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Managing Director, Koya Partners

Beth Schaefer

With more than 20 years of corporate experience in human resources roles and over a decade of search experience in the corporate and higher education fields, 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 on behalf of Boston College, Emory University, Ithaca College, Pennsylvania 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, University of Washington, and Yale University, among others.

Prior to joining Koya Partners, Beth spent five years with Neumann Executive Search Partners (formerly Brill Neumann Associates), first as a senior consultant and later as principal. At Neumann, she 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, she served in a variety of corporate human resources positions.

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


M.B.A. Simmons University
B.S. Providence College, Business