As a highly regarded and experienced national executive search firm serving higher education, nonprofits, industry, and legal business, Higher Talent has proven ingredients for successful outcomes, including our client responsiveness, deep domain expertise, highly experienced staff, adherence to process, effective use of technology, and a collaborative culture.






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Our Results

We blend the personal touch of a boutique agency with the national and international reach of an industry powerhouse. Our partnership approach is highly responsive and collaborative, and we have sharpened our internal operations and processes to deliver timely and efficient search outcomes that outperform. Our clients want to see return on investment (ROI) — and we deliver!

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Our Team


Mindy Suissa Cohen


Julie Hendricks

Director of Finance

Gary Dicovitsky

Vice President / Senior Search Consultant

Sheila Hennessey

Vice President / Senior Search Consultant

Higher Education/Nonprofit Search

Laurie Sloss

Consulting Advisor

Cathy Collins

Consulting Advisor

Heidi Jarvis-Grimes


Jeff Doyle

Consulting Advisor/Dean for Student Learning and Engagement at Baylor University

Annie Wilner

Research Associate/Search Consultant

Legal Business Search

Mark A. Cohen

Stephanie Corey

Susan Hakett

Lourdes Fuentes Slater

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Legal Business Search Division

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Our Clients

Higher Talent brings integrity, passion, quality, and attention to detail to each and every client. We believe in the power of personal touch—and of technological insights—and bridge both to reach, engage, and place the right people with the right organizations.

Our client list includes many leading colleges and universities, independent schools, academic medical centers, nonprofits, and industry partners.

We know our clients – culture, objectives, stakeholders – and this is essential to a “good fit.”

We know our industry and are in the vanguard of best practices, including the use of technology and data, and a cross-discipline approach to search.

What our clients say

“Higher Talent’s cloud-based client folder provided us the opportunity to stay connected to the search in real time while being able to do it at our convenience-which was a huge advantage. Mindy and her team found us exceptional candidates that were not looking for new positions. The Higher Talent team was great to work with in filling a very important inaugural role for our institution.”- Sarah K. Cunningham, EdD, Assistant Vice Provost for Student Life Strategy and Policy, Johns Hopkins University