Storbeck Search

Storbeck Search excels in identifying new leadership for colleges, universities, independent schools, and education-related nonprofit organizations.

Shelly Weiss Storbeck founded the firm in 2007 to focus on executive search in the education sector. From the start, our consultants have formed strong relationships with educational institutions and related nonprofit organizations nationwide.

In 2020, Storbeck Search became a Diversified Search Group company. Both firms were founded by women, with the purpose of promoting increased diversity across the leadership pipeline. We are proud of our firms’ long track records of building diversity and equity internally and through our placements.

Whether your institution is a college or university, an independent or charter school, or a nonprofit, we bring unmatched focus and dedication to your search. At Storbeck Search, being part of Diversified Search Group translates into broadened and expanding networks – while reinforcing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as our reputation for nimble, personalized service.

Our Specialties

Who We Are

Storbeck Search brings depth and breadth of experience to executive search because of our people. Learn more about the consultants and researchers who work together to develop high-quality candidate pools for every search.

Our Impact

More than two-thirds of our searches are conducted for returning clients


of our placements identify as female, transgender, or non-binary


of our placements are persons of color


of our president/chancellor/CEO placements since our founding are either still in office or served for 5+ years

Storbeck Search | Diversified Search Group successfully completes 125+ searches in the education sector each year. We invite you to learn more about our currently active searches and submit your application or nomination.

For Clients

We invite you to speak with us confidentially about your institution’s leadership needs, learn more about our comprehensive services, or request a proposal from us. You can reach our main office at 610.565.2910 or info@storbecksearch.com.

For Candidates

If you are interested in being a candidate in a current search, go to Current Searches and apply directly. If you would like us to keep you in mind for a future search, consider completing an online Talent Profile to join our network.

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