Director of Executive Recruiting

Dise & CompanyIn her position as Director of Executive Recruiting at Dise & Company since 2004, Susan Paley Zak leverages her broad network of contacts in business, professional and nonprofit communities to help clients find the right talent for their organizations. Throughout her successful career in executive search, Susan’s signature accomplishment has been to bring an entrepreneurial zeal to whatever she touches.

She founded and ran Corporate Connection, a professional talent placement service offered by Jewish Vocational Service. It quickly became an unusual entity, an entrepreneurial fee-based venture housed in a nonprofit agency, for which it generated crucial unrestricted funds for the parent organization. Leading and building the program required her to meet a broad cross section of influential leaders in the region’s business and philanthropy. Susan later served as Senior Consultant and Executive Recruiter for a regional financial services company and then as the Development Director for a $13-million nonprofit organization.


A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Ms. Zak is a certified personnel consultant (CPC) and a member of the Network of Nonprofit Search Consultants. She serves on the board of the Contemporary Art Society of The Cleveland Museum of Art and formerly on ideastream’s Community Advisory Board. She feels especially fortunate to have developed a rich network of professional contacts through her participation in a number of arts organizations and two stimulating book clubs.

Contact Susan Zak by filling out the form on the right.