Managing Director, Executive Search
Alexandra specializes in recruiting senior executives to mission-driven clients across the country.
Alex was a founding member of Koya’s Chicago office, working closely with Koya’s senior leadership to build the successful practice.
Alex has since returned to her hometown of San Francisco, where she is based today. A fourth- generation San Franciscan, she is leading much of Koya’s work in the Bay Area as well as continuing to be a key team member on searches in Chicago and nationally.
Alex joined Koya from Russell Reynolds Associates, the global executive search firm. At Russell Reynolds, Alex helped build the Nonprofit and Education practice in the Midwest and worked with leading nonprofits across the country and around the world.
She has successfully helped recruit CEOs, Presidents, Executive Directors, CFOs and Vice Presidents for a wide range of mission-driven organizations. She has expertise working with foundations, cultural institutions, professional organizations, and other nonprofits as well as colleges and universities.
Representative Chicago clients include the Art Institute of Chicago, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the United Way of Metro Chicago. Alex’s Bay Area clients include the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, United Way Bay Area and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula. Her national portfolio also includes Room to Read, the National Women’s History Museum and the Nathan Cummings Foundation.
In her role, Alex is responsible for all aspects of the executive search lifecycle, from candidate development to partnering with clients in the placement of top talent.
Alex began her career in education, working in low-income communities as a school counselor. She specialized in working with high school students making the transition to college.
Alex is a Certified Diversity Recruiter.
Alex holds an MEd from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. She earned her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.