Braden Busch

Braden Busch

Co-Founder & Senior Executive Search Consultant


Braden Busch is a consultative nonprofit strategist and executive search expert recruiting primarily for nonprofit leadership roles throughout the United States. His search strategies and networks are vast and include domestic and international nonprofit candidates. He focuses on recruitment for Executive Directors, Nonprofit CEO/COO/CFOs, Development Directors, Program Executives, and Nonprofit Operational Leadership.

Over the past 16 years, Mr. Busch has led hundreds of searches for nonprofit organizations, foundations, higher education, the Fortune 500, and the technology industry. Braden is a passionate leader of executive search teams offering proven expertise in organizational development, nonprofit executive recruitment strategy, and offers creative modern networking approaches for his clients.

Prior to joining Scion Executive Search as Managing Partner in 2006, Braden led searches for Corestaff, AppleOne, and Waterpik Technologies in northern Colorado.

Prior to his experience in executive search, Braden ran a successful division of a corporate housing corporation in Florida where he developed a portfolio of relocation suites for Fortune 500 executives. Braden also spearheaded a government procurement initiative at this company, landing the largest deal in company history, executing and servicing a multi-million dollar contract, and earning a 99% customer service rating from the United States Government.

Braden holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Oregon. Braden is the Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Fund for Elders’ Independence, a foundation to support the Center for Elders’ Independence in the East Bay. He supports several nonprofits including: Alameda Food Bank, Transgender Law Center, San Francisco Pride, GLAAD, Glide, Shanti, Upwardly Global, Amazon Watch, Greenpeace, ACLU of Northern California, and San Francisco Frozen Film Festival.