Our Firm

Some of the best placements
we do are for ourselves.

The organizations that Peña Search serves are more than organizations. They are catalysts for important causes—causes that support communities, champion those in need, and broaden our collective consciousness.

We believe that putting the right people in leadership positions is key for these organizations to flourish. And that’s what we’ve done since Peña Search was founded by Holly and Carlos Peña in 2009. For over ten years, we have worked with nonprofits across the country—from Tampa to Dallas to Chicago to San Francisco—to find candidates that have passion both for their work and their communities. As a woman- and minority-owned business, we are deeply committed to diversity in our placements and work to find candidates who are both a match to the position as well as the culture of the organization they will join. 

 

We’d love to help your organization take its next steps—one person at a time. 

Carlos González Peña

Founder & Principal
Carlos Peña’s fascination with non-profits began while earning a master’s degree at The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. It was there that he was exposed to how inf...
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Holly Sherman Peña

Founder & Principal
Holly Peña deeply cares about the people who have dedicated their lives to non-profits. Her passion is part of the heart of Peña Search, which she founded in 2009 with a unique vision to serve both ...
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Travis Hillier

Travis Hillier

Search Director
Travis Hillier joined Peña Search in 2015, where he conducts and supports searches at many different levels. He is committed to finding and placing the right leaders that will have a demonstrable imp...
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Cindy Maloney

Cindy Maloney

Search Director
When Cindy Maloney joined Peña Search in 2018, she brought diverse knowledge of both the for- and non-profit sectors. Her expertise was honed not only through positions in financial services and reve...
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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 more than 25 years, but throughout, his passion has been leading the development and transformation of non-profit...
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Marissa Ramirez Anchia

Client Relations Director
Marissa Anchia earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University and a Master of Liberal Studies and Graduate Marketing Certification from Southern Methodist University. Her professional...
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Amanda Johnson

Office Manager
Ensuring smooth business operations has been an essential part of Amanda’s career. Prior to joining Peña Search, she spent 12 years managing the operations of two successful Dallas law firms. When ...
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