Wickenden Associates Joins DRG Talent Advisory Group

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DRG Talent Advisory Group, one of the leading talent consulting firms serving nonprofit organizations in the U.S., and Wickenden Associates, one of the nation’s top education-focused executive search firms, are pleased to announce that they have joined forces, effective August 1st, 2020.

DRG Talent Advisory Group, one of the leading talent consulting firms serving nonprofit organizations in the U.S., and Wickenden Associates, one of the nation’s top education-focused executive search firms, are pleased to announce that they have joined forces, effective August 1st, 2020.

DRG Talent Advisory Group, founded in 1987, has brought best-in-class executive search services to nonprofits and foundations throughout the country for over 30 years. In recent years DRG expanded to become a full-service talent advisory firm, working with organizations to assess and transform structure, culture, governance, and compensation strategy and support professional and lay leaders through transition planning, talent and team assessments, professional development, and executive coaching.

Wickenden Associates, founded in 1986 by James Wickenden, former Princeton University Dean of Admission, ranks among the nation’s premier firms specializing in Head of School and senior administration searches for independent schools.

“Bringing together DRG’s 33 years of nonprofit executive search experience with Wickenden’s 34 years of independent school expertise creates a company that is stronger, more responsive, and supports the continued expansion of DRG’s talent advisory services,” explains Dara Klarfeld, CEO of DRG Talent Advisory Group. “Together we can bring an expanded suite of services to nonprofits and educational institutions across the country and around the world, leveraging our collective wisdom and expertise.”

James Wickenden, Wickenden Associate’s Founder, President, and CEO, describes the alliance as a singular opportunity to bring two strong teams together in service of an even broader range of schools and educational institutions: “We are delighted to join with DRG and look forward to supporting schools of all types through critical leadership transitions and beyond.”

Both Wickenden Associates and DRG are recognized for their commitment to gender inclusion and empowerment, their track record of presenting diverse pools of candidates, and for placing executives who stay in their roles for a long time. “We are excited to be bringing together this team of professionals, all of whom share our values and commitment to diversity, social justice, global sustainability, and empowering women, and look forward to deepening our emphasis in these areas going forward,” shared Klarfeld.

James Wickenden is joining the DRG executive team as a Principal and Wickenden Associates will continue building upon its record of excellence under the DRG Talent Advisory Group umbrella. Also joining DRG as thought leaders and consultants for independent schools are Andy Watson, Laura Hansen, Eric Peterson, and Peter Thorp.

DRG continues to expand and is looking for talented professionals interested in the following positions: Director of Search Services, Talent Consultant, Search Consultant, and Research Associate. For more information, visit http://www.drgsearch.com.

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