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Pace University has retained Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to assist with the Presidential Search process.

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. Their mission is to find the best leaders uniquely suited to address the needs of their clients while providing the highest levels of service and collaboration.

Storbeck/Pimentel employs more than 30 consultants and support staff in two main offices (Los Angeles and Philadelphia), with affiliated offices in Connecticut, New Jersey, Vermont, and Virginia. The leadership team of the minority- and woman-owned firm includes Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Alberto Pimentel, Lesley Boyd, Chuck Bunting, Anne Coyle, Will Gates, Steve Leo, Susan Mathews, Sue May, Sharon Tanabe, and Susan VanGilder.

Collectively, the 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.

Pace University’s Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates team

Shelly Weiss Storbeck, Managing Partner
Shelly Weiss Storbeck co-founded Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates in 2007 and is Managing Partner of the East Coast practice. She has one of the most widely recognized names in higher education search, having recruited senior leaders for America's most prestigious colleges and universities. Most recently, she has conducted presidential searches for Carnegie Mellon and the University of Wisconsin, and Bates, Denison, Haverford, and Swarthmore colleges. In her career she has conducted more than 500 searches for public and private universities, colleges and schools, and nonprofit associations and organizations.

Julia Patton, Senior Associate
Julia Patton conducts searches for a wide range of leadership, academic, and managerial positions for a variety of educational institutions, including public and private colleges and universities, as well as independent schools. Patton has worked in several capacities at Storbeck/Pimentel over the past seven years and has supported over 70 searches at the Dean, Vice President, and Presidential levels.

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