About Us

Lindauer is proud to be one of the world’s leading retained executive search firms focused on nonprofits, ranked in the top 20 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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Solutions And Expertise

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 Recruits Chief Development Officer for Boston Medical Center

Lindauer has recruited Susie Posner-Jones as vice president and chief development officer of Boston Medical Center (BMC), the largest essential hospital in New England. The search was led by Lindauer assistant vice president Terri Rutter and senior consultant Elsa Gomes Bondlow. “Susie Posner-Jones brings an exemplary record of success in donor engagement, along with a dedication throughout her career to

Lindauer Appoints Co-Leader of Advocacy, Policy, and Social Enterprise Practice

Lindauer has appointed Bob Giannino as senior vice president and co-leader of its advocacy, policy, and social enterprise practice. “Bob has made a transformative difference at the highest levels of nonprofit leadership by identifying opportunities for impact, making bold plans, and bringing people together to find common cause for the common good,” said Deb Taft, CEO.

Lindauer Recruits Chief Engagement Officer for Duke University

Following a national search, Lindauer has assisted in the recruitment of Laura Heilenday as associate vice president and chief engagement officer of Duke University. Senior vice president and managing director Jill Lasman and senior consultant Raegan Harvey led the assignment. Ms. Heilenday’s appointment follows a national search led by Lindauer and an advisory committee that included Duke senior leaders, trustees, Duke

Lindauer Appoints Leader of the Independent School Practice

Lindauer has named Jackie Sullivan as senior vice president and leader of the independent school practice. “Jackie consistently drives client success by providing strategic counsel that is equally focused on tactical implementation and big-picture visionary thinking,” said Deb Taft, CEO of Lindauer. “By tuning her approach to the ambitious goals of her clients, she has

Press Releases

Boston Medical Center Names Susie Posner-Jones Chief Development Officer

A national leader in health equity, BMC partnered with Lindauer as it engages philanthropic partners and community stakeholders to reimagine healthcare delivery. Boston Medical Center (BMC), the largest essential hospital in New England, has appointed Susie Posner-Jones as Vice President and Chief Development Officer to lead donor engagement as BMC advances its leadership in health

Lindauer Names Bob Giannino Senior Vice President and Co-Lead of the Firm’s Advocacy Practice

As Lindauer expands its services and deepens its commitment to the nonprofit sector, the firm has named Bob Giannino Senior Vice President and Co-Lead of its Advocacy, Policy, and Social Enterprise Practice. Giannino will arrive in July 2024 from the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, where he has provided the leadership and strategic direction that drives the organization

Laura Heilenday Named Duke Associate Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer

Laura Heilenday, Vice President of Paid Media & Digital Marketing at Choice Hotels International, will be the inaugural Associate Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer for Duke University. Heilenday will begin her role at Duke on June 1. She follows Scott Greenwood, who has served as interim Chief Engagement Officer since 2023. “Laura brings a

The University of Maryland Medical System Names Christine Andrews Vice President for Shared Philanthropy Services

Following a national search in partnership with Lindauer, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has named Christine Andrews, CPA, a veteran of nearly 30 years in medical and healthcare advancement, as the System’s first-ever Vice President for Shared Philanthropy Services. In the newly created position, Andrews will streamline the System’s approach to transformational giving, allowing

Southwestern University Names David A. Ortiz Vice President for Equity, Accountability, and Inclusive Excellence

Ortiz brings over 30 years of experience to the newly created position at Southwestern, where he will develop policies, procedures, and programs to create an equitable experience for all members of the campus community. Following a national search in partnership with Lindauer, Southwestern University has hired David A. Ortiz, PhD as the inaugural Vice President for Equity, Accountability,