Group 31

Shelly Weiss Storbeck founded the firm in 2007 to focus on executive search in the education sector, and from the start our partners and associates have formed strong relationships with educational institutions and related nonprofit organizations nationwide. 

In February 2020, Storbeck Search was acquired by The Diversified Search Group, thus deepening our networks while reinforcing our commitment to diversity and inclusion and our reputation for nimble, personalized service. The Diversified Search Group was ranked in the top 5 executive search firms by Forbes in 2020. 

Whether your institution is a college or university, an independent or charter school, or a nonprofit, we bring unmatched focus and dedication to your search.

In addition to our comprehensive search services, we offer coaching services, including leadership assessment tools and personalized support for long-term individual and team success, and strategy, change management, and DEI consulting for independent schools.


Storbeck Search Team Profile

Shelly Weiss Storbeck

Managing Partner

Shelly has one of the most widely recognized names in the field, having recruited senior leaders for America's most prestigious colleges and universities. She has led Storbeck Search as an independent firm since 2007.

Storbeck Search Team Profile

Susan VanGilder


With more than 20 years’ executive search experience, Susan has identified and recruited leaders for a wide variety of institutions in the education and nonprofit sectors, in the United States and abroad.

Storbeck Search Team Profile

Sherry Coleman, EdD


Sherry brings extensive experience in public and private education at the K-12 and post-secondary levels, having held positions as an administrator, teacher, and adjunct professor. She is also an experienced recruiter and search consultant with a strong focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sherry understands the challenges and opportunities faced by the most senior managers in schools, especially in regard to hiring, retention, and other strategic initiatives.