Cheryl Stevens

Cheryl Stevens

Vice President, Executive Search

Cheryl focuses on leading senior-level and Board searches for mission-driven clients.

At Koya, Cheryl has been involved with CEO/Executive Director searches for social services organizations including the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago and Cradles to Crayons. Other clients include the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and Indianapolis Public Media/WFYI.

Cheryl joined Koya from PierceGray, a boutique retained executive search firm specializing in supply chain and operations leadership roles within private equity portfolio companies. There, she gained experience recruiting across a broad range of industries including retail, consumer goods, healthcare and manufacturing for organizations ranging in size from $20 million to $9 billion.

Cheryl began her career in finance at Ariel Investments, the Chicago-based asset management firm and largest minority-owned investment firm nationally. At Ariel, she was a member of the Institutional Sales and Client Services teams.

She is a member of the Young Professionals Board for Good Sports Chicago and previously served as a board member for Free Spirit Media.

Cheryl is active within the Princeton alumni community, serving as a Director for the Princeton Club of Chicago. She conducts interviews for prospective students with the Alumni Schools Committee and serves as a mentor for the Friends of Princeton Basketball group. While in college, she was co-captain of Princeton’s Division I women’s basketball team.

Cheryl received her A.B. in History from Princeton University.