Group 31

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

Storbeck Search is part of the Diversified Search Group (DSG), which is leading the shift to redefine success in executive search by building a more innovative and diverse business model. We are different – and always have been. Our life’s work has been to diversify leadership across all industries and sectors. Since 1974, our quest has been to identify the best leaders for the future. DSG has been recognized by Forbes magazine as a top-five search firm and the fastest-growing company in the executive search sector. We’re also the official U.S. partner of AltoPartners, the premier alliance of international executive search firms, with offices in more than 30 countries around the world. We will help you forge a new path and cultivate new leadership for your changing world.  

At Storbeck Search, being part of the Diversified Search Group translates into broadened and expanding networks while reinforcing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and our reputation for nimble, personalized service

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.