Tom Fitch, PhD

Managing Director

Tom Fitch is a Managing Director at Storbeck Search, part of Diversified Search Group. With more than 25 years of recruiting and search experience, Fitch brings to every client relationship sound judgment, credibility, and a focus on partnership with institutional leaders and search committees. He understands the essential leadership qualities necessary in different environments as well as the strategies for completing successful searches in today’s increasingly complex and globally interconnected world.

Prior to joining Storbeck as a Partner, Fitch served for seven years as Vice President and Senior Consultant at Academic Search, Inc.. His recent placements have included senior-level administrators at institutions ranging broadly from small liberal arts colleges to large private universities, and at public institutions both small and large.

Over his career he has held a variety of positions in both higher education and corporate recruiting. Starting his career in student affairs, Fitch held positions including Dean of Students at large public and small private institutions, including the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Mercer University, The Atlanta College of Art, and the University of Georgia, where he also served on the faculty. He led the recruiting efforts of two Fortune 500 corporations, Georgia-Pacific and AT&T Wireless, and also held the position of Director of Recruiting for Emory University.