Jennene Tierney

Jennene Tierney

Jennene Tierney

Vice President, Executive Search

Jennene is passionate about contributing to important social change in the world by helping mission-driven organizations to find exceptional talent and to strengthen their organizations and teams. A seasoned people and culture leader, she brings over 20 years HR/OD experience to Koya.

At Koya, Jennene specializes in partnering with her clients to understand their needs and to identify and place leaders who are a unique match. While based in the NY/NJ area, Jennene works with organizations across the country.  She has deep experience in the nonprofit sector, in particular working with private foundations, international NGOs, and social justice organizations. Jennene has successfully recruited senior and executive level talent including, CFO/COO positions, heads of program, and other senior functional roles in human resources, fundraising, communications, grants management, and organizational effectiveness/learning.

Most recently, Jennene came to Koya from the Arcus Foundation where she served as VP, Human Resources. Before that she worked in a variety of people and organizational development roles with global nonprofits including: Director of Talent Management at the US Fund for UNICEF, Recruiter for the International Rescue Committee and Senior Learning & OD Advisor with CARE USA. Earlier in her career Jennene worked as a management/OD consultant in the for-profit space with Accenture Consulting and the non-profit space with Community Resources Exchange.

Jennene holds a BS in Business from Temple University and an MBA in Management from St. John’s University