Our Experience

Sarah Agee has been conducting non-profit executive searches for over two decades, first with Korn/Ferry International Futurestep and for the last 15 years with Sterling Search.  Sarah has a great passion for her work, which is clearly evident by the quality of the proposed candidates and long-held tenures of her placements.  Her expertise is unsurpassed, as well as her high standards and attention to detail can easily be seen in her and all of her team’s results.

Recent Searches

The Whole Child

Chief Executive Officer

Make-A-Wish Kansas

Chief Executive Officer

Special Olympics

Development Manager

Make-A-Wish, Greater Bay Area

Chief Executive Officer

Good Samaritan Hospital

Senior Director of Development

Dream Foundation

Senior Director of Development


Director of Development


  • I was very pleased with engaging Sterling Search to find an executive director for the Golden State Foods Foundation in 2015. Sarah Agee is extremely knowledgeable and connected in the non-profit space and well aware of the top talent in the southern California market. In the time frame committed, she brought us three extremely qualified candidates, which made the selection process difficult, but wonderful problems to have! My overall experience with Sterling Search was excellent.
    Steve Becker, SVP of Human Resources, Golden State Foods
  • I have never used recruiters before, and was so pleased with Julie and Sarah. They are good listeners, were able to understand our culture and found candidates that met our needs. Their follow through and professionalism was top notch. We got much better candidates than if we had simply posted positions online. Thank you Julie and Sarah!!!
    Maria Pappas, Vice President of Development, The Tech Museum of Innovation
  • Sterling Search assisted us in the recruitment and selection of an executive director in early 2017. The experience and the result were outstanding. The work and support of Sarah Agee and Julie Lugo expanded by far the outreach of our organization, eliciting candidates from throughout the West Coast. Sterling provided our search committee with extensive and valuable information about candidates, giving us insights that would have been near impossible for us to infer from résumés. The distinctive process they used connecting candidates and the committee was to the benefit of both, with each party comfortable in learning more about each other. We hope our new executive director will be with us for a long time, but we would have no hesitation using Sterling Search for a subsequent search and heartily recommend them to other organizations.
    Bill McDonald, Vice President, Anza-Borrego Foundation