Forbes Names DRi One of the Best Executive Search Firms in the U.S. for 6th Consecutive Year

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DRi named to Forbes’ List of America’s Best Executive Search Firms

Forbes Magazine has ranked Development Resources inc. (DRi) one of the best Executive Search Firms in the United States in its inaugural 2017 list of executive and professional recruiters.

In partnership with the global data analytics firm Statista, Forbes developed its recommendations from an initial pool of more than 4,000 recruiters working in the U.S. today. Tens of thousands of recommendations, from thousands of HR managers, employees, recent job candidates, and recruiters from across the country, were analyzed to identify the best executive search firms in the country. Recommendations were based on a wide variety of factors, including quality of candidates, quality of available positions, and quality of overall service.

“We’re delighted by this honor and it is a testament to the importance of the non-profit sector that DRiWaterstone is exclusively dedicated to serving,” said co-founders Jennifer Dunlap (President & CEO) and Nancy Racette (COO). “We set out to build an executive search firm specifically designed to meet the needs of the non-profit sector—one that emphasizes mission, passion, relationships, and dedication to service. We apply our own insights from the decades that we spent leading non-profits to every search and we field a search team that is specifically designed to meet non-profit needs. We’re so proud of the team’s work and thrilled that the impact of DRiWaterstone’s approach and our contributions have been nationally recognized.”

DRiWaterstone was ranked in Forbes’ executive recruiter category, encompassing firms that conduct high-level searches for Executive Directors, C-suite executives and Vice Presidents, and Director-level staff. A sample of DRiWaterstone’s placements in these categories is available at

About DRiWaterstone

DRiWaterstone is an executive search and development consulting firm dedicated to providing services that help non-profit organizations grow, thrive, and excel. For over 16 years, DRiWaterstone has served more than 350 of the most innovative and respected non-profits operating at the local, national, and international levels. We have placed hundreds of successful executive leaders and have worked side-by-side with them to build talented staff, adopt bold strategic plans, and design powerful fundraising programs. Our continuum of services and our corporate culture are driven by the needs and ethics of the non-profit community, and we field a team with direct experience in that community to deliver exceptional results to our clients. With offices in Washington, D.C., Austin, Boston, Denver, New York, Omaha, and Seattle—and with clients located from San Francisco to Switzerland to South Africa—we offer comprehensive services that create unprecedented value for non-profit organizations.

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