Adele Mezher | Vice President

Adele has spent the last twenty five years perfecting the art and science of recruitment and selection. Absorbing her client’s mission as her own, she delivers a compelling story with passion and enthusiasm to capture attention and interest. She excels at managing the total search lifecycle and hitting key milestones to ensure a strong and diverse candidate pool.

Most recently, Adele was embedded within the Northeastern University Global Network team concentrating on the acquisition of leadership for newly formed graduate campuses in Silicon Valley and Seattle.

Adele has a track record of building capacity for scaling executive search firms across multiple sectors. She has led training for internal best practices and been responsible for key account management. A multi-sector hybrid, she has executed both mission- and market-driven searches. Adele has extensive functional expertise and leads our Executive Director and Development verticals, partnering with clients that span higher education, youth development, human services, social justice, associations, and foundations.

She spent the first decade of her career with a rapid growth boutique search firm focused on technology and professional services, moving through a variety of roles in marketing, research, and IT. Known for her entrepreneurial nature and strong operational underpinnings, Adele subsequently assisted in launching three new search firms in the technology and manufacturing arenas. Her client portfolio included the Fortune 500, private equity firms, and venture-backed startups.

Driven by a deep service-orientation, she volunteers as an academic mentor at SquashBusters, a sports-based youth development program located in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She is also an Advisory Board Member with Aaron’s Presents in Andover, Massachusetts, where she puts her development knowledge to good use and provides counsel on fundraising strategies. In her free time, Adele has been furthering her study of Arabic, her native language, and learning Spanish.