Maritime Executive Search

Who We Are

Shey-Harding was founded on the principle that superior customer service is the key to developing and maintaining long-term relationships.

We’re more than just transportation recruiters. We’re your partners in building a future empowered by the right talent. Our global network of resources is extensive, built over three decades of successful collaborations with some of the world’s largest port authorities, ocean carriers, and logistics/supply chain solution providers. With deep experience in the transportation industry, we are adept at conducting searches across a wide range of functional areas.

As a boutique search firm, we offer our clients a personalized and hands-on search process. Our size enables us to invest ample time and concentrated effort into each task, ensuring a customized approach that precisely aligns with your unique requirements.

Your Mission. Our Focus.

In today's market, making the wrong hiring decision is more detrimental than ever. Our clients recognize that finding and retaining top talent is the key to success and they turn to us for guidance in navigating the hiring process. Collaborating closely with our clients, we assist in identifying and assessing candidates for crucial leadership positions while streamlining the recruitment process, reducing the time it takes to fill vital roles.

A commitment to value-driven, success-oriented service.

We provide our clients with customized solutions and individualized attention, tailored to their specific needs. Our search process, refined over many years, strikes the perfect balance between a detailed, structured approach and the flexibility to meet each client's unique requirements. We ensure continuous accessibility and accountability throughout the search process, guaranteeing that each search is conducted with utmost diligence and meticulous attention to detail.

At the heart of our service is a commitment to unparalleled quality and execution. Leveraging years of industry-specific experience, we operate with the belief that recruiting and retaining top talent is key to the long-term success of any organization. Our reputation as an industry leader is anchored in our professionalism, confidentiality, and unwavering dedication to helping our clients succeed.

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Meet Our Leadership

Susan Dvonch

Partner | Executive Recruiter

Susan Dvonch, Managing Partner at Shey-Harding, brings over 20 years of experience in executive search and management consulting. Joining Shey-Harding in 2003, she started as an associate working directly for the company founder, Deborah Shey Harding. With Deborah’s guidance, Susan successfully completed numerous executive search assignments for diverse clients across various industries. In 2007, she…

Jeff Dvonch

Partner | Executive Recruiter

Jeff Dvonch is a Partner at Shey-Harding and is also the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. Jeff joined Shey-Harding in 2007, assuming responsibility for the firm’s operations and developing the strategic plan for the company. His diverse responsibilities include managing the company’s corporate strategy, business development, financial matters, marketing and information technology needs. He is closely…