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Since founding Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates in 2007, managing partners Shelly Storbeck and Alberto Pimentel have built a national firm with main offices in Pennsylvania and California and local offices in every region. Our expert partners and highly skilled staff believe strongly in the work that universities, colleges, independent schools, and other nonprofits do, and in the value that great leaders of all backgrounds can bring.

Mission and Values

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates was founded with the intent to focus on executive search in the education and nonprofit sectors. Our mastery of search in these areas is grounded in our knowledge of the sector as a whole, and the rigorous understanding that we pursue of the particular culture, challenges, and aspirations of each of our client institutions.

With this deep knowledge comes the ability to identify the qualifications and personal attributes that distinguish the preparedness of each candidate. Our network and years of experience have given us the ability to identify and evaluate the finest executives of all backgrounds, whether we are supporting a search for a chancellor, president, CEO, vice president, dean, or other senior position.


Storbeck/Pimentel is deeply committed to diversity and inclusion, sharing our clients’ belief that finding new leaders from groups that have traditionally been underrepresented is crucial to advancing society’s educational needs. Our ability to identify and recruit surprising candidates from unconventional backgrounds helps infuse new methods and thinking into organizations seeking change.


Searches that succeed are well run. They bring to the fore the finest candidates and deliver a leader who will rise to the new challenge. Our strong partnerships with clients are built on our attention to nuance and detail and to lasting and powerful matches of institution and individual.

Storbeck/Pimentel Team Profile

Shelly Weiss Storbeck

Managing Partner

Shelly co-founded Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates in 2007 and has one of the most widely recognized names in higher education search. She is Managing Partner of the East Coast practice, and she recruits senior leaders for America's most prestigious colleges and universities.

Storbeck/Pimentel Team Profile

Alberto Pimentel

Managing Partner

Alberto co-founded Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates in 2007 and has led and managed hundreds of search assignments for a variety of public and private universities and colleges, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies over the course of the past 20 years. He has successfully recruited candidates for both academic and administrative positions for university systems as well as individual campuses.