Testimonials

As chair of the Search Committee for Vice President for Alumni and College Relations, I am very happy that we chose LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES. Not only did the firm find perfect matches for Berea’s unique culture of advocacy, they presented three exceptional and diverse finalists – making our ultimate decision difficult but supremely satisfying. Our Search Director conducted every step of the process with clear, objective vision and sage advice. I would highly rate LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES as a valuable partner when searching for the right development and advancement leaders.
Derrick Singleton
Vice President for Operations and Sustainability/Search Committee Chair — Berea College
In my 21 years at Brandeis, I have become familiar with a number of national and local search firms. I can say without hesitation that the firm I return to when we need to conduct a search of critical importance is LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES. Lois has a keen understanding of the needs of Development offices large and small, and of the range of skills and talents needed to conduct development work at the highest level. Lois has assembled a team that is unrivaled in their experience and skill, and developed a network of contacts that consistently produces exceptionally talented candidate pools.
Nancy Winship
Senior Vice President, Institutional Advancement — Brandeis University
“After working successfully with LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at a previous employer, I returned to them to help me identify my most senior colleague. My Search Director did a superb job shaping and executing the search. The depth and caliber of the talent pool pleased everyone involved in the process. In many ways it was the best search I have ever experienced, and I will most certainly work with the firm again.”
Fred Van Sickle
Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development — Cornell University
LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES impressed us on a number of levels during the searches the firm has conducted. Each time the process was skillful and efficient. Our Search Director communicated often and well, and presented a strong candidate pool that reflected top priorities of both the hiring manager and other key members of the Academy. There was obviously deep referencing, as candidates seemed fully vetted with detailed summaries of their strengths and potential. We are very pleased with the results.
Thomas P. Lockerby
Secretary of the Academy — Phillips Academy
LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES has placed many development professionals at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center over the years, from Directors of Development to Major Gift Officers, even difficult to fill positions, like a Director of Operations. One of the great benefits of their service is the deep talent pool they present; we’ve actually found ourselves hiring more than one of their recommendations. Their Search Team possesses an uncanny ability to find just the right professionals for the intense academic medicine pace – no small feat in the highly competitive New England healthcare market. I wouldn’t hesitate to call on the firm again.
Kris Laping
Senior Vice President of Development — Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
We wanted a Chief Development Officer who would connect well with passionate, sophisticated donors, and the staff at LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES (LLLS) got that. Our Search Director truly understood what we do: our culture, our nuances, and why we defend the principles preserved in the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. LLLS delivered candidates who really related to our mission, and we had a wealth of leadership talent to choose from.
Carol Rose
Executive Director — ACLU of Massachusetts
Even though the bulk of my experience was in higher education, the Search Team at LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES recognized my ability to take best practices that I have learned and gathered over the years and implement them to the best of my abilities in a different environment. The result is a job that I love, one that empowers me and allows me to motivate others. I would recommend LLLS to those searching for philanthropic talent and to those looking for that new and exciting career step.
Brian Kish
President — Emeril Lagasse Foundation
As a candidate, I was very pleased with the way LLLS helped me through the process of gaining a position that I wanted. There were quite a few moving parts to my particular search and I felt that I could count on the Search Director to help me navigate them. She kept me informed about the organization's thoughts and processes by communicating with me often and maintaining a positive tone throughout the experience. I felt like she was a partner who wanted what was best for me as well as the client. The search concluded with me landing the job, and I am very grateful that LLLS believed in my candidacy.
John Clark
Vice President of Development — National YoungArts Foundation
LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES did an excellent job finding and placing our Vice President of Philanthropy. I’m a fan of the entire experience with the firm and our Search Director in particular. She and the LLLS team truly understood who we are, our unique place in the musical world, and who would be the best choice to fit our culture and lead our development team. I highly recommend LLLS for finding development leaders for the arts, or any sector.