DRi named to List of Best Executive Search Firms in 2019

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Development Resources inc. (DRi) has been named to Forbes Magazine’s list of best executive search firms in 2019, marking the third year in a row that we have received this distinction.

Forbes, one of the nation’s most prominent business journals, develops the list of 200 best executive search firms from a pool of more than 4,000 firms working in the U.S. today.

“We’re thrilled to be ranked in the top 25% of the country’s best search firms in 2019. DRi has spent the last year growing to meet the needs of our non-profit clients and we’re so pleased that growth is reflected in our appearance on the list,” said DRi’s co-founders Jennifer Dunlap and Nancy Racette.

DRi welcomed two new senior members to our team this year. Managing Director Sherry Ettleson and Senior Consultant Jeff Johnson both bring decades of experience in non-profit communications, fundraising, and executive search to our clients, with a special focus on advocacy, arts, and educational institutions. We have also expanded our research, communications, and operations teams.

“Our ultimate goal is to help our clients grow—and thrive and excel,” said Jennifer. “That’s why this recognition is significant, because it’s based on the recommendations of the non-profit clients who trust us to build, train, and coach their teams.”

DRi was ranked in Forbes’ “Executive Recruiter” category, encompassing firms that conduct high-level searches for Executive Directors, C-suite executives and Vice Presidents, and Director-level staff.

As an Executive Recruiter, DRi places senior leaders across all sectors and levels, including Board members, CEOs, and senior leaders in all functions, ranging from fundraising to programs. A complete list of DRi’s clients is available at http://driconsulting.com/client-list/.

“We continue to be incredibly proud of our team’s work,” said Nancy. “We’re thrilled that the impact of our approach and our contributions continue to be nationally recognized.”

The list of best executive search firms in 2019 and more information about the survey methodology is available here.

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