Our expert partners and highly skilled staff believe strongly in the work that universities, colleges, independent schools, and other nonprofits do, and in the value that great leaders of all backgrounds can bring.
Storbeck Search & Associates was founded with the intent to focus on executive search in the education and nonprofit sectors. Our mastery of search in these areas is grounded in our knowledge of the sector as a whole, and the rigorous understanding that we pursue of the particular culture, challenges, and aspirations of each of our client institutions.
With this deep knowledge comes the ability to identify the qualifications and personal attributes that distinguish the preparedness of each candidate. Our network and years of experience have given us the ability to identify and evaluate the finest executives of all backgrounds, whether we are supporting a search for a chancellor, president, CEO, head of school, provost, vice president, dean, or other senior position.
Commitment to Diversity
Storbeck Search was founded on a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We share our clients’ belief that finding new leaders from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented is crucial to advancing society’s educational needs. In every search we lead, we commit to working proactively and energetically to recruit an excellent and diverse pool of candidates.
While all key decisions are the responsibility of the search committee and the institution, we see our role as setting the procedures and tone for a fair, rigorous, and inclusive process. Our entire staff undergoes training to hone our ability to recognize implicit bias and the cognitive shortcuts to which decision-makers might be prone.
At every stage of the search, we offer counsel on best practices, from composing the search committee and drafting written materials to managing post-interview deliberations. We are proud to note our distinctive history as a woman-owned and woman-led firm, and we stand ready to help anticipate and identify issues related to bias and inclusiveness in the search process.
Searches that succeed are well run. They bring to the fore the finest candidates and deliver a leader who will rise to the new challenge. Our strong relationships with clients are built on our attention to nuance and detail and to lasting and powerful matches of institution and individual.