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Dick Schenkel

Dick Schenkel
Managing Director

Dick leads the firm’s general management, consumer and direct marketing, audience development and live-event management practices.  He has spent much of his career at Koller Search Partners leading searches in which operational  expertise—running  P&L—is key, working closely with CEO and executive management clients of evolving B2B information companies, iconic magazine brands and pure-play digital brands.  He has been instrumental in closing CEO, Chief Digital Officer, SVP/Show Director and President searches nationwide.                             

Prior to joining Koller Search Partners in 1994, Dick was co-founder of a national sports newsletter company, Tennis Player. Earlier in his career, he was an editor at Hearst Business Magazines, a staff correspondent at for the award-winning (Bergen) Record, and a free-lance journalist whose byline appeared in a wide range of media including the San Francisco Chronicle, Publishers Weekly and The (NY) Daily News Magazine.

Dick earned an MBA in Management from the Stern School of Business of New York University and a BA in sociology from Washington University in St. Louis. He has been active in the Oliver Scholars Program and the New York Association for New Americans.

In his spare time, Dick and his wife Joan enjoy all that New York City has to offer, including theater, ballet and concerts.  He is a die-hard San Francisco Giant fan whose heart resides 3,000 miles away, and an avid tennis player.


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