Amy Shea

Amy Shea

Managing Director, Executive Search

With over 15 years of experience in executive search and career coaching, Amy has deep expertise with mission-driven clients across a wide range of industries and functions in the nonprofit and social impact sectors.

Based in Southern California, Amy partners with local and nationwide clients encompassing the fields of education, health and wellness, arts and culture, youth and family services, environment and agriculture. She specializes in leading searches at the highest levels, including CEO, Executive Director, President, and other key senior leadership positions.

Most recently, she served as a Managing Consultant at Korn Ferry, the largest global executive search and organizational consulting firm. In this role, Amy was a core member of the Nonprofit and Education practice where she partnered with clients to place senior level executives and emerging leaders. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Amy was both an executive recruiter and career coach for Koya Partners, guiding senior leaders in transforming their careers. During her tenure, she established and led the firm’s Career Services practice, coaching and inspiring individuals on various career services topics to feel empowered and invested in achieving career goals.

Earlier in her career, Amy served as the Associate Director of Recruitment and Selection at The Broad Center, where she recruited executive leadership talent nationwide to become the next generation of urban school district leaders. She began her recruiting career at Bain & Company, where she managed the company’s internship and experienced hire recruiting programs. Amy spent several years overseeing and increasing awareness of internship programs at both Boston University and Emerson College as well as counseling students and alumni. She began her career in media relations at Citigate Cunningham where she successfully managed national media relations and strategic communications programs for major high tech and consumer companies.

Amy volunteers with nonprofit organizations focused on education and the empowerment of women and serves as a yoga and meditation guide with a passion for teaching individuals in transition.12

Amy holds a BA in Humanities from Providence College, where she volunteered as a Career Peer Advisor in the Office of Career Services.