Beth Schaefer

Beth Schaefer

Managing Director, Executive Search

Beth has 20 years of corporate experience in human resources roles and over a decade of search experience in the corporate and higher education fields. At Koya, Beth specializes in searches for senior administrative and academic leadership roles in human resources, financial management, enrollment management, institutional research, deans, and other areas of academic administration.

Beth has led searches for Boston College, Emory University, Ithaca College, Penn State University, Michigan State University, Northeastern University, Seattle University, Stony Brook University, Vanderbilt University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of North Carolina, Wayne State University, the University of Washington and Yale University, among others.

Prior to joining Koya, Beth spent five years with Neumann Executive Search Partners (formerly, Brill Neumann Associates), first as a senior consultant and later as principal. At Neumann, Beth developed a wide network of contacts through her work in a variety of areas across academic and administrative leadership roles.

Previously, Beth worked as a search consultant at a regional search firm focused on human resources leadership roles. Prior to moving into executive search, Beth served in a variety of corporate human resources positions.

She is an active member of Boston-area human resources organizations, local community arts and environmental sustainability organizations and volunteers at a women’s shelter.

Beth has a BS in Business from Providence College. She earned her MBA from Simmons School of Management.