James G. Lord

Managing Director, Northeast

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 of Arts 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 Director & University Architect for an Ivy-League university
  • Program Manager - Special Projects for UMass-Lowell
  • Project Executive for a Massachusetts general contractor
  • Senior Project Manager for a New England university
  • Senior Director, Facilities Operations & Maintenance for University of Chicago
  • Planner for Brown University
  • General Superintendent for a Boston general contractor
  • Senior Vice President, Engineering & Inspection for a New England civil and utility contractor
  • Director of Facilities & Maintenance for UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital

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