Joe Wargo

Managing Director

Joe joined Helbling as a search consultant in 2006. His recruitment experience is broad, having completed searches for general and specialty construction contractors, healthcare, research, and education institutions. Responsible for client development and management of search assignments, Joe excels at candidate evaluation as well as developing search strategies.

Working closely with institutions and other types of organizations with significant real estate assets, Joe often secures individuals to oversee capital construction initiatives and campus planning.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance from Robert Morris University.

His hobbies include golfing, hiking, biking, and volunteering.

Recently Completed Searches

  • Director, Capital Management & Campus Operations for Friends Academy
  • Vice President, Facility Operations for DePaul University
  • Associate Vice President for Facilities Services for the University of Chicago
  • Senior Director of Capital Programs for Northwestern University
  • Assistant Vice President, Planning Design & Construction for the University of Central Florida
  • Assistant Vice President for Facilities Operations for Princeton University

Active Searches

“I enjoy educating passive candidates about the reasons why an opportunity could be a great fit for their skillset and career aspirations, both short- and long-term. It is especially gratifying when a talented professional is initially reluctant to pursue a position, eventually agrees it’s worth to keeping an open mind, ultimately gets hired, and months later, calls to express his/her appreciation for being encouraged to pursue the role in the first place.”

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