May 12, 2014 – Social sector focused executive search firm Waldron has opened a new office in San Francisco, led by managing director Jeff Waldron, a Bay Area native with extensive leadership experience both domestically and abroad, serving philanthropic, nonprofit, and governmental clients. Mr. Waldron had previously worked for the firm from 1999-2009, and was vice president at the time of his departure. He rejoins Waldron after several years with the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) in Rome, where he had risen to become the organization’s Acting Director-General during a leadership transition period. Melissa Merritt, Waldron’s vice president and co-managing director of executive search, said: “We are thrilled to be able to serve so many innovative and dedicated California organizations by positioning ourselves right at their doorstep. This new office will allow us not only to better work with Waldron’s rapidly expanding client base in San Francisco, but also to serve the nonprofit, philanthropic, and governmental sectors throughout the Golden State.” Headquartered in Seattle with additional offices in Portland, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Boise, Waldron has over 30 years of experience providing executive search and leadership development services to nonprofits, NGOs, and foundations.