Search Firm

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates is a retained executive search firm, specializing in higher education executive recruitment for colleges and universities, with additional practices in independent school and nonprofit recruitment. Our mission is to find the best leaders uniquely suited to address the needs of our clients while providing the highest levels of service and collaboration.

Storbeck/Pimentel employs more than 50 staff members in two main offices (Los Angeles and Philadelphia), with affiliated offices in Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia. The leadership team of our minority- and woman-owned firm includes Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Alberto Pimentel, Chuck Bunting, Ryan Crawford, Will Gates, Steve Leo, Sue May, Sharon Tanabe, Julie Tea, Susan VanGilder, Ruth Shoemaker Wood, and Lesley Boyd.

Collectively, our consultants have more than a hundred years of experience in the executive search industry and have conducted approximately 2,000 executive-level searches for higher education and nonprofit clients over the last two decades.

We take pride in the deep knowledge, expert judgment and unparalleled integrity that we bring to each search.

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