Molly Brennan

Founding Partner

Molly joined Koya in its early years and has worked in close partnership with Founder and CEO Katie Bouton to grow the firm over the last decade. In addition to leading senior-level searches, Molly also oversees search operations, marketing, and communications at Koya.

Molly has partnered with boards of directors and senior leaders to identify and place exceptional leaders for a range of clients, including Amnesty International USA, Habitat for Humanity, Sierra Club, Slow Food USA, and Natural Resources Defense Council.

Molly’s particular areas of focus include leadership, retention, and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. Her thought leadership has been widely quoted and published in leading publications such as Stanford Social Innovation and Philanthropy Digest as well as by the Society for Human Resource Management. Partnering with Education Pioneers, a leader in placing top leaders in education, Molly co-authored a report that addresses the pathway to more diverse leadership.

Prior to joining Koya, she was a senior editor for LifeWorks, a division of the Ceridian Corporation, where she developed educational materials and strategic communications designed to improve employee engagement and increase retention. Molly also worked closely with clients to create customized materials and programs to help employees excel at work and in their personal lives. Earlier in her career, Molly worked as a journalist.

She is a member of the board of directors of the Newburyport Education Foundation in Newburyport, MA.

Molly earned her B.A. in History and Anthropology from the University of Vermont. She earned an M.A. in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College. Molly is also a Certified Diversity Recruiter.

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