Kaelan Forbes

Kaelan Forbes

Senior Talent Equity Consultant (she/her/hers)

“I gravitated towards embedding equity-based work in my career aspirations through my experience working with a local nonprofit in Chapel Hill, NC. Through working with an organization whose primary mission is to alleviate homelessness and poverty in the Chapel Hill and Durham communities I witnessed the rippling effect of inadequate systems and barriers for marginalized folks. I also observed the power of community and support having a transformative impact on those searching for affordable housing, healthcare, employment, and shelters/mental health resources. From this experience, I knew I wanted to support and empower folks who are also making a difference in their own communities, and to contribute to justice-based solutions for people working to make a difference.”

  • As a Business Analyst and Director of Social Outreach for a local candle-making supplier, Kaelan leveraged analytical skills and launched the first candle-making workshop in partnership with the Women’s Business Center under the Institute for Minority Economic Development
  • Kaelan worked with the Rockefeller Foundation over the summer of 2021 on their Economic and Equity Opportunity Team to assist grantmaking investment efforts for equitable vaccination initiatives and capital expansion access to BIPOC small business owners 
  • She has an MBA and Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Double Minor in Entrepreneurship and Social and Economic Justice from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kaelan is currently traveling through all fifty states. She enjoys cooking, pottery, journaling, and playing tennis and volleyball.

Our team

Allison Wyatt

Co-Founder and Managing Partner (she/her/hers)

Brandon Rosas

Associate Partner and Vice President of Finance & Administration (he/him/his)

Brett Kunsch

Senior Search Consultant (he/him/his)

Camille Gomez

Executive Assistant (she/her/hers)

Christina Greenberg

Co-Founder and Managing Partner (she/her/hers)

Christina Pfeiffer

Senior Manager, Organizational Initiatives (she/her/hers)

Corina Hopson

Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Courtney Williams

Client Services Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Dana DeAngelis

Executive Assistant (she/her/hers)

Danielle Tate

Client Services Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Dayne Castillo

Digital Marketing Associate (she/her/hers)

Elise Austin

Client Operations & Contracts Specialist (she/her/hers)

Emma Chow

Client Services Coordinator (she/her/hers)

Hadley Kornacki

Director of Client Services Operations (she/her/hers)

Ila Shah

Partner, (she/her/hers)

Jennifer Svendsen, PhD

Principal (she/her/hers)

Joanna Norko

Marketing Customer Engagement Manager (she/her/hers)

Jonathan Howard

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Joshua Lachs

Associate Partner (he/him/his)

Josyanne Roche

Senior Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Kaelan Forbes

Senior Talent Equity Consultant (she/her/hers)

Kevin Haroldo Ramirez

Senior Talent Equity Consultant (he/him)

Lisa Daly

Senior Human Resources Manager (she/her/hers)

Mara Cooper

Mara Cooper

Senior Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Marissa McNeil - Analyst

Marissa McNeil

Senior Talent Equity Consultant (she/her/hers)

Miranda Cortez

Client Services Special Projects Manager (she/her/ella)

Nathaniel Browning

Talent Equity Consultant (he/him/his)

Nora Maligmat

Search Consultant (she/her/hers)

Serena Moy

Principal (she/her/hers)

Tammy Jackson

Associate Partner (she/her/hers)

Toren Triepke

Search Associate (she/her/hers)

Zachary Harr

Senior Consultant, Sourcing Operations (he/him/his)


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.