Alexandra Corvin

Managing Director

Managing Directors, Nonprofit and Social Impact

With over 10 years in the executive search industry, Alex has successfully led executive and senior-level leadership recruitments across functions and industries.

At Koya Partners – a part of Diversified Search Group – Alex leads a portfolio of executive-level searches. She has deep expertise in philanthropy, social and human services, arts and culture, education, and with other mission-driven nonprofits.

Representative clients in philanthropy include the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Goldman Environmental Foundation, and community foundations including the San Francisco Foundation and the Marin Community Foundation. In social and human services, Alex has partnered extensively with the United Way in multiple cities and worked with the American Red Cross, the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, the Alameda County Community Food Bank, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula, and Ronald McDonald House Charities Bay Area, among others. Alex has successfully recruited the Presidents of membership associations including Grantmakers in the Arts, Grantmakers for Education, and the National Public Education Support Fund. Alex also has deep experience with a range of cultural institutions, from large civic institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago to specialized cultural institutions like San Francisco Ballet, A.C.T., and the California Academy of Sciences. In education and youth development she has partnered with Summer Search, both nationally and in the Bay Area, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bay Area, Aim High, and Next Generation Scholars, among others.

Alex joined Koya Partners from Russell Reynolds Associates, the global executive search firm. At Russell Reynolds, she helped build the Nonprofit and Education practice in the Midwest and worked with leading nonprofits across the country and around the world. 

Alex began her career in education, working in low-income communities as a school counselor. In that role, she specialized in working with high school students making the transition to college. 

An active community member, Alex serves on the Boards of the Morris Stulsaft Foundation and the J., the Jewish News of Northern California. She is also a Fellow of Leadership San Francisco, Class of 2020. 

Alex is based in her hometown of San Francisco, where her family has lived for four generations.


Masters of Education
University of Southern California

BA, Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles