Ryna Young

Regional Head, Executive Search and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Co-Lead
Ryna Young

Strategic and relationship-focused, with a passion for organizational change, Ryna is a leading force in Executive Search dedicated to delivering integrated talent solutions to her clients.

As Regional Head, Executive Search and DEI Co-Lead based in Toronto, Ontario, Ryna plays a key leadership role in driving the firm’s expertise in executive search, coaching, and DEI strategy. With close to 25 years of experience, she has a proven track record of supporting leaders across a range of functions spanning the c-suite, boards, operations, human resources, IT, sales, finance, and accounting in both public and private sectors. Ryna's forte is cultivating robust relationships and earning trust, which underpins her sustained success. Having lived on four continents, Ryna brings a truly global approach to her work.

In addition to leading executive search work, Ryna collaborates with our DEI Co-Lead to continue to support clients with their diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies, through equitable practices, informed counsel, and proven approaches.

A dynamic speaker and skilled facilitator, Ryna is regularly called upon to address a variety of topics related to her extensive experience in executive search, talent development and her unique DEI lens.

Ryna is a proud community member, volunteering as a member of the AESC North American Diversity Leadership Council and actively contributes to her community through volunteering at Foodbank Oakville, Kerr Street Mission, and Scott Mission.


Education, Certifications, and Awards:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Windsor

  • Brain-Based Coaching Certification, NeuroLeadership Institute

Passions, Community Involvement, and Personal Interests:

  • North American Diversity Leadership Council Member, Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC)

  • Member Board of Directors, Kinark Child and Family Services

  • An active volunteer, Foodbank Oakville, Kerr Street Mission, and Scott Mission

Sector Specialty:

  • Executive Search

  • Coaching

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consulting

Ryna Young