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Jackie Sullivan Joins Lindauer as Senior Vice President

Jackie Sullivan
Respected professional services leader and advisor to organizations across the nonprofit sector, Sullivan will help shape Lindauer’s strategic growth as firm responds to rapidly evolving client and industry needs.  

Lindauer, one of the world’s leading retained executive search firms serving nonprofits, announced this week the appointment of Jackie Sullivan as Senior Vice President. A widely respected leader in mission-based professional services, Sullivan will play a central role in deepening Lindauer’s client partnerships and crafting strategic solutions that move missions forward.

Sullivan joins Lindauer from Graham-Pelton, a well-known fundraising consulting firm for nonprofit organizations. As Chief Client Services Officer and one of the most senior executives in the company, she steered the firm’s approach to providing clients with the knowledge, expertise, and resources that power their philanthropy. Advising on board and leadership engagement, campaign planning, and campaign management, Sullivan positioned her nonprofit clients to operationalize their values and realize their aspirations.

Sullivan’s record of optimizing development teams aligns with Lindauer’s mission of empowering organizations to harness their philanthropic potential, strengthen their cultures, and serve their communities.

With renowned expertise and extensive networks across a range of nonprofits, Sullivan will lead Lindauer’s Independent Schools Practice as one of her responsibilities. Her leadership supports the firm’s expansion of talent services for educational partners around the globe.

“Jackie consistently drives client success by providing strategic counsel that is equally focused on tactical implementation and big-picture visionary thinking,” said Lindauer CEO Deb Taft. “By tuning her approach to the ambitious goals of her clients, she has earned the trust of organizations engaged in the most urgent causes in the world. Jackie has a wide skill set and a depth of experience that will enhance the services Lindauer provides institutions in the independent school community and beyond.”

Lindauer Executive Vice President Libby Roberts welcomes Sullivan’s proven leadership, highlighting the transformative impact she will have on the firm. “We’re thrilled to welcome Jackie to Lindauer. Her ability to translate strategy into execution has elevated the work of an impressive roster of client partners. As a senior leader with Lindauer, she will amplify our team-building capabilities while opening exciting new opportunities for delivering talent solutions that make a real, tangible difference for nonprofit organizations and the people who rely on them.”

Founded in 1997, Lindauer has partnered with nonprofit organizations spanning the US and the globe to find top leaders in advancement, development, and fundraising. In recent years, the firm has broadened its recruitment services to a wider range of leadership and C-suite roles.

“I am honored to join Lindauer and to extend its industry-leading executive recruitment and talent services even further into the nonprofit community,” said Jackie Sullivan. “I look forward to collaborating with the talented team at Lindauer to build on existing partnerships and provide exceptional service to our clients.”

Sullivan’s extensive professional background includes leadership roles at Graham-Pelton as well as with The Pingry School, Delbarton School, and Syracuse University.

About Lindauer

Lindauer is one of the world’s leading retained executive search firms focused on nonprofits. Perennially recognized on Forbes’ list of best executive recruiting firms, Lindauer has been a recruitment partner and trusted advisor to organizations of all sizes and maturities across the arts, education, healthcare, science, advocacy, policy, and charity sectors. With renowned expertise in fundraising and advancement, Lindauer today offers a wide range of search, leadership, and talent management services to clients across the United States and on five continents.

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