Dara Klarfeld recently became Chief Executive Officer at DRG. Before joining DRG Search, Dara worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years in the areas of education, philanthropy and youth development. In her search practice, Dara is known for her client-centered approach, her strong group facilitation skills, and her expertise in working with clients to resolve organizational challenges in order to prepare for leadership transitions.
Her executive search practice is extensive and diverse; it includes partnerships with the Elmer A. Henderson School, The Hearing Health Foundation, The Weber School, Prizmah, The JCC Association, The New Teacher Center and UJA-Federation of New York.
Most recently, as Managing Director at DRG, Dara’s focus has been on laying the foundations for the firm’s growth, expanding resources, and increasing internal capacity. She loves collaborating and leading the DRG team in the development of new tools to continue to build, deepen and leverage networks. She is passionate about creative ways to identify and assess candidates on behalf of DRG’s clients.
Dara and her husband Simon live in the New York area with their four amazing kids.
Specialization: CEO/President Searches, Education searches, Youth Development searches, Independent School Searches
Education: B.A. History – University of Maryland College Park. Rabbinic Ordination & M.A. – Jewish Theological Seminary