As Executive Director, Jim plays an instrumental role in Helbling’s strategic vision, and enhancing our executive search capabilities and internal operations. He performs client development, manages a team of consultants, and recruits on assignments.
Jim represents organizations within all of Helbling's core sectors, partnering extensively with healthcare and higher education institutions as well as corporations, public agencies, and non-profit organizations in securing professionals involved in all facets of facilities including energy, real estate, utilities, sustainability, property management, and capital programs. Additionally, he conducts and manages mid- to senior-level searches for general, heavy civil, and specialty construction firms, as well as real estate developers.
Prior to joining Helbling in 1998, Jim was a Group Leader with an international consulting firm providing executive assessment and development to the manufacturing industry. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Duquesne University, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. In 2018, he earned a certificate in Advanced Executive Search and Leadership Consulting from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. In his free time, Jim enjoys guitar, weightlifting, ice hockey, and carpentry.
Northeast (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, upstate New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont), Illinois, and Southern Texas
We have a strong team of professionals who dedicate much of their time and extend personal commitment to always doing the right thing and always reaching for excellence.
– Tom Helbling