Managing Director, Executive Search
An experienced entrepreneur and recruiter, Abe is passionate about helping mission-driven organizations and social enterprises find the strongest talent to support their missions. His area of expertise is attracting and recruiting the next generation of emerging leaders from the millennial workforce.
Prior to Koya, Abe was Co-Founder and CEO of ReWork, a B Corp recruiting firm that put top talent to work on the world’s most pressing issues. Certified as a B Corp, ReWork was at the forefront of using technology to match and connect rising leaders with meaningful work opportunities. Over four years at ReWork, Abe oversaw over 300 searches and interviewed more than 2,000 people.
At ReWork, Abe used an innovative blend of technology and search process to recruit highly qualified millennial talent to mission-driven clients. When Koya acquired ReWork in 2017, Abe joined the Koya team.
Abe’s professional interests meet at the intersection of social enterprise, policy innovation and racial justice. He has placed top leaders at Acumen, Third Sector Capital Partners, NationSwell and Code2040 among others.
An industrial engineer by trade, Abe discovered his knack for matching talent to the right opportunity when he returned to his alma mater, Rochester Institute of Technology, as a collegiate recruiter.
Abe began his career in Pittsburgh as the founding Director of Pittsburgh Pipeline, a program designed to showcase careers in the water industry to under-served high school students. While in Pittsburgh, Abe was named to the One Young World Delegation, participated in Coro’s Leaders in Learning Program, was named a Western PA Rising Star and was a founding member of Global Shapers Pittsburgh.
Abe is a proud StartingBloc Fellow (Boston ’10) and has volunteered and mentored at several institutes. He leads monthly sessions for America Works, training un/under-employed individuals on how best to improve their LinkedIn profiles.
Abe holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.