by Josh Jacobson

As noted in our recent blog post, Next Stage is making a commitment to strengthening nonprofits throughout the Charlotte region with a renewed focus on implementation – marrying game-changing strategy with strengthened structure, talent and culture to help that strategy take flight.

Today I am proud to announce the addition of a new member to the Next Stage team – Tanya Varanelli – who will serve as Project Manager with a sharp focus on Next Stage’s talent recruitment and search operations.

Tanya’s background in search is strong, having spent many years working for Koya Leadership Partners, a national executive search firm serving nonprofits, where she most recently served as Director of Research and Special Projects. Prior to joining Koya, Tanya was Associate Director of Recruitment at The Broad Center, where she helped recruit and train executive leadership talent to become urban school district leaders.  Tanya’s previous recruiting experience includes positions with DIRECTV, and Bain & Company.

We believe recruiting the right talent is critical for our area nonprofits. We have been proud of the many executive director and resource development searches we have completed over the past few years, with individuals like Patricia Massey Hoke (Women’s Impact Fund), Banu Valladares (Charlotte Bilingual Preschool), Kris Cole (Carolina Raptor Center), Laura Caldwell (Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas), David Samson (Sustain Charlotte), Lara Ingram (Mooresville Soup Kitchen) and Jenny Prince (Lupus Foundation of America, Charlotte Chapter) serving as a testament to staying power when the right talent meets an organization where the alignment is ideal.

Today, we are proud to make a firmwide commitment to making search a significant part of our firm moving forward. Tanya is working to strengthen our recruitment database of more than 3,000 individuals and will be leading search operations for our firm moving forward. I hope you will join me in welcoming Tanya to the Next Stage team.

If your organization is considering adding talent to your team, I hope you will consider contacting us. We specialize in Executive and Resource Development search, succession planning and the design of incentivization and key performance indicators that help transform strategy into action. After reading more about our work, you can contact me directly to schedule a free consultation.


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