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Carlos González Peña

Carlos González Peña

Founder & Principal

Carlos founded Peña Search Consulting after three decades of diverse public- and private-sector experience. Over the years, he developed and refined the unique, proven protocol that is the foundation of our firm’s work on behalf of client organizations and executive candidates.

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Holly Sherman Peña

Holly Sherman Peña

Founder & Principal

Prior to joining Peña Search Consulting in 2010, Holly, an attorney, spent 10 years as a specialist placing attorneys at all levels in corporations and law firms. She now matches candidates with executive positions in organizations across the nonprofit spectrum.

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Travis Hillier

Travis Hillier

Search Director

Travis Hillier entered the field of executive search in 2014 in the K12 arena where he worked with public school districts and charter organizations to recruit the next generation of Principals, C-Level Administrators, and Superintendents.  Since joining Peña Search, he has led searches for fundraising executives and worked on numerous searches for Chief Executive, Financial and Program Officers.

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Cindy Maloney

Cindy Maloney

Search Director

A Dallas native, prior to her move into executive search with Peña Search, Cindy Maloney’s professional experience included financial services and international revenue management strategy at corporations such as American Airlines and Sabre Corporation.  Cindy has been an active volunteer with Reading Partners, working one-on-one with students who struggle with reading, and served as Treasurer on the parent’s association board of The Lamplighter School.

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Lynn Ray Sherman

Lynn Ray Sherman

Consultant, Board Advisory

Lynn Sherman has had a successful career as an attorney, consultant and executive for almost 25 years, but, throughout, his passion has been leading the development and transformation of nonprofit institutions and stewarding important community initiatives.

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Marissa Ramirez Anchia

Consultant

A 4th generation Texan, Marissa Anchia’s professional experience is a culmination of years in the corporate world with Mary Kay, Inc. and Texas Instruments, business trade association work with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and more recently as a public affairs consultant and community volunteer.

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