Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

David H. Elliott


Stanford University - BA Degree in Journalism, 1951

Harvard University - MBA, 1954


1972 to present Heidrick & Struggles. San Francisco, CA.

Consultant, Partner, and Managing Partner of international executive search consulting firm. The firm manages the selection of chief executive and other senior officers for corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations. (Emeritus since 1996.)

1969 to 1972 Memorex Corporation. Santa Clara, CA.

Vice President, Administration of computer equipment company. Managed corporate personnel, industrial relations, marketing, public relations, advertising, legal, and real estate staffs.

1958 to 1964 Solano Steel Corporation. Vallejo, CA.

President of steel fabrication and construction company.


1991 to 1993 U.S. Peace Corps. Bialystok, Poland.

As Peace Corps Volunteer assisted Polish government in privatizing business and other economic development activities. Management consultant to private and state-owned enterprises.  Lecturer at business college.

1964 to 1969 U.S. Peace Corps.

As Country Director managed Peace Corps programs in India (1,200 Volunteers), Nigeria (650 Volunteers), and Sierra Leone.