About Us

Koya Partners is the nation’s premier search firm dedicated to mission-driven organizations.

Koya was founded in 2004 on the guiding principle that the right leader can transform an organization and have a deep and measurable impact on our world. Today Koya has conducted nearly 3,000 executive searches across the U.S. and around the world with a single goal: To advance our clients’ missions by identifying and placing transformational leaders.

In 2019, Koya Partners became a Diversified Search Group company. Both firms were founded by women and have long track records of building diversity and equity internally and through their placements.

We pursue this work with respect, joy, and excellence – with a staff that is both exceptionally talented and deeply experienced in executive search and the sectors we serve.

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Koya Partners is the nation’s premier search firm dedicated to mission-driven organizations.

Koya was founded in 2004 on the guiding principle that the right leader can transform an organization and have a deep and measurable impact on our world. Today Koya has conducted nearly 3,000 executive searches across the U.S. and around the world with a single goal: To advance our clients’ missions by identifying and placing transformational leaders.

In 2019, Koya Partners became a Diversified Search Group company. Both firms were founded by women and have long track records of building diversity and equity internally and through their placements.

We pursue this work with respect, joy, and excellence – with a staff that is both exceptionally talented and deeply experienced in executive search and the sectors we serve.

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 Heading CEO Search for Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has been retained by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago to lead its search for a chief executive officer. Managing director Alison P. Ranney and Marissa Martin, vice president of executive search, are leading the assignment for Koya. The incoming CEO is expected to be a visionary leader able to work effectively with

Koya Leadership Partners Recruits Leader for Barack Obama Foundation

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has placed Michael A. Strautmanis as vice president of civic engagement for The Barack Obama Foundation. He will be tasked with developing and leading the execution of outreach efforts and civic engagement relating to the work of The Foundation. Mr. Strautmanis was selected from a pool of candidates and was

Koya Leadership Partners Recruits Glazer Children’s Museum CEO

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has placed Jennifer Stancil as president and chief executive officer of the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa, FL. Ms. Stancil spent the last five years as executive director of educational partnerships at WQED Multimedia, the PBS affiliate in Pittsburgh, responsible for Mister Rogers Neighborhood. She created and directed WQED’s strategies for outreach

Koya Leadership Partners Adds Non-Profit Recruiting Expert

Executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners has added Michelle Bonoan as managing director, executive search. In her new role, she will lead the firm’s expansion in Los Angeles and help support its growing number of West Coast non-profit clients. With nearly 20 years of experience as a search consultant, Ms. Bonoan has led executive searches across a wide range of industries and functions. As

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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.