SBS Leadership

Mitchell Berger


Mitchell L. Berger, Chief Executive Officer brings over 30 years of search experience to Stephen-Bradford. Mitch’s broad understanding across industries, has allowed for his continued commitment to driving his teams’ business. He regularly counsels the firm’s leadership in talent management strategies and human resources matters. His passion for coaching colleagues, clients and candidates is demonstrated by his commitment to delivering beyond client expectation on each and every search. Mitch is instrumental in creating and fostering a company culture that encourages team members to play an integral role in the firm’s success. He also leads the company in operations, finance and administration and is a key decision maker regarding the growth of Stephen-Bradford Search.  Mitch holds a B.S. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Ira Madin

President, Nonprofit

Ira has dedicated his entire career in service to the nonprofit sector. He has devoted over twelve years to assisting nonprofits secure talented professionals who would champion their mission and grow their programs and services. Prior, he spent over twenty years as a senior level development executive in the health and hospital arenas.

With his extensive experience on both sides of the nonprofit arena, he has a special understanding of the needs of the nonprofit sector and has built and retained long term trusted relationships. He provides value added service by having a full grasp of position responsibilities as well as comparable salaries and culture fit, all aimed at recruiting the best talent thus improving the effectiveness of organizations. His strength is serving as a valued consultant on recruitment and retention issues, assisting board committees and hiring managers, by providing a comprehensive and customized search process to identify quality candidates. He regularly serves on panels and participates at speaking engagements, presenting the latest trends in executive recruiting, compensation and staffing in the nonprofit sector.

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Nannette Willner

Managing Director – Beauty, Luxury, Style
Nannette Willner is the Managing Director of Stephen-Bradford’s Beauty, Luxury and Style Practice. Nannette is recognized as a premier recruiter with over 20 years of experience. Her passion for these industries and keen ability to identify stellar talent contribute to enduring partnerships with preeminent companies from global corporations to boutique brands. With her dynamic personality, deep industry knowledge and ability to ask the right questions, Nannette grasps her clients’ needs and engages senior level talent who contribute to their growth.

Nannette holds a degree in Economics from New York University.

Hank Lowenstein

Senior Director, Conservation and Environmental

Hank is a Senior Director of Stephen Bradford Search and leads the conservation and environmental practice team. Hank has a lifetime of boots-on-the-ground experience saving wild animals and wild places, and has strong views about making planet earth a sustainable environment for future generations. Hank is a long-time well-respected search consultant who has recruited world class talent for non-profit conservation and environmental groups that save birds, big cats, and elephants, as well as organizations that purchase and protect wild land areas which are important habitats to these many wild species.
Prior to joining Stephen Bradford Search, Hank was the Executive Director at the NY City Health and Hospitals Corporation and the CEO of Nursing Services, Inc., a California based provider of home healthcare services and hospital staffing.

Hank is a graduate of Boston University with a degree in Business Administration.