About Us

Koya Leadership Partners was founded in 2004 on a single belief: The right person in the right place can change the world. That belief has evolved into a guiding philosophy for the entire firm. We are deeply committed to the idea that the right leader — with the right support and resources — can transform an organization and have a deep and measurable impact on our world.

Over the last decade Koya has conducted hundreds of executive searches across the United States and around the world. Our team has grown, our methodology has sharpened, and the range of services we offer has diversified. But we have never strayed from our mission: To help nonprofit organizations achieve their missions by providing customized, strategic, and innovative support and services for acquiring and retaining exceptional talent.

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Koya Leadership Partners was founded in 2004 on a single belief: The right person in the right place can change the world. That belief has evolved into a guiding philosophy for the entire firm. We are deeply committed to the idea that the right leader—with the right support and resources—can transform an organization and have a deep and measurable impact on our world.

Over the last 14 years, Koya has conducted hundreds of executive searches across the United States and around the world. Our team has grown, our methodology has sharpened, and the range of services we offer has diversified. But we have never strayed from our mission: To help our clients achieve their missions by providing customized, strategic and innovative support and services for acquiring and retaining exceptional talent.

Solutions And Expertise

Solutions
  • Advisory Services
  • All Solutions
  • Assessment
  • Board Services
  • Career Services
  • Culture Shaping
  • Data Analy./Mrkt. Intell.
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Search
  • Executive Tracker
  • Interim
  • Leadership Develop.
  • Mgmt. Consulting
  • On-Demand Recruiting
  • Onboarding
  • Org. Chart Mapping
  • Outplacement
  • Recruitment Research
  • Succession Planning
Functions
  • Board/Governance
  • Business Development
  • CEO/President
  • Communications/PR
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • General Management
  • Human Resources

News Briefings

Koya Leadership Partners Places Chief Development Officer at NRDC

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has recruited Anders Yang as chief development officer of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Leading an international team spanning all of NRDC’s offices, Mr. Yang will play a key role in galvanizing a new generation of funders while maintaining ties with the organization’s long standing donors. He will

Koya Tapped to Recruit Human Rights Network Director

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has been tapped by The US Human Rights Network (USHRN) to lead its search for an executive director. Melissa Madzel, director of executive search, is leading the search assignment for Koya. The organization’s executive director incumbent is expected to be a collaborator, building upon a diverse group of grassroots organizations to

Koya Lands Leader for Field Foundation of Illinois

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has recruited Angelique Power as president of The Field Foundation of Illinois. She replaces Aurie Pennick who recently announced her retirement. Managing director Alison P. Ranney, senior manager of executive search Anne B. McCarthy, and senior associate Anny K. Chou led the assignment. The position called for a leader with a true passion for the

Non-Profit Sector Opens Up New Career Path for High Performing Leaders

One of the fastest growing sectors within executive search today can be found in non-profit. Presently, close to 150 recruiting firms specialize in some form of talent acquisition in this sector, which includes foundations, cultural institutions, and academia, to name a few. One of the leaders in this burgeoning field, Koya Leadership Partners, has moved

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Examining Diversity and Equity in Nonprofit Boards of Directors
Koya’s report, The Governance Gap: Examining Diversity and Equity in Nonprofit Boards of Directors, examines how and why this gap persists, with the aim of giving leaders actionable strategies for increasing board diversity.