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Tanya Varanelli

Tanya Varanelli

Research Director

KOYA Leadership Partners

Nonprofit research and recruitment, Koya Leadership Partners





KOYA Leadership Partners

Research Director

Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search and consulting firm that is solely focused on the non-profit sector. We offer an extensive range of services for non-profit organizations and employees, including: Executive Search, Streamlined Search, Search Methodology, Organizational Consulting, Executive & Career Coaching, and Compensation Studies.

We have partnered with a wide range of non-profits across the country and around the world to help them fill senior level positions, develop talent already in place, and bolster their reputations as employers of choice. We take pride in delivering measurable results and identifying and placing and growing exceptionally talented people who truly fit the unique culture of our client organizations.

As the Director of Research based in North Carolina, Tanya partners with search leads to develop and implement research-based strategies for all Koya searches. Tanya's previous recruiting experience includes positions with The Broad Center, DIRECTV, and Bain & Company, where she was promoted to lead and direct the Los Angeles recruiting efforts for the global management consulting firm. Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development/Organizational Studies and Human Resources Management from Boston College.

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The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems

Associate Director of Recruitment

Coordinated education-sector recruitment for The Broad Superintendents Academy training program.

Bain & Company

Sr. Recruiter

Selected to manage Bain’s largest Harvard Business School recruiting program for 30 global offices. Selected by Los Angeles management team to lead recruiting and professional development program. Promoted to lead Los Angeles recruiting efforts – managed strategic development and implementation of local consultant, diversity, and industry recruiting; oversaw undergraduate recruiting.

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Koya Leadership Partners


Screened and interviewed prospective candidates for Koya’s executive-level searches.


Recruiter & Project Manager

Created and executed strategic undergraduate and graduate recruitment and marketing plan for company-wide intern program and new grad hiring.

Boston College

BA, Human Development/Organizational Studies; HR Management