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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 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.

Koya’s Social Impact Strategy

We believe corporations have a responsibility to use their profits for good and that employees should both drive and actively participate in that giving. That’s why we launched an employee-driven corporate giving model, where Koya employees are trained in venture philanthropy and oversee our annual giving program—from sourcing possible investment opportunities, to conducting due diligence, to reviewing the outcomes. We’re proud to invest 5% of our profits in the social impact sector each year. And we’re proud that our team members also give generously of their time to local service activities, nonprofit boards and pro bono search and consulting.

Koya’s Commitment to DEI

Diversity, equity and inclusion are deeply held values at Koya. For every engagement we strive to identify candidates who bring a range of backgrounds and experiences to the table. We also track diversity metrics as a measure of team and organizational performance across individual searches and over time.

View our Diversity Statement here.

Click here to read the results of Koya’s collaboration with Education Pioneers to assess racial diversity in education nonprofits.