Celebrating Our Staff: We’re Excited to Announce a Few Promotions Across our Teams

We decided to ask these rockstars a few questions to celebrate their promotions. Read on to learn more about Hadley, Corina, Kara, Kevin, Nathaniel, Christina and Joanna.

Spotlight on Hadley and Corina from our Search Team


Hadley Kornacki (She/Her)

What excites you about your work?

Bringing together exceptional mission-driven leaders and organizations to create access, opportunity, and systemic change. I’m equal parts systems-thinker and a people person, and my work provides the opportunity for both: designing the best client and candidate experience and working alongside incredibly passionate and talented clients, candidates, and colleagues every day. 

How do you engage with Edgility values in your day-to-day?

My orientation is toward learning. I’m constantly seeking to improve for my own growth, for our clients and the communities and missions they serve, and for our team. I’m intentional about building in time for deep listening and intentional reflection, so I can consider my impact and adjust course as needed. I believe we must be courageous in our role as talent advisors, taking risks grounded in radical care. 

What do you want people to know about Edgility? 

We do this work because it matters to us. We don’t just believe in creating a more equitable world, we act on it. We’re experts in our field and are here to serve as talent advisors to ensure that transformational leaders and their teams work in environments where they can thrive and create impact.

Hadley’s recommendation for your watchlist: Little America


Corina Ramos (She/Her)

What excites you about your work?

I love connecting with people, and learning about what excites them about their work and how they want to create change in their communities. It’s always rewarding to build a relationship with a leader throughout the interview process and then ultimately see them continue to drive change in the organization we place them in. 

How do you engage with Edgility values in your day-to-day?

Learning Orientation – I am excited to continue to have more experiences that allow me to grow and strengthen my skills, and also continue learning from my incredibly experienced Edgility colleagues. 

What do you want people to know about Edgility?

Edgility truly centers equity in all of the search processes we run, and I’m proud to be part of an organization that ensures those in historically marginalized communities have access to an equitable and compassionate process. We prioritize partnering with value-aligned organizations that are open to being challenged as needed throughout our process.

Corina’s Recommendation for Your Book List: Clint Smith’s “How the Word is Passed”


Spotlight on Kara, Kevin, and Nathaniel from our Talent Equity Consulting Team 


Kara Patrovic (She/They)

What excites you about your work?

It’s always excited me to challenge the status quo and to create an impact collectively. It excites me that we get to partner with organizations to create equitable compensation structures that have a real impact on their staff every day. Everyone deserves to be paid what they deserve and earn a living wage regardless of their identity, but oftentimes we see that’s not the reality. We get to address those problems and tackle them alongside our clients, and hopefully make their staff feel heard and seen through the process.

This being said, one of my favorite parts of the work is creating budget models for clients and making those structures a reality! 

It also always excites me to be able to work with everyone at Edgility. Everyone is always open to sharing knowledge and rethinking the ways things have been done, to the ways they should be done.

How do you engage with Edgility values in your day-to-day?

The values I engage with the most are learning orientation, deep listening,  mindful of disparity, and data orientation. Learning orientation shows up every day and I think impacts the other two values. I feel like every client is different and needs a different approach to solutions and because of that, there is a learning curve to where they are in the way they think about the work, how to best bring information to and work with them, and how to best serve their staff. I think learning orientation feeds into my deep listening and being mindful of disparities because I want to learn to find solutions and staff usually have those solutions leadership teams are looking for. When I’m in focus groups, I listen deeply to what staff are saying and feeling and take those as a learning opportunity for how to partner with their leadership teams, and how to build structures and systems that will better serve them. I love being able to problem solve and learn new ways to be efficient, which relates to my data orientation. Being able to create the structures, model them and use data to make them a reality for staff is the most exciting part of the work for me, and every project I see as a learning opportunity on how to show up and do that work better.

What do you want people to know about Edgility? 

We work to create clear, transparent, and equitable compensation structures that eliminate wage gaps which often were caused by “how things have been done” in the market. We engage deeply with clients and their staff to align the structures to their values and define what equity looks like for their organization.

Kara’s recommendations for your watchlist: Pose, Yellowjackets


Kevin Haroldo Ramirez (He/Him)

What excites you about your work?

What makes me excited about working at Edgility is supporting our clients to embed inclusion, equity, and justice into their talent management practices. I have a unique opportunity to apply my academic background in the humanities, social sciences, and business in crucial change management work with my clients. I feel proud of the work I do partnering with social impact organizations in building more inclusive, equitable work environments for their employees. I am a firm believer that the social impact space can amplify their efforts by ensuring they do right by their employees. 

How do you engage with Edgility values in your day-to-day?

For me, inclusion is key to my client work, especially in our discovery phase of the work. I have to be a deep listener to make people feel heard and validated as they bring up what their organization is doing right and wrong. Having an eye for disparity is also key as I work through both quantitative and qualitative data sets to identify wage and opportunity gaps in organizations. Helping our clients unpack organizational findings from our discovery phase and committing to a pathway toward change is where inclusion is the most important. 

What do you want people to know about Edgility? 

Edgility is a thought partner in the intersection of talent management and social impact. What differentiates our firm from others is our expertise in talent management practices, our unapologetic focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, and our intimate understanding of social sector organizational dynamics. We come to our clients willing to do the work of understanding their context, provide expertise in all things talent management, and be a caring accountability partner in diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Kevin’s Podcast Recommendation: I’ve been a long time listener of the Faculty of Horror, a podcast that dissects the horror genre through a feminist and social justice lens. The podcast fulfills my love for horror movies and my academic interest in the humanities and social sciences.


Nathaniel Browning (He/Him)

What excites you about your work?

I get excited and energized by meeting new people from different backgrounds and from all over the country. I enjoy finding where I can use my skills to help someone else and hopefully make their day a little better.

How do you engage with Edgility values in your day-to-day?

As of late, I feel that I’ve been approaching each day from the standpoint that no matter how tough or easy my day is, I’m going to learn something new. I try to take those lessons and turn them into a positive impact for others wherever there is a welcoming opportunity for me to do so. 

What do you want people to know about Edgility? 

I think our team is comprised of a lot of great minds with a variety of great skills in the work we do. We seem to mesh very well and bring a positive and supportive energy to the people we work with that I have always appreciated. 

Nathaniel’s Recommendation for Your Next Movie Night: I just watched the Maze Runner series for the first time and it had me hooked (which I honestly wasn’t expecting). I definitely recommend considering the first movie for your next movie night.

Spotlight on  Christina and Joanna from our Operations Team 

Christina Pfeiffer (She/Her)

What excites you about your work?

My work is mostly internal and organization-wide, which means I get to form incredible, close relationships with so many members of our team in different departments. I get to have a front-row seat to watch and celebrate all of the impact that Edgility makes every day and strategize with my teammates on how to make our work even more effective and efficient to serve more clients making a difference in their communities.

How do you engage with Edgility values in your day-to-day?

As someone in a role that our organization has never had before, I learn something new every single day. Whether it be from my brilliant coworkers or by attending professional development opportunities, my learning orientation and deep listening skills have to be on point, so that I can ensure I’m making the best decisions to benefit our organization.  My courage and critical reflection are also tested often, as I try a lot of new things for the first time to increase our strategic capacity while making sure we are mindful of disparity and leading with transparency, empathy and responsiveness as an organization.

What do you want people to know about Edgility? 

Edgility has got an incredible group of people working behind the scenes on our ops team to make our client serving coworker’s jobs easier and make Edgility an incredible place to work. I’ve learned so much about teamwork from my coworkers, and have had so many thoughtful conversations and built lasting friendships. Even though we’re not physically close, because we are a remote team, I consider myself spiritually close to so many of my teammates. I know that if I’m ever struggling with anything work-related or personally, I could call upon any member of our team to receive honest and helpful advice or feedback.

Christina’s Three Words for 2023: Equity, Learning, Codification


Joanna Norko (She/Her)

What excites you about your work?

I am honored to be a part of an organization that works so hard to create and promote equity in the workplace.  I get to work with an amazing group of folks, solve problems, create and develop strategies, and promote team organization. 

How do you engage with Edgility values in your day-to-day?

As the Special Projects Associate and now as the Manager of Client Services Operations,  I utilize Edgility values in my everyday work.  I value the authentic partnerships and mutual trust I have developed with my colleagues.  I look forward to my check-ins, one-on-ones, and team meetings where I can listen and observe any problems or pain points.    

What do you want people to know about Edgility? 

Edgility is such an amazing place to work full of wonderful folks who are eager, willing, and more than able to create equitable workforces in the mission-driven sector.  As a remote employee, you would think it’s hard to develop connections and friendships with co-workers, but I have found the exact opposite.  Edgility has a culture that encourages these connections, and I consider myself very lucky to have friends all over the US! 

Joanna’s three words for 2023: Introspection, Peaceful, Calm


Edgility exists to empower organizations to recognize and overcome unconscious bias, racism, and sexism to build workforces that reflect and strengthen the communities they serve. We help clients put their values to work to ensure more equitable hiring, retention and employment practices. We know that people are what matters most in almost every field — especially in social impact organizations. Yet default practices reinforce existing, oftentimes flawed structures, costing organizations the genius and diversity they need. We work with organizations to run executive searches to place transformational leaders, then we help those and other social impact organizations bring practice and structure into alignment with their values.


Put your values to work. Act on equity.

We believe equity isn’t a box to check. It’s a daily action. Someone’s unique identity isn’t something to overcome–when paired with the right opportunity, it becomes one of their greatest professional assets. We exist to empower social impact organizations to recognize and overcome unconscious bias, racism and sexism so they can build a workforce that reflects and strengthens the communities they serve.