Storbeck Search Hires Senior Vice President of Talent, Culture and Human Resources for Ohio State University


September 10, 2021 – Higher education-focused research firm Storbeck Search, part of the diverse research group, helped place Jeff Risinger as senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources at Ohio State University. The mission was led by Steve Leo and Vicki Henderson of Storbeck Search and Matt Vossler of Diversified Search Group.

In recent months, Paul Patton, Senior Advisor to the President, has served as Interim Human Resources Manager. “As the Ohio State’s senior advisor on workplace and human resources issues, Dr. Risinger will demonstrate leadership throughout the university in upholding our values, helping to advance our efforts in diversity and inclusion and continue to foster a Buckeye culture that positively impacts our entire community. Said University President Kristina M. Johnson. Dr. Risinger brings nearly three decades of experience in building strategic groups of talent and cultures to become important partners in their organizations. He has a solid background in shaping cultures and leading higher education, government and corporate human resources organizations.

New Senior Vice President of Talent, Culture and Human Resources Joins Ohio State from Texas A&M University where he served as Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness . At Texas A&M, Dr. Risinger led efforts to increase diverse recruitment for faculty and staff, created new leadership development and coaching programs, and established Human Resources as a strategic partner to the university wide.

Dr Risinger previously served as Director of Human Resources and Vice Chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Director of Human Capital at the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and Director of Human Capital at the State Securities and Exchange Commission. -United.

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Shelly Weiss Storbeck launched Storbeck Search in 2007 to focus on executive search in the education and nonprofit sectors. Now part of The Diversified Search Group, the company works on behalf of colleges, universities, schools, and nonprofits across the country, with headquarters in Pennsylvania and local offices in each. region. Storbeck Search has researched some of the nation’s top colleges and universities, private schools, and non-profit institutions. Its list of university clients includes Brown, Columbia, Haverford, Johns Hopkins, Lawrenceville, Michigan State, Northwestern, Pomona, Princeton, Swarthmore and the University of Wisconsin, among others.

Stephen Leo has more than two decades of executive search experience in higher education. He has conducted research of presidents, vice presidents, senior development officers, deans and other executives. Prior to joining Storbeck Search as a senior partner, he was an education practice consultant at AT Kearney for six years, after previous experience as a senior research consultant at an international research firm placing executives. senior executives in various industries – corporate, academic and not-for-profit – for clients based in North America and Europe. While living in London, Mr. Leo was Vice President of International Recruitment and Operations for a large international search firm based in Europe.

Ms. Henderson, a senior partner at the recruiting firm, began working in higher education recruiting more than 15 years ago. She has led and managed research recruiting efforts for rectors, provosts, deans and directors of colleges and universities, as well as research leaders in development, student affairs, finance and administration, and institutional efficiency, in public and private establishments. Before joining the firm, she spent seven years as an executive recruiting specialist in a recruitment firm specializing in higher education. Previous work experience includes research for the nonprofit sector with a specialization in institutional advancement and development.

Mr. Vossler is Managing Director in the Boston office of Diversified Search Group, where he works primarily in the life sciences and health services fields. He has performed research at the CEO and CFO levels, as well as Executive Director and Vice President in a range of therapeutic areas within general management, research and development, business operations, regulatory affairs and technical operations. . He also has considerable experience in the non-profit sector, including working with hospitals, universities and independent research institutes.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, editor-in-chief; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor-in-Chief – Hunt Scanlon Media


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