Our Purpose

Empowering missions through
the power of people.

“Empowering missions through the power of people” is more than just a slogan on our website. It is a promise we strive to deliver every day. When you partner with us, your search becomes our search. We fully invest in it and will not rest until you have the right person in place to help your organization flourish.

What drives you, drives us.

Peña Search focuses on the placement of leaders in mission-driven organizations. We are passionate about contributing to your work, and we want to help you thrive. We understand how important culture, inclusion, environment, and goals are to your success. So, we apply a hands-on approach to obtain in-depth knowledge of your organization and every candidate we consider for your position.

We understand you.

On top of having more than 60 years of collective recruiting experience, the Peña Search team has unique personal experience working in both nonprofit and for-profit sectors. We understand the particular requirements of executive-level positions because we have held some of the very roles that we are now helping others fill. We utilize that knowledge to serve all organizations to promote their beliefs and values. We have been in your shoes many times, so we know the issues you face and the dreams you aspire to. We will take every step with you to get you where you want to be.

The power of diversity.
A culture of caring.

As a woman- and minority-owned business, we know firsthand the strength that diversity, equity, and inclusion bring to an organization, and we are ready to bring that strength to your team. We recognize the crucial role that team composition plays in reflecting your mission, vision, and values, and as a woman-and minority-owned business, we put that into action.


of our placements
are women


of our placements
are people of color