Welcome to Shelli Herman and Associates Inc.

Shelli Herman

With over two decades of executive recruitment experience, Founder and President Shelli Herman has a proven track record of leading successful searches and building upper-management teams for diverse 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, investment management, higher education, and nonprofit 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. Ms. Herman spent 14 years with another prominent Los Angeles-based retained executive search firm and was the senior managing partner before leaving to establish 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 in Administration from Bowling Green State University.

As a way of expressing her support for the important work of nonprofit organizations, Ms. Herman is a member of 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 positions of development director and projects director. Ms. Herman is also on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Bureau. As vice president of the board, Ms. Herman also serves as chair of the Governance Committee and is an active member of the Executive Committee. As a member of the Board of Directors for the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC), Ms. Herman lives her values through the work to eradicate homelessness for women on Skid Row in Los Angeles. She was the founding chair of the Development Committee during a time of unprecedented financial growth for the organization and served as the 2016 chair for the DWC’s Dinner with a Cause, which realized the highest net revenue in the history of the event. Finally, Ms. Herman is also a member of the National Advisory Council for the Foundation of the Wichita State University.

Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. is a woman-owned small business. Ms. Herman is a proud member of the prestigious Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants.
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