James G. Lord

Managing Director, Northeast

As a Managing Director, Jim plays an instrumental role in creating Helbling’s strategic vision and enhancing our executive search capabilities as well as our 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.​

Geographical Focus:

New England, New Jersey, and upstate New York

Recently Completed Searches:

  • Project Manager, Facilities & Campus Operations for a New Jersey higher education institution
  • Associate Director of Campus Environment for University of Chicago
  • Senior Project Manager for an electrical contractor
  • Senior Project Manager - Engineering for a general/heavy civil contractor
  • Director of Transportation Planning & Data for Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
  • Director of Design & Construction for University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Director for Campus Planning for University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Senior Project Managers for a Massachusetts university

Active Searches:

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