Noetic Search


Noetic Search is a national retained search and consulting firm, exclusively serving the nonprofit sector. Using a blend of research tools developed through more than 20 years of professional experience — we target and recruit the best candidate for your organization’s vision and mission.

We are a boutique firm. We don’t try to be everything to everyone. Rather, we prefer to devote ourselves to a select few clients at a time, resulting in more personalized attention — and a more efficient and successful search.

Hiring a leader is one of the most important responsibilities your organization can undertake. Noetic is committed to your success in this endeavor, providing expert guidance and counsel at every step, supported by experience-based insights.

What sets Noetic apart is our way of doing business: process based with a personal touch. You will notice the Noetic difference from our very first meeting and will appreciate the nuances throughout our working engagement.

Research, experience, insightful guidance, passion for the non-profit sector and personal attention. That’s the Noetic difference that guarantees a successful search from start to finish.

Recently Completed Searches


Noetic Search places Crystal Bowyer CEO National Children’s Museum

Noetic Search Fills CEO Post for National Children’s Museum

Executive search firm Noetic Search has recruited Crystal Bowyer as the president and CEO of The National Children’s Museum (NCM). Rhyan Zweifler, president of the Chicago recruitment firm, led the assignment. In this role, Ms. Bowyer will oversee and manage all aspects of NCM’s redevelopment, design and exhibition planning as the museum prepares to reopen in Washington,

Noetic Search Lands CEO for Duke of Edinburgh Foundation

Noetic Search has recruited Elizabeth Higgins-Beard as chief executive officer of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation – USA. The organization promotes a prestigious U.K.-based personal development award for youth around the world. Rhyan Zweifler, president of the Chicago recruitment firm, led the assignment. Ms. Higgins-Beard will be responsible for leading and managing the award in the U.S. Based in Chicago, her main focus will be to scale and raise awareness