Eva Kotilinek

Senior Associate | She/Her

Recognized for her ability to engage the whole person beyond the package and posture of highly accomplished leaders, Eva Kotilinek has successfully recruited C-level talent worldwide for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies, impact start-ups, educational institutions and nonprofits.

Prior to Talent Citizen, Eva was Managing Director at Wyatt & Jaffe. During her tenure she played an integral role in transforming the firm into a responsive boutique recognized by Forbes as one of the 40 Best Executive Search Firms in the country. Eva is valued by her clients for the ability to successfully complete even the most challenging assignments. Her portfolio includes RootCapital, Wellist, Pepperdine University, Northeastern University, Seeding Labs, and US Trust.

As one of the few executive search professionals who began her career as a pure technology geek, Eva leads recruitments with a keen eye for the ways emerging technology can improve organizational effectiveness and social impact. She brings functional expertise in finance, strategy and planning, development and executive leadership recruiting, as well as experience in recruitment research.

As she has shifted her career towards mission-driven organizations, Eva’s broad perspective allows her to see candidates’ transferable skills, competencies, and experiences which bridge and add value in corporate, social venture, and impact investment arenas. She joins Talent Citizen so she can focus her work on organizations, leaders, and change agents who play an active role in advancing social and cultural change. Eva holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Winona State University.