James G. Lord

Managing Director

As a Managing Director, Jim plays an instrumental role in creating Helbling’s strategic vision and enhancing our executive search capabilities as well as our internal operations. He performs client development, manages a team of consultants, and recruits on assignments.

Jim represents organizations within all of Helbling's core sectors, partnering extensively with healthcare and higher education institutions as well as corporations, public agencies, and non-profit organizations in securing professionals involved in all facets of facilities including energy, real estate, utilities, sustainability, property management, and capital programs. Additionally, he conducts and manages mid- to senior-level searches for general, heavy civil, and specialty construction firms, as well as real estate developers.

Prior to joining Helbling in 1998, Jim was a Group Leader with an international consulting firm providing executive assessment and development to the manufacturing industry. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Duquesne University, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. In his free time, Jim enjoys guitar, weightlifting, ice hockey, and carpentry.​

Geographical Focus:

New England, New Jersey, and upstate New York


Recently Completed Searches:

  • Senior Vice President, Engineering & Inspection for a New England civil and utility contractor
  • Director of Facilities & Maintenance for UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital
  • Vice President for Facilities Management for University of Dayton
  • Director of Energy & Infrastructure and Chief Sustainability Officer for Wellesley College
  • Director of Facilities Services for Choate Rosemary Hall
  • Director of Facilities & Capital Planning for Pine Street Inn non-profit organization
  • Senior Director of Facilities Management & Capital Planning for Mastery Charter Schools
  • Director of Project Management for an independent school
  • Senior Facilities Planner for a New Jersey higher education institution
  • Vice President of Infrastructure, Properties & Planning for an Ivy League university

Active Searches:

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