Kara Teising

Managing Director

Kara Teising is a Managing Director at Koya Partners, part of Diversified Search Group. She has over 18 years of dedicated experience in the mission-driven executive search space. Based in Nashville, her expertise lies in leading searches for C-Suite and executive-level roles in senior leadership, development, marketing, communications, and program for nonprofits, private foundations, corporate foundations, and mission-driven private sector companies.

She has experience recruiting for a broad range of clients and has earned the respect of numerous notable national and international organizations working to affect positive change including American Rivers, Outdoor Industry Association, BoardSource, Colorectal Cancer Alliance, Make-A-Wish®, and the Volgenau Foundation.

Teising joined Koya from the executive recruiting firm DHR International/Jobplex, where she served as a Partner.  She has also served as Partner and Nonprofit Practice Lead of ThinkingAhead Executive Search.

Earlier in her career, Teising spent six-award winning years as a salesperson and sales manager with Southwestern Advantage, the parent company of ThinkingAhead.

Actively involved in her Nashville community, Kara is an alumnus of the Young Leaders Council and a past Board member of the Nashville Repertory Theatre (formerly the Tennessee Repertory Theatre).