Sharon Portnoy AIA is a licensed architect with deep, hands-on knowledge of the architectural profession, having practiced for 20 years. She has lived and worked in Chicago, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area, building the networks that are a critical element in executive search. A Baltimore native, Sharon spent seven years in New Haven, where she earned both a B.A. in English and a Masters in Architecture from Yale University. Her education and experience have given her the knowledge base to support her interactions with clients and candidates, and the communication skills to promote true understanding and dialogue between them.