Joseph F. Wargo

Senior Managing Consultant

Joe has been a search consultant with Helbling since 2006. His recruitment experience is broad having completed searches for healthcare and higher education institutions; independent schools; general, industrial, heavy civil, and electrical construction firms; and national energy management firms.

Working closely with institutions and other types of organizations with significant real estate assets, Joe secures individuals involved in facilities leadership, sustainability, energy and utilities, and regional management. Within the construction realm, he attracts professionals for senior executive management, business development, and operations roles. 

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance from Robert Morris University, and his hobbies include golfing, hiking, biking, and volunteering.

Geographical Focus

Chicago, New England, New Jersey, and upstate New York

Associations

  • APPA - Leadership in Educational Facilities

Recently Completed Searches

  • Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Grounds for Smith College
  • Capital Planning Manager for University of Chicago
  • Director of Project Management for University of Chicago 
  • Associate Vice President, Research & Administrative Facilities for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Vice President, Chief Facilities Officer for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
  • Vice President of Facilities for Northwestern 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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