“Over my career as a school of medicine department chair, school of medicine dean, and a vice chancellor for health affairs overseeing all health sciences in a large university, I have conducted many searches and have interacted with numerous large and well-known search firms. Of all of these firms, Shelli Herman and Associates is at the very top of my list in every respect: thoroughness, efficiency, conscientiousness, courteousness, and plain old ‘savviness’! In addition to these qualities, the firm brought a personal touch to the process that other firms simply did not. Shelli Herman and Associates helped us to complete a high-level health sciences dean search quickly and successfully. I will not hesitate to turn to the firm again for future high-level searches.”

David N. Bailey, M.D., Distinguished Research Professor of Pathology and Pharmacy, University of California, San Diego

“I have had the pleasure of working with Shelli on numerous searches for a myriad of executive positions. She is thorough, thoughtful, and completely client-focused. Shelli is always the search consultant I recommend to anyone who sources me for a referral. She is the best of the best.”

Brenda L. Rushforth, SPHR Assistant Vice President, Human Resources, Pomona College

“I have had the good fortune of working with Shelli twice. The first time was as a candidate interviewing for the Chief Financial Officer position with Beachbody, and my second experience was when I retained her to help our company hire a Chief Operating Officer.

From a candidate’s perspective, she took the time to get to know me – to understand my business strengths and career goals. Shelli clearly knew the company I interviewed with well and was able to answer my questions about the company’s history, strategy, and management team. She knew Beachbody and I would be a great fit for each other.

From the company’s perspective, Shelli provided outstanding service. She invested significant time interviewing our senior management team to understand both our company culture and the requirements for the position we were trying to fill. She helped draft an appropriate job description and presented a detailed candidate-recruiting plan with a realistic timeline. Shelli did an excellent job screening candidates; every candidate she presented was worth our time to interview. After each interview she asked insightful questions helping us further refine the search qualities. Within a reasonable time, she found an outstanding candidate and was instrumental in helping with reference checking and with crafting the job offer. The COO she brought to us has been an invaluable addition to our senior team as our company continues to experience exponential growth.”

Brad Ramberg, Chief Financial Officer, Beachbody

“I can recommend Shelli twice over, having been both a candidate and a client for higher education searches led by Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc.

I was first recruited by Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. in 2009 and, throughout the process, I found Shelli to be both extremely knowledgeable and candid about the attractive position and excellent hiring institution. Moreover, when I withdrew from that search, she was tireless in leading them to a successfully completed search while maintaining a professional and cordial relationship with me.

Thereafter, I worked with Shelli as provost and president-designate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. We are a dynamic, cooperative, and creative place to work. The ideal candidate to replace me in the provost role needed the right “fit,” in addition to experience and prestige. Finding the right personnel takes an executive recruitment firm willing to get to know us and our needs. Shelli is that person. She and her team found us an impressive roster of candidates, all of whom were worthwhile to meet.

I could not be more pleased with my experiences with Shelli Herman and Associates, Inc. They are resourceful, persistent, candid, and professional. Looking for and finding new team members can be stressful moments of change, conducted under the full crush of the day-to-day workload. In all of the searches I was involved in, as both candidate and client, Shelli has been hands-on and timely, seamlessly guiding crucial transitions to happy ends for both personnel and institutions.”

Elissa Tenny, Ed.D., President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

“As a candidate, I was impressed by how compellingly Shelli was able to articulate the mission and needs of the institution she was representing and how brilliantly she helped me see how my credentials and experience matched up with the available position. She guided me every step of the way, bringing transparency to an otherwise mysterious process and helping me become the best possible candidate I could be.”

Kerry Walk, Ph.D., President, Marymount Manhattan College

“I have worked with a number of search firms throughout my professional career and my experience working with Shelli Herman was the best working relationship that I have had with a search firm. As a result, my expectations are very high and few firms have been able to match the quality of care, professionalism, and end results of Shelli’s work. The overall experience from consistent and regular communication to the quality of the work is hard to match.

As a result of the work performed by Shelli, I have one of the best performers on my team and I am extremely grateful and thankful that I hired her to conduct a search for this critical position.”

Wanda Overland, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Development, St. Cloud State University

“Shelli Herman and Associates worked seamlessly with us to develop and conduct our recent search for a new CFO and we are delighted with the results. Each step in the process, from the formulation of the search criteria to the end stages of negotiation with the finalist, found them engaged, informed, and very helpful. Their commitment to our success was equal to our own and that may well be why working with them had the feel of a good partnership rather than an outsourced contract.”

Tom Manley, Ed.D., President, Antioch College