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Amy Shea
Managing Director
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Amy Shea joined ZRG as a Managing Director in 2023. With over 15 years of experience in executive search and career coaching, Amy has deep expertise with mission-driven clients in the nonprofit and social impact area. Amy partners with local and nationwide clients encompassing the fields of education, health and wellness, arts and culture, youth and family services, environment, and agriculture. She specializes in recruiting engagements at the highest levels, including CEO, Executive Director, President, and other key senior leadership positions.

Previous Experience

Prior to ZRG, Amy served as a Managing Director at Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, where she led executive search for nonprofit clients nationwide. Amy has also served as a Managing Consultant at Korn Ferry, as a core member of the Nonprofit and Education practice, where she partnered with clients to place senior-level executives and emerging leaders. Over the years, she has served as both an executive recruiter and career coach for Koya Partners, guiding senior leaders in transforming their careers. Earlier in her tenure, she established and led the firm’s Career Services practice, coaching and inspiring individuals on various career services topics to feel empowered and invested in achieving their career goals.

Previously, Amy served as Associate Director of Recruitment and Selection at the Broad Center, where she recruited executive leadership talent nationwide to become the next generation of urban school district leaders. She began her recruiting career at Bain & Company, where she managed the company’s internship and experienced hire recruiting programs. In addition, Amy spent several years overseeing and increasing awareness of internship programs at both Boston University and Emerson College as well as counseling students and alumni. She began her career in media relations at Citigate Cunningham, where she successfully managed national media relations and strategic communications programs for major high tech and consumer companies.

Hobbies and Interests

Amy volunteers with nonprofit organizations focused on education, the environment, and the empowerment of women. She also serves as a yoga and meditation guide with a passion for guiding individuals in transition.

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