Rhyan Zweifler

Founder and President

Rhyan Zweifler has devoted her more than 30 year career to the nonprofit sector through her work in executive recruitment, museum management and development.

Her experience as an executive search consultant includes five years with The Boulware Group and 10 years as a Principal at Kittleman & Associates, a premier national retained executive search firm exclusively serving nonprofit organizations. Ms. Zweifler launched Noetic Search, LLC, a full service retained executive search firm serving the nonprofit sector in January of 2010. With candor, honesty, integrity and unwavering commitment to clients, Noetic Search identifies outstanding leaders for mission driven organizations.

Ms. Zweifler, specializing in CEO and senior management searches, successfully placed more than 170 national leaders for cultural, human service, educational and grantmaking organizations. She has overseen all aspects of the search process from marketing and sales, to client management, candidate development, and closing. Prior to her career in executive search, Ms. Zweifler worked with McPherson, Schultz and Associates (today known as Schultz & Williams), a development consulting and advertising firm in Los Angeles, California.

She consulted with social service agencies, public radio and television stations, museums and hospitals in surpassing dollar goals and uncovering opportunities through innovative marketing and fundraising strategies. She also held development positions with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the California Science Center (formerly the California Museum of Science and Industry).

Ms. Zweifler, a Chicago resident, received a Master of Arts degree in Museum Management from John F. Kennedy University Center for Museum Studies in Orinda, California, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is on the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Effective Practices Committee of the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants.

She also is serving on the Board of Directors of Heartland Health Outreach (HHO), the health care arm of Heartland Alliance. HHO is an established leader in providing primary, oral and mental health care services for the most vulnerable. Prior Board experience includes serving on the Board and the Executive Committee of Redmoon Theater.

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