Fisher Associates is a boutique executive search firm with proven success finding talented leaders for organizations that strive to make the world a better place.
We have several decades of experience conducting searches and placing executive- and senior-level talent with clients in the social, private, and public sectors.
Areas of Expertise
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Finding Leaders with Purpose is what makes us tick.
Who We Are
We are dedicated to being of service and supporting our clients in their quest to hire exceptional leaders. We do our best work when aligned with our client’s mission and values, and we are deliberate about partnering with clients committed to making a positive difference in society.
How We Work
We are committed to excellence in our care for clients and candidates, search execution and delivery, and executive placements. We are keenly aware that our client's future and ability to make a meaningful impact is determined by having the right talent. We strive to fulfill these responsibilities and always do our best to help ensure their success and long-term viability.
Lisa Fisher has over thirty years of experience leading executive search engagements for clients across sectors, functions, and geographies. She is passionate about helping organizations, people, and communities realize their full potential. She is deeply committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and creating a just society that works for all.
In 2011, Lisa formed Fisher Associates to provide client-centered executive search consulting services to mission-driven organizations. Lisa has also partnered with other boutique firms on search engagements for clients across industries and sectors.
Earlier, Lisa was a search consultant in Heidrick & Struggles' Washington, DC office and a Global Financial Services Practice and Diversity Services group member. She joined Heidrick & Struggles after working in the financial services industry.
Lisa also served as a senior advisor to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) chair. She launched and led the Freedom to Compete Initiative, an education and outreach program designed to promote diversity, fair and inclusive employment practices, and proactively prevent discrimination in the workplace.
Lisa holds a bachelor in communications from Howard University.
Jeri Flood is a marketing and research consultant with broad experience in hospitality, media, healthcare, education, and executive search.
Jeri began her career as a marketer with Marriott International in the Washington, DC area, beginning as a market analyst and grew to become a Vice President of Marketing within the lodging division.
After Marriott, Jeri served as Director of Consumer Marketing for The Washington Post, responsible for leading marketing strategies to grow its readership.
She later became an independent marketing consultant and subsequently expanded her consulting practice to include executive search firms.
Jeri has an MBA from Georgetown University and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
We fully understand that hiring a new executive will set in motion a series of related events, decisions, directives, actions, and reactions that will build upon one another for many years.
Our approach to every search engagement is responsive, client-centric, creative, and solutions- and outcomes-driven. We will objectively assess each client's spoken and unspoken requirements and then identify, gain access to, and attract the most talented leaders with the experience and qualifications best suited to the organization's needs.
We serve as a thoughtful and collaborative search partner and engage in a high level of consultation and communication while following a sequence of steps to assure a timely and successful outcome.
Weeks 1 - 2
Understand Your Needs
Weeks 2 - 3
Develop a Position Profile and Search Strategy
Weeks 3 - 6
Identify and Engage Candidates
Weeks 6 - 8
Assess and Present Candidates
Weeks 8 -10
Facilitate Client-Candidate Interviews
Weeks 10 -12
Conduct Reference Checks
Weeks 10 - 12
Facilitate and Negotiate Offer
EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION
RECENT SEARCH ENGAGEMENTS
Beneficial State Foundation
Director of Talent and Culture (Active)
Senior Vice President, Clean Vehicle Assistance Program
California Health Care Foundation
Chief Financial Officer
The Duke Endowment
Program Officer – Child and Family Well-Being
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Kansas City, MO
Senior Director for Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Senior Director - Education
Senior Director - Entrepreneurship
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME)
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kansas City, MO
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Talent Officer
New York, NY, and Washington, DC
Associate, Director, Capital for the New Majority
Associate Director, Strategy – Closing the Gaps Network (Homeownership)
Assistant Director, Talent and Organizational Development
Assistant Director, Fund Manager – Capital for the New Majority
New York, NY
Executive Director (Active)
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation
Impact Investment Officer
Chief Philanthropy Officer