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What We Do

We are DLP.

For more than two decades, we have guided ambitious clients to the leaders, change-makers and strategic doers they need to grow and evolve. As senior leaders ourselves, we understand the stakes and stakeholders and how to align them. Blending rigorous analysis with an extensive nationwide network, we help build high-performing executive teams around the milestones that matter to you: the next chapter, the next market or the next generation.

Capabilities + Services

Our Services

Executive Search
Board Search
Role Design
Succession Planning
Organization Development
Governance Consulting

Client Profiles

Family-owned Businesses
Founder-owned Businesses
Investor-owned Businesses
Family Offices
Nonprofit & Philanthropic Organizations

Sectors We Serve

Construction/Real Estate
Tech-enabled Services
Industrial Manufacturing
Engineered Products
Professional Services
Real Estate
Social Services
Educational Access
Higher Education
Public Media
Private Foundations
Family Foundations
Community Foundations
Industry Associations

“One of many reasons we work with Doran Leadership Partners is because of their attentiveness to diversity. They authentically care, they have strong stats around it and they deliver a diverse slate of candidates.”

Jen Armagon, Vice President, Talent & HR Strategy, Winnebago

“Doran Leadership Partners brings us so much more than great candidates. They are a true partner in organization development and help us chart the course for future growth and success.”

Johannes Burlin, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Tilia Holdings LLC

“What really stands out about DLP is that they take time to understand our organization to make sure we are making good decisions around cultural fit and leadership style. The time they spend up front makes all the difference and leads to great results.”

Allison O’Toole, Chief Executive Officer, Second Harvest Heartland

How It Works


Understand your unique challenge, culture and objectives


Target the right industries and organizations to identify relevant pools of talent


Deploy our technology-enabled process to access top candidates nationwide


Deeply vet skills and competencies through multi-stage interviews


Advise and course-correct to ensure a great outcome

Diversity makes us all better.

Building diverse leadership teams is not just the right thing to do. It’s smart business. At DLP, equity and inclusion guide our everyday work, fueling our ability to help clients advance in their diversity, equity and inclusion journeys and enhance their capabilities and results.
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