About Us

Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. provides retained executive search services to clients from a wide range of industries including fortune 500 companies and industry leading investment management firms to nonprofit organizations and top ranked colleges and universities.

By design, our work focuses at the senior or decision-maker level within the organizations we serve. We have built a deep and robust practice within higher education and the nonprofit sector resulting from a nuanced understanding of academia and the unique needs of mission-driven organizations. What unites our diverse client organizations is that they demand a nimble and adept search partner that can tailor the search process to their exact specifications and timelines. Motivated by our commitment to integrity, quality, and success, Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. provides that very partnership, attested to by the fact that approximately 95% of our searches are repeat clients or referrals.

Innovative and strategic, our knowledgeable consultants work hand in hand with clients at every stage of the search process: learning about our clients’ needs and ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion are prioritized throughout the search with the counsel of our in-house DEI consultant, defining the role by creating the position description, establishing the target market and sourcing approach, interviewing and evaluating candidates, and negotiating the offer. Our approach is uniquely transparent and time-sensitive, ensuring that our clients know the status of the search at any given time. Our mastery of new technologies and current market intelligence combines with our high-touch customer service to create a global reach that is marked by personal connection. This means that we are able to identify and cultivate candidates quickly and efficiently on an international scale, presenting a slate of professionals poised to succeed in the position.

We at Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. take pride in helping organizations thrive by matching them with executives who will help chart a path forward.

ACHIEVEMENTS

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Our knowledgeable executive search consultants, our combined decades of experience, and our innovative search process allow us to consistently achieve results for our clients. In addition, we’ve developed an extensive global network. This enables us to identify and recruit talented executives around the world. Our proprietary database contains the best potential sources and candidates across all sectors, ensuring an unparalleled network and reach. This means that we present our clients with extremely qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds. As a result, our clients hire exceptional leaders, each with a strong track record of success.

At Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc., we firmly believe that high quality work produces high quality placements. Our 98% retention rate has proven it. Our dedication to personal attention, agility, and quality is why our clients return to us repeatedly despite having other less expensive options available. We’ve seen first-hand the effect trailblazing, innovative leaders can have on organizations and helping our clients acquire such executives is what motivates us every day.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Board Services
  • Executive Search
Industries
  • Associations
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Products
  • Cultural Arts
  • Education
  • Investment Mgmt.
  • Non-Profit
Functions
  • CEO/President
  • Finance/Accounting
  • General Management
  • GM/Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Invest. Mgmt./Banking
  • Marketing & Sales

News Briefings

Employers Adapting to New Work Models as Hiring Plans Remain Unsteady

Employers in the U.S report improved hiring plans for the fourth quarter following the 10 year low reported in Q3, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey” released today by ManpowerGroup. Overall hiring intentions improved in 37 of 43 countries since last quarter, though 41 declined year-over-year. Within the U.S., 20 percent expect to add to

Shelli Herman and Associates to Conduct CEO Search for Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California has enlisted Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates to find its next chief executive officer. Leading the assignment is Shelli Herman, president and founder of the recruitment firm. The opening comes at a time of evolution and promise for the zoo. The next CEO will be expected to guide the

Shelli Herman and Associates Recruits CHRO for the Whitney Museum of American Art

Recruiting HR talent continues to be an expanding priority for companies, even with the pandemic upon us. The thinking goes that once social distancing is lifted, and the virus lethality subsides, some semblance of normalcy will return to businesses. With that in mind, many organizations continue to plan through the crisis and beyond. To that

Employers Added More Jobs, Exceeding Forecasts

Employers added 225,000 jobs last month as the U.S. unemployment rate stood at 3.6 percent, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The increase exceeds the 164,000 forecast by economists. The January gain is the 112th consecutive month of job growth. The number of unemployed currently stands at 5.9 million. Hiring slowed somewhat last year

Press Releases

Meredith Robbins Appointed Senior Vice President of Advancement at CalArts

(March 5, 2020) California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is pleased to announce that Meredith Robbins has been appointed Senior Vice President of Advancement. Arriving at CalArts in 2019, Robbins served as Vice President of Development and in this position worked with the Advancement team to position the Institute for sustained growth in all areas

Jan Hirsch named founding dean of planned School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

IRVINE, CA, Oct. 30, 2018 — Jan Hirsch, Ph.D. – an acclaimed researcher, pharmacist and organizational leader – has been selected as director and founding dean of the planned School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Hirsch will join UCI in January 2019 from the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

KyCAD selects Moira Scott Payne as its First Dean

LOUISVILLE, KY, April 27, 2017 — The Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University (KyCAD) has selected Moira Scott Payne to be its first Dean. Scott Payne was chosen after a national search that began last fall. She will begin her new role as KyCAD’s chief academic officer on June 15 and will

New Chief Operating Officer Brings Extensive Retail Management Experience to San Diego Zoo Global

SAN DIEGO, CA, September 28, 2016 – San Diego Zoo Global is welcoming a new addition to its executive team, as Shawn Dixon steps in as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the nonprofit organization. As COO, Dixon will oversee all facets of the organization’s budget—including all functions of the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego

Sarah Perry Named Vice President of Advancement for Cornish College of the Arts

SEATTLE, WA, January 12, 2016 – Sarah Perry was named Vice President of Advancement for Cornish College of the Arts this summer.  “Sarah brings a rich history of working with local and national foundations such as Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, and Carpenter Foundation,” said Nancy J. Uscher, President