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Milestones that Matter: Tom Ryan

April 2024

Big news! Tom Ryan has joined R.D. Offutt Company as President of Farms!

Milestones that Matter: Dr. Lew Zeidner

March 2024

Doran Leadership Partners congratulates Dr. Lew Zeidner on his new role as Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Behavioral Health!

Milestones that Matter: Jen Haase

March 2024

We are so pleased to announce that Jen Haase has joined M.A. Mortenson Company as Director of Treasury.

Leadership Matters: Strategies for Building Great Leadership

March 2024

The landscape of leadership talent is evolving. Here’s what organizations are looking for in their next executives.

Milestones that Matter: Jim Anetsberger

March 2024

Congratulations to Millennium Broadband Solutions on recruiting Jim Anetsberger as Chief Revenue Officer!

Milestones that Matter: Alfonso Wenker

January 2024

We join again in celebrating with Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation as Alfonso Wenker joins as Vice President of Community Impact!

Milestones that Matter: Ashley Gam

December 2023

Congratulations to Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation on welcoming Ashley Gam as the new AVP & Director of Investments!

Milestones that Matter: Sophie Forest

December 2023

We were thrilled to partner once again with Bush Foundation, who welcomes Sophie Forest to Minnesota in the role of Investment Officer!

Milestones that Matter: Sara Edmondson

August 2023

Congratulations to our client, Annie E. Casey Foundation, a Baltimore-based private foundation, on hiring Sara Edmondson as Director, Public Market Investments!

Milestones that Matter: Julia Quanrud

August 2023

Thrilled to announce Julia Quanrud as the new CEO of ServeMinnesota! Her visionary leadership and collaborative spirit will undoubtedly drive ServeMinnesota’s mission forward.

Milestones that Matter: Jim Hilt

April, 2023

Our client, Asset Marketing Solutions, is thrilled to announce Jim Hilt as their new Chief Executive Officer!

Milestones that Matter: Erik Tone

April, 2023

Congratulations to R.D. Offutt on welcoming Erik Tone as Vice President of Business Development.

Milestones that Matter: Dave Thomas

April, 2023

We are thrilled to announce our client Wenger Corporation has welcomed Dave Thomas as Chief Executive Officer!

Milestones that Matter: Tharangi Cumaranatunge

February, 2023

Congratulations to the team at Bush Foundation on another wonderful addition to the finance team: Tharangi Cumaranatunge

Milestones that Matter: Carol Peterfeso

February, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the team at Bush Foundation have welcomed Carol Peterfeso as Managing Director of Investments.

Milestones that Matter: John Bachhuber

February, 2023

We are celebrating with Mortenson on the hire of John Bachhuber as Vice President, Total Rewards.

Milestones that Matter: Mollie Harig

January, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that M.A. Mortenson Company has hired Mollie Harig as Vice President, Human Resources!

Milestones that Matter: Jeremy Peterson

January, 2023

Celebrating with our clients at Street Smart and Carlson Private Capital on hiring Jeremy Peterson as President.

Milestones that Matter: Barry Gisser

December, 2022

Our friends and partners at American Public Media Group welcome Barry Gisser as Chief Financial Officer!

Milestones that Matter: Patience Ferguson

November, 2022

We join the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in welcoming Patience Ferguson as Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Inclusion.

Broaden Our Reach: Affinity Group Websites

Updated: October, 2022

Presenting our list of affinity group websites for the purpose of expanding access to executive career opportunities.

Juneteenth: An Impactful Moment in History

June, 2022

In the spirit of the journey that we are all on, we want to share a couple of items: The first being a brief history of Juneteenth, and also an article that provides an interesting perspective on how several companies are recognizing the highly-deserving Federal holiday.

Positioning for the C-Suite

April , 2022

Some interesting shifts are occuring along the pathway to the corner office — here are some wide-angle shots of some strategies for prospective leaders.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal Women in Business 2022 Honoree: Libby Doran

March, 2022

Our very own Libby Doran was selected by the MSPBJ as a 2022 Women in Business Honoree — a remarkable honor to be recognized among the top Twin Cities female business and community leaders, all of whom display exceptional leadership qualities, achievements and contributions.

Interview Success: No Need to Panic!

September, 2021

Sharing some quick and easy reminders here.

Equity: The Work of Wellness for Us All

Updated: August, 2021

Noteworthy and inspiring ideas we came across on our journey.

The World is Still Hiring

Updated: August, 2021

DEI: “Together, Everything is Possible”

July, 2021

The more we work alongside our friends at Mortenson, the more we see their deep commitment to equity. Very proud to be adjacent to this energy.

Tips for Job Seekers: Winning the Interview

March, 2021

Part II of our Tips for Job Seekers series, this time focusing on the interview.

Networking for Opportunities: How to Get the Word Out That You’re Looking

December, 2020

A personal journal entry on building professional relationships.

Tips for Job Seekers: Getting Organized

November, 2020

Part I in a series of helpful tips for executives that are on the move.

New Rules of Business

October, 2020

How will the next quarter-century look for your company?
Learn more at Fast Company

Get Out the Vote

September, 2020

Here are some ideas to help leaders make sure their employees’ voices are heard.
Learn more at

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

August, 2020

Are you D&I efforts helping employees feel like they belong?
Learn more at Harvard Business Review

Developing Habits

August, 2020

Six female executives on the lifestyle changes they’ll keep post-pandemic.
Learn more at Fast Company

Leadership During Crisis

May, 2020

Leaders who successfully navigate crises act with “deliberate calm” and “bounded optimism.”
Learn more at McKinsey.

Helpful Perspectives

May, 2020

Some helpful perspectives as leaders navigate the return to work and the new – and evolving – normal.
Learn more at Deloitte.

We Took the MN Tech Diversity Pledge

May, 2020

Clockwork is helping change the workforce to be more inclusive of underrepresented communities.

“They’re not the flashiest, but Doran Leadership Partners is fabulous at the entire process. They recruited a qualified and diverse candidate pool, did an amazing job prepping us for interviews, and coached us in making good decisions on the searches we’ve worked on together.”

Ann Mulholland, Chapter Director, The Nature Conservancy in MN, ND and SD

One of the many things that really stands out about DLP is the thoughtful insight they offer about the candidates they present. They dig deep and offer a compelling point of view about which candidates would be a strong fit and why.  This helps ensure that the finalists we meet with are the best candidates for the role.”

Jeff Turner, Owner – Hillcrest Capital Partners
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