Dan Nevez

Senior Consultant, Executive Search

I have been engaged in the nonprofit community as a professional and volunteer for my entire career. I understand the paramount importance of having the right leader and how each position is unique to an organization and its culture. I work effectively with my clients to understand, assess, and identify a broad slate of candidates to best meet their needs.

Recent Clients Served

  • Advocate Health Care and Advocate Charitable Foundation
  • Alzheimer’s Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Brain Tumor Association
  • American Heart Association
  • American Kidney Fund
  • Arvada Center for the Performing Arts
  • Clarke University
  • Feeding America
  • Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Illinois
  • Mercy Home for Boys & Girls
  • Miami Science Museum
  • San Ysidro Health Center


Senior and C-suite level executive search for mission-driven organizations, with a particular focus on the public sector, academic, cultural, and healthcare arenas. Uncovering high-performing candidates from diverse sectors; working with clients locally and nationally across a range of institutions


Dan Nevez has over twenty-five years of professional experience, with 13 years in nonprofit executive search. Dan has advised nonprofit organizations in the recruitment of a broad range of senior leadership, including national and regional searches for CEOs, CDOs, CFOs, CMOs and COOs in different sectors. He currently focuses searches for large national nonprofits to identify top talent for a rapidly changing industry. Dan’s extensive experience partnering with nonprofit leaders and boards, along with his global network, enables him to counsel his clients to find candidates that fit their unique needs. “Is there anything better than being a leadership consultant? Every day I apply my intellectual acuity and passion to:

  • Delve into the strategic challenges of an organization
  • Identify innovative and transformative leaders who can help take an organization to the next level
  • Work with a wide spectrum of institutions that positively impact our world
  • Help build effective leadership teams with Executive Directors, leadership teams and boards

Prior to joining Campbell & Company, Dan served as principal and owner of his own recruiting firm, which focused on placing for-profit and nonprofit leaders. For five years, he served as a principal at a national executive search and consulting firm based in Chicago where his work concentrated on leadership searches in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, principally with national clients in Washington, D.C. and California. He has led and supported recruiting efforts for over a hundred search assignments.

Before joining executive search, Dan worked as a doctoral candidate, researcher and instructor at an internationally recognized research institute at the University of Chicago. He has given lectures at major research conferences and published several articles on socio-economic history. As a search leader, he is a frequent speaker on nonprofit leadership, succession planning, recruitment and retention, salary and compensation and career management.

Dan holds a Master of Arts from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, American Society of Association Executives and Southern California Association for Healthcare Development. He is an active participant in the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants where he currently serves as a Chair of the Survey and Effective Practices Committee.