DRG Executive Search Consultants


With over 27 years of experience, DRG has established a national reputation as a firm that specializes in recruiting for the nonprofit sector. We have worked throughout the United States conducting searches with nonprofit organizations from a wide variety of fields.

We are a firm committed to recruiting executives who possess the experience and leadership qualities necessary to help nonprofit organizations manage change and achieve their goals. We believe that with creative professional leadership, organizations will succeed in building the resources and services that can have a positive impact in communities around the world.

We selected our niche in the nonprofit sector because we believe that without excellence in professional leadership, nonprofit organizations could not succeed in delivering important services. We want to make a difference in this area by striving to be leaders who are knowledgeable about nonprofit leadership. We want to help clients develop new ways of thinking about each hiring challenge and guide them through informative successful recruitment efforts.


We are pleased to announce that Dara Klarfeld has been promoted to Vice President at DRG Executive Search.  In just three years, Dara has developed a practice in the areas of formal and informal Jewish education that places her and DRG at the center of discussions about professional transitions in those fields.  In addition, she has made important contributions to the firm’s planning and has been a support to her colleagues. In her new role Dara will continue to build her practice while working more closely with David Edell and David Hinsley Cheng on the firm’s strategic discussion.  Everyone at DRG congratulates Dara for her effective work with her clients and this well-deserved recognition. 

DRG once again makes it to Crain's NY Business list of Top 25 Executive Recruitment Firms.  Of the Crain's list, DRG is the only firm working exclusively wtihin the nonprofit arena. See List.



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Habitat For Humanity Coastal Fairfield County
Chief Executive Officer
(Bridgeport, CT). Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. In its 28 years, the organization has built more than 175 home in Fairfield County.

Little Flower Children & Family Services
Chief Executive Officer
(New York, NY). Founded in 1929, and rooted in Catholic tradition, Little Flower has been committed to improving the lives and well-being of children and adults. Little Flower provides integrated and multi-disciplinary support to help each individual and family reach their maximum potential and healing. Headquartered in Brooklyn, Wading River, and Jamaica, NY with a staff of 600 and an operating budget of $55M, Little Flower provides caring and professional services to nearly 2,000 people every year.

The Epstein School
Head of School
(Sandy Springs, GA). The Epstein School, Solomon Schechter School of Atlanta, was founded in 1973. Today, it is one of the best private Jewish day schools in the nation and continually sets new standards for education. Guided by the principles of Conservative Judaism, The Epstein School prepares today's Jewish youth to become knowledgeable and committed Jews and responsible citizens. The Epstein School now serves more than 550 children from 18 months through the eighth grade.

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
Executive Director of Alumni Association
(Brooklyn, NY). Established in 1932, The Alumni Association-College of Medicine's primary mission is to provide financial support and services to medical students and to improve its effectiveness by fostering fellowship among the alumni. The Alumni Fund is the philanthropic arm of the Alumni Association, handling fundraising and the granting of scholarships and other funds.


Every month, DRG reviews best thinking and practices in professional staff recruitment and development in the nonprofit sector.

This month's article is The New Wild West - Staffing Nonprofits in the Age of Social Media. In our search work, board members and CEOs frequently tell us of their organization's communication needs.  At stake is visibility and relevance - ensuring that in a crowded marketplace of 140 characters, Likes, and Links, your organization isn't lost in the fog. As your organization builds a communications platform, here are skills you need to look for in your team members.

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Because we receive so many inquiries about how we work with organziations, we recently created a downloadable brochure.  In the future, this brochure will be on our "DRG At A Glance" page.  View DRG Brochure


Connecticut Food Bank (East Haven, CT) has appointed Robert Levine as their CEO. Mr. Levine had been serving as the South Florida Regional CEO for the American Red Cross.

American Youth Soccer Organization - AYSO - (Torrance, CA) has appointed Ian McMahon as their National Executive Director. A former professional footballer with Manchester and other clubs in England, Mr, Mahon had been serving as CEO of the Hong Kong Sevens/Hong Kong Football and Rugby Union. Read Press Release.

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation (Raleigh, NC) has appointed Susan Lilly as CEO. Susan had been serving as Executive Director of the North Carolina State University Veterinary Health Foundation Read Press Release.

Leadership Pipelines Alliance has appointed Gali Cooks as Executive Director.  Gali had most recently been serving as Director of Business Operations for the Union of Reform Judiasm Read Press Release.

DRG: The Exposé

As part of DRG's 25th Anniversary Celebration in 2012, we created this video as a humorous perspective on our work.