to Our Client Organizations and

Latest Placed Candidates

David P. "Anderson," MSSE placed as President & CEO at LA's BEST

Anderson previously served in executive leadership with Think Together, the largest provider of expanded learning programs in CA. READ MORE

Andrew Thomas

placed as CEO at Downtown Santa Monica, Inc.

Andrew previously served as the Executive Director of the Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA). READ MORE

Diana Ingram

Leisa Wu

Alan Beard

For Client Forest Lawn Memorial Parks, we placed Three Corporate Directors on its Board  

Diana Ingram is a certified expert on cybersecurity and director of consulting services sales with Oracle Consulting, based in Los Angeles. She serves on the corporate board of Rexford REIT, and nonprofit boards currenty or previously, including Goodwill Southern California, the ECMC Group, UCLA Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Great Los Angeles, Los Angeles Urban League, International Women’s Forum, and Coalition for Clean Air.

Leisa Wu is a financial expert who held key senior executive leadership roles at Warner Bros. Entertainment Group for 31 years. Most recently, whe was corporate senior vice president, international finance and strategy. Previously she was corporate senior vice president & assistant controller and divisional senior vice president, studio operations finance & planning. She also serves on the nonprofit boards of Venice Family Clinic and California Community Partners.

Alan Beard is the founder and CEO of Synonymous, a creative strategy agency well-known for digital marketing and social media community-building for iconic brands. Previously, Beard was the co-founder of the award-winning creative advertising agency, McBeard, a pioneer in social media marketing. Alan serves on the Pepperdine University Board of Regents.

We're proud to share:

Berkhemer Clayton Named to Top 50 List, of Higher Education Search Firms!


For more about our Higher Education search services,

please contact:

Ben Lambert

Senior Vice President

Head of Higher Education, Nonprofit, & Healthcare Practice

Berkhemer Clayton, Inc.

[email protected]

Psirch Becomes First Quantum Technology Executive Search Division

of Established Firm

Berkhemer Clayton, a retained Executive Search firm in business for 28 years announces the launch of Psirch – the first dedicated division of an established firm for Quantum Technology Executive Search.

Psirch [pronounced just like “search”] provides Quantum Technology Executive Search services to the emergent global QuTech industry, its strategic partners, and corporations seeking early adoption of quantum. It is the first full division of an established executive search firm that is entirely dedicated to quantum.


For information contact Shai Phillips: [email protected]

For further details visit website:

Come to 50/50 Women on Boards Events from Oct. 4 to Nov. 2!

For women who want to guide their careers to corporate boards in their future, please participate in the 50/50 Women on Boards “in-person” Strategic Networking event nearest you—or wherever you are traveling during October. Click here and scroll down to Register for any of our 18 city events near you, where you will meet and benefit from coaching by Corporate Directors.

Also, see the 50/50WOB four virtual Industry Conversations with CEOs of Target, eBay, e.l.f. Cosmetics; Merck, Rite Aid, Quest Diagnostics; HP, Hubspot and Upwork; and Mastercard, and board member of Bank of America. On Nov. 2nd, Betsy will moderate the 50/50WOB Global Conversation broadcast, with CEOs and leaders of the international stock exchanges: NYSE, London, Toronto, India, Mexico, Johannesburg and Tokyo.

All information: Industry and Global Conversations or Contact [email protected]

Farewell to Summer Selfie

Berkhemer Clayton enjoyed a special summer evening with LA philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl with client Nicole Mihalka, front right, immediate past chair of the board of the Hollywood Chamber and managing director of JLL, and her husband Martin Fenlon. Behind them are Shai Phillips, Head of Corporate Practice at Berkhemer Clayton, and Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO.

Berkhemer Clayton has a 28-year track record of successful senior-level searches for corporations, higher education and nonprofit organizations. We specialize in management-level executive searches in C-Suite & Corporate Boards, Marketing & Communications, Finance, Accounting & HR, and Quantum Technology, with focus on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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