Koya Leadership Partners to Merge Neumann Executive Search Partners into Expanding Higher Ed Practice

May 30, 2017—National executive search firm Koya Leadership Partners announced today that effective June 1 it will merge Neumann Executive Search Partners into its operations, expanding the firm’s depth and breadth of focus on higher education recruiting. Terms were not disclosed.

Neumann Executive Search Partners, launched in September 2016, specializes in recruiting exceptional leaders for renowned colleges and universities across the US. The firms’ partners have decades of experience in higher ed and have worked with clients such as Emory University, Penn State, Dartmouth College and Cornell University. Search partners of the Neumann senior leadership team—Andrew Evans, Liz Neumann, Beth Schaefer and Amy Sugin—will be moving their practices to Koya Leadership Partners. Joining them will be several members of the team at Neumann Executive Search Partners, all of whom have been integral to the high standards to which our clients and candidates have become accustomed.

“I have long admired the work of Liz Neumann and her team,” said Katie Bouton, Koya Founder and CEO. “They represent a leading force in higher ed recruitment, which marries well with Koya’s existing higher ed practice and allows us to scale and grow to meet the needs of this important market.”

“Combining our talent, resources and networks allows us to enrich the quality and enhance the impact and breadth of our work,” said Neumann. “Joining Koya is an exciting opportunity and positions long-term sustainability of our continued service to higher education.”

The team members will be based in the Northeast, enhancing Koya’s presence in both Boston and New York City markets.

Koya is a national retained executive search and consulting firm that works with nonprofits and social enterprises. Koya was founded in 2004 on a single belief—the right person in the right place can change the world—and is deeply committed to its clients and to the missions they serve. Koya was named to Forbes’ “America’s Best Executive Search Firms 2017” list.

Casey Robinson
Senior Director, Marketing