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David Bellshaw

Partner | Practice Leader

David Bellshaw

David Bellshaw joined Isaacson, Miller in 1992 in Boston. In 2003, he founded the firm's offices in California, which significantly expanded Isaacson, Miller’s presence and impact in the Western United States and Hawai'i. Today, under David’s leadership, the Los Angeles and San Francisco offices support an array of civic organizations and institutions, encompassing public and private universities and liberal arts colleges, health sciences entities and academic medical centers, foundations, education reform organizations, research institutes, economic and community development organizations, and environmental and advocacy groups.

David has extensive experience recruiting for the most senior-level leadership roles in all of the firm's practice areas, including chief executive officers—presidents, chancellors, and executive directors; chief academic officers—provosts, deans, and chairs; and chief functional officers.

He also serves as the leader of the firm’s higher education practice and as a member of Isaacson, Miller’s Executive Committee, providing firmwide leadership and governance.

David began his career in search with a major international corporate retained firm.