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 & Senior Executive Search Principal 

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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National Executive Search Principal 

Elizabeth Crimmins is a dedicated, kind, highly-effective, and proven executive search professional specializing in leadership roles for the nonprofit sector. Elizabeth brings an incredible track-record working with esteemed organizations and is an expert at leveraging Scion Executive Search networks to drive exceptional candidate matches. Elizabeth offers in-depth experience leading comprehensive nationwide and regional searches for nonprofit organizations, foundations, and educational institutions.

Elizabeth is an expert in the trends and intricacies of the national employment market and leverages this insider knowledge to understand organizational business needs more holistically. Elizabeth is also adept at creating tailored recruitment strategies to identify perfect fit candidates that advance organizational impact. She understands how to uncover and ascertain the cultural nuances of organizations to effectively fill positions long-term.

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Joshua Steele Scion Executive Search

Director Of Finance And Business Operations

Experienced nonprofit professional and socially conscious leader. Managing business operations related to finance, accounting, payroll, taxes, compliance, human resources, technology, team development, and vendor relationships at Scion.

Works with and provides reporting to Officers and Regional Management on a regular basis regarding budgeting, cash flows and forecasting, process/internal controls improvements, and vendor/client contract review.

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Kim Bartelt Scion Executive Search

Kim Bartelt (she/her)
National Director of Partnerships

Kim is a kind, thoughtful and responsive National Director of Partnerships. She thrives is in helping amazing nonprofits, foundations and educational institution find the executive leadership they need. Kim started with Scion in 2018 as our Director of Sales, and has grown to lead our national partnerships team.

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Ana D'Amore, Scion Executive Search

ANA D’AMORE (She/her)
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 (she/her)
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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Allen, Lukas – Recruiter

Bachman, Meghan – Business Operations and Payroll Manager

Barnes, Brent – Partner Development Manager

Burnham, Sydney – Executive Search Recruiter

Chavez, Kaylee – Senior Recruiter

Fletcher, Matthew – Partnerships Development Manager

Hardman, Ashlyn – Recruiter

Haubert, Stephani – Regional Director of Recruitment

Klennert, Marissa – Marketing Manager

Krewer, Susie – Regional Director of Recruitment and Senior Recruiter

Leon Coss, Mayra – Recruiting Coordinator

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Lerol, Rebecca – National Nonprofit Executive Search Principal

Lozano, Karina – Senior Director of Regional Staffing

McMonigle, Emily – Senior Manager of Technical Recruiting

Mitchell, Emma – Recruiter

Morgan, Ryan – Technical Recruiter

Nantang, Cheryl – Partner Development Manager

Nishizaki, Devin – Senior Recruiter

Parker, Liz – Recruiter

Portocarrero, Mario – Partner Development Manager

Scearce, McLean – Partnerships Associate

Sietsema, Krista – Senior Recruiter

Tirado, Sabrina – Executive Search Associate

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