John Amer

Managing Partner

John is a Managing Partner based out of the firm’s Los Angeles office and a member of the Education and Legal Practice Groups. Combining his legal background and expertise in talent acquisition and organizational advisory, John helps clients across industries achieve their strategic goals and objectives.

John Amer


In more than 24 years of executive search experience, John has developed a reputation for delivering high-quality client service and professionalism in his work with the C-suite and beyond, including roles in general management, legal, finance, human resources, operations, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The depth and breadth of his client representation and advisory background centers on empowering and enabling leaders and organizations to reach their full potential and make a positive impact on the world.

Prior to joining DHR, John was a Senior Client Partner for a global organizational consulting firm serving global Fortune 500 corporations, colleges and universities, non-profits, and other major public and private organizations. Earlier in his career, he served as General Counsel for a legal support service company.

John earned a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Personalized Service, Integrity & Confidentiality Personalized service, integrity and confidentiality are at the core of who we are and what we do. We’re energetic and passionate about how education cultivates the mind, transforms learning and changes society.
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In-house counsel staff members occupy a unique function within an organization, evaluating and advising on legal risk through a business-focused lens to help you achieve your business goals. General Counsels and C-suite leaders rely on DHR to identify, recruit and develop the top-level senior legal talent for their internal legal departments. Starting with an in-depth understanding of your needs and culture, we build a custom market mapping plan to identify and engage top legal talent.
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Nonprofit, Education & Sports

DHR’s Nonprofit practice is designed to provide talent guidance and support at any level of your business through our executive and emerging leaders search solutions, as well as strategic consulting services. Our mission – “to improve the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations worldwide” – represents the consultative approach and commitment to establishing mutually beneficial long-term relationships with each of our clients.
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