Executive Search

The right person in the right position makes all the difference.


Change is inevitable. When nonprofit organizations experience leadership transitions, many lack the time or resources to maintain stability and resilience. Our Executive Search Firm offers expert support in executive search, placement of experienced interim leaders, succession planning, and on-boarding.


We have provided successful full-cycle executive and management recruiting on a retained basis for nonprofit organizations and corporate foundations for over a decade. We have placed hundreds of leaders in the following positions:


Executive & C-Suite:


  • Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer
  • Associate Director/ Chief Operating Officer
  • Chief Programs Officer
  • Chief Development Officer/ Chief Philanthropy Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer/ Chief Administrative Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Chief Advancement Officer
  • Chief Communications Officer

Mid-Senior Management:


  • Director Administration/ Operations
  • Director- Human Resources
  • Director- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Director- IT services
  • Director- Programs
  • Director- Development (Fundraising, Major Gifts, Annual/ Institutional or Planned Giving, Capital Campaign)
  • Director- Membership/ Volunteering
  • Director of Finance and Administration
  • Controller

Included in a Search:


  • Position Description Development
  • Compensation Analysis
  • Sourcing, Posting, and Recruiting
  • Candidate Development, Screening, and Presentation
  • Reference Checking
  • Close – Including Package Negotiation

Additional Offerings:


  • Search Committee Selection, Training, and Facilitation
  • Transition Timeline Development
  • Position Advertising

Whether full-time or interim, we ensure the best leaders for each unique situation.

Please contact Gaurav Arora, Executive Recruiter, 650.296.1388  or garora@cvnl.org for additional information, or submit an inquiry below.