Nancy Helfman is a Vice President and Senior Associate in Diversified Search’s Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice. A seasoned executive search consultant, she works primarily on senior-level searches in higher education for academic leaders with a focus on presidents, provosts, and deans, as well as administrative leaders including CFOs, CHROs, and VPs for Student Affairs. Helfman also works on leadership searches for independent schools and a variety of nonprofit organizations.
Her representative clients include Florida International University; George Washington University; Villanova University; Columbia University; Northeastern University; Hampshire College; University of Nebraska; University of Oregon; Germantown Friends School; and a variety of faith-based institutions. She has expertise in developing and executing search strategies, sourcing, screening, referencing, and facilitating the search process.
Helfman joined Diversified Search in 2004, after a successful 12-year run with her own search consulting practice subcontracting to a number of executive search firms, including Diversified Search. Her executive search career began with a boutique firm focused on physician leadership searches. Prior to her career in search, she worked in human resources management and commercial banking.