Paulette Light


Paulette Light is based out of the Los Angeles office, helping to better serve our clients on the West Coast and expand Sandler Search’s national presence. She has experience in multiple sectors from technology to not-for-profits. She is a co-founder of Momstamp, a web platform connecting people to recommended businesses and services. She also founded a mobile preschool and co-founded a synagogue, Ikar, which has been continuously named on Slingshot’s most innovative nonprofits list.  Paulette continues to consult with Ikar on organizational design and placement. Paulette ha experience in the Education sector, serving as chair of the board at Larchmont Charter Schools where she spearheaded a reorganization effort including finding their Executive Director and facilitating a second elementary school and a middle school. Paulette founded The Assistance Group, a search firm specializing in high-level executive assistants, house managers and nannies. She was a manager at LEK Consulting, where she co-ran their Education Practice, and was a Vice-President at Knowledge Universe, a joint venture between Michael and Lowell Milken and Larry Ellison.

Paulette has written about work/life issues and entrepreneurship for The Atlantic, The Wharton Magazine, and The Shriver Report. She was featured on The Katie Couric Show and in Arianna Huffington’s book Thrive. She served as an adjunct professor of Finance for Non-Profits in the MBA program at American Jewish University. Paulette has a BA in History and Sociology from Columbia College, Columbia University, a Masters in Education from Harvard University focusing on Administration, Planning and Social Policy, and an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, where she also worked as consultant for the Center for Applied Research specializing in organizational design and public sector management.

Paulette is from the suburbs of Philadelphia and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and four children. She serves on the Board of Camp Ramah in California.