Equality & Empowerment

We understand that people have a substantial impact on the institutions and communities they serve.

Never has furthering inclusion and opportunities for women, people of color, LGTBQ, veterans, and individuals with disabilities been more top of mind for society. Likewise, philanthropists and corporations recognize the importance of investing in community empowerment—from financial inclusion, to economic development, to workforce development.

With years of experience in this sector, we continue to see that a leader’s success in one industry readily transfers to another, particularly as a result of fostering a culture of opportunity for marginalized groups within those industries. Our experience and relationships with private, public, and non-profit organizations are distinctive in the executive search and leadership advisory industry.

We partner with organizations that advance equity, access, and inclusion and promote and empower communities on a diverse array of leadership initiatives. Our recent searches represent our breadth of experience placing CEOs in national and international organizations dedicated to: educating young people of color; propelling girls from under-resourced communities to become college-bound and career-focused; and increasing the number of women in executive leadership positions in traditionally under-represented industries.


J.J. Cutler J.J. Cutler Global Managing Partner
Jackie Gallagher Zavitz Jackie Gallagher Zavitz Partner-In-Charge