Your Search Begins Here…


We at DHC Search believe that a talented and effective executive charged with a meaningful mission can drive hugely positive change. That’s why we specialize exclusively in recruiting for the nonprofit sector.


DHC Search is a boutique executive recruitment firm committed to helping nonprofit organizations thrive.

Founder and Managing Partner David Hinsley Cheng brings with him 25 years of experience facilitating leadership transitions for hundreds of boards across the US and abroad. Our seasoned team has worked in all sectors of the nonprofit world, including arts, education, voluntary health, affordable housing, food insecurity, and membership associations, but our experience in the fields of behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disabilities is especially extensive.


Our search process includes six dynamic phases: Discovery; Creating the Pool (Research & Outreach); Candidate Assessment; Selection; Reference Checks/Psychometric Assessments; and Successful Conclusions.


The search committee intended to interview three firms each of which specialized in the non-profit sector. After interviewing David Cheng we cancelled the third interview.

Wick R. Chambers

Search Committee Chair, Benhaven

We were able to attract and hire a candidate who met our aspirations — something that would not have happened without David’s great work.

Rick Miller

President, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

David has continually grown to know our needs as an organization, and has been a great partner in finding the right candidate for each period of time in our organization’s life cycle.

Bob Estes

Vice President of Financial Operations, Simon Property Groups – Simon Youth Foundation