Cole Costanzo, MA
DB&A Executive Search and Recruitment
Cole has been serving in leadership with the Dickerson-Bakker family of firms since 2015. Originally hired as the Vice President of Strategy and Outcomes and then promoted to firm Senior Vice President and Consulting Team Lead, he had the privilege of helping build and lead the firm’s wonderful team of world-class non-profit and ministry consultants while also providing direct client service in retained executive search and recruitment. In 2018, when the firm split into two sister firms, Cole accepted the position of CEO of DB&A Executive Search and Recruiting, where he serves today.
Prior to consulting, Cole spent nearly 20 years working internationally, first in the corporate and public sectors and then in private philanthropy and non-profit leadership. His passion and personal calling are to serve those who serve. Through his time overseas with Coca-Cola, the US Government and NATO, and then as a grant-maker and Executive Director, Cole has been privileged to work alongside leaders from nearly every continent and culture. Positioned at the intersections of senior leadership, strategic funding, and global strategy for most of his career, Cole brings a broad-spectrum perspective to every client engagement. Cole completed his undergraduate studies in Virginia at Washington & Lee University and his master’s with the Middle College Schools of Language in Paris, France, where he focused his research and coursework on international affairs.