David Edell

David (he/him) is the President and Founder of DRG. David is a trusted advisor to client boards and search committees while serving as a mentor to the DRG team. He is an expert in identifying and advising leaders in the nonprofit sector and always approaches each organization based on its unique needs and culture. He also particularly enjoys coaching new executives through their first years in the position.

Clients lean on David for his expertise in search, executive transitions, and his ability to provide a clear view of the market and an honest conversation about the perceived strengths and concerns regarding their organization.

David splits his time between Manhattan and his home in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, and keeps very busy with his eight grandchildren who live in Connecticut, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. He is an avid tennis player, a downhill skier, a gardener, and a builder of outdoor log furniture.