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
“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
Emerson College was looking to build an Institutional Advancement leadership team and chose Lois L. Lindauer Searches to help us do it. We could not have been more pleased with the process. Our Senior Consultant was focused and deliberate, and found just the right professionals to promote a positive view of the College and deepen alumni affinity and philanthropy. These were exciting opportunities for consummate communicators, storytellers, and strategic alliance builders – and LLLS delivered on all three.
Ronald Korvas
Vice President for Institutional Advancement — Emerson College
After interviewing several search firms, I selected Lois L. Lindauer Searches...and never looked back. I was pleased with the quality of the candidates, the follow up from the firm, and especially the way the Senior Consultant took the time to get to know my needs and those of the institution. This was not a cookie-cutter search, and I could tell from the candidates presented that Lois L. Lindauer Searches was working hard to make a good match, not just close out a search. I would absolutely use LLLS again.
Michael Wirtz
Head of School — Hackley School
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
We were looking to hire a person with a particular set of skills, experiences and personality traits. Our Senior Consultant was able to counsel me during the process with candid observations and thoughtful advice. I would definitely recommend using Lindauer again because the firm provided excellent service and guidance.
Darrow Zeidenstein
Vice President — Rice University
We created a new position at The University of Utah that merged oversight of alumni relations, annual giving and parent giving into one directorship. Lois L. Lindauer Searches both understood what we wanted and were able to find just the right seasoned fundraiser for it. Our search consultant found several highly qualified candidates, from which we selected our new person. Thanks to the firm, we had a successful search, and I would use them again.
Fred Esplin
Vice President for Institutional Advancement — The University of Utah
I've connected with many recruiters throughout my career and this experience was by far the best I've ever had. It was clear that my Search Consultant had an in-depth understanding of the client's needs and how my skill sets would fit their requirements. It was also very apparent that her client trusted her judgement. My Search Consultant’s prep calls boosted my confidence going into the interviews, helping me understand what to expect. Also, she consistently made the time for key updates and supportive calls. I feel very fortunate to have been supported by the firm’s perspective and talent throughout the interview process and I intend to refer great professionals to Lindauer in the future.
Tina Burgelman
Director of Development, School of Education — University of San Francisco
The world of healthcare is rewarding yet highly nuanced, especially for a community-based health system like ours that serves an entire region. Lois L. Lindauer Searches truly understood our mission, our dedication to our patients, and our commitment to fully serve the philanthropic interests of our donors. The Senior Consultant with whom we worked did a masterful job of identifying and recruiting several very promising candidates. She made it possible for us to hire two highly skilled professionals who integrate extremely well with our culture and are generating very positive results in support of our mission.
Timothy A. McElwee, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President — Parkview Foundations
We wanted a Chief Development Officer who would connect well with passionate, sophisticated donors, and the staff at Lois L. Lindauer Searches 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
We were looking for a visionary leader to manage our Development program. This was a key role at Operation Healing Forces (OHF), where we help active-duty and recent veterans heal in preparation to return to the fight or transition successfully into civilian life. We wanted a person who was resourceful, adept at thinking strategically, and able to translate plans into action. Lois L. Lindauer Searches found such a leader, one who was excited about joining a thriving organization supporting a heart-wrenching mission. Our experience could not have been better.