With 17 years of executive recruitment experience, Founder and President, Shelli Herman, has a proven track record of leading successful searches and building upper-management teams for a broad diversity of clients, including those for Fortune 500 companies. She has completed senior-level assignments in a wide range of industries and fields including sales, consumer products, health care, high technology, finance, and non-profit and cultural organizations. Additionally, she brings a wealth of experience in higher education, and its varied disciplines, as well as an in-depth understanding of the unique cultural environment of academia. This understanding was gained while Ms. Herman held significant management positions at both the University of Florida and Loyola Marymount University, as well as with Pasadena-based Gary Kaplan & Associates before establishing her own firm.
As a leader in the talent management industry, Ms. Herman brings creativity, innovation, and tenacity to each search assignment, utilizing her strong knowledge of market intelligence and proven track record of leading successful searches and building executive teams. This tells the business community and prospective candidates she takes recruiting seriously. Higher-level executives do know the difference. She plays a key role in the development of vision and in building a strong foundation of customer satisfaction as well. As a testament to these results, she takes great pride in the number of clients for whom she does repeat work.
Ms. Herman has a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Wichita State University and a Master of Arts degree in higher education administration from Bowling Green State University.
As a way of expressing her support for the important work of non-profit organizations, Ms. Herman is active in the Junior League of Los Angeles, a volunteer organization for women focusing on leadership and service to the community. She has served several terms on the Board of Directors, at one time holding the position of Development Director. Ms. Herman is also on the Board of Trustees for the Children's Bureau. She is also active as a member of the Board of Directors for the Downtown Women's Center (DWC) in Los Angeles, serves as a member of the DWC Capital Campaign Steering Committee, is the current Development Committee Chair, and was Gala Co-Chair in 2006. Finally, Ms. Herman is an appointed member of the Student Affairs Alumni Advocate Board for Bowling Green State University and the National Advisory Council for the Foundation of the Wichita State University.
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