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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. 



  • Social Impact

  • Philanthropy 

  • Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

  • Education

  • Healthcare

Finding Leaders with Purpose is what makes us tick. 

Lisa Fisher, Principal 
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Who we


our passion

Finding Leaders with Purpose

How we


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 hinges on having the right talent, and these are responsibilities that we fervently embrace and strive to fulfill.


We are intentional, innovative, inclusive, and embody authenticity and integrity in our approach to finding exceptional leaders. We have a vested interest in our clients and will always do our best to help ensure their success and long-term viability.

We are dedicated to being of service and supporting our clients in their quest to hire exceptional leaders. We do our best work when there is alignment and a sincere connection to the client’s mission and values. We are passionate and deliberate about partnering with clients committed to making a positive difference in society.




In 2011, Lisa formed Fisher Associates to provide client-centered executive search consulting services to mission-driven organizations. She has successfully led searches for healthcare, education, community economic development, philanthropy, and policy research organizations and placed chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief development and philanthropy officers, chief marketing and communications officers, and chief financial officers, as well as other executive and senior functional leaders. 

Lisa has also served in and partnered with several boutiques and start-up executive search firms. In addition, she led searches for private and social sector healthcare, education, food, agriculture, life sciences, financial services, technology services, and industrial organizations.


Lisa launched her executive search career at Heidrick & Struggles. She served as a principal in the Washington, DC office and as a member of the Global Financial Services and Diversity Services practices after working in the financial services industry.


Lisa also served as a senior advisor at U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She helped launch and lead the Freedom to Compete Initiative, an education and outreach program designed to help proactively prevent discrimination in the workplace and create a fair and level playing field for all workers regardless of race, gender, national origin, age, or disability.


Lisa holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Howard University.


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Lisa Fisher

Lisa Fisher has over thirty years of experience leading executive search engagements for clients across sectors, functions, and geographies.

Lisa is passionate about helping organizations, people, and communities realize their full potential and she is deeply committed to creating a diverse and inclusive, socially and economically just society that works for all. 

Jeri Flood 

Heads business development, communication, and research for Fisher Associates.

Jeri brings broad experience from various industries, including hospitality, healthcare, education and executive search.   She began her career as a marketer with Marriott International in the Washington, D.C. area.  She joined the company as a market analyst and grew to become a Vice President of Marketing within the company's lodging division.

Jeri later became an independent marketing consultant.  Her clients were largely healthcare organizations in need of expertise to brand their medical practices and convey their capabilities to the marketplace.  Jeri expanded her consulting practice to include executive search research.

Jeri has been of service as a board member and board chair for a K-12 independent college preparatory school and an alumni committee chair for Georgetown University’s Office of Admissions.

Jeri has a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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Our Approach

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 who possess the experience and qualifications best suited to fulfill 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.


Search Steps

Weeks 1 & 2

Understand Your Needs

Weeks 2 & 3

Develop a Position Profile and Search Strategy

Weeks 3 - 6

Identify and Engage Candidates


Calibrate Search

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

Executive Coaching 
& Transition


We have proven success at finding talented leaders for organizations that strive to make the world a better place. Our expertise is built on several decades of experience conducting searches and placing executive- and senior-level talent with clients in the social, private, and public sectors.  For additional information about Fisher Associates please contact us








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