Robert Godfrey

Executive Vice President

Robert Godfrey serves as partner in the firm’s Chicago and St. Louis offices. Prior to joining DHR International in 2007, Robert was President of Robert G. Godfrey Associates, Ltd., a boutique executive search firm he founded in 1994. There, he specialized in the education industry, including schools of medicine, business, arts and sciences, and university administration. His functional expertise encompasses chancellors, presidents, chief academic officers, deans, chairpersons, associate deans, directors, associate directors, managers, advisors, and librarians.

Robert has over thirty years’ experience as an executive search consultant. Some of his prominent clients include Kellogg School of Management, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Washington University in St. Louis, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and DePaul University.

Robert’s search background extends beyond the education arena. He has recruited senior management talent across the industry spectrum of both large- and small-cap companies, healthcare organizations, and not-for-profit associations.

Some examples of these are Monsanto, Emerson, University of Illinois, and the University of Missouri, Paraquad, and Provident. Robert is active in the community, having served as vice chairman and board member of Montgomery Place, a continuing care retirement community in Chicago. Robert has taught in high-needs Chicago schools on both the city’s South and West sides.

Prior to his executive search career, he was employed in corporate education and human resources in financial services with Allstate Insurance and in manufacturing and distribution with Sargent-Welch Scientific Company.

Robert is a Stephen Minister, board member and director of his local Rotary International club, member of the University Club of Chicago, Editor in Chief of the Hope Academy of Senior Professionals Review, and member and past senior warden of All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Robert is an alumnus of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and of Beloit College.