Phillips Oppenheim

Debra Oppenheim

Debra OppenheimDebra Oppenheim, who has been in executive search since 1976, is a co-founder with Jane Phillips Donaldson of Phillips Oppenheim. She is a generalist who has managed assignments covering a broad range of nonprofit institutions and organizations, locally, nationally and internationally. Before starting Phillips Oppenheim in 1991, Debra was a partner at Nordeman Grimm, where she managed a variety of assignments in the private sector across a broad spectrum of industries and corporations. She also directed a major part of the firm’s nonprofit practice, working in areas of health and human services, performing arts and cultural institutions. Previously, Debra worked for three other search firms: Billington, Fox & Ellis, Canny Bowen, and SpencerStuart.

Debra, who attended the University of Maryland, lived and worked in London and Frankfurt, where she was a founding partner of a relocation services firm. She is on the Advisory Board of The Transition Network.

“We do more than simply find the best chief executive available; we help clients strategically think through and resolve complex internal issues that could otherwise impede the outcome of their search."


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