Group 31

Managing Partner

Shelly Weiss Storbeck

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.

Before founding Storbeck/Pimentel, Shelly was the Managing Director of the education practice of A.T. Kearney, an international search and consulting firm. Before joining A.T. Kearney, Ms. Storbeck was a senior associate and administrative officer of the education practice at Korn/Ferry International. Most recently, she has conducted presidential searches for the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Wisconsin, and Bates, Denison, Haverford, and Swarthmore colleges. In her career she has conducted more than 500 searches for public and private universities, colleges and schools, and nonprofit associations and organizations.

Shelly writes, speaks and consults on issues relating to higher education across the United States. She has served as chair of the American Council on Education (ACE) Executive Search Roundtable and is a member of the ACE National Identification Program. She recently contributed to a series of seminars and ultimately a book about the liberal arts, Remaking College: Innovation and the Liberal Arts (Johns Hopkins University Press). She currently serves on multiple advisory groups focused on developing leadership in education, including the Aspen Institute.

Prior to entering the search industry, Shelly served as Assistant to the President for Educational Affairs at Haverford College. In that post, she gained experience in all senior administrative searches and chaired Haverford’s Middle States Accreditation Process. Shelly taught English at the Baldwin School (Bryn Mawr, PA) and English and religion at Phillips Academy (Andover, MA). She is a member of the Modern Language Association and is also a former member of the Yale Parents Annual Fund.


A.M. Bryn Mawr College, English
B.A. Dickinson College, English and Religion, Phi Beta Kappa