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Nonprofit Executive Search Firm

James Abruzzo
Consultant to Nonprofit Organizations

Strengthening the leadership of nonprofit organizations through nonprofit executive search and nonprofit executive compensation consulting.

For more than 35 years, James has been recognized for his work in the nonprofit sector, including nonprofit executive search, management consulting, nonprofit executive compensation consulting, succession planning, writing, research, public speaking, and as an expert witness in cases involving nonprofit employment and compensation.

James consults with boards and CEOs on some of the most important leadership issues effecting the nonprofit sector. He is author of dozens of articles, presenter at conferences, news commentator, expert witness, and guest lecturer around the world.

James Abruzzo - Nonprofit Executive Search Consultant

DHR International

James serves as global managing partner of DHR International’s Global Nonprofit Practice, based in the firm’s New York, NY office. DHR International is a large, privately-held full-service executive search firm, with offices around the globe.  As Global Head of the nonprofit practice, he leads a team of consultants who, together with James, conduct searches for the C-suite executives in the nonprofit sector.  He has more than 35 years of experience as an executive search consultant to nonprofit organizations.

Abruzzo Associates

As founder and President, James conducts compensation consulting and contract negotiations and leads strategy consulting assignments for nonprofit organizations, and facilitates board retreats, reorganizations, and human resource alignment.   More

“James’ perspective spans all of the nonprofit sectors, including performing arts and museums, foundations, social service organizations, and educational institutions.”

CEO's & Board Chairs

CEO’s & Board Chairs

Working with CEOs and board chairs, James’ client list is a Who’s Who of the nonprofit world, ranging from the Brooklyn Academy of Music to the Royal Opera House in Oman, from the Houston Symphony Orchestra to the Mystic Aquarium in CT.

His skills and hands-on experience in executive compensation and recruitment, and his expertise in ethical leadership make him a highly sought after nonprofit management advisor. Feel free to peruse this website to discover James’ breadth of experience and how he can work with you to maximize the benefits your organization can give to the world.