Valerie A. Abbott


Val joined Helbling in 2021. She focuses on talent acquisition research, while supporting senior team members on active search assignments. As a researcher, she identifies potential candidates—who are often not looking to make a career change. This instrumental effort helps to elevate the quality of the candidate pool presented to each client.

Val previously worked in a corporate setting as a solutions specialist and credit analyst where she led the Wellness Team to promote a healthier lifestyle within the office and joined the Employee Engagement Team to build employee morale through various activities. 

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management from Pennsylvania State University. In her non-working hours, Val enjoys traveling, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family.

Recently Completed Searches

  • Director of Facilities for Westridge School for Girls
  • Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Facility Operations Manager for YMCA of Greater New York

Active Searches

“I love being a part of a team who strives to help clients add value within their leadership. We look forward to finding and creating professional relationships with candidates as they continue to grow in their careers. Every project is different which makes our job both exciting and fulfilling.”

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