Steve Leo

Managing Director

Education, Higher Education, Managing Directors

A seasoned search professional with more than two decades of experience in higher education executive search, Steve has conducted searches for presidents, vice presidents, senior development officers, deans, and other executives. Moreover, Steve speaks on issues relating to the future of leadership in higher education nationally and internationally.

Prior to joining the firm as a principal partner, Steve served as a consultant in the Education Practice at A.T. Kearney for six years, after previous experience as a senior search consultant at an international search firm placing senior executives in a variety of industries – corporate, academic, and not-for-profit – for clients based in North America and Europe. While living in London, Steve served as Vice President for International Recruiting and Operations at a major international search firm based in Europe. In his career Steve has worked on more than 300 searches.

Before entering the executive search industry, Steve held several positions at the George Washington University, working directly for the president of the University. He is currently active in a number of community organizations in Virginia and New York.


BA, International Affairs and International Economics
The George Washington University