Lisa Lustgarten Byala has worked in recruiting and executive search since 1998 including five years at the international global executive search firms, Heidrick & Struggles and Spencer Stuart, in their Education and Not-for-Profit practices. She specializes in placing Presidents and Executive Directors, senior development professionals as well as administrative and functional leaders in academia, research institutes, foundations, and arts organizations.
Prior to her tenure in executive search, Ms. Byala was a recruiter for the national law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and she worked in publishing for Penguin Random House’s Bantam Doubleday Dell, Knopf, and Vintage Espanol divisions.
Ms. Byala is a cum laude graduate of Barnard College with degrees in Spanish and French and has a Master’s Degree in Spanish and Latin American Literature from the University of Virginia. A former board member of the Tuesday Evening Concert Series in Charlottesville, Virginia and volunteer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ms. Byala is on the board of Sutton Place Synagogue and Third Street Music School Settlement.