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: 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
  • 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 Look to Continue Hiring Plans

U.S. employers are expecting hiring to pick up in the fourth quarter, with 22 percent of employers planning to add staff, according to the latest “Employment Outlook Survey,” released today by ManpowerGroup. Employers in all U.S. regions and industry sectors are looking for headcount to grow. The upbeat forecast indicates that the uncertain political climate continues to

Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks New Leader for Friends of the Observatory
Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks New Leader for Friends Observatory

Shelli Herman and Associates has been retained to find the next executive director for the Friends of the Observatory (FOTO), which supports the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Camille Lombardo is retiring after 25 years with the non-profit group. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, is leading the search along with her associate, Krista Haley.

Shelli Herman and Associates Lands CFO for the Museum of Contemporary Art
Shelli Herman and Associates Kate Montonaga CFO Museum of Contemporary Art

Los Angeles-based Shelli Herman and Associates has recruited Kate Motonaga as the new CFO of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, led the search along with her associate, Krista Haley. MOCA was seeking an experienced, results-oriented CFO for the strategic financial health, operational management and administration of the museum. Ms. Motonaga

Hunt Scanlon’s Top 15 Search Assignments of 2017
Hunt Scanlon’s Top 15 Search Assignments 2017

As the year now draws to a close, it turns out that when we looked back through our archives 2017 was, simply put, a remarkable year for first-rate search assignments. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked hundreds of them. From CEO placements to those covering the bandwidth of the C-suite, our editorial team gleaned the best from every industry sector

Press Releases

SAIC Names Craig Barton As Provost And Senior Vice President Of Academic Affairs

CHICAGO, IL, July, 2017 — The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), a global leader in art and design education, announced the appointment of Craig Barton as the School’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. Concurrent with this appointment, Barton joins the faculty of the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and

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

MICA Appoints David Bogen as its Next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

BALTIMORE, MD. March 17, 2015 – MICA announces the appointment of David Bogen, Ph.D., as the College’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs, beginning in August 2015. Dr. Bogen brings 20 years of diverse experiences in higher education program development, research strategies, partnership building and internationalization to MICA. He currently serves as vice president academic

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