NACD Board Search by accelhrate

NACD Board Search by accelhrate

NACD Board Search by accelhrate

NACD Board Search by accelhrate offers an alternative to traditional search firms. Powered by accelhrate, a boutique search firm with large-firm experience, our service draws upon NACD’s four decades of expertise in leading governance, leading practices, and effective board dynamics. We are committed to identifying and attracting the most accomplished candidates whose skills align with your long-term strategy. NACD has worked successfully with boards of all sizes and types, ranging from private equity and venture capital-owned businesses to family-owned businesses, nonprofits, and companies in the Fortune 500.

NACD Board Search by accelhrate is uniquely positioned to conduct your director search. Using our proprietary network of more than 23,000 board-ready members coupled with our affinity alliances with prominent board-diversity organizations and industry groups, we have the exclusive ability to identify top talent not otherwise available.

Our exceptional candidate pool offers a breadth and depth of experience that allows us to quickly identify candidates who meet even the most demanding requirements, including preferences for diversity.* We are positive that, working together, we will provide you exceptional candidates for your board. 

Find the right director for your board          Position yourself for a board seat

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"It was of tremendous value to work with NACD Board Search by accelhrate for the access to NACD's database coupled with expertise from a quality individual, Kim Shanahan." -Jerry Plush, Vice Chairman & CEO, Amerant Bank

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Kim Shanahan
CEO & Co-Founder of accelhrate
Managing Director, NACD Board Search by accelhrate

Ms. Shanahan brings over 25 years of business and executive search experience to accelhrate. She leads NACD Board Search by accelhrate. She has partnered with hundreds of clients across multiple industries and geographies. Before Co-Founding accelhrate in 2014, she spent eight years with Korn Ferry, where she was a Senior Partner in the Board and CEO Practice and led a Global Practice Area and Office P&L.​

"We were introduced to people we wouldn't have gotten to know without NACD and Kim Shanahan. NACD Board Search by Accelerate found unique people who met our very specific needs. I heard directly from Kim and her team when there was that 'OMG moment', meaning they found people that checked every box we were looking for." -Jerry Plush, Vice Chairman & CEO, Amerant Bank