About David A. Lord
David Lord is a leading independent authority on the selection and engagement of executive search consultants and on how
large organizations can best manage their executive recruiting activity.
David is a career journalist, having worked as a daily newspaper writer and editor for 10 years and as Editor at Kennedy Information from 1987 to 1995, where he covered the management consulting and executive search industries and became a widely quoted authority on the executive recruiting industry.
In 1995, David formed Executive Search Information Services in response to requests from corporations for better information about executive recruiters and best practices in working with them. Since then he has helped more than 100 Fortune 500 corporations improve executive search effectiveness.
Today, David facilitates the Executive Search Information Exchange, a research and discussion group for heads of executive recruiting from more than 50 leading corporations.
He is also the founder and facilitator of the Executive Search Academy, a two-day course in best practices held twice a year in New York for corporate executive recruiting professionals.
David is a frequently quoted writer and speaker on issues in executive recruiting and serves as a moderator, panelist and presenter at executive search industry conferences worldwide.
He is a member of the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment.
David holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from The College of William & Mary.