Our Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team

Our expertise comes from our ability to leverage our experience while identifying market trends which will affect the business landscape tomorrow. As the industry’s pioneer, Scion Executive Search is called on when the stakes are high. We help our clients hire executives who will succeed.

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Isaac Woodrow Schild., Esq. is an established executive search expert in the nonprofit sector. As an national nonprofit search consultant, speaker, nonprofit board member, and organizational development consultant, he is a zealous nonprofit professional committed to bettering our communities and inspiring effective nonprofit organizational management and best practices.

Over the past twenty years Isaac has successfully led over five hundred executive searches for a variety of national prestigious nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions. Isaac is also the Founder and Co-Executive Director of the prestigious nonprofit art and youth organization the San Francisco Independent International Frozen Film Festival and serves on the Board of Trustees for the (501c3) Cedarwood Waldorf School, and (501c3) Fear No Music.

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Co-Founder (National)

Braden Busch is a consultative nonprofit strategist and executive search expert recruiting primarily for nonprofit leadership roles throughout California and 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 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.

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Senior Executive Search Principal (National/South)

Elissa Dumiak is a specialist for executive talent searches within the national nonprofit sector. Working from Scion Executive Search’s Austin Texas metro area office, Elissa leads competitive searches for a variety of prestigious nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions. 

Elissa employs skills obtained throughout her career to establish client partnerships and provide well-aligned talent solutions that meet and exceed the needs of the clients Scion Executive Search serves. Before she became involved with executive search, Elissa is a former Real Estate Broker in North Carolina and South Carolina; managing the regional office, medical, and retail REIT assets.

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Executive Search Consultant (East)

Born in Detroit Michigan, Debra is a nonprofit executive search expert specializing in the New York City and East Coast executive employment markets.

As a prior entrepreneur Debra began her career in social work supporting the underserved communities in Detroit Michigan. Debra exhibits a natural passion for linking nonprofit leaders with socially progressive causes.

Prior to her current executive search leadership role at Scion Executive Search, Debra was the Founder of Debra Levey & Associates an executive search firm that serviced the music, entertainment, and nonprofit sectors for over 25 years.

Known for her integrity and discretion, Debra is frequently entrusted highly confidential and sensitive searches for high profile organizations.

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Ana D'Amore, Scion Executive Search

Executive Search Consultant (National/International) 

Ana is an experienced Executive Recruiter for the nonprofit sector with over ten years of experience in high-level search and placement. Ana has led full-cycle recruitment for Foundations, Nonprofits, Universities and Social Services, and first started recruiting for Scion in 2009. Prior to Scion Executive Search, Ana worked for Booking.com as a Global Recruiter, and California Pacific Medical Center, Monroe Personnel, and HR Solutions.

Ana is a certified Teacher and Translator bilingual in English, Romanian and enjoys some proficiency in French, Italian, and Latin! Ana is an active volunteer for international nonprofits and local social services! Ana holds a B.A in English Language from the Universitatea din Oradea.

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Sarah Kurhajetz
Recruitment & Executive Search

Sarah is a matchmaker for our clients and candidates. She is passionate about connecting professionals to positions that fulfill them and allow them to share their talents and gifts. Making a positive difference in the quality of people’s lives is one of Sarah’s greatest joys. After completing her Master’s Degree in International Service, Sarah made her way to California where she enjoys living on the “sunny side of the Bay” in Oakland.

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