Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates


Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is a retained executive search firm, specializing in higher education executive recruitment for colleges and universities, with additional practices in independent school and nonprofit recruitment. Our mission is to find the best leaders uniquely suited to address the needs of our clients while providing the highest levels of service and collaboration.

Storbeck/Pimentel employs more than 30 consultants and support staff in two main offices (Los Angeles and Philadelphia), with affiliated offices in Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, and Virginia. The leadership team of our minority- and woman-owned firm includes Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Alberto Pimentel, Chuck Bunting, Anne Coyle, Will Gates, Steve Leo, Sue May, Sharon Tanabe, Julie Tea, Susan VanGilder, and Ruth Shoemaker Wood.

Collectively, our consultants have more than a hundred years of experience in the executive search industry and have conducted approximately 2,000 executive-level searches for higher education and nonprofit clients over the last two decades.

We take pride in the deep knowledge, expert judgment and unparalleled integrity that we bring to each search.

Completed Searches



Storbeck/ Pimentel Leads President Search for Indiana State

Storbeck/Pimentel Leads President Search for Indiana State

Executive search firms continue to reap the benefits of an active education sector, which many academic recruiters say has never been busier. Even smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels. If any slowdown is coming, it most likely will be found at the talent identification stage. With so much

Storbeck / Pimentel Leading President Searches for Leading Colleges

The education sector continues to pump big fees into the coffers of executive search firms nationwide. Many academic recruiting specialists say business, in fact, has never been better. Even the smaller recruiting outfits have multiple assignments running concurrently, all at the senior levels, and if there’s any slowdown coming its to be found at the

Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates Expands Search Staff

Executive search firm Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates has expanded its search team with the additions of Pharen Bowman-Crooks and Matthew Marsallo as associates. Ms. Bowman-Crooks brings with her significant experience in higher education, having worked most recently as an undergraduate admissions and financial aid officer and director of the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative at Harvard University.

Storbeck / Pimentel Leading Chief Compliance Officer Search

Storbeck / Pimentel & Associates has been retained by the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) to lead its search for a new chief compliance officer. The CCO position reports to the president and has direct access to the audit committee of the board of regents. The position is responsible for leadership and guidance in establishing and

Storbeck/Pimentel to Find President for Sweet Briar College

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates has been chosen by Sweet Briar College to lead the search for its next president. In April, the school announced that president Phillip Stone would return to retirement, effective next July. Partner Anne Coyle will lead the Sweet Briar search for Storbeck. “We are excited to have such an accomplished firm guiding us in this important process,


The Search is on for a Presidential Rhodes Replacement

PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 5, 2016 — Rhodes hopes to name a new college president by the start of the spring semester. With the announcement of long-time Rhodes College president William E. Troutt retiring in June 2017, the school’s trustees appointed a presidential search committee, chaired by William J. Michaelcheck and Cary Fowler. In June, the search committee retained

Sweet Briar College Hires National Firm to Assist in Presidential Search

PHILADELPHIA, PA, June 8, 2016 — Sweet Briar College has selected the firm of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to help lead the search for the College’s next president, the College announced today. With offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, Storbeck specializes in higher education executive recruitment for colleges and universities. The firm has conducted successful presidential searches for