Neumann Executive Search Partners


The team at Neumann Executive Search Partners brings decades of experience recruiting exceptional individuals to renowned colleges and universities across the United States. We partner with our clients to identify and attract talented leaders who are ready and able to help define and advance the mission and vision of the institutions they join.

Our success comes from our extensive experience in academic and administrative searches across a wide variety of institutions, our deep knowledge of the landscape of higher education, and from a methodical and individualized results-oriented process, whose success is measured in the exceptional candidates and enduring partnerships we enjoy.


Daily Newswire Briefings

Koya Leadership Partners and Neumann Executive Search Merge

Since the start of the year, the search industry has seen a number of mergers. Some involve national expansion, while others are about global reach. Many of the consolidations provide greater solution possibilities for customers who want a full suite of talent management services. The latest: Koya Leadership Partners is merging Neumann Executive Search Partners

Neumann Executive Search Seeking CHROs for Two Universities

Chief human resource officers (CHRO) have made big strides as strategic game changers and sounding boards for CEOs. The best ones, in fact, are now critical C-suite players. These days, clients of all kinds around the country are demanding such talent, and that’s sending recruiters off in hot pursuit. The latest: Neumann Executive Search Partners has been

Heidrick & Struggles Begins CEO Hunt for Mondelez International

Mondelez International, known for brands like Oreo cookies, Trident gum and Ritz crackers, has retained Heidrick & Struggles to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. No timetable has been set for the company’s next incoming leader to be named. Longtime CEO and chairman Irene Rosenfeld has come under fire by activist investors Bill Ackman and Nelson Peltz as

Neumann Executive Search Heading CFO Job for NYU

New York University has retained Neumann Executive Search Partners to find its next chief financial officer. Principal and founder Liz Neumann and principal Amy Sugin are leading the assignment. The senior vice president for finance and budget / CFO is the senior leadership position at NYU charged with the oversight of the finances of the university and

Neumann Executive Search In Hunt for Chief Diversity Officer

Neumann Executive Search Partners has been retained by Ithaca College to lead in a national search for a chief inclusion and diversity officer. Vice president Tom Phillips and principal Beth Schaefer are leading the assignment for the recruitment firm. Ithaca’s search committee will be chaired by Dr. Brian Dickens, who’s currently vice president of human resources. Campus visits

Press Releases

Kathy Dettloff Named Vice President, Financial Planning and Budgeting at Rutgers

BOSTON, MA, January 17, 2017 — Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has appointed Kathy L. Dettloff as its new Vice President, Financial Planning and Budgeting. Effective January 17, Detloff leads the Office of Budget and Resources Studies (OBRS) and is responsible for areas including financial planning and business plan development, and the analysis and in-depth management

Oberlin College Selects Benjamin Hockenhull as Chief Information Technology Officer

BOSTON, MA, January 5, 2017 — Oberlin College has named Benjamin R. Hockenhull, an information technology executive with 20 years of higher education experience, its new Chief Information Technology Officer. “Ben rose to the top of a very strong pool because of his experience in leading change, his emphasis on professional development for staff, and his

Northeastern University Appoints Jeff Seo as Assistant Vice Provost for Research Compliance

BOSTON, MA, December 21, 2016 — Jeff M. Seo has been named Northeastern University’s Assistant Vice Provost for Research Compliance. In this role, Seo will oversee the university’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Award Compliance Program, including award reviews, training program development, and written annual reports submitted to the NSF. Seo joins Northeastern from Harvard Medical School, where he

Carnegie Mellon Names Chris Basar AVP for Budget and Financial Planning

BOSTON, MA, December 12, 2016 — Chris Basar has joined Carnegie Mellon University as Associate Vice President for Budget and Financial Planning, effective December 12, 2016. A seasoned financial executive, Basar is responsible for the strategic oversight of the university’s annual operating and capital budget and for the creation of financial planning policies, procedures, and strategies. He will