Group 31

Global Education Practice Lead and Managing Director

Shelly Weiss Storbeck

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.

Managing Director

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.

Managing Director

R. Thomas Fitch, PhD

With more than 25 years of recruiting and search experience, Tom 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…

Managing Director

Stephen Leo

A seasoned search professional with more than two decades of experience in higher education executive search, Steve has conducted searches for presidents, vice presidents, senior development officers, deans, and other executives. Moreover, Steve speaks…

Managing Director for Talent Development

Sue May, PhD

Sue has successfully led searches for a wide range of positions within higher education, ranging from academic affairs to student affairs, and from enrollment to technology. She also conducts select presidential searches. Her approach is collaborative…

Managing Director

Nishant Mehta

Over a career spanning two decades, Nishant has worked on behalf of K-12 schools of all types on issues of leadership, culture, strategy and change management, and equity and justice.

Managing Director

Lois Mufuka Martin

Lois has been active in the Independent School search sector since 2017, and she brings two decades of experience in various nonprofit leadership roles.

Managing Director

Jim Sirianni, PhD

Jim’s 20 years in higher education working with senior leaders have instilled in him a deep respect for the responsibilities that academic and administrative leaders undertake.

Managing Director

Julie E. Tea

Julie has served higher education for more than 25 years and is in her 14th year of executive search.

Managing Director

Susan VanGilder

With more than 25 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.

Managing Director

Ruth Shoemaker Wood, PhD

Ruth Shoemaker Wood brings scholarly training and hands-on experience to her understanding of the higher education landscape. Prior to entering the executive search sector, she served as Assistant Dean of Students at New York University’s College of…

Managing Director, Diversified Search Group

Euris Belle

Euris is a Managing Director in the Atlanta office of the Diversified Search Group. Additionally, Euris partners with nonprofit and corporate clients in the areas of diversity recruitment.

Managing Director, Koya Partners

Michelle R. S. Bonoan

With more than 20 years of experience and special expertise serving the education, nonprofit, and arts and culture sectors, Michelle has successfully completed searches for executives at the highest tiers, including CEO, president, executive director…

Managing Director and Practice Leader, DSG Fundraising & Advancement

Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.

Gerard is a Managing Director with Diversified Search Group and Practice Leader of the specialized DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice.

Managing Director, Diversified Search Group

Peter J. Gillin

Pete is a member of the Diversified Search Group’s Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice where he partners with colleges, universities, secondary schools, foundations, and nonprofits.

Managing Director, Diversified Search Group

Kim M. Morrisson, PhD

As a Senior Managing Director in DSG's Education, Nonprofit, and Arts and Culture practice, Kim brings more than 20 years of experience conducting executive search assignments for research universities, liberal arts colleges, academic medical centers…

Managing Director, Koya Partners

Thomas Phillips

Tom specializes in leading Chief Information Officer, Chief Information Security Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Student Affairs Officer, and other senior executive searches for higher education…

Managing Director, Koya Partners

Beth Schaefer

With more than 20 years of corporate experience in human resources roles and over a decade of search experience in the corporate and higher education fields, Beth specializes in searches for senior administrative and academic leadership roles in human…

Managing Director, Koya Partners

Amy Sugin

Amy brings to executive search more than two decades of higher education administration experience in enrollment management, program management, and international education.

Senior Advisor

Charles Bunting, EdD

Chuck has conducted searches for senior positions in colleges, universities, and other nonprofit organizations and has been working in executive search since 2000. While Chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges over the prior fifteen years, he co-chaired…

Senior Advisor

Brian C. Rosenberg

Now President Emeritus of Macalester College, Brian served as Macalester’s sixteenth president from 2003 to 2020. He is currently president-in-residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Vice President, Search Operations

Lesley Boyd

With more than two decades of executive search experience, Lesley Boyd has conducted more than 200 searches in higher education for presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other leadership positions. As Vice President of Search Operations, Lesley leads…

Chief Operating Officer

Megan Knott

As Chief Operating Officer, Megan manages the day-to-day operations of the firm, including: accounting and financial reporting, client and vendor contracts, human resources management, treasury, and compliance.

Manager, Database and Technology

Dan Meola

Dan has spent his career working in varied research and information management roles. At Storbeck Search, he administers the firm's database and technology resources and oversees data management processes.

Managing Associate

Kenna Boyd

Kenna has extensive higher education experience and a deep passion for advancing the mission of an institution through hands-on relationship-building, client service, and strategic planning. She brings special expertise to development and advancement…

Managing Associate

DeMethra LaSha (Sha) Bradley, EdD

Sha brings to Storbeck Search twenty years of experience in higher education, having held administrative and adjunct faculty positions at public and private institutions in various regions of the U.S.

Managing Associate

Matthew Bunting

Since 2011, Matthew has managed numerous searches in a variety of sectors in higher education for multiple positions, including presidents, chancellors, vice presidents, and deans, among others. Additionally, Matthew has written on issues facing academic…

Managing Associate

Ethan Dubow

Ethan brings years of experience leading searches on behalf of private colleges, public universities, and nonprofit organizations.

Managing Associate

Holly Jackson

With extensive experience collaborating with education and nonprofit clients, as well as with top business schools and companies, to attract the most talented candidates from underrepresented backgrounds, Holly has devoted her career to promoting diversity…

Managing Associate

Matthew Marsallo

Matthew has spent his entire career in education, holding various administrative positions at both the secondary school and university level.

Managing Associate

Staci Williams Seeley

Staci Williams Seeley was born into a family of educators, and she has gained expansive experience in the field across more than 25 years. College counselor, nonprofit executive director, development director, middle and high school teacher, college mentor…

Managing Associate, Equity and Inclusive Excellence

Ralph E. Tavares, Jr.

Ralph is a problem solver who meets challenges with enthusiasm and an open heart. Spending nearly two decades creating equity in and access to higher education for students of color, Ralph has played critical roles in developing multicultural recruitment…

Managing Associate

TaJuan Wilson, EdD

As a first-generation college graduate and federal TRIO programs alumnus, TaJuan has devoted his career to empowering historically underrepresented populations.

Senior Associate

Kamilah Allen

Kamilah brings to Storbeck Search almost 20 years of experience in higher education supporting the academic, social, career and professional development of students.

Senior Associate

Lindsay Allison

Lindsay's career demonstrates her commitment to K-12 and higher education. She enjoys helping others, whether it’s teaching them something new or connecting them with great opportunities.

Senior Associate

Jeffrey Alston, EdD

Jeffrey brings to executive search seven years of administrative and student affairs experience in higher education, assisting students in career development.

Director of Research and Senior Associate

Amanda Bennett

Amanda combines a commitment to serving mission-driven institutions in the education and nonprofit sectors with 20 years of experience identifying and recruiting executive leaders.

Senior Associate

Monica Bisgaard

As a Senior Associate specializing in K-12 leadership searches, Monica brings deep experience working in independent schools.

Senior Associate

Brian Bustin

Brian’s career has focused on serving and furthering education both in and out of the classroom. Earlier in his career, Brian taught at the secondary and post-secondary levels before moving into higher education executive search where he has facilitated…

Senior Associate

Carly Rose DiGiovanni, EdD

Carly Rose brings to Storbeck Search nearly twelve years of experience serving mission-driven institutions and communities in the higher education and nonprofit sector.

Senior Associate

Lareese Hall

Lareese brings to executive search an eclectic professional portfolio that spans more than two decades in higher education, diverse learning environments, and the nonprofit sector.

Senior Associate

Mark Halligan

Mark has devoted his professional career to education, with 20 years of experience serving in various administrative roles at an independent secondary school and two universities.

Senior Associate

Vicki Henderson

Vicki’s career in higher education recruiting began more than 20 years ago. She has led and managed recruitment efforts for college and university president, provost, dean, and director searches, as well as searches for leaders in development, student…

Senior Associate

Fiona Jaramillo, EdD

Fiona brings to Storbeck Search over twelve years of experience in higher education, having held various administrative positions.

Senior Associate

Anne Koellhoffer

Anne’s passion for working in the world of higher education began with her student work positions in institutional advancement as a freshman at Haverford College. Anne has worked on searches for multiple positions, including president, provost, vice…

Senior Associate and Manager of Search Operations & Quality

Beth McCarthy

Beth offers a longstanding commitment to higher education through her work in recruitment and enrollment management. This commitment spans the entirety of her career and employment at a variety of higher education institutions.

Senior Associate

Liz Moseley

As a seasoned search professional with more than 10 years of experience, Liz has assisted more than 175 searches in higher education and in the nonprofit sector, identifying and recruiting academic and administrative leaders.

Senior Associate

Julia Patton

Since 2008, Julia has held several key roles on higher education executive search teams and has supported over 60 searches at the president, vice president, and dean levels.

Senior Associate

Alyssa Perez Leal

Alyssa has worked in higher education throughout her career. Prior to launching a career in executive search, she began as an admissions fellow at her undergraduate alma mater and worked in admissions offices for institutions private and public, domestic…

Senior Associate

Kate Phillips

Kate has dedicated her career to furthering education by serving as an innovator and leader in executive administration across the higher education, K-12, and nonprofit sectors.

Senior Associate

Melissa Scott

Melissa has devoted her professional career to education, with 20+ years of experience serving in various roles at both public and independent schools.

Senior Associate

Lisa Solinsky

Lisa brings to Storbeck Search extensive experience in the education and nonprofit sectors and a commitment to connecting individuals with mission-driven organizations. She has successfully managed searches for independent schools, colleges, universities…

Senior Associate

Sara Swisher-Anderson

Sara brings to executive search more than a decade of experience on the operations and strategic side of higher education advancement at leading institutions like Columbia University and the Technion (Israel). Having served as the client on several executive…

Senior Associate

Julie Williams-Krishnan

Julie has more than 10 years of executive search experience and has managed numerous searches for a variety of colleges and universities, for positions including president, provost, vice president, and dean.


Christopher Bernard

Christopher brings to recruitment direct experience in the education sector, having held administrative positions at both the secondary and postsecondary levels.


Carol Fairborn

Carol has more than ten years of experience in human resources management and employee relations. She has recruited across a wide range of fields, including the nonprofit, healthcare, finance, and transportation logistics sectors. She earned a bachelor…


Abby Kallin

Abby brings to executive search recruitment nearly a decade of experience in both higher education and secondary education.


Erin Meissner

Erin brings to Storbeck Search more than 25 years of experience in both higher and secondary education, with a particular focus on undergraduate admission and college counseling. Past positions have included Associate Director of Admission, Director of…

Manager of Research

Matthew D’Annolfo

An experienced research associate, Matt provides timely support throughout the search process by gathering and presenting data, information, and marketplace trends.

Senior Research Associate

Jay Beckham

As a research associate, Jay provides strategic research intelligence and support throughout the search process while also providing expertise and assistance on technical and research matters.

Research Associate

Chi Chan

As a member of the research team, Chi brings his passion for equity and access to research strategy, contextualizing systems of higher education to support the development of diverse candidate pools.

Research Associate

Gabriel Gutierrez Aragon

Gabriel is passionate about educational equity as well as diversity in higher education.