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Who We Are

Meet Our Team

Libby Doran


Kelly Dettmann

Managing Director, Finance/Operations & Search Lead

Linda Samide

Search Lead

Heidi Westlind

Search Lead

Ali Biro

Search Lead

Maya Schultz

Search Lead

Nayana Jha

Search Consultant

Jane Mahoney Outar

Search Consultant

Mary Abiadal

Project Coordinator & Marketing Manager

Jared Quade

Project Coordinator & Research Manager

Raquel Gilmer

Of Counsel

“Doran Leadership Partners was our top firm choice when seeking a divisional President. Every member of the engagement team lives DLP’s values as they worked with us in completing key stakeholder position scoping interviews, engaging in candidate research and vetting, and ultimately enabling us to select the right candidate. Trusting their proven process, we were able to fill an executive role in 60 days!”

Eric Dettmer, CHRO, SitelogIQ & Kelly Schuller, COO, SitelogIQ

“I have a very high degree of confidence in DLP’s expectation for an awesome outcome. They always want to place the very best leader for us and their commitment to understanding our organization and our values upfront contributes to that success.”

Tom Anderson, CFO-Founder, Made for Retail

“Having once been a candidate in the DLP process, I knew I would hire them when I had the chance because their candidate experience is superior. And now, on the client side, I appreciate that they work differently than others in that there is more connectedness, intimacy, and authenticity. They are real people doing what’s best for your business.”

Sarah Hill, Chief Human Resources Officer, Intricon

Beliefs In Action

Our clients make a difference. That matters to us. We’re inspired by their impact and are committed to their success.


We have a passion for our work. We love what we do and are driven to find the right leaders for our clients.


We aspire to bring inclusivity into every step of the journey. We believe that diverse teams are stronger teams and that our work can result in a more equitable landscape.

Trust & Partnership

We stand alongside our clients throughout the process. We listen to their needs and provide thoughtful counsel. We are there for the challenging conversations that demonstrate trust and partnership.

Empathy & Tenacity

We embrace the ambitions of our clients. We bring both empathy and tenacity to every engagement.

Highest Standards

We hold ourselves to the highest standards. We are dedicated to providing our clients with an effective process and outstanding outcomes.

A culture of involvement.

Whether advocating on behalf of causes we care about or sharing insights at industry gatherings, we show up for our communities.

Strengthening Families

We stand by the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery as they work to end child abuse and neglect and create strong, healthy families. Please take a moment to learn more about how you can help – by giving your time, skills or resources.

MPR Sponsorship

DLP is a proud sponsor of Minnesota Public Radio in its mission to enrich the mind, nourish the spirit, and strengthen communities. Learn more about the MPR network.

How to Help

We all want to help during this difficult time, but many of us are asking how? Here are great tips from our client, Saint Paul and Minnesota Foundation to help you get started. Learn more.

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