Entrepreneurship is in Suzi’s DNA. As Development Guild DDI Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Suzi is the architect behind our vision, strategy, and national growth. Her interest in organizational management reaches back to her childhood days where she could be found performing diverse tasks ranging from pipetting to payroll in her parent’s water treatment firm, Heller Labs.
While earning her MBA from Simmons School of Management, Suzi began her consulting work with a focus on financial planning and analysis. She has applied her organizational development perspective and training to the creation of our executive search and planning services. A trusted advisor to leaders, she has successfully completed over 100 senior-level executive searches for clients across nonprofit sectors, including education, health and sciences, human service, and social justice. Her most recently completed searches were for the Chief Development Officer at Farnsworth Art Museum and the Vice President for Alumnae Relations at Smith College.
The pursuit of excellence for our clients and expanding opportunities for our staff remains as motivating for Suzi today as when Development Guild DDI first opened its doors.
In her free time Suzi enjoys reading, walking with friends, dabbling in gardening, and planning her next travel adventure – her most recent one took her back to Africa to visit KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.
Read Suzi’s latest article “Recruitment and Retention: Two Sides of the Same Coin.”