Testimonials

As chair of the Search Committee for Vice President for Alumni and College Relations, I am very happy that we chose LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES. Not only did the firm find perfect matches for Berea’s unique culture of advocacy, they presented three exceptional and diverse finalists – making our ultimate decision difficult but supremely satisfying. Our Search Director conducted every step of the process with clear, objective vision and sage advice. I would highly rate LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES as a valuable partner when searching for the right development and advancement leaders.
Derrick Singleton
Vice President for Operations and Sustainability/Search Committee Chair — Berea College
In my 21 years at Brandeis, I have become familiar with a number of national and local search firms. I can say without hesitation that the firm I return to when we need to conduct a search of critical importance is LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES. Lois has a keen understanding of the needs of Development offices large and small, and of the range of skills and talents needed to conduct development work at the highest level. Lois has assembled a team that is unrivaled in their experience and skill, and developed a network of contacts that consistently produces exceptionally talented candidate pools.
Nancy Winship
Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement — Brandeis University
“After working successfully with LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at a previous employer, I returned to them to help me identify my most senior colleague. My Search Director did a superb job shaping and executing the search. The depth and caliber of the talent pool pleased everyone involved in the process. In many ways it was the best search I have ever experienced, and I will most certainly work with the firm again.”
Fred Van Sickle
Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development — Cornell University
Our new hire is both a find and a fit, for which we owe LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) a debt of thanks. Our Search Director provided a diverse, well-qualified pool of candidates, and did so with timely, professional action, gently proffered consultation, and good humor and encouragement. In fact, every person that I interacted with at the firm was helpful, responsive, pleasant and smart. I have and will continue to recommend LLLS to others in my profession.
Janis Martinson
Vice President of Institutional Advancement — Lesley University
"When it came time to find the next CEO of our Alumni Association, we reached out to LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES and were very glad that we did. The Search Director brought us some incredibly talented candidates. It truly was one of the most efficient searches I can remember, resulting in the placement of just the right professional for this key position."
Rodney P. Kirsch
Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations — Penn State University
LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES impressed us on a number of levels during the searches the firm has conducted. Each time the process was skillful and efficient. Our Search Director communicated often and well, and presented a strong candidate pool that reflected top priorities of both the hiring manager and other key members of the Academy. There was obviously deep referencing, as candidates seemed fully vetted with detailed summaries of their strengths and potential. We are very pleased with the results.
Thomas P. Lockerby
Secretary of the Academy — Phillips Academy
At LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES, they know who the talent is and how to find them. I have retained this exceptional firm numerous times over the years, first when I worked at academic medical centers and now here at University of New Hampshire. Because the staff at LLLS understands development and because the firm specializes in recruiting from within our industry, I’ve been consistently satisfied with the quality of the fundraising professionals they’ve presented. I would recommend LLLS to anyone.
Deborah Dutton
Vice President of Advancement, President of UNH Foundation — University of New Hampshire
I’ve had the pleasure of working with LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES as both a client and as a candidate and have found each experience to be exemplary. LLLS professionals understand that each institution is unique in its combination of history, traditions, governance, culture, and potential, and they take these distinguishing features into account when searching for the right fit for both candidate and client. I know I can further count on LLLS to help me build a strong and cohesive team, with individuals who are intellectually curious and socially aware, who can thrive within an entrepreneurial setting, and whose values are consistent with those of the department.
Randy Farmer
Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs — University of Tennessee Foundation
LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES has placed many development professionals at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center over the years, from Directors of Development to Major Gift Officers, even difficult to fill positions, like a Director of Operations. One of the great benefits of their service is the deep talent pool they present; we’ve actually found ourselves hiring more than one of their recommendations. Their Search Team possesses an uncanny ability to find just the right professionals for the intense academic medicine pace – no small feat in the highly competitive New England healthcare market. I wouldn’t hesitate to call on the firm again.
Kris Laping
Senior Vice President of Development — Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES has been instrumental in helping Dana-Farber Cancer Institute identify the high-caliber development professionals we need. Because we maintain a large and complex fundraising effort, we’ve retained the firm many times and have found the LLLS Search Team to be thorough, well connected, and skilled at identifying the right candidates.
Susan Paresky
Senior Vice President for Development — Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
We wanted a Chief Development Officer who would connect well with passionate, sophisticated donors, and the staff at LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) got that. Our Search Director truly understood what we do: our culture, our nuances, and why we defend the principles preserved in the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. LLLS delivered candidates who really related to our mission, and we had a wealth of leadership talent to choose from.
Carol Rose
Executive Director — ACLU of Massachusetts
Even though the bulk of my experience was in higher education, the Search Team at LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES recognized my ability to take best practices that I have learned and gathered over the years and implement them to the best of my abilities in a different environment. The result is a job that I love, one that empowers me and allows me to motivate others. I would recommend LLLS to those searching for philanthropic talent and to those looking for that new and exciting career step.
Brian Kish
President — Emeril Lagasse Foundation
As a candidate, I was very pleased with the way LLLS helped me through the process of gaining a position that I wanted. There were quite a few moving parts to my particular search and I felt that I could count on the Search Director to help me navigate them. She kept me informed about the organization's thoughts and processes by communicating with me often and maintaining a positive tone throughout the experience. I felt like she was a partner who wanted what was best for me as well as the client. The search concluded with me landing the job, and I am very grateful that LLLS believed in my candidacy.
John Clark
Vice President of Development — National YoungArts Foundation
LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES did an excellent job finding and placing our Vice President of Philanthropy. I’m a fan of the entire experience with the firm and our Search Director in particular. She and the LLLS team truly understood who we are, our unique place in the musical world, and who would be the best choice to fit our culture and lead our development team. I highly recommend LLLS for finding development leaders for the arts, or any sector.