief Advancement

UCONN Foundation Names Laura K. Padron as Senior Vice President for Advancement

Lindauer was honored to partner with the UCONN Foundation in the search for its new Senior Vice President for Advancement. Congratulations to Laura K. Padron on her appointment. Laura K. Padron will join the UConn Foundation as the new Senior Vice President for Advancement (SVPA). A member of the foundation’s senior leadership team, Padron will

Oglethorpe University Names Lance Wallace as Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Lindauer was proud to partner with Oglethorpe University in its search for a Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Congratulations to Lance Wallace on his appointment, effective September 14, 2022. Following a national search, Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany has named Lance Wallace as Vice President for Marketing and Communications. Wallace joins the university’s senior administrative leadership team on September

Lindauer Places President and CEO at the Pacifica Graduate Institute

Lindauer was proud to partner with the Pacifica Graduate Institute in its search for its new President and CEO. Congratulations to Dr. Leonie Mattison on her appointment, effective October 3, 2022. Dr. Mattison is a seasoned organizational development professional with over 20 years of experience in transformational leadership. Her contributions have helped strengthen national public