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Our Values

Our team is dedicated to working with integrity, upholding the highest standards of quality, and actively facilitating our clients' success. Every day, we are guided by the values outlined below.

Compassion and Connection

The overriding principle at the core of every aspect of what we do is the human element. We recognize that there is a person on the other side of every conference table, videoconference, email, or phone call.

We aspire to have every interaction be defined by warmth and empathy, forming long-term, personal relationships with both our clients and candidates.

Responsibility and Responsiveness

We believe in teamwork and accountability. Each member of our team is invested in the search process and we hold ourselves accountable for its success.

We work to ensure responsiveness and are readily available to our clients, candidates, and project partners when they need us most!

Trust and Transparency

When clients hire us, they are trusting us to find the people who will define and shape the future of their organizations. Accordingly, we actively communicate with our clients during the entire search process; we aim to provide an agile search, walking hand-in-hand with our valued partners every step of the way.

Our relationship with candidates is also defined by the trust they place in us, which we honor by ensuring every search is transparent, confidential, inclusive, and fair.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe in and promote a culture of inclusion, where the intersections of race or ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, and ability are celebrated. Our firm was founded on a pledge of integrity, quality, and success, based in the values shared by our consultants. Those promises can be fulfilled, in part, by combating the historical and institutional factors that have often obstructed many candidates. As a Certified Women Owned Small Business, we take our mission to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion seriously. Respect and transparency are priorities in every interaction our team has with every person, both client and candidate.


Equity and access are not only fundamental to creating a just society, they are also imperative for organizational success. Organizations are strengthened by the varied perspectives gained from leadership teams representing diverse backgrounds. Aligning our actions with our values, a diverse pool of qualified candidates is always imperative during our search process. By leveraging our vast experience, we have a solid track record of presenting clients with candidates that represent our contemporary world. As proof of concept, almost 50% of our placements in the last four years have been from historically underrepresented populations.


Our firm’s commitment and success in this area was recently recognized when we were included in Hunt Scanlon Media’s annual roundup of the top 65 executive search firms nationally who specialize in diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Experience a high-level search completed with the urgency, attention to detail, and personalized touch you deserve.

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