David Edell

Co-Founder at DRG Search

David Edell

David Edell

Co-Founder at DRG Search

Biography

David EdellPresident

Specialization: CEO/Presidents, Jewish community organization searches, foundations searches, human service agencies, Transition consulting and succession planning

Education: B.A. Sociology - Boston University, M.S.W. Social Work Community Planning University of Maryland; Hebrew University in Jerusalem - One Year Program

Hobbies: Tennis, Hiking, biking, kayaking, Skiing, Snowshoeing, gardening, playing guitar, being a grandparent

Professional bio:
David E. Edell, has dedicated his career to making a difference in the non-profit sector. Following more than a decade in several senior executive positions at UJA-Federation of New York, he co-founded the Development Resource Group (DRG Search) in 1987. From the start, his work with DRG has centered on high-level executive searches for leaders of mission-based organizations who affect positive change in the world. David is known as a national leader in conducting executive searches for professionals throughout the Jewish community. He has led searches for senior executives at most of the major national organizations, including Birthright Israel Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Hillel International, Leading Edge and the Jewish Funders Network. He has also worked with the boards of Jewish Federations, Community Centers and Jewish Family Service agencies in communities across the country, has been an advisor to many influential Jewish philanthropic foundations and their grantees. He is a founding board member of Leading Edge:Alliance of Excellence in Jewish Leadership, and serves on the Advisory Committee for Hillel U. As with DRG’s annual client roster, more than half of David’s searches are with non-sectarian nonprofit organizations in the fields of human services, behavioral health, healthcare and education. Among other partnerships over the course of his career, David created a unique relationship with a national child welfare organization and with them conducted over 100 searches for the executives of their member children and family agencies. In his role as President, David assists all of DRG’s consultants with developing innovative recruitment strategies and is always pushing his team to think differently and creatively, while sharing his strong networks and trusted expertise across the firm. David excels at guiding client conversations from the early stages – helping both volunteer leaders and professionals clearly articulate their vision about what “taking the organization to the next level” really looks like. David has added Executive Coaching of Nonprofit executives and consulting with organizations about a broad range of succession and transition issues to his search responsibilities. A graduate of Boston University, David received his M.S.W. from the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work and Community Planning. He also studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has written and lectured extensively on non-profit leadership, hiring trends, professional development, and change management.

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DRG Search

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484

Number of Boards

2

Interests

Guitar, Gardening, Skiing, Kayaking, Hiking, Tennis

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Chief Executive Officer at DRG Search

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Director at Hillel International

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Chief Strategy Officer at DRG Search

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Chief Operations Officer at DRG Search

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President & Chief Executive Officer at The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc.

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Chief of Talent Services at DRG Search

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Partner at DRG Search

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Director of Research & Outreach at DRG Search

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Director of Operations at DRG Search

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Principal at DRG Search

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Co-Founder at DRG Search
Education
B.A. in Sociology

Boston University (most commonly referred to as BU) is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. The university is nonsectarian, but is historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The university has more than 4,000 faculty members and 29,000 students,and is one of Boston's largest employers. It offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees, and medical and dental degrees through 18 schools and colleges on two urban campuses. The main campus is situated along the Charles River in Boston's Fenway-Kenmore and Allston neighborhoods, while the Boston University Medical Campus is in Boston's South End neighborhood. BU also operates 75 study abroad programs in over 33 cities in over 20 countries and has internship opportunities in 10 different countries (including the United States and abroad).

Career History
Co-Founder
1987 - Current
Professional
Prior

UJA-Federation of New York cares for those in need, rescues those in harm’s way, and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives.

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David Edell is affiliated with DRG Search, UJA-Federation of New York

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