Andrew Smerczak-Zorza

Consultant, Executive Search
ajs@campbellcompany.com

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Andrew Smerczak-Zorza


“In Executive Search, I live for the thrill of the chase. With each client, I listen closely to learn the specific characteristics, skills and experience they seek in a leader. My research skills allow me to carefully and objectively evaluate each candidate against carefully developed criteria and find the perfect match.”
 

 



Areas of Expertise

Creating recruitment materials, identifying and interviewing candidates, and assisting clients with the selection process. 

About Andrew Smerczak-Zorza
Andrew Smerczak-Zorza is a member of Campbell & Company’s Executive Search team, in the Chicago office. Andrew works with clients conducting top-level searches to paint a picture of both sides of the table, working to understand an organization’s needs on one side while conducting extensive research and outreach to candidates whose professional goals meet the client’s needs. This close relationship with the client is the basis of what Andrew values most about his role. Having completed over 30 searches, Andrew enjoys:

  • Presenting clients with new, top-notch candidates that they are thrilled to meet.
  • Knowing that top candidates will help our clients advance their missions.
  • Conducting research to narrow the universe of potential candidates.
  • Hearing from candidates who are excited to apply for positions and feeling like a successful matchmaker.
  • Hearing from candidates when they’ve been selected as the successful candidate.

Committed to developing excellence in the nonprofit sector, Andrew has moderated panel discussions at Association of Fundraising Professional conferences and will present at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education conference in December 2013. Andrew is also a member of the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants. Prior to joining Campbell & Company, Andrew taught for four years in schools in the United States and abroad. From 2003 to 2006, he participated in The Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme in Nagano Prefecture, Japan, where he served as an assistant English teacher at the junior-high level, as well as developed and taught an English curriculum in four elementary schools. As block leader for his region, he implemented a plan to assist more than 20 new and existing JET participants in the Saku area with their acclimation to daily and school life in Japan. After returning to the U.S. in 2006, Andrew taught at St. Martin de Porres High School in Waukegan, Illinois.

Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts from Albion College in Michigan, where he majored in History and Secondary Education and served as Vice President for the Organization for Latino/Awareness. Andrew remains an active alumnus of Albion College. He enjoys world traveling and is an avid Detroit sports fan.

Testimonials

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois
“We needed a partner who could really understand the culture of our organization and help us define what success would look like for our next Chief Development Officer. Campbell & Company moved quickly, listened very well and helped us recruit a true leader for our fundraising program.”

Stephanie Springs, Chief Executive Officer


YWCA – Lake County
“The Campbell & Company Executive Search team took the time to really understand our needs and culture. They were very thorough and process-based, yet incredibly flexible, and they clearly cared about the human side of the process. They weren’t just filling the position.” 

Nichelle Grant, President of the Board of Directors

Current or Recent Clients Served

  • American Councils for International Education (Washington, DC)
  • American Printing House for the Blind (Louisville, KY)
  • College of Saint Benedict (St. Joseph, MN)
  • Feeding America (Chicago, IL
  • The Chicago Community Trust (Chicago, IL)
  • Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach (Springfield, IL
  • The Latin School of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • McCormick Theological Seminary
    (Chicago, IL)
  • Mercy Housing (Denver, CO)
  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (Washington, DC)
  • Saint Mary’s College (Notre Dame, IN)
  • Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC)
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation (Tulsa, OK)